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Old 02-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #2
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Some kits and parts here.


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Old 02-22-2013, 06:22 PM   #3
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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:

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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^ A gas tank?
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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^ A gas tank?

What could go wrong?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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What could go wrong?
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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Old 02-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #8
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Not actually IN the tank, but from the outside of it, in the tunnel.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:07 PM   #9
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Not actually IN the tank, but from the outside of it, in the tunnel.
You need a Buell with a transparent "tank".
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Is that pic taken in Frankfort, Kentucky?
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:30 PM   #11
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:43 PM   #12
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You need a Buell with a transparent "tank".
I was thinking more like this one:



Old pic, but you get the idea..
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:14 AM   #14
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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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