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 900

HEX ezCAN Tagus for Triumph - packaging from April 2024

Supports:

  • Tiger 900 (2020-2024) with the OBD-II connector
  • Tiger 900 (2024+) with Euro 5 ‘red’ connector

This kit is supplied with both an OBD-II adapter cable and a Euro5 ‘red’ adapter cable

  • 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 JWPF to OBD-II adapter cable
  • 1 x JWPF to Euro 5 adapter cable
  • 1 x HEX ezCAN universal splitter cable

As there is no information on the CAN-bus regarding the day/night mode nor the ambient light conditions, the Tiger 900 model functionality is limited in the following:

  • No Day/Night brightness differentiation (for Aux1 & Aux2 light circuits), and subsequently no daytime modulation.
  • Brake light function requires the KILL switch to be in RUN position.

HEX ezCAN Tagus for Triumph - packaging prior to April 2024

Supports:

  • Tiger 900 (2020-2024) with the OBD-II connector

Supplied with an OBD-II adaptor cable (pre-attached to device)
For 2024+ models, you will need the JWPF to Euro 5 Adapter (Not supplied)

  • 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 JWPF to OBD-II adapter (shipped pre-attached to device)
  • 1 x HEX ezCAN universal splitter cable

As there is no information on the CAN-bus regarding the day/night mode nor the ambient light conditions, the Tiger 900 model functionality is limited in the following:

  • No Day/Night brightness differentiation (for Aux1 & Aux2 light circuits), and subsequently no daytime modulation.
  • Brake light function requires the KILL switch to be in RUN position.

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 & CAN-BUS CONNECTOR

Remove the rider’s seat. For Triumph Tiger 900 (2020-2024) models, access to the 16-pin OBD-II diagnostic connector (green arrow), or the red Euro5 connector for Triumph Tiger 900 2024+ models. The diagnostic connector (green arrow) is located directly under the seat, in the tray that also holds the tool pouch.
Note: For Tiger 900 (2024+) models, the OBD-II connector has been changed to a ‘red’ Euro 5 connector. Make sure that your HEX ezCAN Tagus contains the JWPF to Euro 5 adapter cable, or arrange for one here.

The tool tray is removed by undoing the white plastic nut (yellow arrow) and flipping the tray backward. Both the battery as well as the optimal CAN-bus connector, the little 4-pin Bluetooth connector (blue arrow), can be found under the tool tray.

2023+ Triumph Tiger models do not feature a separate Bluetooth connector, as it has been integrated into the instrument cluster. For these models locate your OBD-II or ‘red’ Euro5 connector (shown below).  

STEP 3:

PLUG THE ezCAN INTO THE CAN-BUS

To connect the HEX ezCAN to the Tiger 900 we have two options:

  • The preferred connection is via the OE Bluetooth connector under the tool tray (see blue arrow in Step 2) if your bike has this connector, or
  • The alternative option is to connect to the 16-pin OBD-II connector (for all Triumph Tiger 900 2020-2024 models), or the ‘red’ Euro 5 connector (for all Triumph Tiger 900 2024+ models). The OBD-II connector is located above the tool tray (see green arrow in Step 2). This is not the preferred method as the OBD-II connector does not provide a positive lock between the two connectors.

Option 1: connecting to the OE Bluetooth connector (preferred)

Your Tiger 900 might be outfitted with the optional Bluetooth communication unit. If it is, you will split the connector and insert the Y-splitter that will allow you to connect both the Bluetooth unit as well as the ezCAN. See the images below

If your Tiger 900 is not outfitted with the Bluetooth communications unit (you will know this as there will be nothing connected to the bluetooth connector (blue arrow in Step 2), then you can connect the ezCAN directly to Bike loom. See the images below.

Please Note: If you are following Option 1, be careful not to damage the white connectors. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation that one of the clips has cracked or chipped off (you found it like that, of course 😉 ), then it’s perfectly feasible to resecure using heat shrink to hold both connectors together securely. This would be the suggested approach, however electrical insulation tape will also do the job should you not have any heat shrink.

Tip: using a tiny flat screwdriver eases the separation of these connectors!

Option 2: connecting to the OBD-II (Tiger 900 2020-2024), or 'red' Euro 5 connector for 2024+ models

When choosing this option, you have to use the supplied adapter. Attached the relevant adapter cable securely to the 4-pin white connector on the HEX ezCAN. You are now ready to connect it to the bike’s OBDII or ‘red’ Euro 5 connector.

Please Note: If you choose to connect via the OBD-II connection, we suggest using a cable tie to hold both connectors securely in place, especially if you are attempting the Road of Bones 😉

In 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 models changed from the OBD-II connector to a ‘red’ Euro 5 connector. All HEX ezCAN Tagus for Triumph Bikes packaged from April 2024 will contain both an OBD-II and a Euro 5 adapter cable. If you have a earlier HEX ezCAN Tagus, and you choose to connect your ezCAN via the Euro 5 connector, you will need the JWPF to Euro 5 adapter cable.

Connecting to your bike using the OBD-II adapter cable
Connecting to your bike using the Euro 5 adapter cable

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.

Once you have everything connected it is a good time to do a quick test by connecting some accessories and testing your setup. Once you are happy that everything is working, tidy your installation and find a suitable place to tuck away your ezCAN (green arrow). Don’t tuck it away permanently as you will still need to access it to add more accessories and connect the USB connector to configure your installation to suit your needs.

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.

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


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.

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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