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You can run it to the fuse box since the bike is also 12 volts. You want to have it fuse protected, though, or you risk damage and fire.
 

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Good advice from Rowdy. You can also use an inline fuse and wire directly to the battery. Terminate the end on the battery positive corectly to avoid corrosion. And ground to the motorcycle chassis.
 

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hey thanks alot you guys. What size fuse should i use when wiring it. and when you say grounding it....all i have is the adapter that attches to the lighter socket...so i strip that? and put a fuse on it and attatch it into the fuse box. Where do i put the ground..or is the ground in with it.
 

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Have never done it before but stip the wire and one will go to the battery with a fuse... I woud use a 5 amp fuse or so... and the other to a place on your frame. At elast that is what i would do for a car.. : )

As far as which is gorund and which is HOT i think the one that goes to the center button of the lighter is the hot wire and the one that would go to the sides of the lighter are a ground...
 

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The wire that goes to the center button is the hot wire. You may want to go to the auto parts store and by a socket or power outlet and wire that into the battery so you may unplug you radar detector. Essentally you will now have a cigarette lighter on you bike to plug any device into that is compatable with a cigarette lighter,
 

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Chances are the original plug has a fuse inside it. You may want to use one of that rating near the unit for circuitry protection, and use one of higher ampacity at the source simply to prevent fire in the wire. That's the way some cell phone hands-free kits are set up.

Radio Shack has fuses with leads coming directly off them for expansion purposes, and you may find piggyback devices which allow a second fuse from a single panel socket, with the first fuse protecting the original circuit, and the second one protecting the expansion lead. You could put in a 5+ amp fuse at the panel, and a lower rated one inline near the detector. Double protection.
 
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