2012 Trailer hitch


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byoung85
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2012 Trailer hitch

Postby byoung85 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:28 pm



I will be putting my deposit down this weekend for a new 2012 level 1 Goldwing. I want to get everything together for the spring riding season, backrest, pegs, trailer, hitch Etc. One of the things I want is a trailer, the problem is which trailer hitch? I don't want to spent a fortune, as well some hitches say good for all GL 1800s other say till 2010 and some for just 2012. some helpful advice would be appreciated.



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Re: 2012 Trailer hitch

Postby bigm27 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:10 pm

I just purchased a trailer for my 09 Wing and am getting the trailer company to order and install the hitch and light assembly. They know what they're doing as I'm not so sure all dealers know what they're doing.
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Re: 2012 Trailer hitch

Postby themainviking » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:01 pm

This guy, America's Best Trailers, has the best deal I have found on hitches. We bought a bunch of them from him for 2006 to 2010 wings, and he still has them also. The link below is for one from the same guy, for a 2012-2013 GL1800 and I would think his quality would be as good as the ones we bought. If the shipping comes up $55, change the shipping to U.S. and it should go to $16. We had no difficulty installing the hitches ourselves, although we are quite mechanically proficient.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2012-2013-Honda- ... 2ec5958c9a
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Re: 2012 Trailer hitch

Postby jfgray » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:03 am

It's not on a 2012, but I just put a hitch on my 2006 last year. Got it from Wingstuff.com and it was pretty easy - just make sure you follow the instructions for both the mechanical mounting and the wiring setup. I'm fairly good with tools, but I'm no mechanic and it was pretty straight-forward. Works pretty well. Just a suggestion.

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Re: 2012 Trailer hitch

Postby sir charles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:31 pm

great deal happy for u!

r u planning on using a swevil hitch?
if so what type.

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WNGR
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Re: 2012 Trailer hitch

Postby WNGR » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:04 pm

I installed the RIVCO hitch on my '12. Pricey yes, but definitely will NOT twist as I've heard other inexpensive hitches do. Also, the RIVCO bolts to the frame, not just or only the subframe. I also liked the fact that the RIVCO sits a bit higher so it has zero chance of bottoming out when entering/exiting a driveway, restaurant or gas station. This is achieved as the hitch actually protrudes through the back panel, just under the license plate. I don't even know the trailer is back there so I'm constantly checking the mirrors.
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Re: 2012 Trailer hitch

Postby cihilb » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:14 pm

I have the Bushtec hitch on my 2012. Full 4 point main frame mounting. The Rivco also mounts to the main frame at four points. No stress on the saddlebag subframe as with the other ones. Rivco and Bushtec list a hitch for the 2012.
As far as America's Best Trailer's, do a Better Business search, I wouldn't deal with them. Many unresolved complaints.

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sir charles
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Re: 2012 Trailer hitch

Postby sir charles » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:34 am

Hello Wingers

I did indeed go with the rivco swivel hitch and it works great I have no issues with towing my trailer, none with the connection to the bike, however I do notice some sway side to side but that may just be the driver.
I really just about hate to disconnect from the bike when done riding so far this winter I've left it connected it is so easy just to leave me and the first lady's cold weather gear inside and go for a ride.

yep I am sold on the hitch!

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Re: 2012 Trailer hitch

Postby peppilepew » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:13 pm

Whatever you do stay away from this piece of c!@!p. It is 4 point and completely hidden. Came with a flap and bracket that don't fit. The u-bolts were too big, had to get replacements. The instructions were unreadable. Took me all day to get it installed. I should have just sent it back but I was already into it before I got to the trouble area. Won it on Ebay. Thought I was lucky! Ha! Had to grind, bend, twist and drill. Hits the exhaust shield mounting nuts. Going to call them tomorrow. Dam thing stole the time I wanted to finish installing other accessories. They say it fits a 2012, it doesn't without hours of rework. Not whining, just trying to emphasize don't buy it!

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