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Offline Old school

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Dumb Idea? Wheel spoke lights...
« on: July 09, 2019, 05:24:05 PM »
Fellow riders,
I'm always trying to increase the visibility of my bike with lights and such.  I found some lights which are make to attach to bicycle spokes.  I'm pretty sure I could mount them to my bike, and was planning to put two lights on each wheel, opposite each other for balance.  My concern is that if the balance isn't close enough, I could induce a vibration from an unbalanced wheel.  Even worse would be if one of the lights would go flying off because the mount failed.  Each light is about 2 oz.

I would like more light on the bike, but I don't need any more safety concerns.  Has anyone attempted this?
Thank you in advance for any constructive advice!   :biker1:

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Re: Dumb Idea? Wheel spoke lights...
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 07:32:20 PM »
I would be concerned about causing an inbalance    :169:   
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Re: Dumb Idea? Wheel spoke lights...
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 07:45:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Old school [+]
Fellow riders,
I'm always trying to increase the visibility of my bike with lights and such.  I found some lights which are make to attach to bicycle spokes.  I'm pretty sure I could mount them to my bike, and was planning to put two lights on each wheel, opposite each other for balance.  My concern is that if the balance isn't close enough, I could induce a vibration from an unbalanced wheel.  Even worse would be if one of the lights would go flying off because the mount failed.  Each light is about 2 oz.

I would like more light on the bike, but I don't need any more safety concerns.  Has anyone attempted this?
Thank you in advance for any constructive advice!   :biker1:
check this out...had them on my last Yamaha FJR 1300 .
https://www.lunasee.com/
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Re: Dumb Idea? Wheel spoke lights...
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 07:47:18 PM »
Not a direct response about the spoke lights, but sort of related-

3M (and others I'm sure) makes reflective tape that is very effective.  What I like about it is that I've used the black color so it's very unobtrusive unless a light is shining on it.  You don't really notice it on the black paniers until it's activated, then BAMM !
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Re: Dumb Idea? Wheel spoke lights...
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 11:54:10 AM »
I think there are far better and safer ways to make yourself more visible without risking that you look like you just spent all your pocket money at halfords(US translation radio shack/target?)

Just wear a hi-vis, use reflective tape as suggested or if you must. Clip the bike lights to your jacket.

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Re: Dumb Idea? Wheel spoke lights...
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 06:47:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by SouthernCruizer [+]
check this out...had them on my last Yamaha FJR 1300 .
https://www.lunasee.com/
Me, too. Had it on my 2006 Venture & now on my 2016 Versys. I’ve never seen another bike with it installed.
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Re: Dumb Idea? Wheel spoke lights...
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 06:34:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bob [+]
Me, too. Had it on my 2006 Venture & now on my 2016 Versys. I’ve never seen another bike with it installed.
Lot's of riders have told me how much they liked the rims at night, but very few have actually ordered them and installed. Not sure if it's cost or no confidence in being able to install, or both.
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