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I am trying to wire my bike 05 - GL1800 to get ready for my new Escapade trailer. the harness that came with my hitch (Bustech)
is a 5 wire setup that comes out in back of the bike with the isolater.... the plug in sent to me by Escapade trailer is a 6 wire and I am confused.. what I did is hook up the red & black 2 long wires to their proper battery posts. and plugged in the other plug & play to their proper places.. when I try my left & right signals and check with a 12volt test light they are working properly... brake light & running light seems to be working properly also when checking with the 12volt test light. but I have 2 wires from the plug in that came from Escapade that I am not sure where they go... and the blue wire from the wiring harness is not connected either.
so far I have connected the wiring as follows:

FROM WIRING HARNESS FROM PLUG-IN pigtail

green wire to green wire
yellow wire to yellow wire
brown wire to brown wire
black wire to black wire
blue wire to ???????

?????????? red wire
?????????? white wire



any help would be greatly appreciated

cosmic
 

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Cosmic....make sure you are matching function to function....not wire color to color. The 6th wire on your trailer is probably interior light. You can tie it into the tail or take it to the battery + if you want to be able to turn it on when the key is off.
 

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Cosmic,

I have the same set-up and here's my wiring scheme:

Escapade WHITE connects to bike GROUND

Escapade BROWN connects to bike PARKING /RUNNING LIGHTS

Escapade YELLOW connects to bike LEFT TURN

Escapade GREEN connects to bike RIGHT TURN

Escapade RED connects to bike BRAKE LIGHTS

Escapade BLACK either connects to the bike PARKING/RUNNING LIGHTS if you want interior light to shut off with key or directly to battery if you want the light 'hot' all the time.

DON'T trust that the wiring will match color to color - there is no industry standard - test each connection with a voltmeter to insure that the function you require is connected to the proper Escapade wire. Good luck!
 

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Honda's wiring is:
GREEN = ground
BROWN/WHITE = running/tail lights
GREEN/YELLOW = brake lights
LIGHT BLUE = right turn signal
ORANGE = left turn signal

HTH
 

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Cosmic,
I have your setup and hooked it up as follows:

Function------------- Isolator Output---------- Escapade Harness

Brake Lt.------------- Blue---------------------- Red
Left Sig. --------------Brown------------------- Yellow
Right Sig. ------------Yellow--------------------Green
Running Lt. ----------Green-------------------- Brown
Interior Lt.------------(See Note 1) -----------Black
Ground----------------Black----------------------White

Note 1: Bushtec recommends connecting the black interior light wire to
the green running light wire from the isolator. This prevents running the
battery down when the ignition switch is off. I connected the black wire
from the trailer to the positive side of the battery. The newer Escapade
trailers have a mercury switch on the lid hinge to shut off the interior
light when the lid is closed.
 

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Thanks guys.. with the info that Ray sent me... i finally managed to
figure the wiring out... why can't all the manafacturers use the same wiring colors and make it simple ????

thanks again

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cosmic_chariot said:
Thanks guys.. with the info that Ray sent me... i finally managed to
figure the wiring out... why can't all the manafacturers use the same wiring colors and make it simple ????

thanks again

cosmic
There is no industry standard in the motorcycle trailer industry. We designed our kit based on Bushtec's wire color codes.
 

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I'll say it again... why can't every manafactured "STANDARDIZE"
it sure would be a lot easier for everyday folks to do wiring... but I guess I already answered my statement... they don't us to work on our own equipment...

cosmic
 
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