Trailer hitch

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sallydog said:
i have a hitch i took off my 2012 with jesse racks im not using any more... doesnt fit my new ES and i have a new design in mind

https://sallydog.smugmug.com/My-stuff/Trailer-hitch/i-9ZjN5Rq
Sallydog.... interested. I have to look at how this would fit into my Givi Outback Trekker set up tho.... could you somehow measure the 4 points where they contact the frame? I am confused on how I might ask you to measure tho ... maybe the widths between the front points and the rear points. PM me so we can exchange contact info

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The set up on my 1st S10, towed a camper trailer all the way around Australia.

The Anderson plug beneath the hitch plus is used to power the fridge when on the road
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Wow LoftyBob, that is a great looking rig and set up. On Monday (08/20/18) I pick up my 2012 Super Tenere in Salt Lake City Utah and then I’m driving the S10 to just west of the Nevada/California border (above Lake Tahoe) to pick up my new camper trailer, which looks very much like yours. But I don’t have the hitch and my son and I are going to have one constructed. Did you have your hitch custom-constructed or get it from a manufacturer? If you happen to remember the manufacturer’s name and contact info, I would greatly appreciate it. Do you still have your S10? RIDE ON !
 

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Wow LoftyBob, that is a great looking rig and set up. On Monday (08/20/18) I pick up my 2012 Super Tenere in Salt Lake City Utah and then I’m driving the S10 to just west of the Nevada/California border (above Lake Tahoe) to pick up my new camper trailer, which looks very much like yours. But I don’t have the hitch and my son and I are going to have one constructed. Did you have your hitch custom-constructed or get it from a manufacturer? If you happen to remember the manufacturer’s name and contact info, I would greatly appreciate it. Do you still have your S10? RIDE ON !
It was built by a friend of mine (Wayne) who owns Shadow Trailers here in South Australia. He custom makes tow bars and he manufactures trailers as well.

Regards Lofty.

PS. I have sold that Tenere, and now have this one.
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Hey Don in Lodi,

The new bike is beautiful. I want to ask you, “how do you like the clear winglets by the front blinkers”? Do they deflect much air?

Sincerely,

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I Do but I made mine to match the Jesse racks. Anything else would require modifications
Hey Sallydog, if the hitch matches the Jesse Luggage mounting setup (which I also have on my 2012 Tenere) I am very interested to see if you would like to sell them? Are they posted for sale anywhere? If so, can you please post a link or guide me to it! I would be forever grateful :)

Honestly,

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https://sallydog.smugmug.com/My-stuff/Trailer-hitch/i-qxK8LPC

there are pics in this folder. take a close look... i cut out the x brace and changed it because it rubbed. if it looks like it will work for you than email me sallydog@sallydog.com
Hey Sallydog,
It turns out I built my own hitch. But I am now perplexed by the electrical connection challenge on the bike... for the trailer. I went down and got the Hopkins converter kit #46155. I just took the seat off of the motorcycle and I have access to all the wiring harnesses in the back. I’m having a hard time isolating the blinker and brake light wires. Do you have any memory of how you found those particular wires? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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Hey Sallydog,
It turns out I built my own hitch. But I am now perplexed by the electrical connection challenge on the bike... for the trailer. I went down and got the Hopkins converter kit #46155. I just took the seat off of the motorcycle and I have access to all the wiring harnesses in the back. I’m having a hard time isolating the blinker and brake light wires. Do you have any memory of how you found those particular wires? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Free at Last - Free at Last
I hooked mine up beneath the rear seat and have the connector inside the rear fender with a rubber cap.

The reason you can't separate the blinkers from the brakes is you need isolation diodes.
https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Wiring/Hopkins/38955.html
 

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I hooked mine up beneath the rear seat and have the connector inside the rear fender with a rubber cap.

The reason you can't separate the blinkers from the brakes is you need isolation diodes.
https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Wiring/Hopkins/38955.html
The Hopkins has those diodes built in. A glitch I see is if you're bike has the Gen II LED turn signals, then you'll need a powered module. I've always used a powered module just to eliminate any flasher speed issues regardless.
 
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