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I have a 99 1500SE MotorTrike, and I'm getting ready to wire a trailer connector for my trailer lights. Anyone out there know which wire goes where? If a photo of the leads will help, I can do that. Thanks, jimsjinx
 

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I bought the hitch and wiring harness from http://www.cyclemaxohio.com. It only took a day or two to get it. It was highly recommended from here.

This is the hitch itself. It is $146.00:
http://www.cyclemaxohio.com/inc/sdetail/628

This wiring harness will let you just unplug the plugs to your back lights and the just plug this harness in without cutting any wires. It is $16.00:
http://www.cyclemaxohio.com/inc/sdetail/195

We then bought an adapter/Isolator from uhaul for $39.95. This was needed because the Goldwing uses separate turn signals and brakes and our trailer used a common bulb for turn signals and brakes with a flat 4 connector. It also gets its power directly from the battery so if there is a problem with the trailer lights it doesn't bring the bike down:
http://store.uhaul.com/product_detail.aspx?id=4074


I made a pdf of my instructions for the wiring harness. I scanned in what I could and typed the rest to make it legible. The one you have looks just like mine. You open the bottom cover on the trunk, unplug the lights , plug them into the harness and then plug the harness where you unplugged the lights. Then attach the loose ends to you adapter.

And click on the link below for my PDF.

Attachment: http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/attachment.php?id=23416
 

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MotorTrike left a pigtail, already wired into thebike's harness. All I have are 5 wires hanging loose next to the hitch receiver. The wires are terminated with crimp type wirenuts. I guess I'm supposed to connect my own plug. Do I need one of those "Hoppy" things or the thing from U-Haul? I'm gonna use low amp LED's for lights.Unless incandecent bulbs are ok. I only have one cig. lighter outlet for the GPS, and 2 small neon tubes for extra electrical items. Maybe LED's are overkill? The nice ones are pricey. I hate bein broke!! jimsjinx
 

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If your trailer is a 5 wire you just need to buy a plug and attach it. If your trailer is a 4 wire your would need an adaptor. Just use a light tester to find out what each wire does.
 
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