Motogadget mo.unit basic & mo.unit blue Installation Instructions
Motogadget mo.unit basic mo.unit blue Installation Instructions
only valid from serial no. 00074000 (refer to serial sticker on the device)and from Firmware 1045
Technical Data and Functions
|Length / width / depth||90 / 53 / 30mm|
|Threaded fastening bores||2 x M5, bore spacing 74mm|
|Standby current||approx. 500μA without Bluetooth / 950μA with Bluetooth|
|Operating voltage||6 - 18V, suitable for 12V electrical systems only|
|Operating temperature||-20°... + 80°C|
|Output circuits||10 (START and AUX2 with 2 wire terminals each)|
|Display||23 internal LEDs|
Differentiating the Motogadget mo.unit basic from an Motogadget mo.unit blue
The mo.unit basic does not feature Bluetooth functionality and therefore can’t be paired with a smartphone. The mo.unit basic is labeled with a red serial number sticker and the mo.unit blue will have a silver serial numer sticker.
To upgrade an mo.unit basic to an mo.unit blue, the item needs to be shipped to motogadget.
Device cold-start and warm-start
At a cold-start the battery will be connected to the mo.units M5 terminal and ground. This is initialising the mo.unit which may take up to 20 seconds. In this time all LEDs will be pulsing some seconds for testing.
For a warm-start the input LOCK is connected to battery +12V. This will put the mo.unit in its operational mode and switches the vehicle electrical system. In normal operation vehicle electrical system is switched on and off by the LOCK input only.
Functions and Operation
The mo.unit act as the central control unit in the vehicle’s electrical system. It provides the following features:
- Complete digital pushbutton control unit; optional 4 or 5 pushbutton operation
- Complete replacement of all OEM fuses. 10 independent circuits are digitally supervised; a circuit will be shut down in case of interferences. On removing the interference the safety feature will be automatically reset
- Integrated, digital, load-independent flasher relay; with programmable switch-off feature (optional), selectable mo-wave mode
- Direction indicator setting for use as position light
- Integrated digital brake-light modulator with programmable flashing sequence, acceleration-controlled emergency brake light
- Pairing of mo.unit with other motogadget products via LIN bus
- Integrated starter relay for solenoid switch (up to 30A switching capacity)
- Smart and fully configurable load control / shut-off for maximum starting power of battery on starting process
- Low and high beam control (up to 120W switching power) using just one push-button
- Integrated digital horn relay
- Integrated position-independent alarm system
- Integrated hazard light feature
- Diagnostic feature for layout of input, output, circuit switching status plus diagnosis of electrical circuit, short-circuits, etc.
- Two fully configurable auxiliary outputs AUX1 and AUX2
- Calibration and current monitoring allows defect detection of all lights and blinkers
Connecting with your smartphone and mo.ride app (not mo.unit basic)
- Secure encrypted Bluetooth-LE (Low Energy) connection
- Keyless-Go: unlock your bike’s electrical system when approaching with your smartphone
- Reporting of alarm events (date, time, vehicle “down” etc.)
- Real-time blinker sound and vehicle fault indication via audio voice to headset
- Live display of input and output status, temperature, current and voltage measurements as well as total power consumption
- Override mo.unit outputs via the mo.ride App (except starter)
- Firmware updates anywhere, anytime
- Easy configuration of mo.unit setup menu
- The mo.unit’s speedometer input for storage and matching of vehicle’s odometer is allowed for vehicle management with automatic notifications of maintenance tasks and status of wheels, chain, brake pads, oils, operating supplies, spark-plugs, etc.
