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Since I plan on a hurried trip to Daytona with several others I probably will be riding at other's pace and straight interstate (no town signal lights). Being a smoker, I usually make gas stops and take breaks when I feel the need for a smoke. When iding hard with others sometimes I have worked in a couple of puffs while underway with a butane dual element lighter. Kinda hard and tricky but often works. This trip I want to be ready for a few quick puffs so I installed a cigarette lighter. Don't look to bad either. But tommorrow I am going to run the wire and decided to use an inline glass type fuse holder sense I already have one and less hassle than going to the fuse panel. Does anyone know what amp fuse will be adequate? I hate to go too big. I think a lot of cars use a 15 or 20 but often have other accessories tied in also. Just wondering if anyone knows what amp a lighter draws.

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15A should be fine, but you might want to go to the parts store and find one of the weatherproof blade type inline mini fuse holders. Those glass fuse holders are bound to vibrate apart on a bike, and if they come apart they will still short out.


AutoZone and the big PepBoys have the weatherpack type in the aisle where they keep the EFI connectors. Couple of bucks.

One day I even found out that the connector for a GM temp sensor is a perfect match for a HD coil connector. LOL
 

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HIPPO said:
15A should be fine, but you might want to go to the parts store and find one of the weatherproof blade type inline mini fuse holders. Those glass fuse holders are bound to vibrate apart on a bike, and if they come apart they will still short out.


AutoZone and the big PepBoys have the weatherpack type in the aisle where they keep the EFI connectors. Couple of bucks.

One day I even found out that the connector for a GM temp sensor is a perfect match for a HD coil connector. LOL

Thanks Hippo. I never thought about the vibration.
 
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