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XpressCS 02-22-2013 06:05 PM

Anyone ever use EL (Electroluminescent) wire on their bike before?
 
Someone gave me an idea on another forum about possibly using EL wire on one of my bikes:

http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Wire-...ef=pd_sim_hg_5

Anyone ever use it before?

SimpleSimon 02-22-2013 06:10 PM

Some kits and parts here.


https://www.sparkfun.com/search/resu...&what=products

PS-RagE 02-22-2013 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XpressCS (Post 20788447)
Someone gave me an idea on another forum about possibly using EL wire on one of my bikes:

http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Wire-...ef=pd_sim_hg_5

Anyone ever use it before?

Not on a bike but I did use it on a case mod back in 2000:

http://www.houseofrage.com/images/ug%20dark5.jpg

XpressCS 02-22-2013 08:17 PM

Makes me wonder just how well it could work on a bike. I have a trike I'm rebuilding that has a plastic tank, wonder if I could get the glow wire to make the tank glow from inside.

straightrod 02-23-2013 09:23 AM

^ A gas tank?:huh

rapidoxidationman 02-23-2013 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by straightrod (Post 20792218)
^ A gas tank?:huh


What could go wrong?:lol3

PirateJohn 02-23-2013 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rapidoxidationman (Post 20792254)
What could go wrong?:lol3

Ouch!

Says it doesn't produce any heat but I'll bet that a spark at the wrong time has the potential to be embarrassing.

Some RVs use that or a similar product to light their interiors. Not my style but it seems to work and is popular.

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XpressCS 02-23-2013 01:02 PM

Not actually IN the tank, but from the outside of it, in the tunnel.

madeouttaglass 02-23-2013 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by XpressCS (Post 20793354)
Not actually IN the tank, but from the outside of it, in the tunnel.

You need a Buell with a transparent "tank".:deal
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...s/DSC00305.jpg

rapidoxidationman 02-23-2013 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by madeouttaglass (Post 20793388)
You need a Buell with a transparent "tank".:deal
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...s/DSC00305.jpg

Is that pic taken in Frankfort, Kentucky?

madeouttaglass 02-23-2013 02:30 PM

Dansville, NY

XpressCS 02-23-2013 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madeouttaglass (Post 20793388)
You need a Buell with a transparent "tank".:deal

I was thinking more like this one:

http://imageshack.us/a/img141/6905/img6107j.jpg

Old pic, but you get the idea..

josjor 02-24-2013 03:45 AM

http://www.instablogsimages.com/imag...GGABp_5965.jpg

Sundog 02-24-2013 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XpressCS (Post 20788447)
Someone gave me an idea on another forum about possibly using EL wire on one of my bikes:

http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Wire-...ef=pd_sim_hg_5

Anyone ever use it before?

Used it quite a bit at Burning Man. Not on Motorcycle, but on multiple bicycles and low voltage area lighting. Great stuff. No heat, very low power, smaller sizes are very flexible. You can get different voltages, sizes, colors. controllers....Some with their own battery pack, so that plug straight into 12v. If you look around, you will see some clothing with it sewn into some pretty amazing designs with fancy controllers.


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