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My LT with Newly Painted Hannigan Trailer - Comments Please - Be Nice Now

I sure hope I haven't done a stupid thing here so I need some comments on the overall package. This is our '99 LT in Basalt Gray Metallic. I also have a 2002 GoldWing that we had this '07 Hannigan trailer made for. It's been used probably less than a dozen times on the road and since I got the LT a little over a year ago, I just don't ride the GL or use the trailer much.

So with the new, to me, LT getting most of the riding time, I decided I'd have it painted to match the Basalt Bray Metallic and the Magnesium Metallic of the lower portion of the LT. After leaving it at the paint shop, I left to do the Ga Dash ride that is in another post here. Lots of the time while doing that ride, I was thinking I had done something I shouldn't have. Then again I'd think it's gonna be fine with the paint scheme pulling behind the LT.



I picked it up after lunch this afternoon and was impressed with the work the young painter at our body shop did in matching the colors up. It's right cloudy here today and these few shots may look a tad on the blue side. But this color can look from a blueish tint in shade to a more grayer look in direct sunlight.

Also most will notice the tail lights don't look BMW'ish because they were matching the GL's taillights at the Hannigan factory. And as I've put on the chromed trim pieces around those taillights, they probably stand out a little more.



But taking into consideration my LT is going on 13 years, bless it's heart, and the trailer is almost 5 years old... What do you guys and gals think of the look??



1) Do you like the two toned paint job?, 2) Do you think I should have left it the Basalt Gray all over?, 3) Do you think I should have left it the Champagne color and left it behind the GL, 4) Should I be refrained from making major decisions any longer, 5) Will any of this matter if I pass you right fast, and/or 6) Is this trailer gonna make my butt look big?


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I think it looks great!


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I think it looks great. I also have a 99LT Basalt so I am partial to the color combo you have there.

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This is how I did mine this summer. The trailer is a 1990 Bushtec Turbo.
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I like the lighter lower. Makes me want to tune up my ZZ.

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Wonderful job there! I love the two-tone; your guys did a great job matching the bike. Regarding making your butt look bigger - I've heard greys and blacks give a slimming look...so, all's good!


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Pretty sure is will make your butt look bigger...

Other than that looks Awesome!!!!

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The rig looks great !! You couldn't have done better--unless you wanted something funky.
It looks like they were made for each other !
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Looks Fantastic !!!
Now the wife is saying we need a trailer and have it color matched to look that good !
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Tommy,

I understand your concern that the LT - trailer package may not be all that good looking or functional. You may well have made a huge mistake. As a good will gesture I'll be happy to take over the trailer rig and hitch for you.....so you won't loose any more sleep over this. I won't even charge for the help.

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WOW . . .

Are you kidding me it looks fantastic - I especially like:

1. The black bra - transitions well with the black seats
2. The chrome tongue - flows well with the LTs muffler cover
3. The two tone paint job to match the bike

You have it together - actually makes the bike look younger - nice package!!

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1) Do you like the two toned paint job?, 2) Do you think I should have left it the Basalt Gray all over?, 3) Do you think I should have left it the Champagne color and left it behind the GL, 4) Should I be refrained from making major decisions any longer, 5) Will any of this matter if I pass you right fast, and/or 6) Is this trailer gonna make my butt look big?

Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5:
I really like the paint job. Looks great. I don't think you could improve on it.
Unless you paint it Canyon Red and give it to me.... that'd be better.

Question #6: How big is your butt?

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WOW . . .

Are you kidding me it looks fantastic - I especially like:

1. The black bra - transitions well with the black seats
2. The chrome tongue - flows well with the LTs muffler cover
3. The two tone paint job to match the bike

You have it together - actually makes the bike look younger - nice package!!
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Hi Tommy,

Looks fantastic - should make the heart pound every time you walk up to it.

Did you do the electrical links yourself. I am just about to wire up a trailer to do a trip around Australia next year, and would like to make the hitch removable when not using the trailer. This means having a plug / socket on the bike so that the wiring can remain attached to the hitch.

Have you made provision for a small fridge inside at all?

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It looks awesome! Don't worry, just ride. OK so now you point out the tail lights of the trailer are GW, I wasn't even concerned or thinking that until you pointed it out, so while I would probably ask myself the same question if it were me (understand that I am finnicky and a nit-picker for details - my buddies all tell me that), I would still leave it as is and not worry about it - it truly looks terrific. All the best and nice job!

