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Offlineamsrk144

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    Hex EzCan Install
    « on: 2017-01-03 19:33:32 »
    Anyone using the new Hex Ezcan?  I'm considering it instead of a PDM60 for my 2016 rt.  It supposed to simply "plug into the can-bus" at the rdc module but I'm unsure where that is.  Is the RDC the alarm module under the back seat?  On the vendor videos, they appear to be plugging it in under the front seat.  Thanks for any help!

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      Re: Hex EzCan Install
      « Reply #1 on: 2017-01-03 20:47:15 »
      The rdc unit does sit behind the rear seat.


      Current link shows the different units used by BMW.



      https://www.motorworks.co.uk/bmw/prodimages/lg/ELE13340


      Be good to get your views on this piece of kit if purchased
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        Re: Hex EzCan Install
        « Reply #2 on: 2017-01-03 22:52:55 »
        It supposed to simply "plug into the can-bus" at the rdc module but I'm unsure where that is.

        Is this any help, the photo shows a Clearwater CANopener installed in what looks like the rear of an LC RT.


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          Re: Hex EzCan Install
          « Reply #3 on: 2017-01-03 23:13:46 »
          These photos show that the passenger seat & rear rack need to be removed to gain access to the TPS.




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            Re: Hex EzCan Install
            « Reply #4 on: 2017-01-03 23:33:19 »
            The rdc unit does sit behind the rear seat.
            Current link shows the different units used by BMW.
            https://www.motorworks.co.uk/bmw/prodimages/lg/ELE13340
            Be good to get your views on this piece of kit if purchased


            Is there a model for the RT LC yet ?
            My 4th R1200RT = 2016 (2017MY) R1200RT LE

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              Re: Hex EzCan Install
              « Reply #5 on: 2017-01-03 23:34:31 »
              Thanks for the responses.  I just spoke with Matt, the "gear head"  at Twisted Throttle.  Very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.  Turns out that the EZ-Can can be plugged in anywhere in-line to the Can-bus, it does not have to go into the RDC.  I can now avoid removing the rear rack and simply plug it into a more convenient location under the front seat.  It will read the bus signals from anywhere.  I went ahead and bought it and will post how it goes.

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                Re: Hex EzCan Install
                « Reply #6 on: 2017-01-03 23:36:43 »
                It appears the EZ-can is now available for the full 1200 series, so yes it is available for the RT-LC, which is the bike I have.

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                      Re: Hex EzCan Install
                      « Reply #9 on: 2017-01-04 08:39:29 »
                      I can now avoid removing the rear rack and simply plug it into a more convenient location under the front seat.

                      Just for the record once you know where it is and have identified the connector there is no need to remove anything other than the rear seat to remove this connector and connect into it, I didn't  :)
                      I’m only responsible for what I say, not how you interpret it ;-)

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                        Re: Hex EzCan Install
                        « Reply #10 on: 2017-08-12 15:16:33 »
                        I have just fitted Hex ezCan to my 2014 RT. It's driving 2 auxiliary lights and a supply for a camera. It was a straight forward fit, connecting to the battery and the CanBus were straight forward.


                        If anyone has questions, ask them now whilst the fitting is fresh in my mind.
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                          Re: Hex EzCan Install
                          « Reply #11 on: 2017-08-12 17:08:46 »
                          Thanks for the responses.  I just spoke with Matt, the "gear head"  at Twisted Throttle.  Very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.  Turns out that the EZ-Can can be plugged in anywhere in-line to the Can-bus, it does not have to go into the RDC.  I can now avoid removing the rear rack and simply plug it into a more convenient location under the front seat.  It will read the bus signals from anywhere.  I went ahead and bought it and will post how it goes.
                          I have the Clearwater CANOpener3, and plugged into my TPMS.  It's not necessary to remove the rear rack, just the pillion seat.  I was able to easily reach inside the opening and unplug/plug the connectors.  I suppose if you have very large hands, it might be necessary, but not for the average person.
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