- Tour, status, alarm, and maintenance logbook
- Features “last ride” and tourlog with fun-factor, curve count, topspeed, distance, weather, riding duration and tourmap daily summarized with all intermediate stops
- Riding saison overview with benchmark to the mo.ride community
- Display of parking position and “ping!” feature to locate your vehicle
The mo.unit is made of a newly designed high-performance thermosetting plastic and is resistant to moisture, heat, cold and vibrations. Microprocessor-operated and supervised circuits guarantee highest reliability. Current flow of each circuit is measured with high accuracy. In case of failure such as a short-circuit, the connection circuit affected is instantly shut down. All switching activities are performed by state-of-the-art semiconductor switches in a fast, wearfree and almost lossfree way.
No other devices, relays, boxes or units as part of the wiring harness are therefore necessary. A complete new and minimized vehicle wiring solution can be undertaken in little time with minimal materials and effort. Compared to conventional solutions, only a fraction of the space and cables are needed. State-of-the-art technology such as pulse-width modulation requires only one cable for connecting the rear and brake light. When using the mo.button, the number of handlebar instrument connections are reduced to a single cable by use of our interference-free proprietary data bus.
The current status of each circuit is shown by an internal LED at the mo.unit’s topside:
|LED off||- input not active, output not powered|
|LED on||- input active, output powered – normal condition|
|Short flashing||- output shut-down due to short-circuit or overload|
Automatic distance or time dependent shut-off can be activated in the setup menu. If this feature is activated, a countdown will start once the signal is flashing. When the set countdown has ended, the direction indicators stop flashing. Activating the brake stops the countdown. Releasing the brake restarts the countdown in its full time length. If pushbuttons are used for the direction indicator control and a timeout has been selected in the setup, a brief pressing of the pushbutton activates the lane change function (3 times flashing). Pressing and holding down the pushbutton for longer than one second deactivates the shutt-off.
For the distance dependent shut-off a speed sensor is required. This option at speeds below 10km/h will set the blinker off after 50m riding distance, while speeds higher than 10km/h will set the blinker off after 10s.
To activate the hazard light press and hold down the pushbuttons for left and right direction indicators for 2s. If a direction indicator switch is used, toggle the switch three times from one side to the other briefly. The hazard light mode will stay active even if the main switch (ignition) is deactivated.
In order to save the vehicle’s battery power, the light is off when switching ignition lock on. Low beam will be activated automatically after cranking the engine by pressing the start button. Further light control modes can be selected under setup menu no. 8.
If a pushbutton is used for high / low beam control, a short press will toggle between high and low beam. Pressing the pushbutton down for 2s will switch the lights off completely. Pressing the push button again will switch the low beam back on. A very brief press of the pushbutton will activate high beam flashing. When using a switch for light control, it is only possible to toggle between high and low beam. Please refer to connection diagram.
The light outputs (HiBEAM and LIGHT) can switch 120W each and are designed for a maximum load of two halogen bulbs with 55W (low beam) and 60W (high beam) respectively.
The parking light (setup menu no. 12) is switched on when the high beam will be activating while the ignition is turned off. Depending on setup either the parking light is generated by dimming the main low-beam or by an additional parking light illuminant connected together with the rear light at output AUX1. Because LED headlamps can not be dimmed the use of a parking light illuminant is required in this case.
The running engine can be shut off in three different ways:
- Double-clicking on the engine start button. Pressing the button again will start the engine again.
- Connecting a separate kill switch or a pushbutton at the KILL input. In the case a pushbutton is used, the engine will shut off if the pushbutton is briefly pressed. To restart the engine, hold the button again for 2s or switch the ignition on again. In the case a kill switch is used, wait for 2s after switching the engine off before releasing the kill switch. A kill switch or pushbutton and the mo.button can not operate at the same time at mo.unit input KILL.
- When implementing controls with four push-buttons and choose the setup menu no.1 / option E, the engine is shut off by pressing the pushbuttons for the right indicator and the lights at the same time.
