How to install the ezCAN Tagus for Triumph Bikes

Installation guide:

This is a step by step guide to installing the HEX ezCAN Tagus for Triumph Tiger motorcycles. The following bikes are supported:

  • Triumph Tiger 1200 (2022+)

HEX ezCAN Tagus for Triumph - packaging from April 2024​:

  • 1 x ezCAN Device
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 3 x Blanking Plugs
  • 20 x Cable Ties
  • 4 x Two-wire stub connectors (Black/Orange)
  • 4 x Terminal wires (Orange)
  • 4 x Blanking seals
  • 1 x OBD-II CAN-bus adapter
  • 1 x JWPF to Euro 5 Adapter Cable
  • 1 x HEX ezCAN universal splitter cable

HEX ezCAN Tagus for Triumph - packaging prior to April 2024​:

  • 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 (Black/Orange)
  • 4 x Terminal wires (Orange)
  • 4 x Blanking seals
  • 1 x OBD-II CAN-bus adapter
  • 1 x HEX ezCAN universal splitter cable

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 & THE DIAGNOSTIC CONNECTOR

Required tools:

  • Torx T40
  • Torx T30
  • 10mm spanner and/or
  • Possibly a star screwdriver (depending on how you loosen your battery terminals)

Remove the rider’s seat. Access to the battery and the 16-pin OBD-II diagnostic connector (or the ‘red’ Euro5 connector if your model has this connector) is trivial. These are located under the rider’s seat. The Diagnostic port can sometimes be tucked away and is located between the battery and the rear seat – see the green arrow.

OBD-II Connector

Euro5 (red) Connector

STEP 3:

PLUG THE ezCAN INTO THE CAN-BUS

Once you have removed the rider’s seat you will see the 16 pin OBD-II (or the Euro5 red connector if this is what your model Triumph uses) diagnostic connector. 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.

Connect the ezCAN to the bike’s diagnostic connector and ensure that it is seated correctly.  These connectors do not have a locking mechanism and it is highly recommended that you position the connector pair in such a way as to secure its retention.

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.

Some customers that have more accessories to fit, might prefer to add the ezCAN under the rear seat. This requires the storage compartment that is located under the rear seat, to be removed. An example of such an ezCAN placement is shown below.

STEP 5:

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 6:

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 7:

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 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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