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Hey Folks,
I want to bring a 12 volt "cigarette" power adapter to my handle bar bag. Has anyone done this? I ordered
Eklipes Viper Chrome Socket (Cigarette Lighter Type)
1 from Cruizer Customizing, $19.95
plus shipping ($30 less than the one Indian is offering that is not in stock). Anyway, I guess I'll run the wires from the battery, under the gas tank and fish them up to the handlebars. Just asking if there are any pitfalls or issues with this. I am not a mechanic but think I can do this.
I will post pictures when I start the project.
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No need to go all the way to the battery. There is an unused 12 switched power connector right near the headlight. Supposedly it's a common connector type, but I just spliced into it with some wire taps I got at Radio Shack.
 

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The connector is a 2-wire "SuperSeal" .. the same as GM uses. The extra connector was secured with tape which made it a little less obvious (dark area, covered in black tape). You can crimp the superseal connector on the end of your cigarette lighter and have a real plug-and-play system that can be reverted to factory condition if the need arises (or if you trade bikes later on).
 

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I used a Battery Tender extension. There is one with the cigarette lighter adapter end and the battery tender plug at the other end. I ran the wire down from the handlebar bag under the tank and down to under the seat and behind the cover on the left side. When the bike is not hooked up to the Battery Tender I simply plug it into the adapter end. Took about two minutes to install. I marked the plug leading from the battery with red tape so I know which plug to plug the battery tender into when you are hooking up the tender as both plugs are identical and it was easy to loose track of which one I was plugging into when hooking up the tender.
 

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I would like to connect my 12V navigation and have found this plug in the headlight. However, this only has 6 volts, so it seems more for a USB telephone connection. Is there another plug in the headlight or do I have to look elsewhere?

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Nobody?

So far found 3 plugs in the headlight but not one seems to give 12V.

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That one with the blue clip should have 12volts, but it is switched power, so the 12V is only available, when ignition is turned on.

Cu,
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Did you ever find out?
Unfortunately no.

That one with the blue clip should have 12volts, but it is switched power, so the 12V is only available, when ignition is turned on.
When ignition is turned on the first one with the blue clip has 6V en the second has 0V.
I did not measure the large black plug with white tip.
Also checked the fuses, nothing wrong there

Mine was zip tied to a bundle of other wires at the top of the nacelles.
Okay, I'll take another look.
 
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