The sensitivity of the alarm system is independent of its positioning and orientation. On switching off the ignition, an activated alarm system is displayed by the indicators briefly flashing. The vehicle’s relative position and orientation will be recorded and stored and the alarm system will be engaged after 30s. The alarm is triggered when the orientation of the vehicle is changed on its X, Y or Z axis (e. g. when the vehicle is raised from its kickstand). Depending on the preset sensitivity the alarm will also be triggered in case of lighter shocks or agitation response. Depending on the chosen setup the alarm system will trigger a pre-alarm and will only activate the alarm when the system is triggered again in a ten-second time frame.
If the vehicle is transported (e.g. by ferry, trailer or tow-truck) the alarm system can be deactivated non-recurring by pressing the horn button while switching disengaging the main switch.
If implemented within cars or sidecars, we recommend the highest sensitivity setting (option F).
Keyless-Go (not mo.unit basic)
The pairing of the mo.unit blue with the mo.ride app and the presence of an engine-start pushbutton is a prerequisite of this feature (not possible with setup menu no. 1 / option E - 4 pushbutton controls). Keyless-Go can be activated or deactivated with the mo.ride app. The Keyless-Go trigger radius can be taught within mo.ride.
With this feature active, the vehicle will be unlocked if your smartphone enters the Keyless-Go trigger radius, which is indicated by fading-in the turn signals.
Now pressing the start pushbutton will switch on the ignition; pressing it again will start the engine. Double-clicking the button will shut off the running engine; another double-click will shut off the ignition.
When walking outside the Keyless-Go trigger radius, the vehicle will be locked and the alarm system activated (provided that it is activated in the setup menu). This is indicated by fading-out the turn signals.
ONCE IGNITION SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED IT WILL STAY ACTIVATED EVEN WITHOUT BLUETOOTH CONNECTION. MAKE SURE TO ALWAYS CARRY THE IGNITION KEY WITH YOU, SO YOU CAN START THE VEHICLE EVEN WITHOUT YOUR SMARTPHONE.
A speedometer sensor is required for matching the vehicle odometer with mo.ride. If the vehicle is equipped with a speedometer sensor, connect the sensor signal cable to the AUX2 input and select option A or B in setup menu no. 10.
If the speedometer sensor is equipped with two connection cables, connect the ground cable to the vehicle ground connection and the second cable to the AUX2 input.
If no OEM speedometer sensor is equipped, use the sensor provided. For signal detection, mount one of the provided magnets with glue to one of the wheels. In this case, the distance from magnet to wheel axle is irrelevant. Mount the speedometer sensor with a retaining plate in such a way that the surfaces of magnet and sensor tip are parallelly aligned with a 1mm gap. The reed sensor tip should not be flush with the bracket; make sure it protrudes from the bracket by approx. 5mm. The bracket must be made from a non-magnetizable material like aluminum, stainless steel or plastics. When driving under load, the distance between magnet and sensor may not vary! When rotating the wheel, no magnetizable material (e.g. a steel-made bolt) may brush over the sensor tip.
The maximum tightening torque for the sensor mounting nuts is 1Nm. Please use thread lock (medium strength) for mounting. For testing the connected speed sensor, rotate the concerning wheel and observe the AUX2 input LED. With each sensed impulse the LED must flashing.
TO CALIBRATE THE SPEED SENSOR OF THE MO.UNIT, RIDE 50KM/H PRECISELY AND THEN PRESS THE HORN RAPIDLY 3 TIMES. THE CALIBRATION PROCESS WILL TAKE 5S AND IS INDICATED BY THE FLASHING OF THE BLINKERS. KEEPING A CONSTANT SPEED IS REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE CALIBRATION PROCESS.
Mount the device on a flat surface (metal base plate) free of tension using two M5 screws. No tensile or compressive force must be acting on the device housing. All warranties and extended warranties shall be deemed forfeit in the event of mechanical damage to the device.
The area of installation must be protected from spray water and a distance of 20cm away from hot engine or exhaust parts. Maximum ambient temperature must not exceed +80°C or go below -20°C.
