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Now the ezCAN release is close I’ve decided to upgrade the lighting on the PAS. To be honest I don’t mind the stock lighting, with the exception of the rear. Its mounted so far under the rear as soon as a top box is on the light is hidden from anyone in a high vehicle like a Truck. So I’ve ordered the following, should have 2 channels left to add accessories like a camera. So the bill of parts.

HEX ezCAN II Laconia for Harley Davidson Bikes (NEW) With Harness Kit x 2
Hex ezCAN Universal Splitter Cable x 1
T3 Modular Switchback Signal Pods – Rear (with Number plate mount) x 1
T3 Modular Switchback Signal Pods – Front (Hand-guard Mount) x 1
DENALI S4 2.0 TriOptic LED Light Pod x 2
CANsmart Wiring Harness for T3 Switchback Signals x1
Denali Upper Driving Light Mount – Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 x 1

The plan is additional rear running, brake and indicators mounted either side on the number plate. Running lights and indicators in the hand guards. Additional running and spotlights mounted above the stock indicators. The left hand spot light will dim when the left hand indicator is used to prevent it washing out the light from the indicator, with same on right. Front lights to strobe when the horn is pressed and flash alternateing with the hazards.

Fitting that lot should keep me busy for a weekend. Probably end up as a winter project

Picture to illustrate the rear light issue, and shameless excuse to post a picture of my bike.
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Have any updates @Nimba?

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Still waiting on delivery. The ezCAN won’t be released until some time in September. But don’t worry as soon as I have news I’ll update.

At the moment I’m just planning cable runs.
I'm very disappointed with Denali, I ordered a T3 turn signal kit in March and still haven't received anything, I canceled, it's not normal they sell equipment they don't have in stock...
 

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I'm very disappointed with Denali, I ordered a T3 turn signal kit in March and still haven't received anything, I canceled, it's not normal they sell equipment they don't have in stock...
I ordered from A Bike Thing and so far been very impressed with the customer service. Steve was very helpful, he checked my design would do what I wanted and check the part list was correct. Very fast at replying to email, I think it was about 10pm one night we where still swapping email with options. I know I haven’t received the goods yet but it was explained the 2 ezCAN’s hadn’t been released yet and the dates where approximate. So far very happy.

Its worth giving Ruan from Hex Innovate a mention as well. He was also very helpful during the planning phase. His emails where very detailed and easy to follow the directions.
 

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All the lighting, brackets, cables and ezCAN’s turned up Tuesday. The plan was to leave everything in the boxes until the the weather turns bad and I’m unlikely to be riding. That didn’t happened, fitted them yesterday. Apart from one minor issue fitting was a breeze.

Before I started I had a good look at where I planned to run the cables and as I was using the accessory kit from Hex Innovate and not making my own, where I could hide the excess. Decided to try without removing the tank but had it as option if required. Ended up just removing the left leg fairing and the pan under the pillion seat.

ezCAN Fitting
I’ve placed the ezCAN’s just under the pillion seat pan. Held in with Velcro so easy enough the get the supplied usb lead in if I need to change the settings. Run the power lead’s for both along the left underside of the tank, following existing cable runs. From the front of the tank the cable run down the left side again fallowing the existing cable runs down to the battery. Removed the battery terminals and connect the ezCAN power leads. Negative off first and back on last.

Light fitting
Hand guard lights turn up with a fitting kit for a GS that had me a bit worried. Once I offered them up the GS fitting kit works perfectly and aligns the lights facing straight ahead when the bars do. Need to drill 2 holes to mount the lights and a third to run the cable. Brake and clutch leavers are close so either remove the hand guards or as I did, slip an off cut of plywood in between.
Spotlight brackets are designed for the Pan America and fit well. Just followed the included instructions but it’s pretty obvious how they fit. Spotlights mount to the bracket allowing plenty of horizontal and vertical adjustment.
Rear lights come with the optional number plate bracket mount. Now for the minor issue. If your in the UK they don’t fit due to the size of the number plate. Options where trim the plate down, probably about 10 to 15mm off each side, notch the plate around the light pod, or fabricate a bracket to hold them further apart. As I had a piece of aluminium flat bar lying around I used that. Just made 2 bars, drilled holes to match the number plate mounting holes and 1 each end to mount the lights. Then just sandwich it between the number plate and the number plate bracket. I did swap the plastic number plate bolts for metal ones. Probably not needed but I had them lying around.

Cabling
The supplied accessory kit had the required cables for the spot lights and the T3 switchback harness was long enough to not need additional cables. If your fitting T3 fronts and T3 rear lights, I’d buy the harness. Only needing to run 1 cable for both front hand guard lights makes for a neater install. The cables for the hand guard lights and the spot lights run along the right hand side of the bike, again following existing cable runs. Any excess cable can be hidden either behind the headlight of in the void under the tank behind the steering damper bracket. Rear T3 cables follow the existing rear indicator cables.

ezCAN Setup
I’ve got the front and rear T3’s connected to 1 ezCAN as per the instructions supplied with the T3 harness. Red channel left indicator, Blue channel brake light, Yellow channel DRL lights and Black channel right indicator.
Second ezCAN is running the front spot lights. Set up with a left and right channel. This enable one light to be switch off when indicating. As the spotlight are so close to the stock indicators they can drown them out. I’m left with 2 unused channels on the second ezCAN, one will be for a sound bomb and the other for a camera system at some point.
Programming was easy enough. Plug the ezCAN in to the laptop with a usb lead and follow the instruction. You need to register them first which needs you to supply your vin number and verify your email. Once registered there was a firmware update available. After being updated it just a case of telling the ezCAN’s what’s plugged into each channel.

I’ll post the exact settings for the ezCAN’s once I’ve finished playing around with the settings and fine tuned it.
 
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