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fred1diver
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trailer hitch

Post by fred1diver » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:23 pm



hey everyone, another quick question, how much should I be looking at price wise for a trailer hitch for my gl1200 ?

how difficult is it to wire the bike for a trailer?

as usual, thanks in advance



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Re: trailer hitch

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:44 pm

fred1diver wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:23 pm
hey everyone, another quick question, how much should I be looking at price wise for a trailer hitch for my gl1200 ?

how difficult is it to wire the bike for a trailer?

as usual, thanks in advance
You're likely going to be looking for a used hitch - as far as I know, there are no manufacturers that still make GL1200 hitches. Either that, or you could buy one meant for a 1500 (or other bike) and modify it to fit.

Wiring the bike for a trailer is not hard at all - get a trailer isolator, it hooks up to the running, brake and turn signal lights on the back of your bike, as well as a fused line to the battery. It then sends power to the trailer from that fused line.

fred1diver
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Re: trailer hitch

Post by fred1diver » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:50 pm

I found a used one for sale at 100$, is that a fair price?
as for the trailer isolator, I've never heard of those, what are they exactly and where do I get one?

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Re: trailer hitch

Post by DenverWinger » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:30 am

I paid $230 for GL1500 hitch new, so I'd say $100 a good price.

Cyclemax has the isolators, I've installed this one on the 1500.

http://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1 ... /129/59647

It is Plug-and-Play on the 1500, just disconnect the stop/turn light connectors in the underside of the trunk and connect them to the harness on the isolator. Don't know if the 1200 has the same connectors on it, so here's a universal isolator without the plugs.

http://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/uni ... 108/280311
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Re: trailer hitch

Post by fargofour » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:17 am

Goldwingonline.com lists one for $139.95.

https://www.goldwingonline.com/products ... 28-38.html. It doesn't say if it's in stock.

I'm thinking of getting one for my 1200 instead of making one, which I did for my GL1000 and GL1500. Must be getting old.

Bud.



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