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Maybe I'm over thinking things. But a lot of what I'm finding for 12v cigarette lighter housings are made for powering devices. And not lighting your smokes.

Any ideas how I can turn a normal car 12v cigarette lighter into a waterproof and normal functioning cigarette lighter?

I was thinking about running to the hardware store and seeing if PVC came in a small diameter size. Really don't want to spend $60 for some aftermarket piece when I think $20 could cover it all diy
 

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Maybe I'm over thinking things. But a lot of what I'm finding for 12v cigarette lighter housings are made for powering devices. And not lighting your smokes.

Any ideas how I can turn a normal car 12v cigarette lighter into a waterproof and normal functioning cigarette lighter?

I was thinking about running to the hardware store and seeing if PVC came in a small diameter size. Really don't want to spend $60 for some aftermarket piece when I think $20 could cover it all diy
Well, here's an aftermarket lighter in your price range! :)
 

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Zippo lighters aren't affected by wind. And you can use gasoline, so they cost nothing to fill. Otherwise you can go to an auto wrecker, and grab every thing you need for $5.
 

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I was thinking maybe some sort of small PVC pipe. I'd also be using that same plug to charge or power anything I may need.
 

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Kuryakyn (bar mount) and ShowChrome (panel mount) both offer power outlets that include a weatherproof cigarette lighter. I have each and they are indeed handy to have.
 

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You may have to stretch your budget; but consider getting a marine-grade one if you ride in the rain. The last thing you want is for something crazy to happen to your electrical system because water got into your cigarette lighter.
 

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I've had the kuryakyn bar mount one on my Vulcan for over a year. A few torrential downpours and no issues thus far. And it looks great to boot.
 

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About everything I charge these days is available with a USB cord. USB port for devices,lighter for...well a lighter!
I agree, But 2 times now Ive either lost or forgot my lighter. So I figured Id look into adding one. And can always use it to charge anything on long 300+ rides. Less is more, is what I always say. Although I do need newer and bigger bags. haha ( off topic ;) ) I was thinking about installing it in one of my cheap crappy bags and if need be, just run a usb or what ever cord to the handlebars. Or for smokes, the handlebars mount would be nice if it were water proof.

Loving the feedback. Thanks everyone. Love this FORUM. Lots of GOOD wo/men ;)
 

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Maybe I'm over thinking things. But a lot of what I'm finding for 12v cigarette lighter housings are made for powering devices. And not lighting your smokes.

Any ideas how I can turn a normal car 12v cigarette lighter into a waterproof and normal functioning cigarette lighter?

I was thinking about running to the hardware store and seeing if PVC came in a small diameter size. Really don't want to spend $60 for some aftermarket piece when I think $20 could cover it all diy
Here is where I mounted My little 9 dollar lighter from auto zone. Even has a light if You can keep the vibes away from the little bulb. Lower left fairing, easy to reach and out of the way. 1st option I added as I smoke like a freight train. Never waterproofed Mine and never had a problem. And, yes, as You see we had rain gear on here AGAIN. LOL
 

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Plus 1 .... its a sealed unit for all seasons, I use the kuryakyn bar mount which cost me a lot more $$$ but essentially the same design , I'm gonna have to use the Google machine a little more to save a few bucks.

its the 2 below the gps with the black protective covers ... and yes, they do come with a cigarette lighter
 

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Remember. It can't hurt to ask your favorite place if they price match with other sites. I saved over $60 on my cobra fatty crash bars just by asking.
 

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I've had the kuryakyn bar mount one on my Vulcan for over a year. A few torrential downpours and no issues thus far. And it looks great to boot.
I don't smoke, but like having the remote power on the handlebars for phone charging, radar detector, etc... I use the Kuryakyn as well. It looks almost the same as the Shark posted from MrsBarlow, but has a little different attachment and cover is more of a bubble. The cover design allows the lighter section to stay in the unit while the cover is closed (see image 4 from the Kuryakyn link below). eBay seems to have the lowest prices on them (paid $38 for a 1" and $52 for a 1.25").

Link to Kuryakyn 12V Power

 

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I drilled a hole through my left side cover and put a power port there. It has a rubber cap for when it is not in use. I don't smoke any more (it's how I got the bike- my wife said if I quit for a year, I could get it! I quit Feb 9 2003 and got the bike new in April 2004)

If you like to light up when you ride, handlebar mount would be better. I did the side cover so he wife could power her audio books or music when she's along without having a cord running under my arms or in my lap.
 

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I drilled a hole through my left side cover and put a power port there. It has a rubber cap for when it is not in use. I don't smoke any more (it's how I got the bike- my wife said if I quit for a year, I could get it! I quit Feb 9 2003 and got the bike new in April 2004)

If you like to light up when you ride, handlebar mount would be better. I did the side cover so he wife could power her audio books or music when she's along without having a cord running under my arms or in my lap.
So, if I were to quit smoking, I could by a new Indian roadmaster next april? Probably could as expensive as the are!
 

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So, if I were to quit smoking, I could by a new Indian roadmaster next april? Probably could as expensive as the are!
Hey, it's worth a try! When I quit smoking, I was spending almost a hundred a month on cigarettes. That was the better part of my payment until I saved a wad of cash and paid it off.

I had relatives in Canada that were both smokers and back then smokes were about 5 dollars a pack in the 90s. They spent about 15 dollars a day between the two of them. When they quit, they put the money in the bank and went to the Caribbean every winter for a couple weeks. It pretty much paid for their air fare and lodging.
 

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I don't smoke, but like having the remote power on the handlebars for phone charging, radar detector, etc... I use the Kuryakyn as well. It looks almost the same as the Shark posted from MrsBarlow, but has a little different attachment and cover is more of a bubble. The cover design allows the lighter section to stay in the unit while the cover is closed (see image 4 from the Kuryakyn link below). eBay seems to have the lowest prices on them (paid $38 for a 1" and $52 for a 1.25").

Link to Kuryakyn 12V Power

Kuryakyn actually uses the Show Chrome lighter in its power port. I know this because I ordered a 2nd lighter from Kuryakyn in case I lost mine, and my buddy needed one cuz someone stole his. Can only order over the phone for replacement lighter, it's not on the site. Really like the low profile of it, like you stated it stays in the port when cover is on. So I did some searching for my Harley cuz I wanted a panel mount lighter and power port to mount in the fairing. And sure enough as per the link I posted Show Chrome had the panel mount version with the same low profile lighter and cover. I also use it for power to phone when navigating cuz that uses a lot of power when gps is active and screen is lit. I only got about 2hrs max without power to phone when navigating. That sucked, it's worth the $60 to me for the bar mount one. Show Chrome panel mount one was much much cheaper tho. Could probably get it mounted on one of the side covers behind motor and still use it when cruising. Hell the passenger may have access to it there as well. Though if you don't have a throttle lock it would have to be on the left side for driver I suppose.
 

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