OT: How do you rig house lights on a motorcycle?
I put house Christmas tree lights on the back of my bike that are in the palm tree, which is attached to the luggage rack.
Is there a simple converter or do I need to splice it. The what, connect tot he pos and neg on the battery?
Thanks in advance. Bob
Get an inverter. Here's one for $20.
My first thought, was why in the **** would anyone want to do that, and a palm tree to boot. But now Ill be nice. I think they sell 12 volt Christmas lights. I do not know where to find them but a google search may give some results. A small 12 volt to 110 volt inverter may work and it should come with wiring instructions. May be a way to go, if you have a place to mount it. I Do not know how strong your alternator is but it should run a small string of lights. Good luck with the project........
You can also get battery powered light strings.
Check your local laws on lights. Many places have outlawed most extra lights on motor ve3hicles.
Robert, what on earth are you trying to do?
The house Christmas lights are hooked in series so technically if you hook 10% of them in series they will be as bright as 120V lights... in other words if you make ten 12V strings out of one 120V string you will be good to go without an inverter. As for the palm tree, I don't have a suggestion about the legal issues you might face mounting that on a motor cycle!
Look closely at the photo...the motorcycle is parked next to a post lamp in the yard.
Photo? I thought that was a finger print smudge on my screen.
Dennis, the lamp post IS the palm tree.
All, For some reason I could not show a larger picture. I will try later and you will understand why I am doing this.
Thanks for your help.