1500 Trailer wiring


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kboaz2001
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1500 Trailer wiring

Postby kboaz2001 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:32 pm



Has anyone dealt with the Kuryakyn 5-4 trailer wiring converter? I am trying to rewire my bikes trailer wiring harness, and this sounds like it just might be the ticket. Then I can rewire my trailer to a flat four plug. Any suggestions or comments? Blessings! :?:



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Re: 1500 Trailer wiring

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:11 pm

I had to stay with the five wire. I bought the converter and put it in the right saddle bag. Its because the turn and brake are separate circuits. Works.

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Re: 1500 Trailer wiring

Postby Sempai » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:12 pm

I have a suggestion. if you intend to ground the trailer lights to the trailer's body/frame, be sure to run the ground through the pigtail as well...DO NOT rely on the hitch/receiver/ball/tongue to provide a trustworthy ground for the trailer. This is an iffy connection at best, not to be trusted. For peace of mind, ground the lights through the pigtail, to certain ground on the bike. It is totally safe to ground the lights to the trailer body/frame, but not always reliable, so if you ground the lights to the body, ALSO run a ground through the pigtail to the trailer body/frame. I have always grounded the lights to the body AS WELL AS to wiring going through the pigtail to the tow vehicle's ground. This way, when I tow it myself, well, I already KNOW the trailer is grounded, but if gets pulled by another vehicle with no ground wire in the pigtail, then the lights will work of the shoddy connection made between the tongue and hitch.
Keep the rubber side down.

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Re: 1500 Trailer wiring

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:15 pm

Always ground through the pigtail. Thats what the white wire is for I believe!!!!!!! YES YES YES^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What he said^^^^^^^^^^^^^^




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