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post #1 of 20 Old Feb 28th, 2006, 6:32 am Thread Starter
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Trailer Hitch

Did a search no luck. I am looking to put a trailer hitch on my 05 LT to pull a camper I just purchased. Any suggestions? I have looked at a picture at hitch doc and there hitch looks low. Also any wiring ideas?

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post #2 of 20 Old Feb 28th, 2006, 7:13 am
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Go to www.dauntlessmotors.com for the best hitch for the LT. They also supply the wiring harness adapter.

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I'm surprised you couldn't find any archives on hitches, you may want to try again.
I found enough to keep me busy for several hours.
There are many choices, the two better ones are Dauntless and Bushtec.
Regarding wiring, just be sure to purchase the isolator relays to safeguard the LT's electronics, available from both afore-mentioned manufactorers and some auto parts stores.


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Re: Trailer Hitch

Does installing an OEM trailer hitch void your BMW warranty?
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Re: Trailer Hitch

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Does installing an OEM trailer hitch void your BMW warranty?
I guess the best answer is maybe. BMW does not recommend pulling a trailer with any of their motorcycles. If BMW feels that towing a trailer contributed to the cause of whatever failure you are trying to get covered under warranty then they can void it for that repair. If your windshield motor dies then it would be hard to make that connection. Unfortunately pulling a trailer could affect the frame, brakes, engine and pretty much all the running gear.

But then again overloading the bike can void the warranty too. It would just be harder for them to know or prove that it had been overloaded.


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post #6 of 20 Old Apr 15th, 2009, 12:20 am
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Wink Re: Trailer Hitch

Hitch docs hitch is easy to remove so they wouldn't know for sure. Some dealers and mechanics use any excuse to get their rate up. I installed my wiring using a standard light signal modifier. You can buy at any auto parts store. I did not cut any wires and taped them where it would be easy to hide. Sneaky
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Does installing an OEM trailer hitch void your BMW warranty?
No such thing....an "OEM trailer hitch" for the LT. BMW simply doesn't offer one.

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Re: Trailer Hitch

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I'll have a Dauntless hitch the middle of June if you are interested,
I would suggest the purchase of the wiring harness from Dauntless not that $$.

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I'll have a Dauntless hitch the middle of June if you are interested,
I would suggest the purchase of the wiring harness from Dauntless not that $$.

Going to have to rename the 06 Lt.

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Uh, OK. If I'm ever in the market for one, I'll keep you in mind.

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Re: Trailer Hitch

I might be in the market for a hitch. Am thinking of getting a cargo trailer for my 2K LT. How much would you be asking?
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I might be in the market for a hitch. Am thinking of getting a cargo trailer for my 2K LT. How much would you be asking?
If daddo does not take it I am interested. I have the trailer but no hitch.


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post #12 of 20 Old Apr 16th, 2009, 3:11 pm
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daddo 50

1/2 $ of new + shipping.


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post #13 of 20 Old Apr 22nd, 2009, 7:46 pm
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Re: Trailer Hitch

I too am looking for a hitch for my 04 LT. Has anyone ever used the hitch made by Custom Cruiser Chrome out of Canada? It is about half the price of the others you guys have been talking about. I pull a small cargo trailer that may weight 200 lbs fully packed.
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+ 1 for the Dauntless

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Re: Trailer Hitch

I will have to pass at this time - my money went to my kid in D.C. to pay for her parking space. She is interning (no pay) at the public defenders office and has to pay for her parking also.
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good choice, thanks for your inquiry.


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Beemer2up, is that dauntless of yours still available? I am definatly interested
Thanks, Ron
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Re: Trailer Hitch

Looking at their webiste, they don't appear to have a trailer hitch for a K1200LT. They have some mention of 1975 to 1995, but no pictures. I'd be very hesitant to buy anything without seeing it first. JMHO

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Re: Trailer Hitch

Steve, when you're looking at the Beemer page, the KLT is on the top right clickie not down below.

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Looking at their webiste, they don't appear to have a trailer hitch for a K1200LT. They have some mention of 1975 to 1995, but no pictures. I'd be very hesitant to buy anything without seeing it first. JMHO
I personally have a Dauntless and I have no experience with any of the Custom Cruiser Chrome products. However their website does have a listing for the K1200LT. It even has a picture for what it is worth.


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