Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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- Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:14 pm
- Location: Galveston, IN
- Motorcycle: 1992 1500SE
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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- Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:30 am
- Location: Wichita, KS
- Motorcycle: '94 GL1500SE
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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