THE MO.UNIT IS CONNECTED TO THE VEHICLE EARTH BY THE TWO MOUNTING SCREWS. THEREFORE, ONE OF THE MOUNTING SCREWS MUST BE CONNECTED DI- RECTLY TO THE MINUS TERMINAL OF THE BATTERY.
The device works in a voltage range between 6 to 16V DC (direct current) and is made for 12V electrical systems which use battery minus terminal to vehicle frame. Usage in vehicles without a battery is not possible.
MAKE SURE THAT THE VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH INTERFERENCE-SUPPRESSED SPARK PLUGS OR IGNITION CABLES. THE MINIMUM DISTANCE BETWEEN IGNITION COIL OR HIGH TENSION CABLES AND MO.UNIT MUST NOT BE LESS THAN 10CM.
The overvoltage notification will trigger the horn when the voltage surpasses 16V - 40V (e.g. in case of a defective regulator). This prevents unnoticed battery cook-off and damage to appliances due to continued riding.
Loose battery cables result in voltage spikes up to 80V. In this case, the mo.unit activates all appliances to protect itself. However, the resulting protection is only short-term – prolonged (several seconds) or repeated voltage surges will burn out the connected appliances (e. g. low or high beam bulbs). When the voltage surge can no longer be compensated, burn out occurs and the respective output will become damaged permanently. Such damage is indicated by the defective low or high beam outlet. In this case, all warranty claims become forfeit.
REVERSING THE POLARITY OF THE BATTERY WILL CAUSE THE ACTIVATION OF ALL CONNECTED APPLIANCES TO PROTECT THE MO.UNIT.
PLEASE ENSURE TIGHT BATTERY CABLE CONNECTIONS. WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING LOOSE CONTACTS CAN CREATE VOLTAGE SPIKES ABLE TO DAMAGE APPLIANCES AND MO.UNIT BEYOND REPAIR.
While the mo.unit itself does not need a fuse, the implementation of a main vehicle fuse (maximum 40A) is mandatory, since the voltage regulator (connected to the battery via the main fuse) may malfunction and create a short circuit.
If cables are connected with a lesser diameter than indicated in chapter 8.5 (e.g. motogadget instruments or the mo.lock), they have to be protected by the cable fuses supplied.
Note on cable routing and connecting
Cables used in vehicles must be suitable for this application. We recommend our cable kit (order #4002031).
Cable insulation must be of an adequate thickness and the insulation material must have a resistance against fuel, oil, cold and heat. Please use only cables which are certified for use in vehicles.
Non-fused positive leads, which lead from battery positive terminal to the starter motor or the mo.unit, must have the shortest length possible. It is very important to protect the insulation of these cables against damage by wear. Additional insulation protection is necessary at the contact points between cables and vehicle parts.
Before routing cables, look for suitable cable paths. The cables should be as far away as possible from hot parts of the engine. Look for a suitable place for the respective cables to connect with their plugs and for the plugs to be connected with each other. You will usually find this in the head lamp housing, below the gas tank or in the cockpit. Make sure you take note of the required lengths of cables before cutting them for best fit. In this regard, it is important to consider the full lock of the handlebars as well as the front and rear wheel travel.
All cables should be routed free of kinks and should not be subject to any tension. For fastening the cables we recommend cable ties made of plastic material.
The cables are connected to mo.unit using spring terminal blocks. Press down the orange coloured insert, next to the cable entry to insert the exposed cable end into the terminal block. Use a screwdriver tip to push down the insert.
Wire diameters used in a circuit are dependent on the current flow in that particular circuit. The plan below shows the minimum wire cross-sections used in the single circuits of the mo.unit. The installed wire cross-sections must not be less than the shown values.
Connecting positive terminal of battery
Cable connection has to be carried out as shown in the drawing. The minimum wire cross-section must not be less than 6mm2. The battery cable end has to be crimped on an M5 eyelet and be mounted to the mo.unit using a M5 screw. The maximum torque applied to the M5 fastening screw must not exceed 4Nm. Screw adhesive of medium strength must be applied to the screw prior to installation.
