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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer Hitch????

I just got off the phone with my local Harley dealer and was going to purchase a trailer hitch and have it installed there. I was told that Harley does not make one but he could sell me an aftermarket hitch and that I would have to go else where to get it installed?????????
I really want to get the aluminum pull behind trailer and need some information on a good hitch.
I need some ideas on what is out there for a good aftermarket hitch that is easy to install and wire.

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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 05:09 PM
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Hitch doc, Kuryakyn, Bushtec are just a few. I like the hidden hitch option but have a fixed ball hitch from Kuryakyn on its way to me as I write this. I'll be able to tell you more about the installation once I put it on but wouldn't expect it to be difficult at all - simple bolt on - easy enough to do it yourself. Trailer wiring may be more daunting but not too terribly much I suspect. Check out this site for building your own trailer - http://nomad.eurekaboy.com/mctrailer.htm This othere site mightbe helpful as well http://forums.delphiforums.com/n/mai...&gid=150618024

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I have the mchitch , four mounting points on the frame and the saddlebag braces as well

FWIW they will tell you it voids your warranty, I went thru this with them over twenty years ago , if you have ESP , it does say if the bike is set up for towing , it voids the ESP ..

I remove mine when not in use

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Yes I would like one to but wont this void your warranty.
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Yes I would like one to but wont this void your warranty.

Ask your dealer to show you where it says IN WRITING that pulling a trailer voids your warranty.

Most extended warranties, beyond the 2 year factory warranty, are underwritten by private companies who may or may not include trailer language in their contracts.

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the warranty does say 'unauthorized accessories' and that is probably what they would throw back at you

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N-line makes great trailers and excellent hitches. I put a black one on my Road Glide. It looks great. They provide a receiver plug when not in use.

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I bought a hitch with the receiver, so when the hitch is out you can't even see it, bought a little used trailer back when I had the EGU and had out repainted to match the RGU. I love it but the wife loves it even more, she gets to take her shoes. Went with Kuryakyn wiring harness, it draws power from the main circuit instead of the lights, hooked it to the Acc switch plug under the seat so when I'm not using the trailer I can turn it off. Can't remember who makes the hitch but I got it off Ebay, bout $175 for the hitch.

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Just sold mine to 1st Sgt.....it was a Kuryakyn and also used their trailer harness kit...plug and play you just have to hook 2 wires to the positive side of the battery and plug the harness in the tailight harness...easy cheesy!! Hitch is very stout and easy to install also.

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the cargo trailer is for her as well , I can go two weeks with the saddlebags , tour pak and passenger seat for storage , with room left over , she uses that much for one night ..

a winger here has a vanity plate on his trailer :

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