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post #1 of 2 Old Apr 18th, 2009, 4:42 pm Thread Starter
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white wire( ground)??

Hi all;

Wiring the trailer and wanted to know what some of you guys did with the white wire.

Did you all run the white wires all together and hook to the 5 wire plug or hooked to the trailer frame at the tongue?/

want to make sure before I wire the whole thing up!!

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post #2 of 2 Old Apr 18th, 2009, 8:19 pm
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Re: white wire( ground)??

Never try to use frame as ground on the LT. All grounds on the bike are wired grounds, using brown wires. Always wire to the proper ground circuit in the wiring so that all grounds return directly to the battery. Frame grounds MAY work, but if they do it is basically accidental, and can cause problems with radio interference, ground loops, etc..

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