I went through a similar route for powering a GPS.i would like to put a cigarette lighter or what ever on my wee to charge my phone or power my future heated liner. i have little experience with motos. Could anyone help me or lead me in the right direction? thanks so much. brad:headbang:
If you mean the Powerlet-style connectors (Powerlet does manufacture some cigarette-style connectors as well) then I disagree. I have never even seen anything sold with a Powerlet-style plug on it. Everything in this country comes with a cigarette lighter-style connector because that's what is in cars and trucks. If you get that Powerlet-style connector then you are going to have to use an adapter for it to fit anything. Sure, the Powerlet-style connectors carry more current and they are less prone to vibration problems, but if you have to use an adapter to go to the type of connection that is on the device you want to use then you have accomplished nothing because you are still using a cigarette lighter connection on the device.I second the powerlet suggestion. Cigarette lighter sockets don't belong on a bike.
There are cigarette lighter sockets with weatherproof covers from Casco (Wal*Mart), boating supply stores have Marinco and West Marine has their own, and Powerlet brand standard cigarette lighter sockets.
One place to mount it is in the wire loop on the right side of the bars that the throttle cables run through...move them to the outside of the wire & strap them down. Another place is to drill a hole in the textured plastic part on the side of the cowling.
Run both wires to the battery. Put a fuse in the positive wire. Figure 15 amp capacity in case you want to power an air compressor, etc. This would take #16 wire. Do not bond the negative to the chassis...very poor practice with our combination steel & aluminum frames.