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On second thought...I think this is just your suttle way to brag about the great looking trailer rig and you know what ?? You deserve to brag !!!
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WOW,,, I'm really blown away by all the wonderful comments you guys posted. Man, I feel better all over more than anywhere else now and am back to my original feelings that it is a great looking combo. You know when you have too much time on your hands sometimes you start doubting yourself and I guess I had a case of that.

Main point here is... the wife liked it immediately when I rode up in the driveway and that's a large plus as any of you married guys can relate to. If Momma ain't happy... well you know the rest. So the GL is washed, polished and covered over under that white tent and might have to rest for awhile as this will be so much fun to pull.

One of you asked if I did the electrics. Yes I do it all on my bikes. I have had the Tupperware off this thing enough that I can put it back together in way less than an hour. As I've changed out the radio to a Jensen 2212 and totally rewired that into the BMW bundle, added the Air Temp sensor and the OnBoard Computer, Run-N-Lites into the blinkers, added the J&M CB/Intercom radio and Firestick antenna and mount, added the Sirius module into the Jensen and also a nice fuse block under the seat, I've had most everything off the bike but have yet to remove the tank. About the only thing I've had to 'have' done was installing the new throttle cables and I got a break on that price a bit. It's fun, but I'm about tired of taking plastic off and hope to get lots of riding time in now.

In the electrical wiring stuff, I have lots of hands on electronic experience so that comes pretty easy - Ham Radio, Radio Control nut, licensed pilot, etc. - its just getting these fingers to work on the small parts that takes a little time. The hitch I have is a Dauntless and came with all the necessary things to wire the hitch into the bike and also the plug into the trailer. I scraped the net for the Hannigan diagram and found the color code and so that went pretty well. The way the plug wired up took some doing with #12 wire that had to be stripped back less than ľ" and bent into a hole and screwed to the connector. Five wires in each the plug and connector, but I got it done and it worked. I also did the fix on the Speedometer by jumping the set of pins to get it even with the GPS, and all this has been fun. I'm a nut about things doing what their supposed to. Spedo is dead on at 70 - 80 with the Zumo GPS.

Thanks again all and isn't this a great forum to communicate with like mined folk!!

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Su-u-u-eeet..............It looks just fine..............



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Tommy: Purty Very Purty. Wish your paint man lived closer to me.
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Hey, Just a thought -

What do you think I had to pay to get the trailer painted in two colors?


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WOW . . .

Are you kidding me it looks fantastic - I especially like:

1. The black bra - transitions well with the black seats
2. The chrome tongue - flows well with the LTs muffler cover
3. The two tone paint job to match the bike

You have it together - actually makes the bike look younger - nice package!!
+1 on all counts.

Seriously? The trailer is gorgeous all around.

If I could change 1 thing it would be to remove the chrome trim around the trailer tail lights. Strictly personal preference, though. Nice job!

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Looks great!! My LT came with a hitch I've thought about taking it off with the thought I'll never pull a trailer, but seeing your rig gives me pause, I think that hitch will stay...

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Hi, Tom - terrific idea you had on the paint scheme and real nice job by that young painter. I'd be right proud to run that rig anywhere. Always great to get approval input from Sharon, too!!! 'Bout the onliest things you need to add are (1) a little bit more lighting along the side of the trailer to add to the GL style taillight's peripheral coverage, and (2) on the bike, under the trunk handle, a back-up camera mod'd into the GPS unit!!


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Wow. That trailer looks really great. I think you did very well. I'd be proud to own one that looked like that.
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I sure hope I haven't done a stupid thing here so I need some comments on the overall package. This is our '99 LT in Basalt Gray Metallic. I also have a 2002 GoldWing that we had this '07 Hannigan trailer made for. It's been used probably less than a dozen times on the road and since I got the LT a little over a year ago, I just don't ride the GL or use the trailer much.

So with the new, to me, LT getting most of the riding time, I decided I'd have it painted to match the Basalt Bray Metallic and the Magnesium Metallic of the lower portion of the LT. After leaving it at the paint shop, I left to do the Ga Dash ride that is in another post here. Lots of the time while doing that ride, I was thinking I had done something I shouldn't have. Then again I'd think it's gonna be fine with the paint scheme pulling behind the LT.



I picked it up after lunch this afternoon and was impressed with the work the young painter at our body shop did in matching the colors up. It's right cloudy here today and these few shots may look a tad on the blue side. But this color can look from a blueish tint in shade to a more grayer look in direct sunlight.

