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post #1 of 5 Old Mar 26th, 2011, 8:40 pm Thread Starter
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Question trailer wireing

got my bushteck hitch & harness today install going good.i have the trigger end at the bike tail lights done.
my question is i have to run power from the battery (obviosly lol) when i attach the output stuff to the trailer white is ground,should i splice/tee the trailer ground wire and send one to the trailer & one to the battery.
i am pretty sure i have to or there would only be a power wire going to the relay assembly ?
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post #2 of 5 Old Mar 26th, 2011, 9:32 pm
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Re: trailer wireing

Why not run your trailer wiring directly to the bike tail light wiring block located behind the tail light assembly? Everything you need is right there.

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got my bushteck hitch & harness today install going good.i have the trigger end at the bike tail lights done.
my question is i have to run power from the battery (obviosly lol) when i attach the output stuff to the trailer white is ground,should i splice/tee the trailer ground wire and send one to the trailer & one to the battery.
i am pretty sure i have to or there would only be a power wire going to the relay assembly ?
The Bushtec wiring harness should of had a wiring diagram with it. If you wire it like they show you will not have any problems. There should be no need for an extra ground wire.

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Re: trailer wireing

well everything is hooked up all lights work.yahoo .electrical is not somthing i am good
at thanks hans for wireing info. gonna go for a test drive in a little bit.any advise on first trip with a trailer behind for the first time
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post #5 of 5 Old Jun 25th, 2011, 10:37 pm
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Re: trailer wireing

I recently had a trailer built for my dog. Works great and easy to tow. I am struggling with the wiring. I have and '03 K1200LT. Can someone please tell me the relay that I need? Thanks. I was surprised how easy it is to tow. Just gotta watch the tongue weight and keep it around 10% of trailer and load weight. and give yourself time to stop. and stop with the trailer in line with the bike.
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