If the provided battery cable is used, mount the end with eyelet with the short M5 screw at the mo.unit. Cut the other cable end to required length and crimp the provided eyelet to this end. Use a suitable crimping tool. Use the provided shrinking tube to cover any exposed metal.
MAKE SURE THE EYELET IS SUFFICIENTLY INSULATED AND CANNOT MAKE CONTACT TO OTHER PARTS CONNECTED TO THE VEHICLE EARTH.
Handle bar controls
All input terminals, except terminal LOCK, require an earth signal. Five different types of handle bar controls are compatible with the mo.unit. The particular type to be used with the mo.unit must be set in the setup menu as follows:
Configuration A – 5 pushbutton controls
|- Left indicator||- pushbutton|
|- Right indicator||- pushbutton|
|Low/high beam||- pushbutton|
Configuration B – Harley Davidson and BMW controls
|- Left indicator||- pushbutton|
|- Right indicator||- pushbutton|
|Low/high beam||- switch|
Configuration C – most Japanese and European motorcycles
|- Left/Right indicator||- 3-way switch|
|Low/high beam||- switch|
Configuration D – new Ducati models
|- Left/Right indicator||- 3-way switch|
|Low/high beam||- pushbutton|
Configuration E – 4-push-button controls (Keyless-Go is not possible)
|- Left indicator||- pushbutton|
|- Right indicator||- pushbutton|
|Low/high beam||- pushbutton|
|Starter||= press left indicator + light simultaneously|
|Kill switch||= press right indicator + light simultaneously|
When using the OEM handle bar controls together with the mo.unit, the high beam flashing pushbutton is not applicable. A side-stand switch has to be connected to input terminal STAND.
Connecting load circuits
The mo.unit provides 10 independent and permanently monitored circuits. The positive terminal is switched for all connected loads, i.e. a cable runs from each circuit to the corresponding load, which connects to earth. Only the intended load may be connected to the respective circuit. The connection scheme is shown on this page. Connect the control lamps as described in next Chapter
Overall schematic connection diagram
The circuit diagram below shows a simplified vehicle wiring loom
Overall schematic connection diagram with mo.button (optional accessory)
The circuit diagram below shows a simplified vehicle wiring loom when using the mo.button. In this case, 6 leads are dispensed with because only one cable is needed to connect the handle bar controls with the mo.unit.
THE MO.BUTTON MUST BE LOCATED INSIDE A METAL HANDLEBAR TUBE. EITHER THE MO.BUTTON OR A KILL SWITCH / BUTTON CAN BE CONNECTED TO THE INPUT KILL AT THE SAME TIME.
Starters with integrated solenoid (magnetic switch) with a current flow of maximum 30A (e.g. Valeo, Bosch, Harley Davidson) are connected by using two connection cables with 2.5mm2 cross-section to the mo.unit’s two START output terminals.
All starters with separate starter solenoid relays (e.g. Japanese models) must continue to be operated using the original starter solenoid relay. In this case, the START output is connected to the solenoid relay which switches the actual cranking current (>100A). On some vehicles, this starter solenoid relay is switched using a second relay for protection of the start pushbutton. This second relay can be dispensed with.
This output powers the ignition system.
THE IGNITION SYSTEM MUST BE CONNECTED TO THIS OUTPUT ONLY.
All loads, such as the rear light, license plate light, radio, heated grips etc. are powered by this output. Different configurations of this output are possible in the setup menu – depending on the use.
AUX 2 output
This output is designed for multiple use and is equipped with 2 connecting terminals. Depend- ing on the configuration, AUX2 input can be used for switching operations (via pushbutton/switch) or alternatively, the switching can be automatically performed.
When using the motogadget mo.lock as an ignition lock, the mo.lock switching output (brown cable) can be connected directly to the mo.unit’s LOCK input.
