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cigarette lighter outlet?

Postby wiredgeorge » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:44 am



Does the 97 GL1500SE have a cigarette lighter type plug for phone charging or connecting a GPS?


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Re: cigarette lighter outlet?

Postby Sempai » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:02 am

Honda did not have an option from the factory for the GL1500 that put a 12v power receptacle anywhere. You can go to any automotive supply store, or even Walmart and pick yourself up any inexpensive 12v receptacle that will suit your needs, and install it in any number of places. I have two 12v outlets and two usb charging outlets in the left glovebox...it was a unit I bought at Walmart and modified it to my preference. This unit was made to plug into a car's cigarette lighter, I removed said plug and mounted the rig firmly inside the glove box and hardwired the rig to the bike.
If you intend to mount your outlet to a weather-exposed surface, try to find a unit that has a cover for it.
Keep the rubber side down.

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Re: cigarette lighter outlet?

Postby wiredgeorge » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:08 am

I was just hoping that they had put a lighter outlet on because I am going to pick up the "new to me" trike I just bought on Friday and it is a 1000 miles coming home. I doubt I will stop along the way to install any outlets. I had an optional outlet in the left glovebox on my 1800... problem was, it was very light duty and was fused at 3A so I added a POWERLET outlet on the side panel near the passenger board for using my air pump which needed 15A when it started. The Powerlet outlet is rated 15A.
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Re: cigarette lighter outlet?

Postby Sempai » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:37 pm

The 1500 has an on-board air compressor built into the bike. Open the right saddlebag to find the outlet hose. You can get an extension hose that screws right onto that hose. Turn your ignition key to "Park" to use the air compressor via the outlet hose.
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Re: cigarette lighter outlet?

Postby wiredgeorge » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:56 pm

Thanks! After finding out that the 2000 owners manual is about the same as the 1997, I downloaded it and am going through it now. I saw that there is an onboard compressor. Thanks! wg
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Re: cigarette lighter outlet?

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:44 am

Sempai wrote:The 1500 has an on-board air compressor built into the bike. Open the right saddlebag to find the outlet hose. You can get an extension hose that screws right onto that hose. Turn your ignition key to "Park" to use the air compressor via the outlet hose.


I have one of these in my bike, and have used it before: http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/698



The on-board compressor will actually fill your tires (eventually), but it is slow, and needs to be run intermittently to avoid overheating it - after every five minutes of use, you need to let it rest for a good ten minutes or so to cool down. So think of it as for emergency-only use.

Make sure you remove the hose from the fitting in the bag after use, then re-adjust your rear suspension pressure, as it will bleed off the suspension pressure through that hose if left attached.

I wish the compressor could be run when the engine is running, so that it didn't run down your battery when used! I made that modification on my 1100, I think I may add that to my 1500 as well.

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Re: cigarette lighter outlet?

Postby TennX » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:12 am

I know most if not all like the left pocket , but I just couldnt bring my self to installing there...I put one in the panel for the cb , key on and one hot in the trunk...the one in the cb panel is hooked to a electrical connection fuse block (thanks forum and WA..) I use it to run my slime compressor and GPS...good luck on your choice....
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Re: cigarette lighter outlet?

Postby tandem54 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:45 am

I installed mine in the left com. too. I use it for my fm modulater to play mp3's instead of using the casett player.
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Re: cigarette lighter outlet?

Postby robb » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:37 am

It was ask why no outlet on GL1500. Probably cause they had little use then, cigarette lighter and spotlight. BIC is easier to use and spotlight got in the way of 30.06. Then it was labors as Lighter with cigarette emblem, now it is called an ACCessory outlet. I use mine for the coffee maker that fits neatly in the trunk and GPS in front.




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