Hex EzCan Accessory Manager

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

  1. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej wanabee overachiever

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    From the front of the bike I am connecting a pair of driving lights, a horn, and a pair of fork lights to the ezCAN. You can see the details here. I made my own cable run with 3 pairs of wire: red/brown, orange/brown, blue/brown (ordered from http://www.wiringproducts.com/automotive-wire). I got red wire (for driving lights) and orange wire (for horn) to match up with the ezCAN wire colors. I could have gotten white wire for the AUX connector, but got blue for personal historical reasons. I used brown wire for negative since that is the standard color on the bmw. Here are photos of the cable run from the back to the front of the bike.
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  2. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej wanabee overachiever

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    The view from under the beak.

    Everything is tied to the cross-member of the Denali light mount bar. It certainly needs to be neatened up! The posi-taps connect a second light plug to each of the red and blue circuit wires (two lamps on each). The horn connector will be lengthened using flag connectors and zipped to the fork light wires. I have some 'stick-on' strip LED lights that I plan to put on the hand guards and fork tubes. I'll attach those wires to the posi-taps on the blue/aux channel, too.

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  3. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej wanabee overachiever

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    I removed the rack and rear cover to get better access to the area beneath the seat. See JVB’s excellent video here.
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    Since I had plenty of room, and because I am a little (a lot?) crazy, I ran a complete loop of wire for each circuit, figuring that if I needed any extra in the future it would be there to use. You can also see the yellow wire circuit running out the top left of the photo for the brake connection. I used posi-connectors to attach the wires to the pigtail plug-ends that came with the ezCAN.

    Here is what it looks like buttoned up again.
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    Not shown in this photo is the USB cable that I plugged into the rear of the ezCAN and ran forward near the posi-connectors in the top right of the opening. That way I can download firmware releases to and change configurations on the ezCAN without pulling it out from under its ‘hiding place’ in the bottom left.

    I used this configuration:
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    Amazingly, everything works!
    Thanks to everyone who helped explicitly, and to those who posted valuable information.
    -ceej
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  4. htbyron

    htbyron n00b - now with a thumper

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    Thanks for all the detailed instructions.
    What cable did you use & where did you source it? I have a Hex EZcan coming along with Denali lights, and I was wondering what gauge wire to use.
  5. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej wanabee overachiever

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    I ordered from http://www.wiringproducts.com/automotive-wire. There is a chart on that page detailing length/gauge/amperage. I used 16 gauge. I believe that is also what the ezCAN pigtail plug connectors are.
    (jvb also suggested https://www.waytekwire.com/products/1467/Wire-Coverings-Protection/ )
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    htbyron n00b - now with a thumper

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    Thanks!
  7. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slash 5er

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    I have a question. I am installing a Hex EZcan on my '14 GSW, and am installing a set of Denali D4 (two wire set). My question is do I make up a Y and plug both light units to it, or does on light go on one circuit, and the other light on another? Like right light to red/black plug and left light to orange/black?
    Thanks!
  8. GB.UK

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    One light per circuit, that way you can utilise the off for indicating system.
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    pfestus1 Slash 5er

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    Thanks a lot!
  10. JR356

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    Can wire 2 lights on same circuit,but as mentioned above you lose some of the individual light control options.

    JR356
  11. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej wanabee overachiever

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    I think all you lose is an individual light going off when the turn signal is on. I have both front driving lights on a single circuit and have it set to turn both off when my turn signal is on. AFAIK all other functions work. But, if you only have two lights up front and aren't using the horn circuit then there's no reason not to have them on separate circuits.
  12. GB.UK

    GB.UK Long timer

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    I do wonder if you can use the brake light connector to just power an accessory socket for an usb etc.
  13. thatHEXguy

    thatHEXguy Adventurer

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    Yes, you can. Just set the "Rear light" brightness setting to 100% and it will act like a switched ignition output.

    Sorry for the hiatus guys, I'll respond to some of the other posts shortly.
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  14. GB.UK

    GB.UK Long timer

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    Awesome, thank you
  15. LAFS

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    It is a very important feature to me. Depending on how bright your lights are you TOTALLY wash the turn signal out in the front, and that is very bad. So a very important feature and a good reason to go with 1 light on each 10 Amp channel.

    I love me some ezCAN!
  16. LAFS

    LAFS Been here awhile

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    Have you done anything with the decel light going off with the front on the three second push of the turn signal indicator turning off JUST the front only yet? Pretty important as we loose brake lights when we don't want to use our front lights.
  17. GB.UK

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    Are you saying that if I turn off the lights via the indicator cancel button it will power down the accessory I am powering by the brake light function?
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    It had been this way and i talked to them a few months ago and requested a change. I had not known that was happening but the brake channel was going off with the front light channel.

    That may have been fixed as I have not connected the unit to see if there is a update.

    In all fairness I very rarely turn my front lights off. So not a big deal but there are times I do want to turn my front lights off and do not, as I need my rear aux brake lights! Now i still have the factory brake lights and when my top case is on I have the AddMore kit in them. However I bought and added a license plate mount with two led strips, one top and bottom to use as decel and brake lights and that goes off when you turn off your front channels of lights.

    Again it may have been fixed. I just installed a ezCAN on a GS with PIAA front and hyper lights in the back. I used the power from the ezCAN on the brake side for the hyper light and just tapped left and right turn signals for the turn signals I basically cut the controller of the hyper light out of the install. They work great, 3 blinks on pulling the brake then steady brake lights but I did not test his for this issue. It was new and did take a firmware update on first connect so not sure if it has been fixed or not but will check next chance I get.
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  19. hammick

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    Yes but they promise to add separate circuit controls in the next software update.
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  20. pfestus1

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    That Hex Guy, I installed my EZ CAN yesterday. So far I am just running a set of Denali D4s on the two high amp channels. I am not using the brake channel or aux channel at this time. Can either of these channels be configured to power a Sound Bomb air horn? Looking on your web site, it does not appear that I can do this.