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Old 04-23-2006, 01:06 AM   #1
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Glow in the dark bykz. sounds so Fisher Price, maybe it can have a safty spin.
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:36 AM   #2
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It only glows faintly for about an hour. Sounds pretty lame. The glow will be gone by the time it gets dark enough to really see it....unless you park it in the garage and turn out the light. It would look pretty, but no one else would see it.
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:15 AM   #3
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Yea - glows for about an hour...just like my watch.. This is "new" technology? That site it was on was a little weird too.
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:24 AM   #4
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why not just use a luminescent panel like some sports cars use during races to light up their race numbers. It might look pretty neat on the side of sportbike bodywork - if you could afford it.
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:43 AM   #5
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Why not just install a small 110V inverter and then wrap yourself in those strings of Xmas lights that you can get at Kmart for $2?
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:07 AM   #6
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Just dunk yourself in some nuclear waste before you ride.
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Old 04-23-2006, 07:47 AM   #7
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.......for that "healthy green glow".........



(actually plutonium fuel glows bluish, but I have no idea what colour the waste glows)
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Old 04-23-2006, 07:58 AM   #8
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I've tried that, but I keep forgetting to unplug myself when I get off the bike, and find myself lying on the garage floor trussed up like a thanksgiving turkey!
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Old 04-23-2006, 11:26 PM   #9
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I can see a remake of 'The Electric Horseman' coming here, with Redford and Fonda reprising their roles...
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Old 04-23-2006, 11:30 PM   #10
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LeMans 24hr racebikes have been using luminescent panels for their race numbers for years, along with little coloured ID lights on the front nearside of the fairing - two greens and a blue, say - to enable the pit crews to identify which bike it is that's coming in for fuel or tires at night. I've always thought this a really cool look, and have been waiting for it to catch on among sportbike types for ages - but so far it hasn't.
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