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Old 11-26-2012, 11:20 AM
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Where do you find a good waterproof high quality cigarette lighter. The auto parts stores ones look cheap and failry fragile for a bike use. looks like the beemer ones need adapters and such?
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West Marine stores have a couple of good ones in stock. If no West Marine stores nearby, you can probably find the same products at any marine/boating store.
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I got one at Walmart in the boating section, it's black and has a base. I cut a 1" hole in the panel under the windshield and installed it there. It has a mount but un-screws and will go into a hole.
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Lots of good "must have" bike accessories at West Marine including waterproof luggage and stuff bags. They stock a lots of quality 12 volt and stainless steel products that are durable, won't rust and are designed to survive the weather.
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Are you looking for an actual "Lighter" (Glow-plug)........or, the female portion Power Accessory for 12V gizmos (air compressor, GPS, etc), where you plug the Lighter into???
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The Powerlet company makes top quality parts in both their proprietary size (often called BMW connectors) and in standard cig lighter size.
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Amazon.com - search for "12V marine outlet" and you'll get several choices under $20 or so.
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Re: waterproof when you have a device connected to the outlet, I've had good luck using a balloon with the top cut off to make a snug, waterproof "sleeve" to seal the exposed connection from the elements.
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I'll be adding a cigarette lighter over this winter's farkling season too.

My Internet searches keep finding this one:

MC Enterprises Water Resistant Cigarette Lighter

I don't know if it's any good but I'm probably going to give it a try.
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