How to install the ezCAN for BMW R1200LC/ R1250

Installation Guide

This is a step by step guide to installing the HEX ezCAN (Generation 1 and 2) on the BMW R1200 LC & R1250 series bikes. 

  • R1200GS LC – K50
  • R1200GS Adv – K51
  • R1200RT LC – K52
  • R1200RS LC – K54
  • R1200R LC – K53
  • R1250GS – K50 (new)
  • R1250GSA – K51 (new)
  • R1250RT – K52 (new)
  • R1250RS – K54 (new)

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 RDC CONNECTOR


Remove the pillion seat to reach the RDC.


After removing the pillion seat, look under the cowling towards the front of the bike.


This is what the RDC plug looks like.


Battery location.


RDC connector is located under the rear cowling.


Remove the seat to reach the RDC.


Look underneath the cowling.


Do not confuse the RDC and the ABS tilt-sensor.


Battery location.


The R1200RS RDC connector is underneath the pillion seat.


Look towards the front of the bike, on the left side, hidden under the cowling, you will find the RDC connector.


The RDC connector is hidden from plain sight.


Battery location


The R1250GSA RDC connector is underneath the pillion seat.


Look towards the front of the bike, on the left side, hidden under the cowling, you will find the RDC connector.

If your motorcycle is equipped with and ABS lean-angle sensor. Do not connect the ezCAN to the lean angle sensor, or the lean angle sensor plug.


The Battery location is under the trim pannel below the front seat


The R1250GSA RDC connector is underneath the pillion seat.


Look towards the front of the bike, on the left side, hidden under the cowling, you will find the RDC connector.

If your motorcycle is equipped with and ABS lean-angle sensor. Do not connect the ezCAN to the lean angle sensor, or the lean angle sensor plug.


The Battery location is under the trim pannel below the front seat

RDC connector located underneath the pillion seat

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgtQMcL2K5c

Battery terminal cover can be removed from below the driver seat as highlighted below

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgtQMcL2K5c

At the rear end of the bike when looking from the front, the RDC connector will be located on the left side of the seat latch

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 rider’s seat, just behind the fuel tank under the trim pannel. Route both the ezCAN power supply cables 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 THE CAN-BUS

1. Start by unplugging the CAN-Bus connector from the RDC control unit if it is not yet unplugged.
2. Plug the HEX ezCAN into the CAN-Bus connector – inline.
3. The HEX ezCAN has two CAN-Bus connectors, one male and one female. Plug the male connector into the CAN-Bus connector, with the female connector going into the RDC control unit.

  1. Start by unplugging the cap from the RDC – CAN-Bus connector.
  2. Plug the Male HEX ezCAN into the CAN-Bus connector – inline.
  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.

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 Connectors
Two Wire Stub Connectors

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.

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.

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