Trailer wiring


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Bikerjd
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Trailer wiring

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I have a 2012 Goldwing1800. I am trying to install a trailer hitch and wiring. While I have installed trailer wiring on many cars this is the first bike I have attempted. I have purchased a sub assembly harness but I am a bit confused as to what else is needed for this project, With prices of the remaining parts I am hesitant to buy on a guess. Can anyone tell me just what all else I may need to get this completed, I have the ability to do this project but don't want to interfere with the normal electronic working of the bike.
THANKS in advance for any help or suggestions!!!
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What sub assembly harness did you purchase? Did you get an Isolated Trailer Wiring Harness like this one?


If so, then it is pretty much plug and play. The only thing left would be the plug for the trailer and the mating plug for the harness.
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Thanks for replying MikeB
I bought a Rivco sub harness # GL18007-38, Did not realize that this was only part of what I needed. From the pic you sent it looks like this harness is included.
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Yeah I have no idea what RIVCO supplies. The picture I sent came from Cyclemax of Ohio. That is where I do most of my purchasing for accessories for the gold wings.
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Cyclemax looks to be a great supplier, Thanks for the info. and thank for the help!!
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Bikerjd wrote: Tue May 07, 2019 7:26 am I have a 2012 Goldwing1800. I am trying to install a trailer hitch and wiring. While I have installed trailer wiring on many cars this is the first bike I have attempted. I have purchased a sub assembly harness but I am a bit confused as to what else is needed for this project, With prices of the remaining parts I am hesitant to buy on a guess. Can anyone tell me just what all else I may need to get this completed, I have the ability to do this project but don't want to interfere with the normal electronic working of the bike.
THANKS in advance for any help or suggestions!!!
Bikerjd
So you did not say if your trailer is a 5 wire or a 4 wire set up.
If a 5 wire you need the break out harness, isolator and harness from isolator to the rear to connect to the trailer.
If you have a 4 wire trailer, you need all of the above plus a converter after the isolator to go from bike 5 wire system to trailer 4 wire system, for 4 wire systems I build I use a device that is both and isolator and converter in one package.
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I have an Electrical Connection isolator on my bike, they make a universal isolator, then you buy a sub harness which is specific to your bike, so everything is plug-n-play (I hate cutting wires). I'm not familiar with Rivco's products, but you may want to call them and see if they offer any tech support. Electrical Connection's tech support is pretty good.
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The isolator can also be done by you with this...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M6HOAYC/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... _lig_dp_it

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1500_.jpg

this relay does support low/hi inputs and has the needed 4 relays to work


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1995 Bunkhouse Camper
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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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