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Offline Capt. G

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wiring bike to trailer, HELP
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:49:39 pm »
What is the best way to wire Connie to trailer. My thought from reading topics until my head exploded ( electrical challenged is an understatement) is with an AUX Box with a Hopkins 46255 trailer adapter. Please help out if you can. Thanks to all the fellow COG'ers out there for the help. Have a great ride :)) 8) :-\ :'(

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Re: wiring bike to trailer, HELP
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 04:30:16 pm »
If I remember right (I think that is the same adapter I have on my Connie), 4 wires to the trailer side, 5 from the bike. I tapped into the appropriate bike wires in the wiring harness that runs by the seat latches under the seat. I can take a photo when I get home if that helps. That adapter takes the separate turn signal and brake light from the bike to make it a single turn/brake needed for most trailer applications. I double sided taped the adapter under the tail section, and ran the four wire trailer connector harness down the trailer hitch vertical support to where you need it for the trailer. Hopefully this will get you in the right direction.
 If you need more assistance, you can try pinging me direct, might be easier talk through over the phone  >:D
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Re: wiring bike to trailer, HELP
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 04:39:21 pm »
What is the best way to wire Connie to trailer. My thought from reading topics until my head exploded ( electrical challenged is an understatement) is with an AUX Box with a Hopkins 46255 trailer adapter. Please help out if you can. Thanks to all the fellow COG'ers out there for the help. Have a great ride :)) 8) :-\ :'(
Well you're off to a good start. That connector/powered isolator is the bees knees for hooking up a trailer.

The power line should be attached to your axillary power supply if you have one, otherwise to the hot on the battery, or starter solenoid. Ground to ground. The other wires as marked. I used those Posi-Lock(tm) connectors, keeps things nice and clean. Do not use those 3M scotchloc connectors, or there imitators, unless you want to do the wiring all over again in a couple of years, and replace sections of corroded wire.

I've had the same connector as you have for about four years now, still works fine.(insert thumbs up here)

Have fun.

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Re: wiring bike to trailer, HELP
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 06:10:59 pm »
Thanks for the assist Steve. 

Yeah mines been in for a few years also, prior to that it was on my '99.

OK, no more confusion from me   ^-^
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