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I want to install a cigarette lighter on my 88. I am going to install the receptical in the right side pocket. Is there an accessory power wire somewhere handy? I prefer to have the power switched with the key so I do not want to go direct to the battery. I am going to plug in accesories like a GPS so I will not need the full power to operate a lighter.
 

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There are 2 different wires that are common for switched power.

The 'brown/white' wire is atail light common wire

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the 'green/white' wire is a common brake light wire. Both are powered with the key on and will accept low wattage accessories like an MP3 or GPS.



Keep in mind that the 'white' part of the wire is a tracer color. So 'brown/white' means brown with a white tracer.



Hope this helps



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Mack45 wrote:
I want to install a cigarette lighter on my 88. I am going to install the receptical in the right side pocket. Is there an accessory power wire somewhere handy? I prefer to have the power switched with the key so I do not want to go direct to the battery. I am going to plug in accesories like a GPS so I will not need the full power to operate a lighter.
There is no "terminated" accessory power wire in that area. Personally, I don't like splicing into existing wires on the bike. I would recommend running the cigarette lighter power wire directly to the 5-amp accessory "positive" terminal at the fuse block. Also install an "in-line fuse in the power wire. Keep in mind your cigarette lighter socket will be limited to 5-amps. Nothing beats "clean wiring" on a bike.
 

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I completely agree on the "clean" wiring. Where is this 5 amp terminal? I am going out to look at my fuseblock. When I first looked, all I saw were fuses.

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Mack45 wrote:
I want to install a cigarette lighter on my 88. I am going to install the receptical in the right side pocket. Is there an accessory power wire somewhere handy? I prefer to have the power switched with the key so I do not want to go direct to the battery. I am going to plug in accesories like a GPS so I will not need the full power to operate a lighter.
There is no "terminated" accessory power wire in that area. Personally, I don't like splicing into existing wires on the bike. I would recommend running the cigarette lighter power wire directly to the 5-amp accessory "positive" terminal at the fuse block. Also install an "in-line fuse in the power wire. Keep in mind your cigarette lighter socket will be limited to 5-amps. Nothing beats "clean wiring" on a bike.
 

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Two screws at the very top of the row of fuses. One + positive and one - negative.

Behind the left side panel.


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Thanks, I found them. that is exactly what I need, even the ground terminal. Now I need to go to town and get some wire and a power receptical.

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Yes, definitely go with a new, clean installation of an aux wiring system, that is totally independent of the bike's stock system.

I have a few accessories, so I installed a Compu-Fire alternator to keep up to the demands when all the accessories are running. I'd think about coming from the battery, using at least 12 gauge wire, using a 20Amp blade fuseand adding a relay, connected to your access terminal to give power only when the key is on. You may add an accessory, or a powerinverter to charge power somethingthat draws/requires more than the 5amps the accessory terminal allows.

Here's how I have my bike wired, so it'll give you an idea of what I'm talking about.
I found Rudy's article on aux wiring very helpful.






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I ran a a quick plug down to the battery with a 5 amp in line fuse. The quick plug allows me to hookup a battery tender or a cigarette plug and is powered all the time. I wanted to be able to run my gps and also be able to charge my phone without having to have the key on. If you own a cell phone you might want to think about connecting right to the battery so you dont have to have your key on to charge your phone.
 

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I have the FZ-1 Fuze block on my bike. It allows for "constant or switched" power just by repositioning the fuse.
 
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