I had to explain to my co workers it's not rubber tires protecting occupants in a car struck by lightning, it's the metal frame and body around them creating a faraday cage. I said think of lightning jumping 20,000 feet from could to ground... Is it logical to think 6 inches of wet or dry rubber tire is going to help? Seriously tires have nothing to do with it, to that kind of voltage they're electrically none existent. Now put metal arch front to back over there too of you and the bike and some means to keep it constantly in contact with the ground you'd look wierd but would probably be protected (you'd still have to change your pants). My said boat is bonded that way and it's saved my fanny more than once.
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Tom, in Mountain Home, Idaho
2002 GL1800 (Illusion Red) Non-ABS, 128k miles
Retired Air Force
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