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Kurt13
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trailer wiring

Postby Kurt13 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:18 pm



Would anyone have the color codes or other information to hook up my trailer wiring on my 2007 Wing. I'll be using an isolation converter from 5 to 4 wires. Thanks



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themainviking
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Re: trailer wiring

Postby themainviking » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:27 pm

I am waiting for my 5 to 4 isolator to arrive, and when it does, IF it has the information in the box, I will post it here for you.
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Kurt13
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Re: trailer wiring

Postby Kurt13 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:13 pm

I already have the 5 to 4 converter. I just ordered the plug in wiring harness for my Wing so hopefully that will solve my problem. Thanks

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Re: trailer wiring

Postby Sky » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:42 pm

I am wondering the same thing. I have the converter but don't have the color code for the goldwing wires. It would be nice to know which color is for left, right, stop, taillights and so on.

cheers Sky

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Re: trailer wiring

Postby themainviking » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:01 pm

This is what it shows in my Service Manual for 2001 to 2005. When I install my trailer hitch and wiring, I will check if it still applies in 2009

Right Rear turn = blue
Left Rear turn = red
Right Front turn = blue
Right Front position = blue/white
Left Front turn = red
Left Front position = red/white
Brake = green/red
Taillights = Dk Red/white

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Re: trailer wiring

Postby rfhoag » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:41 am

I just finished my install of a converter Wed.
2008 GL1800

ground ( green )
Brake ( green with red stripe )
Running ( brown with white stripe )
Right turn ( light blue )
Left turn ( orange )
(see picture)
Note all of my wires had a double silver band on them also.

I would suggest you connect to the wiring on the module side of the plugs. The wire length on the main harness is very limited.

Make sure you solder all connections and it would be advisable to use a flooded shrink tubing to seal the connections after, or you can use a wire cap with silicone sealer if desired. The intent is to keep moisture out of the connection.

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MattRyder
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Re: trailer wiring

Postby MattRyder » Mon May 02, 2011 12:03 am

I just bought a 2010 GL1800 and was surpised to see in the manual that it's not supposed to pull a trailer. I was surprised because I've seen a few of them with trailers and assumed that this was one (among many) reasons to buy a Goldwing in the first place.

Has this changed with the 2010 model, or has Honda always said not to tow a trailer (CYA, perhaps)?

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Re: trailer wiring

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 02, 2011 10:45 am

MattRyder wrote:I just bought a 2010 GL1800 and was surpised to see in the manual that it's not supposed to pull a trailer. I was surprised because I've seen a few of them with trailers and assumed that this was one (among many) reasons to buy a Goldwing in the first place.

Has this changed with the 2010 model, or has Honda always said not to tow a trailer (CYA, perhaps)?


You got it - as long as they say "don't do it", they are covered in terms of liability if someone DOES do it and manages to hurt/kill themselves as a result.

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Re: trailer wiring

Postby Ga. Reb » Mon May 02, 2011 12:43 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
MattRyder wrote:I just bought a 2010 GL1800 and was surpised to see in the manual that it's not supposed to pull a trailer. I was surprised because I've seen a few of them with trailers and assumed that this was one (among many) reasons to buy a Goldwing in the first place.

Has this changed with the 2010 model, or has Honda always said not to tow a trailer (CYA, perhaps)?


You got it - as long as they say "don't do it", they are covered in terms of liability if someone DOES do it and manages to hurt/kill themselves as a result.


That is so correct. If something does happen due to pulling a trailer, Honda can void your warrenty.
Don't let this stop you from pulling one.
I have a 2003 that I have pulled my diamond plate trailer with for a L O N G time. I have never had a problem with the bike when pulling the trailer. The wife loves the trailer, she can buy more stuff when we are on a trip...
Good luck with yours.
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