There are times when you need to bring some of the comforts from home on the road with you but some things are too large, or too numerous, for the storage on your motorcycle. Installing the GL18007-20 hidden hitch on your Gold Wing allows you to tow a trailer full of comforts from home.
NOTE: The GL18007-20 fits 2001-2011 Gl1800 Gold Wing models. To see the trailer hitch designed to fit 2013-newer GL1800 Gold Wing and F6B models see our GL18007-30.
Removing the chrome-plated tongue is as simple as pulling the retaining pin and the tongue out of the receiver. The aluminum hitch frame stays hidden on the bike without the tongue in place. Although not included with our trailer hitch, we offer our GL18007-C tow ball sold separately.
Maximum recommended tongue weight of the GL18007-20 hitch is 60 lbs. Maximum recommended tow weight of the GL18007-20 is 600 lbs. Do not exceed the motorcycle manufacturer maximum axle weight when towing.
Will installing a trailer hitch void my motorcycle warranty? No, in 1975 the federal government passed a set of laws called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This act states your vehicle warranty cannot be voided or canceled for using any non-original equipment manufacturer (O.E.M.) part or accessory (like our trailer hitch) unless the manufacturer of the vehicle can prove the use of this non-O.E.M. part or accessory caused a failure of any part or parts on the vehicle. We encourage you to research the Magnuson-Moss act then share your findings with your dealer if they tell you installing our trailer hitch or any of our accessories will void your warranty.
What wiring components will I need to purchase to complete the circuit between my motorcycle and my trailer? The steps outlined below will help you determine what wiring components you need.
1.) You will need our GL18007-28 sub-harness to plug into your factory tail light wiring.
2.) 2001-2011 Gold Wings use a five-wire tail light system. Determine if your trailer is a five-wire or four-wire system. If your trailer is a five-wire system proceed to step 3. If your trailer is a four-wire system, you will need our EC07664 five-to-four wire converter.
3.) Both four-wire and five-wire trailer systems will require the use of our GL18007-IU isolator. An isolator is like a multi-channel relay pulling power for your trailer lights directly from the motorcycle battery to prevent over-loading your motorcycle tail light wiring.
4.) RIVCO does not provide plugs to match other manufacturer’s plugs, as there are far too many. We do however offer two different matched sets of male and female trailer plugs under part numbers TWC001 and TWC002.
We understand that trailer wiring can seem complicated and we are here to help. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us during our business hours via telephone at 262-763-8222 or anytime via email at email@example.com.