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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Trailer Lighting req's

So I got lucky and am finally getting a trailer for the bike. A family friend is hooking me up with the one we used to own years ago,free.
Igot got the setup pretty much worked out in my head how Ill be setting it up for the bike/bikes.

Like anything free this ome needs work, the deck is junk from what im told and the lighting is shot

What are the lighting req's for legal operation here in illinois. Its a small open deck trailer in the 4x6 size range or so

I know I need brake lights adn turn signals but what about running light s on the rear and side marker lights?

Im gonna fully rewire the trailer all at once after I get it home, just need to know what lighting to put on it

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Brake, Turn, and Tail lights for sure. License Plate Light as well. You can get a kit at Harbor Freight or from a trailer supply. I think side marker lights are DOT requirements, but not sure if Illinois requires them.

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i'd probably throw 2 of the amber lights on each side just to be safe...and add something that will lightly 'glow' and show off your bike at night

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As beac said, pick up a tralier lighting kit. It comes with brake/turn lights and side markers.

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size?
enclosed or flatbed?
about 4x6
flatbed

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The standard trailer taillights have all the legally required elements built in.

Brake, Turn, Side reflector / light and license plate light.



That's why pretty near every little trailer you see uses them.


Like this...
http://www.nextag.com/Optronics-TLL-...01/prices-html

If you are buying anyway, go LED.

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The standard trailer taillights have all the legally required elements built in.

Brake, Turn, Side reflector / light and license plate light.
That's why pretty near every little trailer you see uses them.
Like this...
http://www.nextag.com/Optronics-TLL-...01/prices-html

If you are buying anyway, go LED.

Tom

ok cool that what I thought but couldnt find confirmatio on the sec. of state website anywhere

As for LED... is there any other option

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