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Cigarette lighter location

Post by 702scottc » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:11 am



Looking for some ideas where to mount a cigarette lighter on my 05 1800. Putting one in the left pocket really isn't practical to use when riding down the hwy. I'm sure I'm not the only person who still smokes.



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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by MikeB » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:10 pm

702scottc wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:11 am
Looking for some ideas where to mount a cigarette lighter on my 05 1800. Putting one in the left pocket really isn't practical to use when riding down the hwy. I'm sure I'm not the only person who still smokes.
I tired it years ago. Got ashes in my eyes and then a hot cherry in my lap. That ended that.
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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by alwrmcusn » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:56 pm

My cousin has one mounted center of his GL1500 but not on the handlebar. I believe it came with a changeable mount for handlebar or Ram mount and I believe the guy who installed it for him built it into a small unit along with another gadget. It does have a penchant for blowing fuses.
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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by Rambozo » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:45 pm

702scottc wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:11 am
I'm sure I'm not the only person who still smokes.
Maybe you are?

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:38 pm

Rambozo wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Maybe you are?
Today I saw another smoker who was still alive. Like many, he looked 30 years older than he was.

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by 702scottc » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:14 am

I really wasnt interested in your anti smoking comments, I really dont care what you think.
I simply had a question.

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by aperry » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:31 pm

I am looking for another place to mount the one on my 08. The PO mounted it on the brake res, and it is pretty handy, but I want that space for something else. Something with the least amount of disassembly would be nice.

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by Andy27012 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:41 am

Mines mounted inside my top box behind the passenger backrest.

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by Glen773 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:53 am

I was thing about that too. I would want one to use as a power point. Recharge phone and things like that.

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by Willieiso118 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:48 am

Glen773 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:53 am
I was thing about that too. I would want one to use as a power point. Recharge phone and things like that.
I just installed the "Electrical Connection" brand, version of this trunk plug, very easy plug and play install.
Comes complete with OEM connectors. Toughest part is drilling the 1 1/8" hole and making the keyed notch so it does not spin.

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by akwinger » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:05 pm

I put mine right below the key slot for the right side faring pocket. Works great if you have the space available.

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by Willieiso118 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:50 pm

Other than left pocket and trunk, are there other power points available for 12v aux receptacle?

IE heated gear plug in points etc...

Those of you who placed a port near the center dash box key, what power connection is available there..

2017 GL1800....

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by cihilb » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:46 am

702scottc wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:11 am
Looking for some ideas where to mount a cigarette lighter on my 05 1800. Putting one in the left pocket really isn't practical to use when riding down the hwy. I'm sure I'm not the only person who still smokes.
I have mine mounted on the right side just in front of my knee on the panel that has the keylock for the right pocket. There is a square piece that is supposed to hold the voltmeter.
If that area is blank, there is room for the lighter.
Run a power line directly from the battery with a 20 amp fuse. On mine, I used a 30 amp relay to power it and have the relay activated by the aux power connection in the fuse box.

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by paulr » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:16 am

Andy27012 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:41 am
Mines mounted inside my top box behind the passenger backrest.
I recently purchased a 2007 GL1800A Trike (Lehman Monarch 2),first thing i did was fit an Optimate Charging lead and mounted it inside the top box,i added to this a .. 12V Weatherproof Cigar Accessory Socket that acts as a power point for the Digital air compresssor which i always carry with me....here is the link.....
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TM68-OptiMat ... SwPAxaIVs0

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by cihilb » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:09 am

The original poster was asking about a cigarette lighter, not a power point socket. Lot's of suggestions for mounting a power outlet, but he needs to be able to reach it while he's riding to light his smokes!

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by paulr » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:11 am

cihilb wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:09 am
The original poster was asking about a cigarette lighter, not a power point socket. Lot's of suggestions for mounting a power outlet, but he needs to be able to reach it while he's riding to light his smokes!
I hear what you're saying but i was just ageeing with Andy 27012 with mounting one in the trunk (easier)..but.. just to be clear what i meant..the original poster asked about a cig lighter,BUT..it is actually a power point socket he needs fitting....then he can place a cigar/cigarette lighter element into the power point to light his cig,without this it won't work :!: .....the alternative i suggested not only acts as a battery charging point..but as a means of using any items that need an electrical supply...i fitted two p/points/cig lighters on my 1500 Wing left and right sides of the fairing and they got lots of use including a voltmeter to monitor charging....It is far easier to mount one in the trunk and it would also be far safer (but inconvenient :| ) for..702scottc..to have to stop/dismount to light a ciggy..when i smoked i often lit one in the car only to have the lighted end drop on my lap/seat...would hate to think it blew in scott's eyes......just trying to be helpful...have a nice day


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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by 702scottc » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:33 am

I appreciate all the ideas. I've been riding and smoking for years ( a bad habit I know)I was just looking for some ideas where to mount one and you guys have come thru as usual. The PO put one in the left storage pocket below the rear speaker, great for using my portable air compressor not practical for anything else. I have carried an electric plasma lighter in my pocket that works great riding down the road but dont last very long. I'll just get a few more of those and glue a magnet to it and leave it on the side of my drink holder. I'm not drilling holes in my bike.

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by paulr » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:10 am

702scottc wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:33 am
I have carried an electric plasma lighter in my pocket that works great riding down the road but dont last very long. I'll just get a few more of those and glue a magnet to it and leave it on the side of my drink holder. I'm not drilling holes in my bike.
Nice one scott.. :lol: :lol: as i said "when i smoked i often lit one in the car only to have the lighted end drop on my lap ( the baccy would stick to the lighted element and pull out) " usually on the bits that matter and more than once a hole burnt thro' heading towards the "old man"..I smoked from being around 10-11 years old for nearly 30 years... i stopped 32 years ago,never touched another :D

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Re: Cigarette lighter location

Post by Viking » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:40 am

paulr wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:10 am
Nice one scott.. :lol: :lol: as i said "when i smoked i often lit one in the car only to have the lighted end drop on my lap ( the baccy would stick to the lighted element and pull out) " usually on the bits that matter and more than once a hole burnt thro' heading towards the "old man"..I smoked from being around 10-11 years old for nearly 30 years... i stopped 32 years ago,never touched another :D
Not supposed to actually touch those car lighters to the end of the cigarette. Supposed to just hold the lighter close enough to light the cigarette. That avoids the problem with pulling the lit head out and dropping it in your lap.


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