For older Japanese models, resistors can be integrated into the ignition lock (simplified anti-theft protection). When bridging or removing the ignition lock the ignition system will not generate a spark, before a specific cable (directly routed from the ignition unit to the ignition lock) is switched to ground or high side (+) using an external resistor. The required resistor can be ordered in regular stores; the resistor value is determined by measurements.
If the vehicle is equipped with an immobilizer, in most cases this feature is deactivated via a built-in transponder inside the ignition key. In this case, it is not possible to bridge or remove the ignition lock.
According to the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulation (StVZo), the vehicle has to be equipped with a steering lock. If the ignition lock and steering lock are built as one unit, please clarify in advance whether you are permitted to carry the lock separately on you (e.g. as a brake disc lock) – this requires a registration in the vehicle documents.
One-wire rear light
With default wiring, the BRAKE output is connected to the brake light, and the rear light to the AUX1 output.
If you want to connect the rear light and brake light with only one common wire, please select the correct setting in the setup menu no. 2. In this case, rear light and brake light will be switched together in parallel and connected to the BRAKE output.
Emergency brake light
In this configuration (setup menu no. 4 / option G), a detected deceleration of more than 8m/s2 over a time period in excess of 1s will be considered as an emergency braking event. The braking light will pulse with 5Hz and the hazard lights are active while braking. This is used to prevent collisions by giving clearly visible warning signals to the traffic behind you.
Use of original light-toggle switch with mo.unit
Connecting indicator lights
The device setup is structured in menus (1–12) with selectable options (A–J) as follows:
Menu 1 – Handlebar instruments
- Configuration A (use of 5 pushbuttons)
- Configuration B (Harley Davidson and BMW)
- Configuration C (Japanese and various European motorbikes)
- Configuration D (new Ducati models)
- Configuration E (use of 4 pushbuttons)
Menu 2 – Rear light configuration
- Standard (brake light connected to BRAKE and rear light to AUX1)
- One-wire rear light / brake light for LEDs
- One-wire rear light / brake light for light bulbs
- One-wire tail light bar (rear / brake) for LEDs
Direction indicator configuration
- No automatic shut-down
- Distance depending shut-down at 50m or after 10s (speedsensor required)
- Time depending shut-down after 10s
- Time depending shut-down after 20s
- Time depending shut-down after 30s
Menu 4 – Brake light configuration
- Continuous light
- Fade in and fade out with 3Hz
- Flashing with 5Hz
- 8-time flashing with 5Hz and continuous light
- 2-time flashing then 1s continuous light – repeated
- 3s continuous light, then flashing with 5Hz
- Emergency braking – flashing with 5Hz and hazard lights
Menu 5 – Alarm configuration
- Alarm deactivated
- Silent alarm (alarm events displayed in mo.ride app only)
- Pre-alarm 10s, low sensitivity
- Pre-alarm 10s, medium sensitivity
- Pre-alarm 10s, high sensiti
- Pre-alarm 10s, maximum sensitivity
- Low sensitivity
- Medium sensitivity
- High sensitivity
- Maximum sensitivity
Menu 6 – Direction indicators as position lights (low light)
- Function deactivated
- Brightness 10%
- Brightness 15%
- Brightness 20%
- Brightness 25%
- Brightness 30%
- Brightness 35%
- Brightness 40%
- Brightness 45%
- Brightness 50%
mo.wave flashing sequence (smooth direction indicators)
- Function deactivated
- Function activated
- Lights on after engine start
- Lights on with ignition on
- Manual switch-on (light switch)
- Lights on after engine start – and off with kill pressed
- Lights on after engine start – and off after 60s of ignition off (garage light)
Menu 9 – AUX1
- Use as rear light output (active, when light is active)
- Active with ignition on
- Active after engine start
- ON / OFF with pushbutton connected to AUX1 input
- ON / OFF with switch connected to AUX1 input
Menu 10 – AUX2
- Active with ignition on
- Active after engine start
- ON / OFF with pushbutton connected to AUX2 input (no speedsensor possible)
- ON / OFF with switch connected to AUX2 input (no speedsensor possible)
- Active with ignition on / deactive 120s after ignition off
Menu 11 – Side stand
- Input deactivated
- Input used as N/C contact (engine start enabled when input is open)
- Input used as N/O contact (engine start enabled when input switched to earth)
Menu 12 – Parking light
- Not active
- Dimming low beam - active
- Dimming low beam - 1h active
- Dimming low beam - 3h active
- Dimming low beam - 6h active
- Output AUX1 - active
- Output AUX1 - 1h active
- Output AUX1 - 3h active
- Output AUX1 - 6h active
Put the bike in an upright position to its main stand. To start the setup, press and hold the horn
pushbutton while switching ignition on. A setup start is displayed by a brief blinker flashing. After
this you can release the horn pushbutton.
