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Old 12-22-2006
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Cigarette Lighter on bike......

Hey. I know on some bikes people have cigarette lighters. I saw a guy with a "Street Glide" that had on and it gave me an idea... Is there anyway to wire in a lighter for a bike that DOES NOT have one? Not that I HAVE TO HAVE one but I thought what the hell. If I'm at a gas station or something and wanna light up, cool. That or plug my Sirius radio into it and jam out with some headphones or something when I'm on a long trip. I just feel like there is a lot of possibilites if I had one. Any ideas?

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Old 12-22-2006
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Re: Cigarette Lighter on bike......

Well,do you have a place to mount one? Just put one in.
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Old 12-22-2006
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Re: Cigarette Lighter on bike......

How do you just "put one in"? I can make a mount or fabricate something, but I'm not exactly the "wiring genius"... Thanks.
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Old 12-23-2006
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Re: Cigarette Lighter on bike......

hey Thug don't light up at gas stations! it could be a problem.
the lighter will have instructions.
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Old 12-23-2006
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Re: Cigarette Lighter on bike......

I hear ya on that one. Thanks. Ba-boom!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-25-2006
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Re: Cigarette Lighter on bike......

I would use 12 or 14 gauge wire with an in-line fuse. Compare the amps you might draw (30 amps for a lighter is more than enough) to the wire and fuse capacities.
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Old 12-27-2006
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Re: Cigarette Lighter on bike......

You might want to look here.
http://www.powerletproducts.com/index.php?mid=0
They have a line of accessory power products.
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Old 01-24-2007
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Re: Cigarette Lighter on bike......

OK cheap fix, Buy the lighter at Wal-Mart or your local store and get some wire. I put mine on with an adjustable clamp on the underside of my passenger peg. Ran the wire up the swing arm. Couple small zip ties and you can't see a thing if you still have a black swing arm. Ran them under the seat and hot wired them into the battery. Never had power problems and it worked like a charm, just make sure that you have the connection at each end secured real good for obvious reasons. Very convenient to be able to light a smoke on the highway at 80 MPH. It all took me about 15 minutes right before a road trip
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Old 04-07-2009
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Re: Cigarette Lighter on bike......

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OK cheap fix, Buy the lighter at Wal-Mart or your local store and get some wire. I put mine on with an adjustable clamp on the underside of my passenger peg. Ran the wire up the swing arm. Couple small zip ties and you can't see a thing if you still have a black swing arm. Ran them under the seat and hot wired them into the battery. Never had power problems and it worked like a charm, just make sure that you have the connection at each end secured real good for obvious reasons. Very convenient to be able to light a smoke on the highway at 80 MPH. It all took me about 15 minutes right before a road trip
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Re: Cigarette Lighter on bike......

This thread is over 2 years old so you may not get a reply from the original people.

Seems to me it's just a simple matter of deciding where you want to mount it and how. Then either tie into a hot wire or positive side of the battery and ground the other wire or the lighter housing itself. I'd use an inline fuse to be on the safe side. I'm sure someone else will have more suggestions.
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