How to install the ezCAN for BMW K1600/ F750/ F850/ S1000XR

Installation Guide

This is a step by step guide to installing the HEX ezCAN (Generation 1 and 2) on BMW K1600​/ F750/ F850/ S1000XR series bikes. 

  • K1600GT – K48
  • K1600GTL – K48
  • K1600GTL Exclusive – K48
  • K1600 Bagger – K61
  • F750 – K80
  • F850 – K81
  • S1000XR – K49
Gen ll Device: 76mm (2,9″)  long Silver Tube in Black Packaging
Gen l – 3 Wire Device: 55mm (2,2″)  long Silver Tube in White Packaging Gen l – 2 Wire Device: 55mm (2,2″) long Black Tube in White Packaging
  • 1 x ezCAN Device
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 2 x Velcro Strips
  • 4 x Cable Ties
  • 8 x Stub Connectors
  • 2 x Blanking Plugs

STEP 1:

DOWNLOAD, INSTALL & CONFIGURE THE SOFTWARE

Watch a complete installation video here, or follow the step-by-step guide below.

STEP 2:

LOCATE YOUR BIKE'S BATTERY AND DWA CONNECTOR

DWA and battery locations. Remove seats The alarm connector (DWA) is situated under the rear cowling The alarm connector (DWA) unplugged

STEP 3:

INSTALL THE ezCAN
UNDER THE SEAT

You can secure the ezCAN with the velcro strips provided after the accessories have been plugged in.

Important notice: If you can’t find the seat- you’re in trouble!

STEP 4:

ROUTE AND CONNECT THE BATTERY WIRES

The battery is located under the front seat. Route both the ezCAN power supply cables forward, along the motorcycle’s rear sub-frame, to the battery. Disconnect the battery wiring harness terminals from the battery and connect the ezCAN wires to the battery before re-connecting the factory wires.

HEX ezCAN Power supply cables

IMPORTANT NOTE: First, unplug the battery negative wire and only attach it at the end again. This is good practice whenever you work on your bike’s electronics.

STEP 5:

PLUG THE ezCAN INTO CAN-BUS

  1. If your bike has a DWA, that is, ‘anti-theft alarm system’, you will see the DWA module in the small compartment under the rear half of the seat, in front of the taillight. Note the wiring harness plug connected to the module.
  2. Start by unplugging the CAN-Bus connector from the DWA control unit.
  3. The HEX ezCAN has two CAN-Bus connectors. Plug the male HEX ezCAN terminal into the CAN-Bus wiring harness and plug the female HEX ezCAN terminal into the DWA Control unit.

If your K1600 does not have a DWA system, the end of the wiring harness plug will be covered by a plastic blanking plug containing an alarm-terminating resistor.

  1. Start by unplugging the cap from the DWA connector plug.
  2. Plug the male HEX ezCAN terminal into the CAN-Bus connector.
  3. Replace the cap on the female HEX ezCAN terminal.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Both the male and female ezCAN CAN-Bus terminals must be connected correctly. Do not connect to any other component or to any other part of the motorcycle’s wiring harness. If you do, the ezCAN will not function.

HEX ezCAN CAN-Bus connectors

STEP 6:

CONNECT ACCESSORIES USING COLOUR CODING

The HEX ezCAN kit includes eight stub connectors with male connection terminals. The eight stub connectors are made up of the following types:
– 4 x three wire stub connectors
– 4 x two wire stub connectors

If your auxiliary lights have three wires use the three wire stub connectors. If not the two-wire stub connectors must be used 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.

Three Wire Stub Connector
Three Wire Stub Connector
Two Wire Stub Connector

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.

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​

Introducing the HEX ezCAN Extension Kit for ezCAN for Harley Davidson and ezCAN Gen II for BMW. This wiring kit provides an ezCAN user with everything that you would need to connect up your front auxiliary lights, brake lights and horn to the ezCAN, with additional connectors to facilitate other accessories. In addition, the kit also provides:

  • A maximum length cable that can be trimmed to the correct length
  • Female connectors (as per ezCAN connectors) with terminals and seals are provided so that they can be used when cable is trimmed to length
  • Heat-shrink to finish off sheath when cable is trimmed
  • Male connectors to be used on your auxiliary lights and accessories wires
  • Sheathing for finishing of wiring on the light side
  • You can also use the output stubs connected to the extension cable to wire up your lights.

You can purchase the extension cable kit here.

STEP 7:

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.