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1Back to top Go down    Trailer on K1100LT on Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:50 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I have finally got a trailer, at this moment coming across the Irish Sea courtesy of a friend.

I have a towbar collected at K Fest and it came wired with a 7 pin socket which I will not be using.

Looked at the wiring and ok with that but looking for advice on plug connector between modified bike wiring and trailer. It will be used in all conditions and therefore needs weather resistance. I would like to use on of the marine type plugs that have a sealing ring which is screwed to clamp the plug together against the seals. Any thoughts?



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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 87,980 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Trailer on K1100LT on Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:46 pm

Dai

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Don't over-egg the cake Olaf. Those seven pin plugs are fitted to millions of cars and vans and do the job day in, day out. If anything goes wrong, they're easy to get hold of.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Trailer on K1100LT on Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:57 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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When I had a Rigid Inflatable Boat (diving, water skiing, fishing etc) I swore by Bulgin Buccaneer connectors for connecting power and/or coaxial cables to the VHF radio, Fish finder, GPS and magnetometer. I used bulkhead sockets on the boat centre console and plugs on the device cables. Bulgin do all sorts of different inserts to suit many applications and they are waterproof when either connected (plug in socket) or when disconnected, with caps fitted. They made it really easy to fit and remove the devices when the boat was not being used and avoided corrosion of the contacts. Perfect for a very wet, marine environment.

RS stock them in the UK (example of 7 pin version below)





However, I'm with Dai for a bike trailer application - use the standard auto trailer sockets and plugs, they are much cheaper and are designed for the wet road environment.



Last edited by Born Again Eccentric on Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:00 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Upload of correct socket picture (rather than 2 pics of plug))


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Trailer on K1100LT on Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:46 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I am half with Dai as I have a shed full of those 7 pin fittings mainly because of the car trailer ,no matter what I do wires go wrong as in contacts but I suppose I can do it in my sleep.

I like the marine fitting for another reason, they work and being non standard is a slight disincentive to someone else hooking it up and going off with it.

Mind you the difference would buy a niceClaret.........


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 87,980 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Trailer on K1100LT on Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:07 am

BobT

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I like the marine fitting for another reason, they work and being non standard is a slight disincentive to someone else hooking it up and going off with it.

Not sure that you are worried about something that is not going to happen. Can't see any car driver wanting to tow a shoe box around and no other biker would be seen dead towing that thing. :-)

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Trailer on K1100LT on Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:29 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@BobT wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I like the marine fitting for another reason, they work and being non standard is a slight disincentive to someone else hooking it up and going off with it.

Not sure that you are worried about something that is not going to happen. Can't see any car driver wanting to tow a shoe box around and no other biker would be seen dead towing that thing. :-)
No worries BobT I had not been planning to put anyone in it.....


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 87,980 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Trailer on K1100LT on Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:30 pm

88

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:No worries BobT I had not been planning to put anyone in it.....

The only bodies in there will be dead ducks, probably in confit form!lol!


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Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
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