Electrical Connection Isolator 07660


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Electrical Connection Isolator 07660

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This appears to be the generic one that works with all different bikes. It is a 4 into 5 it looks like. I am just trying to make sure I have an understanding of how to wire it together.

My current bike that will be towing is a 1982 GL1100 Aspencade and it already has a flat four connector on it. 3 covered and one exposed.

I emailed Electrical Connectors but have received no response from them. I figure they must not want to talk to me because I wasn't the purchaser, the previous owners were. It's unfortunate but I know things are different than they used to be.

The wiring instructions are very simple so I want to make sure that I do it correctly the first time.

Can I use the wires from the current motorcycle connector to connect to the four on the isolator? Do I need to figure out from the wiring diagram (I'm no master) to connect everything all over again? Is there anywhere I can get a little clearer instructions?

Any help will be appreciated as always.

Steve


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Re: Electrical Connection Isolator 07660

Post by wingpilot08 »

echinus1988 wrote: My current bike that will be towing is a 1982 GL1100 Aspencade and it already has a flat four connector on it. 3 covered and one exposed.
Steve
What exactly are you trying to do? If you alred have a 4pin trailer connector on the bike, ar you trying to go to a 5 wire? The Wing are normally a 5 wire system LT, RT, Running light, Brake Light and ground. This sounds like you have a converter that takes the 5 wire to the 4 wire now.

Is this on your bike somewhere?


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Re: Electrical Connection Isolator 07660

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If I understand, it sounds like I am overthinking this.

I haven't found that connector but I need to look again and make sure. Just trying to get over this blasted creeping crud and feel normal again.

The 4 wire plug was wired in by the previous owner so I just figured it was a 4 wire system but it sounds like I am wrong (as I often am) and need to simplify things. 5 wires to 5 wires. If the connector is there, I can remove it and just run the wires back if I follow correctly. Maybe add a fuse back to the trailer to make sure it blows instead of frying my bike electrical system?

Does this sound correct?

Thanks

Steve
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Re: Electrical Connection Isolator 07660

Post by MikeB »

You can also check it out without taking anything apart.
Use a 12 volt DC Circuit tester:


Or a Volt Ohm Meter (VOM):


And check the three pins to ground for voltage with the lights on, Left and Right Signal Flashing and the brake lights on to see if you have voltage and which contact is providing the voltage. Then use that information to wire your trailer accordingly.
If it is already set up for a four wire circuit, each of the terminals will turn the 12 volt DC circuit tester light on for each lighting event.

Green wire is usually for the Right Turn and Brake
Yellow wire is usually for the Left turn and Brake
Brown wire is usually for the Taillights and clearance lights
White wire is usually for the Ground and is most likely the exposed terminal.

I hope this is helpful.
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Re: Electrical Connection Isolator 07660

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I'll be setting it up as a 5 wire with one wire going to my brake controller. It's being wired into a 1998 Bunkhouse trailer which can go 6 but the 6th wire is for a light inside the trailer if I am reading it right.

So I'll need the right and left turn signal, running lights, brake lights, ground I believe. I have both the circuit tester and the multimeter and understand basics though my schematic reading sucks unless I really look and figure things out.

You have been a great help and I do appreciate it!

Steve
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Re: Electrical Connection Isolator 07660

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You really want to consider an isolator kit if one is not installed. It is not recommended to directly connect the trailer lighting to the existing wire harness. An isolator will use the signals for braking, running and turn signal to a set of relays and then provide power directly from the battery for the trailer.

http://wingstuff.com/shop/trailer_wiring Protect your bike wiring harness......it's cheaper than a new wire harmness for the bike!!

http://wingstuff.com/products/36269-iso ... ler_wiring


08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 73,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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