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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Trailer light hookup

I bought an 08 Wing about 5 weeks ago and it came with a hitch and 5 pin wiring, I just found a used trailer that I’m gonna buy and it has a 6 pin flat plug, so do they make an adapter or do I have to wire in a new plug to match the bikes.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 01:32 PM
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Not sure on an adapter but I'd rewire a new plug on the trailer. They are cheap and its really easy. Likely a lot easier than finding an adapter if there is such a thing.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 05:21 PM
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Well what exactly do the six wires power?

Bike has five, ground, right, left, running.

Brake? Or 12 volts? Or?

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Stop would be one (brake)

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 07:08 PM
Does trailer have electric brakes?

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2018, 12:50 AM
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Buy a cheap multimeter and set it to ohms. Then put one lead on the tongue of the trailer and use the other lead to check which of the 6 pins ohms out. That will tell you which pin is for ground. Take a battery out of the bike and attach the ground to the trailer tongue at a bolt or something or even the pin you found to be ground. Then the positive wire check each pin at the 6 pin connector and see what comes on. write each one down. Then you will know what goes to what and can match up with the bike.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2018, 12:56 PM
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It all depends upon what you want to do with your trailer. if you want to add nothing.
L ind
R ind
Is fine.
MO waste of time messing and using adapters.
Long time ago I used chrome 5 pin, then I added another because I wanted, reversing lights, interior light, Larson Scanner, Parade lights.
Now I have a single 13 pin Euro socket, I do not use them all, but I love the push and twist connection.
Do you not have 7 pin electrical couplers in the US, I would fit a 7 pin, have 12v from battery on pin 6, and 12v from ACC to pin 7 for future use.

Also if you re wire the Wing and the trailer, you will be confident of the state of the wiring.

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