Denali 2.0 CANsmart Plug-N-Play Controller for BMW R1200GS Water Cooled/ R1200GSA Water Cooled/ R1200RS/ R1200R/ R1200RT

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Harness the flexibility and intelligence of your BMW motorcycle's CANbus electrical system to make installation of accessories drastically easier with the DENALI CANsmart™ Controller. The CANsmart provides for plug-and-play installation of up to four electrical accessories, all controlled through your BMW's existing handlebar switches including the rotary "WunderWheel" multi controller. No more "tacked on" switches or confounding wire routing. In addition, because the CANsmart controls the power distribution functions, there's no need to wire in bulky relays to control your accessories.

The CANsmart's four dedicated circuits are pre-programmed to connect to and independently control two sets of auxiliary lights, an auxiliary horn, and an auxiliary brake light. Each accessory circuit is electronically fused and ready to use right out of the box. Free software (for Mac or PC) allows you to customize these circuits, but the default settings will be right for the vast majority of installations.

The two auxiliary light circuits enable independent adjustment of high and low beam brightness right from the vehicles WunderWheel. It also features a flash to pass and strobe when horn active setting that will strobe the auxiliary lights when you pulse your high beam switch or sound your horn. The feature-rich brake light circuit will transform a simple two-wire brake light into a smart brake light, complete with running light, multiple flash pattern, and deceleration activated braking functionality. The horn circuit enables the addition of an auxiliary horn without having to add a relay and dedicated horn wiring harness.

Want more flexibility? We thought you might. You can set any of the four circuits to “Simple Circuit” Mode, which will disable all custom circuit settings to provide a clean switched 12V circuit to power an accessory of your choice. The electronic fuse is the only active setting so you can properly fuse your accessory.

CANsmart Features:

  • True Plug & Play installation
  • Offers custom control of your electrical accessories
  • 4 dedicated circuits pre-programmed to control two sets of auxiliary lights, an auxiliary horn, & an auxiliary brake light
  • Each circuit is electronically fused and preconfigured to use right out of the box
  • Features dozens of customizable settings that can be controlled with the factory BMW “WunderWheel“ or CANsmart Accessory Manager Software
  • Two light circuits allow independent adjustment of high & low beam brightness with the WunderWheel
  • Flash to pass & strobe when horn active can strobe your auxiliary lights when you pulse the high beam or sound your horn
  • Compatible with the DENALI B6 Auxiliary Brake Light for integrated running light, multiple flash pattern, deceleration & activated braking functionality
  • Permits use of auxiliary horn like the DENALI SoundBomb without having to add a relay or dedicated horn wiring harness

What's in the box:

  • CANsmart Controller
  • (2) 4ft light extension cables
  • 5ft SoundBomb horn extension cable
  • Brake light pigtail
  • Zip-ties
  • Adhesive hook-and-loop fastener
  • Micro USB programing cable

CANsmart Fits:

  • BMW R1200GS LC (2013-current)
  • BMW R1200GS LC Adventure (2014-current)
  • BMW R1200RS (2015-current)
  • BMW R1200R (2015-current)
  • BMW R1200RT (2014-current)

Does Not Fit BMW S1000XR

CANsmart Software:

Please Note: When purchasing DENALI 2.0 LED Auxiliary Lights for use with the CANsmart system, be sure to order only the light pods themselves. With the CANsmart, the cabling and relay set included in the full kits is not necessary. You can find the DENALI pods here: D4, D2, DM, and DR1. (Sold individually, so order two per lighting style you desire!)

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Denali CANsmart Controller

By: on 21 February 2018
Product review – Denali Cansmart Harness BMW R1200GS LC I purchased the Denali CANsmart harness as a means to fit auxiliary LED driving lights to my new R1200GS LC. I considered all three currently available systems, these being Denali CANsmart, Clearwater CANopener and Hex-ezCAN, as well as the option to go the old-fashioned way and wire my own battery harness, switch, relay and trigger-wire. CANsmart seemed to provide the flexibility I wanted, as well as a few other functions that might prove useful. The CANsmart harness is expensive. There is no denying that it is a lot of money for a programmable box not much bigger than a flash-drive with a few bits of wire and handful of connectors thrown in. You are paying for the convenience of a genuine plug-and-play system. For me, I reluctantly decided to open my wallet and pay the premium. While I baulked at the time, I can now see the value. I chose not to purchase the plug-and-play Denali lights. They were so expensive that I figured a set of cheaper lights would probably work just as well at half the cost (less on clearance special) and that I would be less-likely to cry if the bike took a fall and I smashed them. By-passing the Denali light option presented some difficulties. Their lights come with the correct Sumitomo MT 090 connectors as well as a long lead extension that enable the light looms to reach the CANsmart harness extension. If you don’t buy the Denali lights, you have two small problems. The first problem is that if you mount your lights under the beak on a light support bar, the harness doesn’t reach all the way from the pillion seat position to the where the lights are mounted. It ends at the front of the fuel tank, about 60 cm short, or 30 cm short if the lights you buy have really short harnesses. Extending the harness from the lights is not a big problem, but connecting to the CANsmart is. The second problem is that non-Denali LED lights are unlikely to come with the correct three pin Sumitomo wiring plug to connect to the Denali harness. Most lights are two-wire and most terminate in bare wires. The third wire is for dimming functions that Americans seem to like, but that I didn’t care about. Power and earth were all I required. I approached my CANsmart supplier (AdventureMoto) about fitting two-wire lights to the three-wire CANsmart system and was assured it was no problem. Now I had two problems to deal with, one being the short harness and the other being the lack of a correct Sumitomo connector. As luck would have it, my two light-sets came with or were easily fitted with common Deutsch connectors to extend the leads back to where they could join the CANsmart harness forward of the fuel tank. As luck deserted me, the main Australian supplier of Sumitomo three-pin connectors was out of the correct male-pin (female-housing) connector halves. I had to order these from the USA (but could have gone via EBay sellers as an alternative). Why did I need them? I really wanted to avoid cutting the connectors off the Denali CANsmart harness leads in case my new lights were woeful and I decided to buy the Denali product. The three-pin connectors arrived and were duly fitted to the two-pin light leads. This was achieved with some small amount of difficulty using two different pairs of hand crimpers, long-nose pliers, and small screwdrivers. I pre-marked all of my plugs with tell-tale red (power) and black (earth) stripes to make connection go more smoothly. I also marked the connectors as ‘P’ for primary driving lights and ‘S’ for secondary running lights. No confusion, and all went well. I am very happy with my lights. The actual CANsmart system works as advertised. It is a clever piece of kit that makes wiring into the current R1200GS LC a lot easier than it might be, save for the complication of short harnesses and lack of correct spare connector halves if you don’t use the Denali lights. I have further enhanced my bike by adding an auxiliary brake light and a switched high-amperage outlet for my heated vest or compressor, all through the Denali CANsmart controller. The capability is there, so why not use it? Is it recommended? Absolutely, but you will need some basic wiring skills if you choose accessories that are not part of the plug-and-play Denali family.

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