Hex EzCan Accessory Manager

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by rattis, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. ManOnTheHill

    ManOnTheHill Adventurer

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    The one included is impossible to get in. I lost mine in the bike somewhere.
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  2. scottdc

    scottdc Been here awhile

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    Mine showed up today and I've started installing it on my R1200R LC. I've had a PDM60 installed on other bikes and it was great but this is such a clean install in comparison. As to my heated gear dilemma I may use the accessory circuit on the ezCan to trigger a relay as a workaround, at least until I can figure out something better.
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  3. LAFS

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  4. MrGone

    MrGone Been here awhile

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    is it possible to have or program a garage door opener function with it?
  5. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    I guess you could use the horn output to trigger a garage door opener. Only problem is your horn would beep when you opened the door. Might get annoying.

    This would be a nice feature to have for future software release.
  6. Flatouinne

    Flatouinne n00b

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    Well, long time reader, but my first post is for you hexezguys !

    I understand your choice of simplicity, but, as mentionned earlier, some come appreciate to have a trigger function for door remote, and to use some other button to have "effects". As simple push on ABS button and mode button are silent, have if i'm not wrong any effect if just impulse, so that 2 choices could be a good improvement for your menu !
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  7. bmarsh

    bmarsh Adventurer

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    Has anyone tried 'linking' the EzCan with the CanOpener yet? I want use them both to keep the Erica/Billie set up and add the hex for other things. A few pages back this is mentioned a few times but nothing definitive that I found. Supposed to be pretty warm here this weekend so I'll report back if I get to try it.
  8. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Neither does anything but listen and react externally based upon what it hears.
    It puts nothing back on the bus and takes away no signals from anything else.
    You could, in theory, have 3 canopeners and 5 ezcans if you wanted.
  9. Kidder

    Kidder Poser

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    I just installed mine. My initial plans are to install an additional powerlet plus a horn. I think I will also do an aux brake light. I do wish we could add another accessory in lieu of something else. But, it's a darn nice start.
  10. kuyaed33

    kuyaed33 Adventurer

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    Hi All, the Rigid D-SS and Hex EZcan work great together. I installed the lights to the two 4amp channels as the side shooters only draw 2.3AMPs. See photos.
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  11. LAFS

    LAFS Adventurer

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    Love my D2's and the ezCAN. Best 500 bucks I ever spent on the bike.
  12. wonderings

    wonderings Long timer

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    Do you have it set for your lights to flash when your horn honks or anything like that? Not sure what the law is in Ontario for that, my brother who is an officer said it was not a good idea, but would still l like to know the exact letter of the law. I think it is a great idea for the lights to flash when honking your horn.
  13. kuyaed33

    kuyaed33 Adventurer

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    I'm not sure exactly what the law says about that. I am in Ontario, California USA. But right now it is set to strobe when the horn is hit or when I hit the passing button three times. I agree it is a great idea for the lights to flash when the horn is hit, it will certainly grab your attention.
  14. wonderings

    wonderings Long timer

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    Ahh your location threw me! Think I might just do it anyways and plead ignorance if I ever do get caught using it. Don't use my horn all that often.
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  15. 65SlashTwo

    65SlashTwo Da Pigu

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    Got mine hooked up to a pair of BD Squadrons I pulled off my '09. Didn't realize I didn't need the BD harness or relay until after
    I ordered one and went about deciding how to hook it up.
    Hex.... need to post some explicit (albeit simple as they are) instructions as to how little it takes to get this ezCAN working!
    Found out I only needed to hook up the hot from each light to red (or orange) on the supplied ezCAN pigtail(s) and the black to black.
    That was it!!
    Although I did disassemble the BD wiring harness and utilize the BD plugs and wiring and sheath covers to route the wires from
    the lights back thru the frame to the ezCAN under the seat.
    Now I just need to swap the connectors as my lights don't extinguish properly next to each blinker....:doh
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  16. kuyaed33

    kuyaed33 Adventurer

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    I'm just curious, what does swapping the connectors do to help extinguish the lights next to each blinker?
  17. 65SlashTwo

    65SlashTwo Da Pigu

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    "Off when turn signal active: Turns the corresponding accessory lights off when a turn signal (indicator) light is active.
    This prevents the turn signal from disappearing in the brightness of accessory lights."
    When my turn signal is active, the other light goes out and the same side stays lit. I have the lights on the two different
    high channels so need to swap the connections.
  18. kuyaed33

    kuyaed33 Adventurer

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    Ah, okay I get it. That's an easy enough swap on the Hex EzCan side of the wiring.
  19. Podman

    Podman Rocketman

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    Ok so I have installed hexezcan on my GSA. I basically want to run aftermarket horn, heated gear, D4 lights (R & L). I understand the horn part (hook it up press horn button-honk-honk). Now I take it you can control your lights ( understand this now) and your heated gear via the wonder wheel. How does it know which one you are controlling? I can not find info that explains the heated gear. Can you control the intensity of the heat via the wonder wheel or does it need to be connected to a controller.
  20. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    You cannot do both lights and heated gear. Also Hex doesn't support doing heated gear with the current software. I determined the light channel could be used instead of a Heat Troller because it uses PWM to dim the light channel, same as a Heat Troller. It works great to control my Gerbings jacket. My GSA just has the factory aux lights so I didn't need the light channel for lights.

    If you decide to use the light channel as a Heat Troller you simply splice on the appropriate plug for your heated gear, set the light channel to 15 amps and everything to 100%. Disable the flashing with horn and alternating with blinkers and your are done. When you start your bike the "now heated gear channel" will turn on to 100% (or maybe the % that you last had it at). To turn off the heat press and hold the turn signal cancel button for a long three second count (I do four one thousand just to be sure). To turn it back on do the same thing. To lower or raise heat in 10% increments hold the wonder wheel left for a long three second count and then spin forward or back to raise or lower the heat. Exact same way it would work to turn on, off and dim the lights.

    Now if Hex would make a second generation EZcan with more channels that can do both heated gear and lights and garage door openers that would be a hot product.
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