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anyone tried tire led for side illumination at night

has anyone tried tire led to illuminate at night the tires. i saw at this site.

wondered what you thought , work ok, any problems, stem issues

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has anyone tried tire led to illuminate at night the tires. i saw at this site.

wondered what you thought , work ok, any problems, stem issues

thanks

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Up here that kind of lighting is illegal, I had tire flies on my bike for about 2 days, the first time I went out at night, I got stopped by the cops and was told that they are illegal in this state.
You may want to check with your local authorities before you spend you money and install them.

They are ok to use up here if your bike is not moving. on the road however, they are illegal at least in this state.

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valve stem leds

I do not know if they are legal in Indiana, they sell them here, but you know how that goes. I was looking at them this summer and talked to the shop guy about them. He says they will tear, break, otherwise mess up your valve stem if you have rubber stems(true? not true? I do not know) especially at high speeds. He says metal stems ok. They do look pretty neat.

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Doesn't seem like a single LED pointed at the center of the wheel would be much good for safty. If that is what you want one of those strips of LED's would seem more useful.

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Up here that kind of lighting is illegal, I had tire flies on my bike for about 2 days, the first time I went out at night, I got stopped by the cops and was told that they are illegal in this state.
You may want to check with your local authorities before you spend you money and install them.

They are ok to use up here if your bike is not moving. on the road however, they are illegal at least in this state.

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Were the lights blue? Generally the government frowns upon blue lights. I think they're not a bad idea, I'd run red or white ones. But who knows. It's an easy fix if you get pulled over.
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Were the lights blue? Generally the government frowns upon blue lights. I think they're not a bad idea, I'd run red or white ones. But who knows. It's an easy fix if you get pulled over.
Nope they were duals, they flashed green and reddish orange, I asked the cop about the the colors he said it did not matter, He stated that it would be a distraction for other drivers.

So then I asked about led strips under the rear swing arms in purple, again not legal, you are not allowed to illuminate the ground with any colored lights at all.
Personally I think it's Rubbish that you can't have any colored lighting on your bikes, other than you regular street lamps and turn signals.

Have you ever seen those led systems that folks use to light up their engine areas? those are ok as long as you are not driving the bike, so its only legal if your bike is standing still.

To me it makes no sense, Visibility is a plus, not a distraction, go figure I wonder who thought this up.


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I guess there are just some polititions and cops without a sense of humour, and come up with stupid laws that we have to follow.
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thanks everyone. sounds like the leds on wheels on a good idea, i am glad i asked. i just like to have high visibility. i will depend on my vest i guess. drive safely
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Tire LEDs

I got some that were considerably less expensive, and you get what you pay for. Don't know how long they lasted but seemed like they didn't work all the time and sometimes when they weren't supposed to. They'd stay on when they weren't supposed to and not come on when they were supposed to. I thought they looked cool, but maybe because they were cheap they didn't work as advertised.
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