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i need to add a trailer 6 pin plug to my 1800, wondering best places to mount it.
 

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To many options / choices?

Open view / hidden?
Willing to drill holes in the plastics?
Plastic plug / metal? (I prefer 6 prong round)
 

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I used a plate mounted plug purchased at autozone or something similar. A real standard design. Hung it below the hitch ball and tied it up with tie-wraps. Held well until I insisted on using the highway cut thru for a u-turn and the rear dipped enough to drag the bracket & plug a bit. Broke the tie-wraps but the connection held. I am now looking for a method that will allow me to do the round receptacle in a hole cut directly into the rear filler panel below the license plate. Not sure who makes it but I'll figure it out.
 

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I've been contemplating a flip-up licenseplate mount that'd cover the connector when not in use. Only bit of worry I see there is ensuring that I won't have the trailer wires rubbing up the paint on the bike's tail.

I did a recessed mount behind the reflecto for one guy that was nice but a bit hard for me to "use" -- a second trailer plug was mounted to the rear of the reflector so that the plug from the reflector gave a tail/stop light function AND kept the bike-side socket covered and clean. What troubled me about it was that connector was used to hold the updated reflector in position and had to be tight enough to kinda make removing the reflector part a pain with nothing to hold onto (thought that next time I'd add some grab-wings made from thin stainless or something if I did another)
 

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I removed the reflector from the bottom of the rear finder and drilled for the round six pin plug. Then ran the wire up the hitch frame in wire chafe wrap made the connection to the plug then fill the back side (tire side) with RTV sliped the rubber boot over zip tied the boot mounted the plug. Make sure all the lights work right before you RTV or mount the plug. I also used the mounting plate for the plug as a guide. Good luck.
 

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I just let my 6 pin connector hang until I need it... Well, actually, I tie wrap it out of the way with a plastic baggy over it to protect it from corrosion until it's needed...

Works best for me that way - your mileage may vary ;)

Les
 

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I just let my 6 pin connector hang until I need it... Well, actually, I tie wrap it out of the way with a plastic baggy over it to protect it from corrosion until it's needed...

Works best for me that way - your mileage may vary ;)

Les
I do close to the same, but rather than use a baggy I took an old pill bottle from Walgreens and made a hole in the lid of it. I wrapped the the plug wires near the plug with electric tape and feed it through the hole. Hot glued it to seal it up on the inside and outside. And just put the bottom on and off to protect the plug from the elements.
 

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I mount mine behind the fender so it's out of sight all the time. It's bolted to the trailer hitch.





 
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