How to install the ezCAN Laconia for Harley Davidson Bikes

Installation guide:

This is a step by step guide to installing the HEX ezCAN Laconia for Harley Davidson Bikes. The following bikes are supported:

  • Harley Davidson Pan-America
  • 1 x ezCAN Device
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 2 x Velcro Strips
  • 2 x Blanking Plugs
  • 4 x Cable Ties
  • 4 x Two-wire stub connectors (Orange)
  • 4 x Terminal wires (Orange)
  • 4 x Blanking seals

What your ezCAN should look like:



This is a good time to plan your installation by:

  • Unboxing the ezCAN
  • Deciding on what accessories you will be installing and their requirements (e.g. do some accessories require to be connected in a specific manner or to a specific output channel?)
  • Reading section 3 “Installing for Life” in the ezCAN User Manual and evaluating your planned installation
  • Registering your ezCAN (Tip: you simply need to connect it to your computer using the USB cable, meaning you can do it at the comfort of your desk right now)

Now that you have taken some time to think and plan your installation, you are ready to get your hands dirty (figuratively of course)!



Required tools:

  • Torx T40
  • Torx T30
  • 10mm spanner and/or
  • Possibly a star screwdriver (depending on how you loosen your battery terminals)
The battery is located in the front of the motorcycle under the radiator of the RA1250 Pan America.  The skid plate needs to be removed to facilitate access to the battery… 
(i) This is done by removing the four (4)  bolts that hold the skid plates in place using the T40 Torx.

(ii) Disconnect the battery cables. ALWAYS disconnect the Negative first and reconnect it last. In doing so you will prevent possible short circuits if a tool connected to the positive terminal touches the metal frame of the motorcycle.

We recommend removing the plastic panel (yellow arrow) on the left side of the motorcycle, between the tank and the seat. This panel is secured by 2 x T30 screws.



Once you have removed the seat you will see the red diagnostic connector (red arrow). This is where we will be connecting your HEX ezCAN! This is a good time to look for one or two positions that could be well suited for positioning your ezCAN.



The battery cables need to be routed on the left side of the bike.  

Tip: Open the fuse housing and remove the fuse (this creates a smaller footprint and the cable and fuse housing can be routed through tighter spaces with greater ease).

Starting with the ezCAN and the diagnostic connector in the section above, we suggest you route the battery cable over the ABS unit and under the tank bracket, toward the left-hand side of the motorcycle.  A close-up view is shown here.

The optimal route is down the left-hand side of the motorcycle. You always have the option to remove the tank (and possibly airbox) to find the most optimal and tucked away route.

Top tip: it is our opinion that the effort-to-reward-ratio is very low.

While the cables are still loose and have enough flex, connect the battery cable to the battery. Once you’ve done so, insert the fuse (green arrow) and ensure the perfect fit and positioning, keeping in mind the positioning of the bash/ skid plate. Once you are satisfied with the routing, start at the battery end and secure the battery cable using cable ties.

Now follow the battery cable from the battery toward the ezCAN and securely tie the length of the battery cable down using cable ties.

Finally, if you intend on routing brake and or rear indicator lights, we recommend the rear top cover (if a pannier rack is installed, this will have to be removed too). The mudguard has a rubber grommet that is well suited to route any cable from under the wheel well, following the bike’s OE wiring loom. Once the wiring is passed through the rubber grommet it can be routed forward toward the seat area and secured to the OE wiring harness with cable ties.



The HEX ezCAN kit includes four two stub connectors (Orange) with male connection terminals. The stub connectors are made up of the following types:

  • 4 x Two wire stub connectors (Orange)
  • 4 x Terminal Wires (Orange)
  • 4 x Blanking seals
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If your auxiliary lights have three wires change the two-wire stub connector into a three-wire see the image below. If your auxiliary lights have two wires use the two-wire stub connectors for accessories that have power and ground wires only.

If you are not going to use one or more of the circuit functions it is recommended that you install a blanking plug over the unused output. The HEX ezCAN product contains two blanking plugs.

Insert blanking seal to use as a two-wire stub connector 
Insert terminal wire to use as a three-wire stub connector

4 x Terminal wires and Blanking seals
4 x Two Wire Stub Connectors


Connect the terminals of the high-power stub connectors to the correct female terminals on the ezCAN.

Connect the spotlight’s ground wire to the ground wire of the stub connector.

If you are installing spotlights equipped with a third wire for light-intensity control, connect the spotlight control wire to the control wire of the stub connector. If the spotlight only has two wires, use the two wire stub connectors.

If you received four different coloured wires, please note the colour-coding on the output wires must match the colours in the output configuration you select from the HEX ezCAN circuit function software. Red to red, yellow to yellow, etc. Black wire is Battery Negative and the Red, Blue,Yellow and White are the Positive Supply.


The HEX ezCAN Extension Kit provides you with everything that you need to connect your front auxiliary lights, brake lights and horn to the ezCAN, with additional connectors to facilitate other accessories. You can purchase the Extension Cable Kit here.

  • 2 x 1.5m 3-core extension cables (typically used for 2-wire or 3wire front accessory lights)
  • 1 x 0.5m 3-core extension cable (typically used for brake lights)
  • 1 x 1.5m 2-core extension cable with spade connectors on one end (typically used to connect air horns or other 2-wire accessories)
  • 3 x female MT-3 connector kit including pins and wire seals
  • 5 x male MT-3 connector kit including pins and wire seals
  • 5 x blanking seals (where only 2 terminals are used in a 3-wire connector)
  • 6 x 20mm adhesive lined Heat-shrink
  • 2 x female spade connector terminals (6.3mm)
  • 1m Sheathing
Front auxiliary lights extensions
Horn extension
Adhesive lined heat shrink & 1m sheathing
Brake/Accessory extension



Most newly installed accessories can be tested simply with the ignition “ON”, but some brake functions will require the bike to be in motion and traveling above a certain speed. For example, emergency braking requires deceleration of more than 21km/h/s (kilometres per hour per second).

SAFETY NOTICE: Test and check your installations and accessories in a safe, controlled environment. Caution is advised at all times. Extra vigilance is required when testing new features or accessories. You do so at your own risk.

DISCLAIMER: HEX ezCAN is not liable for any injury or damage howsoever caused and all products and services are used at your own risk.



Complete the installation by:

  • Ensuring all cables and cable harnesses are secure and that the ezCAN has a snug, secure place to rest (use the provided cable ties where required)
  • Replacing the parts and screws that were removed in Step 2 (in the reverse order)
  • Finally, give your installation a final inspection and a final test. 

Well done! Now finish that beer whilst you read the important information in the User Manual on how to set the brightness of your lights using your bike’s handlebar controls. Did you know you can also toggle your accessory lights on and off using your handlebar controls?  

Top Tip: Skip the rest and read section 5 of the HEX ezCAN User Manual!

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