How to install the ezCAN Scandes for Husqvarna Bikes

Installation guide:

This is a step by step guide to installing the HEX ezCAN Scandes for Husqvarna Norden 901 motorcycles. The following bikes are supported:

  • Norden 901 (2022+)
  • Norden 901 Explorer (2023+)
  • 1 x ezCAN Device with red Euro5 connector
  • 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
  • 1 x Green Horn Harness
  • 1 x Piggyback Terminal
  • 1x Blue High beam Harness

Being based on the KTM 890 platform, the same limitations apply to the Norden 901. Due to limitation of the wiring harness found on these bikes, these models have the following limitations:

  • Auxiliary Brake functionality on Front brake activation only
  • No support for Turn signals
  • No support for switching Auxiliary front lights off or flash them with Turn signals active
  • No support for Run/Brake/Turn signal functionality (only Run/Brake available!)
  • No Day/Night brightness differentiation (for Aux1 & Aux 2 light circuits)

What your ezCAN should look like:

STEP 1:

DOWNLOAD, INSTALL & CONFIGURE THE SOFTWARE

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)!

STEP 2:

LOCATE YOUR BIKE'S BATTERY AND DIAGNOSTIC CONNECTOR

Access to the battery and the 6-pin red Euro5 diagnostic connector is trivial. Both of these are located just to the front of the rider’s seat. Remove the seat. The battery cover is easily removed by pulling toward the seat.

STEP 3:

PLUG THE ezCAN INTO THE CAN-BUS

Once you have removed the seat and the battery cover you will see the red diagnostic connector (green arrow). This is where we will be connecting your HEX ezCAN!

The Scandes ezCAN is supplied with a diagnostic splitter that enables you to have a diagnostic connector available for the workshop without having to unplug the ezCAN, or for any other diagnostic requirements. The protective cap that was found on the bike’s diagnostic connector can be replaced into this end.

STEP 4:

ROUTE AND CONNECT THE BATTERY WIRES

Connecting the ezCAN to the battery is straightforward.

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.

Adding the ezCAN battery harness, reconnect the battery terminals in the reverse order (positive terminal first, followed by the negative terminal).

The ezCAN LED should be a solid green for around a minute, before the ezCAN goes to sleep and the green LED goes off.

This is a good time to look for one or two positions that could be well suited for positioning your ezCAN. On top of the battery is an ideal position to tuck away the ezCAN.

STEP 5:

CONNECT THE GREEN HORN TRIGGER WIRE (OPTIONAL)

This step is optional and only required if you would like to:

  • Add an auxiliary horn or Air horn to one of the ezCAN outputs, and/or
  • Have your Auxiliary lights configured to strobe on horn


As the Norden 901 does not have the horn signal on the CAN-bus, a separate horn trigger input is provided. This is the green wire as well as the green horn trigger wire.

Find the factory horn on your motorcycle. Connect the female spade plug of the green wire to the standard horn and the other end of the trigger wire to the ezCAN.. On most models, the horn is located underneath the headlight or front fairing.

The Norden horn has two spade connectors. The wires connecting to them are usually either GREY and YELLOW-BLUE.

The ezCAN’s green horn trigger wire connects to the GREY wire. Connecting to the incorrect terminal of the horn will fail to produce the correct trigger signal.

Optional but highly recommended: Routing the trigger wire from the horn to the ezCAN is made a lot easier if the tank panels are removed.

STEP 6:

CONNECT THE BLUE HIGH BEAM TRIGGER WIRE (OPTIONAL)

This step is optional and only required if you would like to:

  • Add auxiliary lights that change brightness on High beam


As the Norden 901 does not have the high (main) beam signal on the CAN-bus, a separate high (main) beam trigger input is provided. This is the connector that is attached to the red wire and uses the blue high beam trigger wire.

Installing the blue trigger wire requires the removal of the headlight.

This is done as follows:

  • Remove the screen (4x screws)
  • Remove the headlight (3x screws)
  • Unplug the headlight
  • Remove the left tank panel


With the headlight unplugged you can install the splitter of the blue trigger wire that goes between the headlight and the headlight harness.

Next route the other end of the blue trigger wire through the hole on the headlight assembly.

Now connect the headlight to the splitter. You are now ready to reinstall the headlight.

You can now route the blue high beam trigger wire in a safe and protected way to the ezCAN where it will be plugged into the connector with the red wire. The trigger wires are long enough to allow the ezCAN to be positioned under the seat as well.

Take up all the unnecessary slack and ensure that it is safely tucked away without any chance of damage or chafing.

STEP 7:

CONNECT ACCESSORIES USING COLOUR CODING

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.

MAKING THE INSTALLATION EASIER WITH THE ezCAN EXTENSION KIT

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

STEP 8:

TEST THE INSTALLATION

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.

STEP 9:

COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION

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  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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