Author Topic: 2006 1200RT CANBUS or Fuseblock?  (Read 190 times)

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    2006 1200RT CANBUS or Fuseblock?
    « on: 2022-01-14 23:49:00 »
    Hello everyone. I just got back into BMWs with the purchase of my 2006 BMW R1200RT. I am looking to put a GPS (Garmin Zumo),Sirius XM, Sound Bomb, and Denali aux lights on it. I also want room to expand on that if I find a farkle I need.
    Q: Do I need the HEX EZ CAN, or a similar CANBUS thingy or is it so old that I can use a regular fuse block like a PDM60 or Amplink? I see on the Denali website and HEXEZCAN website which list one for the 2006 (K26?) but I'm not sure if the PDM are a better option because they can handle more farkles.

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      Re: 2006 1200RT CANBUS or Fuseblock?
      « Reply #1 on: 2022-01-15 10:09:41 »
      Do I need the HEX ezCAN, or a similar CAN BUS thingy or is it so old that I can use a regular fuse block like a PDM60 or Amplink?

      A 2006 R1200RT is equipped with CAN BUS technology.

      From my knowledge on the subject, a HEX ezCAN (4 circuits) is not essential. I believe folks may use these as they are "plug & play" and allow programming of accessories etc.

      A fuse block like a PDM60 (6 circuits) or Amplink can be used, they require a switched live "trigger" to operate. Looks like the PDM60 is programmable too.

      Both HEX ezCAN and PDM60 or Amplink are wired to the battery, so no difference there.
      « Last Edit: 2022-01-15 12:49:26 by David. »

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        Re: 2006 1200RT CANBUS or Fuseblock?
        « Reply #2 on: 2022-01-16 12:19:02 »
        Further research and my understanding of it has revealed the following.

        HEX ezCAN and DENALI CANsmart are exactly the same, both made by the same company.

        Do You Need a Hex ezCAN or a Denali Cansmart, or an Amplink ? - Bing video

        The PDM60 and Amplink are both made by Rowe Electronics, the latter being programmable by Bluetooth.

        If you would like more than 6 circuits, have a look at the Eastern Beaver PC-8 with 8 circuits.

        PDM60 vs HexEZCan or Denali CanSmart | R1200GS Forum
        « Last Edit: 2022-01-16 12:35:38 by David. »

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          Re: 2006 1200RT CANBUS or Fuseblock?
          « Reply #3 on: 2022-01-17 10:44:41 »
          One thing to watch out for if you buy extra,s for the bike , some of the cable length,s are not long enough to wire up to the plug and play depending on where you are going to mount the fittings ,  and you have to buy the extension cable .