Trailer Harness


Information, ideas, experiences and help with camping, pulling a trailer and roughing it on your Goldwing
  • Sponsored Links
User avatar
bohdan
Posts: 189
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:39 am
Location: Venice, Florida
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000
1977 GL1000
1977 GL1000
1993 GL1500
2013 GL1800
2013 GL 1800 trike
2009 Yamaha

Trailer Harness

Postby bohdan » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:31 pm



Greetings,

Anybody use the Kuryakyn trailer connection kit for the second generation Goldwings? Kurakyn shows a 14 pin connector being installed to the existing 14 pin connector as a spacer. This seems like the way to go. Has anybody have great success with this trailer kit for this generation of Wing? Other companies, Add on , Show chrome, show different methods. Thanks



User avatar
themainviking
Posts: 2579
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby themainviking » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:21 pm

Did you intend to post this in GL1800 information and Questions? I ask, as you show a 77 Goldwing in your profile. If you did mean to post it here, I used the Show Chrome Harness and it is totally plug and play, but I had to add a power thingy connected directly to the battery to handle the extra power for the trailer lights. It was part of the harness that I purchased. It looks like this one

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_ ... ss/120/166

Although this one does not say it is a Show Chrome, but rather a Cruisermax, I think they are pretty much the same thing, and I did not find the Show Chrome unit at Cycle Max today.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

ImageImage

User avatar
bohdan
Posts: 189
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:39 am
Location: Venice, Florida
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000
1977 GL1000
1977 GL1000
1993 GL1500
2013 GL1800
2013 GL 1800 trike
2009 Yamaha

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby bohdan » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:19 am

Sorry, I guess I forgot to say it was for my wife's 2013 trike. The 77 is a toy bike. Yeah, love the price of $27. but this is upto the 2010 model year. I understand the second generation is different.

User avatar
themainviking
Posts: 2579
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby themainviking » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:21 am

Yep. You are correct. The assembly for the 2012 and newer is a different one. If you look around where I sent you, you can find it also. It is a bit more pricey at $47. In fact, here it is:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_ ... 120/147725
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

ImageImage

User avatar
bohdan
Posts: 189
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:39 am
Location: Venice, Florida
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000
1977 GL1000
1977 GL1000
1993 GL1500
2013 GL1800
2013 GL 1800 trike
2009 Yamaha

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby bohdan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:57 am

Thanks Main Viking. But I ordered the Kurakyn. Hopefully, I know what I am doing. Will let you know. Cheers

User avatar
themainviking
Posts: 2579
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby themainviking » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:54 pm

The Kuryakyn should be just as good. Those after market manufacturers are not in the business of making junk, because it comes back on them. I like Kuryakyn as a company, although I have heard all kinds of horror stories about their chrome goodies peeling. I have not seen it happen on any of my stuff, and guys that I know who have had peeling chrome spoke to Kuryakyn reps at big bike shows and rallies, and Kuryakyn replaced their stuff. Can't ask for more than that. I have some add on Kuryakyn lights and I love em.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

ImageImage

User avatar
goodolboy1
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:03 pm
Location: Edmond Oklahoma
Motorcycle: 2002 Goldwing 1800
Contact:

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby goodolboy1 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:03 pm

Howdy,
This is more of a question than a reply. Hope someone can help me out because I'm stumped. I have the 2002 Gold Wing, and I'm trying to figure out what I need to connect my trailer lights. I purchased a great little trailer from Harbor Freight, It came with lights and and a 5 prong wire harness. I'm not sure how to hook this up. Is there anyone here that can help me by telling me what I need ? If so, hope to hear back. Thanks for your time....
2002 Goldwing 1800

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17050
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:16 am

You need a trailer isolating harness, like this one:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_ ... ss/120/166



This will protect your bike's turning and brake circuitry should the trailer short out for some reason.

You will need to purchase a plug that matches the one on your trailer, and connect it to the wires on the end of the harness.

harvey01
Posts: 630
Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 7:14 pm
Location: Henrico, Virginia
Motorcycle: 2004 GL1800

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby harvey01 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:48 pm

Goodolboy1,

Another excellent source for a trailer wiring kit is Electrical Connection. Lewis Preston the owner can be very helpful and are his employees. I had one talk me through the installation as I was doing it on my 2004.

They can be reached at: http://electricalconnection.com/

Or call them at: 865-219-9192
harvey
Ride Safe and Ride Often

User avatar
cihilb
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:20 pm
Location: Natrona Hts., PA
Motorcycle: 2012 Pearl White

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby cihilb » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:29 pm

Kury makes an adapter for wiring. The Kury number is 3230. If you are using the Kury isolator madefor the 1800, the 3230 will make it plug and play.
The adapter fits between one of the plugs under the seat. The wires are long enough to reach behind the rear fender.
If you are using the Kury 7676 isolator, the 3230 will work.

User avatar
cihilb
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:20 pm
Location: Natrona Hts., PA
Motorcycle: 2012 Pearl White

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby cihilb » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:32 pm

Right off the Kury site:
7676 Plug & Play Trailer Wiring & Relay Harness, '12-'15 GL1800 & F6B
Fits: ‘12-'15 GL1800 Models & F6B (Gold Wings require Rear Accessory Harness, P/N 3230

User avatar
goodolboy1
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:03 pm
Location: Edmond Oklahoma
Motorcycle: 2002 Goldwing 1800
Contact:

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby goodolboy1 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:57 pm

Thanks guy's for the info. You've been a great help. I'm not sure why I said 5 prong plug, The trailer harness has only 4 connecting points. Three Male, & One Female. Gawd I truly feel dumb here... :cry: But going through this will help me learn. :D
2002 Goldwing 1800

CruiseControl
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:41 am
Location: Seattle, WA
Motorcycle: 2007 GL1800

Re: Trailer Harness

Postby CruiseControl » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:49 pm

I started looking for a harness today. I've searched this forum and think this is the best discussion on the topic. But I wonder if anyone has more experience?

I use WingStuff (et.al.) as a source for product ratings. There were some very negative complaints about the Show Chrome. Altho those were in 2011. Maybe they've improved? Kury seems awfully expensive since you're supposed to start with their Rear Accessory Harness, then add the Isolated Trailer kit and, if you need 5 to 4, also get their converter. The one that seems best rated is by BushTec.

I'm on a '07 GL1800. I know I'll have to get the right kit for my model year. Does anyone have any experience across various brands? And in particular if they were testing/comparing them on an '07?




Return to “Camping and Trailers”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests