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I was wondering if anyone has ever installed one of those "cigarette lighter type" of plug-ins on their bike? You know the ones that you plug your cell phone or charger into. I was looking at installing it in the tail section trunk space.

I'll be boing to Sturgis in a couple weeks, and I was thinking if I install one of these. Then while I'm out riding around I can have my digital camera or cell phone charging in my trunk. Last year when I went, I really had to conserve the battery life on my digital camera, even with two batteries, and I didn't get to take all the pics that I wanted to. Just looking for a solution.
 

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i've never heard of it but i am sure that it can be done.
 

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it'll work.. you can usually buy them at autozone or a store of the like.

just wire it in to the main fuse circut. that way devices plugged into it wont drain the battery when the bike is off.
 

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Yep, the previous owner of my bike had one put in, works well too except it drains battery like quicker so I have the set-up "un-hooked" until I would need it.(no use ofr it now, but when I have a liscense, it might be benificial) I could take a picture of it if you want, just let me know and I can have it up by tomorrow.
 

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If you can not get it installed in a timely manner beofre your trip, put an extra set of batteries in your jacket pocket. You staying for a few nights or just a one day thing?
 

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i dont mean to go O/T here, but is the sturgis crowd receptive to sportbike enthusiasts? ive alwasy thought of sturgis as fat bearded guys on big stinkin hogs. :)
 

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Ca$h said:
You staying for a few nights or just a one day thing?
I'll be up there Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I've got a standard battery for my digital camera plus a better battery with more than double the life over the standard, but with all the bikes, tits, and ass around up there, the camera gets a pretty good workout. I know I'll have to recharge each battery at least once just to be safe. Plus I'm sure my cell phone will need one quick charge at some point.

I guess I could always hook up a switch going to the plug-in so that it can be fully turned off when not in use.
 

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Radio Shack has a nice selection of that type of power connector. It should work just fine, but be sure to put an inline fuse close to the battery.
 

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I have a cable connected to my battery for my Gerbing jacket liner. I found an adpter the doubles the output connections from this cable. One of the adapter uses the SAE connector for my Gerbing and the other connector is a cigar lighter plug. I plug the power supply for my CD player into this. I found the adapter cables here; http://www.powerletproducts.com/ I use their powermate connector to keep everything in my tank bag.

This place has some neat thing too.

http://www.electricalconnection.com/
 
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