Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southside of Indianapolis
I'm not sure what LED valve stem lights you are talking about, but let me tell you my horror story. 1996 EGC. Bought some lights that replace the valve caps, light up when they sense vibration. Put them on Saturday morning. Rode for about 3 hours, never above 40MPH or so. Hit the highway, about the time I get up to speed the bike starts wobbling and shaking like crazy. It's March of my 2nd riding season, I have maybe 500 miles on this bike. I think it's the speed wobble I have heard everyone tell me about, so I'm downshifting like crazy, lightly braking as I was told not to brake at all. Anyway, the bike is weaving side to side, the handle bars are shaking s hard I can barely hang on to a different rhythm than the wobble, the last I remember seeing the speedometer is about 30MPH, hit left and slams back over to the right side and I'm sliding. I remember thinking, where's my wife, and why the %$&^ did I decide today to ride without a helmet for the first time. Long story short, both valve stems were torn. Apparently when we got up to highway speed the offset angle with the extra weight was enough to rip both valve stem in half, both tires went flat. I will never %^$& with anything on my wheels after that. I threw the set I bought for my sons bike away after I got the wife home from the hospital (cracked ribs and scrapes/bruises).
2011 Road Glide Ultra