(If you are not able to start the setup your mo.unit’s firmware is older than version 1032, which requires to switching ignition on and the pressing horn pushbutton three time rapidly. In this case you need the matching instruction manual.)
Navigation in setup
The LEDs on the input side represent the setup menus no. 1 to 12. All LED on the output side display the options A to J of the selected menu. The LED flashing sequence displays either the currently active menu item or selectable option. Press the horn pushbutton briefly to switch to the next menu / option. Press the horn pushbutton for an extended time (2s) to toggle between menu and option. The drawing on the following page contains an overview of all menus and selectable options.
Exit from setup
Press and hold down the horn pushbutton until the device changes back to normal operation mode.
When exiting from setup, the mo.unit calibrates itself so as to be able to detect any defective
lamps while operating. For this purpose, the TURNR, TURNL, LIGHT, HiBEAM, BRAKE and
AUX1 outputs are successively switched on to measure the individual currents at each output.
In case of a defective lamp, a message is transmitted to the mo.ride app and, if possible, the
change to a different lamp is executed (low beam / high beam, or rear light / brake light, respectively).
In case of a defective direction indicator light, the flashing frequency is doubled – in
accordance with legal regulations.
Therefore, every time the existing wiring is changed or a different illuminant is used, the setup needs to be started and exited for re-calibration.
The mo.unit also measures its position during the calibration process, thus the bike needs to remain standing in an upright position on the main stand.
The following example is intended to demonstrate the operation in setup mode. The alarm is deactivated. The example shows how to set it to option D (pre-alarm 10s, medium sensitivity).
Pairing the mo.unit with a smartphone (not mo.unit basic)
Install the mo.ride app (Android6.0 / iOs10.0 or higher required restricted compatibility of device manufacturer and model apply). Add a new bike into the garage and open it. Now tap on the blue button “hardware pairing” and follow the instructions.
Pairing step 1 of 3
Make sure mo.unit is connected completely to the vehicle and ready for operation.
Pairing step 2 of 3
Here you start the mo.units setup menu.
Please notice there are two possible ways to start the setup:
- holding horn pushbutton and then switching ignition on.
- switching ignition on and pressing the horn pushbutton three times rapidly.
If the horn is sounding you are NOT in the setup.
If there was no brief blinker flashing you are NOT in the setup.
Pairing step 3 of 3
Hold the starter pushbutton für 10 seconds until the blinkers are flashing. Then confirm in the
App as well.
If the starter is cranking you are NOT in the setup.
Re-Pairing the mo.unit (not mo.unit basic)
If the mo.unit was paired with the phone and need to be paired again, make sure the mo.unit is
deleted from the list of connected devices in the phones Bluetooth setup screen.
For Apple devices (iOS) the mo.unit must be “ignored” in the list of connected Bluetooth devices. If you have more then one mo.unit paired with the phone, all mo.units need to be “ignored” and then paired again.
Pairing multiple phones (not mo.unit basic)
An mo.unit blue can be paired with a maximum of 5 different Smartphones at the same time. Connecting to the 6th device will override the 1st device in memory.
