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    Tire Valve LED's

    In looking for a Chinese bicycle tail light on ebay I'm seeing these LED tire valve lights that I thought might add some safety to my bicycle & a treat for grandkids bikes too. They come on when wheel revolves. 99cents & up/various "neon like colors"
    Question is: has anyone tried them on a MC for night safety/visibility reasons? They are plastic so maybe not so hvy but I still wonder how many grams of weight they throw around?
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    They don't add much, if any, visibility -- and the batteries are short lived.
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    Grrrrrr

    I had some on my TW200 until I had a very intense conversation with a police officer who let me know that they were illegal as they are "distracting lights". I couldn't tell because when I tried to look while riding I would nearly run off the road. The batteries ran out pretty fast also. Since I wasn't traveling over 60 MPH I didn't notice any balance issues.
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    Somebody with a Goldwing has surely tried them.
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    Actually I had my GD's bikes in mind.
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    That sounds cool.
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