Join Date: May 2006
Location: Livonia, MI, US
Don't Want to burn it up-Wiring Question
I have a '05 LTC. I put a Dauntless Hitch on it and wired it for a five pin connection. It is wired through the tail lights. I did not use a relay.
The little trailer I pull behind it, is outfitted with LED running and tail lights. Have run 15K miles no problem.
I now have a Time Out Camping Trailer. And it needs to be wired to match the bike. However, the trailer tail light bulbs, two turn, and two running /brake are incandescent 1156, and 1157 bulbs.
I heard through the grape vine, not to use incandescent bulbs. It was explained it was best to change them to LED, as to not screw up the computers voltage reading or worse yet, overheat the wiring harness with too big of load.
Is this fact or fiction? I have already ordered LED bulbs to replace incandescent. I do like their brightness and durability. Standard 1156 and 1157's will blow if two bouncy or rough roads.
Look forward to your replies.