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So I bought two strips of LED lighting from SuperbrightLEDs but by mistake they are not waterproof. I never wash the bike with a hose or pressure washer do you see any concern of getting water up in that area when riding through rain? I want to mount them up under the faux tank.

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ride and find out. You have all ready spent the money
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Ya, I put them inside the wedge so we will see how it goes. Looks really cool even bright enough to see in the day.
I used the spare power lead that's just in front of the seat and that works great.
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You may be able to make them water resistant with clear silicone sealant. One lesson I've learned riding is no place on any bike is immune from rain.

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Great to know someone else who doesn't wash their bike.

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Great to know someone else who doesn't wash their bike.
No need too, some hot water in a bucket and a little dish soap with a microfiber rag is all you need to wipe it down.

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Don't use dish soap. Its strips all wax off the paint. Go to auto store and buy car was you'll be better off.
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Here you go, Red on one side Yellow on the other
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No need too, some hot water in a bucket and a little dish soap with a microfiber rag is all you need to wipe it down.
VJ is correct there, dishsoap is a big no-no on anything you love, it's evil shit on paintwork,
and yeah strips the carnauba wax you've lovingly applied
last time you waxed.
The products I use as far as I know are unavailable there,Aussie designed by the Bowden family who have been collecting Aussie historic race cars for years.
Preservation of the likes of the Bathurst winning Ford Falcon's GTHO phase 1,2,3, and 4.
Long story I won't go into here, except to say dishsoap is best for dishes,
So I use Bowden Own brand car wash on everything, except of course my dishes

Since Cyclone Debbie and all the landslides around all the roads I ride, I'm getting red mud up under the bike, mainly off the front wheel as a Vegas fender might look sweet but it don't stop the crap getting on the front of the bike.
After I've washed a car I save what's left and have half an old microfibre topped Muffy Sponge just for the lower areas and wheels on the Vic.
The rest is taken care of with a microfibre cloth and Bowden detail spray which don't remove the same brand Carnauba wax.
It's not a show bike so I don't get too carried away with fiddly shit just a wipe over of the shiny bits before I ride off into the sun.

Now as for sealing electrical there's some spray can stuff I bought from a specialist electrical place, it's used for waterproofing circuit boards and such, I bought it when I was having trouble with the 30 yr old fuse panel on my Gpz900r years ago.
The stuff works a treat, when I get back to the shed I'll take a pic of it if I remember, but any specialist shop that sells to electrical trades will know what you're talking about.
It's clear, spray on wait a few mins for it to dry then a few more coats waiting between coats,
The vulnerable connections under the front of the Vic where the regulator box is, all them connections now have dielectric grease sealing internally topped off with clear electrical sealant spray I'll call it for now.
It works...

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If you find you want to add more or water kills them look into this kit.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have one on each of my Visions and they have worked great. I've had one on for well over a year with no issues. Been in downpours and wash with a house without a problem.

Ton of colors and other options with two remotes. I have the 10 strip kit.

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