How to install the ezCAN for BMW R1200LC

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 LC – K51
R1200RT LC – K52
R1200R LC – K53
R1200RS LC – K54
R1250GS – K50
R1250GS Adv – K51
R1250RT – K52
R1250R – K53
R1250RS – K54

Gen ll Device: 76mm (2,9″)  long Silver Tube in Black Packaging

New packaging

 Old 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
  • 2 x Blanking Plugs
  • 4 x Cable Ties
  • 4 x Two-wire stub connectors (Orange)
  • 4 x Terminal wires (Orange)
  • 4 x Blanking seals

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

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

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

RDC connector located between the pillion and rider seat

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

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The RDC connector is loose with its blanking cap under the plastic cross holding the locking mechanism for the front seat. When standing behind the bike facing forward, the right hand side connector is your DWA, where the left hand side is RDC.

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

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

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 for BMW/ Harley Davidson/ KTM Bikes

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.

The kit contains:

  • 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

You can purchase the Extension Cable Kit here.

Front auxiliary lights extensions
Horn extension
Adhesive lined heat shrink & 1m sheathing
Brake/Accessory extension

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.