Good to know, a guy could win a meal or drink with that info... :grin2:It's an electrical ground so that static electricity doesn't build up. It's a stripe of rubber that's conductive enough to dissipate static electricity to the road surface. Sparks are bad, mmkay?
Completely normal, harmless, expected, natural, and healthy.
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Aluminum conducts very well, it conducts better than steel or iron, the reason for ground wiring is due to galvanic corrosion of dissimilar metals. Aluminum frames don't conduct very well either that's why ground wires are distributed.
I was only speaking to your statement that aluminum frames don't conduct well, they do conduct will but will corrode and ground attachment points, hence the reason for running ground wires in the electrical system rather than grounding to the frame like steel framed vehiclesK... power coated wheels?
Yes get in the car, but not because the tires insulate you.When lightning strikes they say to get into a vehicle, the rubber tires will insulate you from harm.
Just keep that metal spike off the top of your helmet and you should be fine.