Also most will notice the tail lights don't look BMW'ish because they were matching the GL's taillights at the Hannigan factory. And as I've put on the chromed trim pieces around those taillights, they probably stand out a little more.



But taking into consideration my LT is going on 13 years, bless it's heart, and the trailer is almost 5 years old... What do you guys and gals think of the look??



1) Do you like the two toned paint job?, 2) Do you think I should have left it the Basalt Gray all over?, 3) Do you think I should have left it the Champagne color and left it behind the GL, 4) Should I be refrained from making major decisions any longer, 5) Will any of this matter if I pass you right fast, and/or 6) Is this trailer gonna make my butt look big?




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That does look lovely, I do like the fact the lights on the trailer are designed to combine with the GW. Although I doubt they stand out as so obvious to the layman.
I'm a great fan of two-tone paint. I'll give this rig top marks!

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Hey, Just a thought -

What do you think I had to pay to get the trailer painted in two colors?

Yeah, now your gonna break our hearts.

The trailer look great and even with the G/W tail lights.

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IBBONES, Hope this doesn't break too many hearts, but I got it all done for $400 and that included a little can of each color so that I can touch up some of the little areas on the bike.

I got a price before I left on my trip, and it sounded low to me and maybe that was one of the determining factors that made me question the decision. It's not a really large trailer but they had to remove so much chrome and the lid had to come off and lights and things that I though the price really low... and then when I went to pick it up and really did a close inspection on it I was wonderfully surprised.

I'm still smiling I guess. I going to install a BMW Roundel just like the one on the Top Box lid this afternoon. I'll put it in the same place on the trailer and then I plan on getting a couple of larger Roundels and put them in the center of the hubs on the wheels.

That should do it for me.

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I guess it's hard to leave things alone when they are going pretty good. Wife says I've got the big head now with all the nice comments on the Hannigan trailer painted to match the LT.

So had time this afternoon to add the BMW Roundel that I got for it. It's the same part number for the Roundel on the LT Top Box. I measured the same distance down from the top box to it's Roundel and made a Marks A Lot mark there then I applied a piece of blue painters tape across that line parallel to the top of the trailer with the trailer door open. I measured the center point where the latch cut out was and dropped a plum line there and then applied the blue tape. So I had a Cross directly in the center of the trailer rear. The Roundel came with applied stick on adhesive and two ⅛" tabs for alignment. I applied several dabs of the Marks A Lot on the ends of the tabs and aligned the BMW cross in their emblem with the tape and pressed it into the tape making the corresponding alignment marks.

A Dremel with an ⅛" drill on low speed made the holes quickly and an alcohol swab to clean the trailer surface off after the tape was removed and I just pressed it in to stay. I think it adds to the total look of the trailer. The BMW Helmet Roundels are on the way from Sierra BMW and they will stick right into the round areas on the wheel Hubs of the trailer. Pics below.

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That obviously is not a BMW trunk latch--itís not broken. :-)

And, it couldnít be a GW traileróno stuffed animal on it. :-) :-)
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That is really cool

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What trailer hitch is that? If you don't mind I ask?

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Fuzzy - That's a Dauntless trailer hitch. I liked what I heard around the net about this hitch and it is really well made. Mounted right up to the LT and the instructions as to where and how to wire in the plug was well written to me. You'll find information here -->

http://www.dmcsidecars.com/hitches/hitches-for-bmw/

I've go to try this next week, but some have said to toll the back wheel up on a short piece of 2x6 and then place the center stand on another piece of it to lift the bike up about 1.5 on the center stand. Then you just release a couple of Linch (sp) pins and you remove the rear hitch piece with the ball. Then when you remove the 5 bolts that hold the rear wheel on you can just roll it out and take it to the shop to have the new tire put on and save yourself some money. I'm going to have to try that this coming week as this tire is about shot.

Seems like they only had a few left for the LT as they are tooling up for the new bike. What's it called... a GLT or something?

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BMWBAZZA - Didn't notice your query about the fridge. To be honest I wasn't thinking about that when pulling it with the GL as we always motel it when traveling. But I did install a line with a cigarette lighter end to it and just realized it's the same end that I have on the bike.

Used that before to charge camera batteries and phones and things like that. But probably could plug in something small to keep things cool. In fact somewhere around here we have a drink thing that I remember has a fan in it and that keeps a few drinks pretty cool. Thanks for bringing that back to my mind for me.