To delete all internal data such as Bluetooth-devices, odometer, settings, and events, start the setup. Now hold the start and horn pushbuttons together for 10s. A successful reset will be indicated by a brief flashing of the blinkers. We recommend a reset particularly if the mo.unit was purchased in used condition, prior to installation.
After installation and on initial start-up
- Ensure that the battery provides a sufficient voltage of 12.4V minimum (ignition off).
- Check for the optimal ground connection between mounting bolt of the mo.unit and negative battery terminal (vehicle earth).
- Do not use a battery charger to check the device functionality.
- Due to permanently applied low voltages, it is not possible to measure the voltages at the inputs and outputs. These voltage values do not provide any information in terms of the correct functionality of the input/output. A functional test must always be carried out using a suitable load (e.g. a 20W light bulb).
- Check all cables for correct connection and contact, proper polarity, short-circuit and short-circuit to ground.
Alarm system not functioning
|Feature is not activated||Set Setup Menu Item 5 to Option C–J|
When activating the starter, mo.unit switches off and restarts (chaser light is displayed)
|Battery voltage collapses when attempting to start the engine||Check connecting cables, charge battery or replace battery (if necessary)|
When attempting to start, mo.unit switches off the starter output (LED flashes)
|Poor electrical connection between vehicle earth and connector pin of mo.unit||Route a separate cable from negative battery terminal to one of the connector pins|
|Current flow through starter or original starter relay too high||Use a separate starter relay|
|Poor electrical connection between battery and vehicle’s electrical system||Establish suitable connection, use suitable ground cable|
mo.unit switches off the electrical consumer (LED flashes)
|Poor electrical connection between vehicle ground and connector pin||Route a separate cable from negative battery terminal to one of the connector pins|
|Poor electrical connection at connecting terminal of mo.unit||Use end ferrules, check cable cross-section, re-connect cable|
|Current flow of load too high||Connect suitable load (bulb, 2x 60W max.)|
|Short-circuit on output||Eliminate short-circuit|
Both direction indicators are lit/glowing permanently
|Position lights are activated||Set Setup Menu Item 6 to Option A|
switch / button
Stage 1press < 0,5s
Stage 2press 0,5s - 2s
Stage 3press > 2s
Condition(starting from Firmware 1028)
|high beam flashing||toggle low / high beam||light off||ignition on & light on|
|light on||ignition on & light off|
|parking light on||setup menu 12 / Option B-I and operating light pushbutton / switch while switching ignition off|
|start setup||hold horn pushbutton while switching ignition on|
|start speedsensor teach||-||-||ignition on & riding 50km/h & 3 times brief pushing|
|alarm deactivated non-recurring||operating horn pushbutton while switching ignition off|
|lane change||turn with shut-off||turn without shut-off||ignition on & setup menu 3 / option B-E|
|hazard flasher||-||-||ignition on & toggle switch 3x briefly form side to side|
|hazard flasher||ignition on & hold both pushbottons simultaneously|
|crank engine||ignition on|
|kill engine||-||-||ignition on & engine on & 2x stage 1 (doubleclick)|
|electrical system turn on||ignition off and in Keyless-Go Range|
|electrical system turn off||-||-||ignition on with Keyless Go & engine kill & 2x stage 1 (doubleclick)|
The unit described in this document is in accordance with the official European directives. A
copy of the declaration of conformity can be provided on request. This equipment complies
with the essential requirements of EU Directive 1999/5/EC. The vehicle body control module
integrated in this product has been pre-certified separately and is marked with CE0168 R&TTE
Hereby, motogadget declares that motogadget products and accessories are in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the EU Directive 1999/5/EC.
The wheelie bin symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. In line with EU Directive 2002/96/EC for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), this electrical product must not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste. Please dispose of this product by returning it to the point of sale or to your local municipal collection point for recycling. By doing so you will help conserve the environment.