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Good enough for me...
on May 29, 2010
I had to fabricate my own mounting clamp for this for 2 reasons.
1. clamp that came with the unit was too small for my 09 Honda VTX 1300R.
2. the holder itself looked weak due to plastic construction, VTX 1300 vibrates a lot.
3. it's larger(the lighter/socket assembly) than the photo shows and I needed the extra length to the holder for clearance.
The weatherproof cap is not too snug so, it may be better to leave the lighter in place. At least it'll keep the rain/water from going into the socket.
The wires that's supplied is way too short for handlebar mount, unless you want to splice into your existing system, like headlight, that comes on when the ignition is turned on...hey, when the lighter is not used, it won't draw any current any way so why cut into the wiring? Just get some extra wires and connectors and go direct to the battery positive terminal. You can put the ground(black wire) anywhere metallic.
For whatever accessories you plan to use this, make sure you have the right fuse installed for universal use. My rule of thumb is 150% of max amp the device uses. example: If device draws 1 amp max, I'll put in a 1.5 amp fuse. You might want to have some extra sizes handy for various devices, if possible. A 1 amp device with 10 amp fuse installed to be used for the most powerful device you got is NOT a good idea!