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Great looking trailer and luv the rear wing/brake light


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ther than making your but look bigger, I think bike & trailer look great together! I wouldn't change a thing,but that's probably not an option for you. Keep the 2-tone.
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Hey Tom, thanks for the 'comments' and glad to see you're on here. Great forum. When we gonna do your radio swap?

One email I got suggested that I just get an oversize seat and that would make the large butt look smaller.

Tell Barb hello from Sharon and I and you take care. Come down and ride some with us when you can. Miss you two guys.

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Looks great to me!
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CLAAASSSSY!!! Awesome!


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Very nice combo. A 13/yr old bike NEVER looked better


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Wow, she looks alot newer than 13... NICE!

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Hi Wade - Yeah she is a '99 model and probably inside really doesn't know what she it. I've had it just a few weeks over a year now, and when I got her she was just a 'bare' LT. I've since added the Temp Sensor and the On Board Computer, and needed a right hand Mirror so figures I'd start to dress her a bit so got the Chromed Mirror Cups and have since added the Chromed K1200LT Lift Handle to the top box. She has Heated Grips now, Zumo GPS to keep me on the curvy and hilly roads, J&M CB/Intercom into our Nolan helmets and a new Jensen 2212 AM/FM radio with Sirius module. So there are few times we don't find something to either listen to or talk to each other about.

So she is sort of a '99.5 or something. It's been fun updating the things I've been able to and I have no idea that I'm finished yet. When the question of, "Farkel or Frakle Not", came up there was no hesitation on my part, I jumped in with both feet.

Thanks for the comments All.

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Looks beautifull, hope you enjoy it with great pleasure and many years of safe riding.

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I say to heck with what anyone else thinks about your ride.... if it works for you... go for it. I have thought about adding one sometimes but still not able to do much of that kind of riding for now.... It looks great to me and I really like the 2 tone color! I wasn't really looking, but I'm sure your butt if a great shape...... remember, round is a shape :-)
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Right on the shape - Round is a shape... but of course the Goodyear Blimp is Round too.

Anyway, This is for Howard (hschisler) on a post up above a good bit. Howard I was in and out of the shop several times today. Not doing anything to speak of, but every time I opened the door and the daylight streamed in, it hit the back of the Hannigan trailer. First thing that would hit me and come to mind was those Goldwing Chrome trim pieces around the tail lights. And I would see your post in my mind.

Howard, I finally had to agree with you , the chrome pieces balanced out more on the GoldWing side of things so they had to go. So I got my short roll-around seat and sat down behind the trailer with a flat bladed screwdriver, can of Isopropal Alcohol and a clean rag. I ended up not even needing the screwdriver as they were easy to gently start prying from the top, and keeping a little pressure on them, they both popped off with no problem. They don't have any cracks or peeling on the chrome so if I decide later to add them back it won't be a problem as I have the double sided tape around here somewhere.

A minute or so with the alcohol and the residue from the double sticky was gone. In taking off the chrome trim pieces, I did see a thin light line of Champagne where the tape was just a tad wide when they taped the trailer and that was just a small job with a little touch up brush and the left over paint.

So, we'll see how this sets with me. I'm still mulling over Dicks suggestion that I might need a tad more rear side lights on there. That'll take a little more 'mullin'.

Thanks again for the continued comments on the 'rig'. I'll be taking it on the breakfast ride this coming Wednesday and Thursday morning over to Boston (GA) where we will do an RTE (Ride to Eat). Won't be hauling anything, just showing it off, and then we'll probably ride around somewhere on some of the canopy roads down around Tallahassee. I'll probably end up at Matrixx Motorsports there where I was forced into buying this LT a little over a year ago. But that's another story.

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That looks excellent. The tail lights don't matter. You will never match a trailer 100% to a bike. It looks like it coordinates with the bike to a perfection. Of course some elements will be different.
I was going to say you spent too much to get it painted. But $400 is not that bad really. To get any quality paint on anything today, that is a fair price. Not too much at all.
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I have never heard of Basalt Bray Metallic, looking for this on a color chart no luck.

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Gray, dude, gray. Just look on the bike. Don't look on the color chart.
It sorta looks like basalt, also.
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Well, glad I could be of some "help"! The way you did it, you can always revert to the original look if you decide to do that. Choices are good!

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