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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-03-2009, 08:24 AM
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I would be more inclined to install a mono or stereo type socket to power accessories. RV's use them. They are smaller than a lighter plug but would require you to solder them on to what you want to plug in. You could also use the mini ones for an even smaller connection.
Not a good idea in my opinion - you never know when you are going to need that 12v outlet to power a compressor or some other device that doesn't have the mini plug on it. There's a reason for standardization. It may not look as sleek, but I'd hate to be stranded somewhere with a non-standard power connection and the device you need to get you on your way has a standard 12v lighter-style plug.
i agree with both. that's why i installed BOTH. the cigarette lighter up top, and "power ports" with switches on the side.





not the cleanest install on the power ports, but i needed them in a hurry. this winter it will get all re-designed.

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Kuryakyn power point. Looks good, mounts easily on handlebars and has it's own fused circuit back to the battery. Also is a cigarette lighter if you need one.

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Kuryakyn power point. Looks good, mounts easily on handlebars and has it's own fused circuit back to the battery. Also is a cigarette lighter if you need one.
mine is fused, and total cost for the fuse, wire and cig lighter was like $10. i'm just guessing, but the kuryakyn probably costs 3-5x that.

not that i'm knocking it. but us broke guys have to try and make as much as possible ourself and on the cheap, otherwise we can't compete with some of the other cool rigs. LOL

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I put mine (walmart special $4.00) in my left saddle bag. However, the cell phone charging handle was too tall so I moved it (the 12 volt charger) down lovwer in the saddle bag so I can close the cover on the bag. I never talk on the phone while riding so I can put the phone on charge and know it will be fully charged when I arrive.

The photo shows the charger BEFORE I moved it lower, but only the position of the charger is different.

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I put mine in the tool compartment several years ago. Its also a convenient hook up for the float charger in the winter.
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This is what I used.....................


Worked great, and also had a USB port. Comes with a weather proof cap


Mounted it on the Handle Bar, right beside the GPS. Wired it into the headlight bucket so I didn't have to remember to turn it off all the time



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Mounted this on my handlebars between the risers. Lighter plug and USB. Cheap, easy to install and works great. Pretty much waterproof. I've never had a problem.



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Mounted this on my handlebars between the risers. Lighter plug and USB. Cheap, easy to install and works great. Pretty much waterproof. I've never had a problem. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The first link in my post shows that charger........ Broken and not working.
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