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Old 01-29-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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Green Light-stop light trigger

cycle gear has them for 14.99, has anyone tried it? The description says you put it on the bottom of your bike and when you roll over the sensor for a traffic light, it will know you're there so you don't get skipped. I wonder if it works with drive-throughs. I have to run the light by my house every morning because I can't get the arrow, so I may try this, and write up a review. I'm on my not so smart-phone so I can't post the link but it's in the add-onns section of www.cyclegear.com
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Idk I've heard the best thing to do is park on the sensor line.
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I've tried everything, even putting the kickstand down, some lights it works, some it doesn't. I always wait three cycles then run it if alls clear, so I may try this.
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http://www.wikihow.com/Trigger-Green-Traffic-Lights
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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May be worth a try. The price is certainly right. Get some deer whistles while you are at it.
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Just go to radio shack and get a package of rare earth magnets. Put one on each wheel and you'll never get skipped again.
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Report the light. Those lights are supposed to sense a motorcycle. If the light does not, the light is in violation.
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Report the light. Those lights are supposed to sense a motorcycle. If the light does not, the light is in violation.
Do you report to DPS? or Local Police?
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no it does not work
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Report to 311.

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Report the light. Those lights are supposed to sense a motorcycle. If the light does not, the light is in violation.
This is true, but response takes for f'king ever.

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Personally, I would try the rare earth magnets before I'd spend $15 on what is prolly just a magnet anyway. I wouldn't put in on the wheel though... wouldn't that throw off the balance of the wheel?
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Funny you mention this, cuz I saw a guy last night at pp1 with one of these...

I asked what it was and he told me it's magnet for triggering stop lights... didn't ask if it worked, but he seemed satisfied with it. Except he had it on his tail.

If he's on here maybe he can chime in...
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I know the perfect light to test it. Camaroz, what part of you bike did you mount it?
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Personally, I would try the rare earth magnets before I'd spend $15 on what is prolly just a magnet anyway. I wouldn't put in on the wheel though... wouldn't that throw off the balance of the wheel?
nah, they maybe weight 3grams. I put mine on the center of the hub anyway.
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just stick with putting your kickstand down and running over to ther cross walk, always works for me

o ya dont forget to press the button
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nah, they maybe weight 3grams. I put mine on the center of the hub anyway.
Ah, I see now. Think I'll go buy me some magnets tomorrow.

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just stick with putting your kickstand down and running over to ther cross walk, always works for me

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lol, that. Sounds like a real pain in the . I'd rather just run the light every time.
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me n my buddy tested it on his r6, we mounted it on the belly pan. tested it at multiple lights that were a no go for bikes and made no difference.
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notch a place out under the sole in your shoe for a magnet and step right on the sensor at a light youve got a problem at. that should tell you if it works.
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I got one from cycle gear and mounted it to the kickstand bracket where the sensor switch was, it works for me but my bike is also 2 in. off the ground...
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depends on how the light sensor works. Usually (as I understand) they work by detecting changes in a magnetic field. With cars/trucks it's fine because there's plenty of metal. I've heard a pretty fair amount of positive results from attaching magnets, given 2 things: (1) must be mounted fairly low, like under the belly pan or under a foot peg, and (2) strong enough. Duct-taping that dominos refridgerator magnet on ... pathetic, but funny visual.

You don't need to spend $$$ on some fancy-shmancy gimmick, just dig around the house and find a decent-sized magnet.


I've managed to eliminate the problem w/o the magnets. Look for the square cut out of the concrete at the intersection; usually the corners will have diagonal marks across them. I just park w/ one tire on that diagonal, and the other tire directly on that line. This may put you parked slightly ahead of the white line but that's better than getting ticketed for running a red. 'Course, my bike has a pretty heavy steel frame which may be what's doing the trick, I dunno. But hey you can always try.

PS - the worst light I've found is going N on Fry rd turning L onto Park Row, esp at night. Stopping like I've mentioned has fixed this one 100%.
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PS - the worst light I've found is going N on Fry rd turning L onto Park Row, esp at night. Stopping like I've mentioned has fixed this one 100%.

Drive into the Walmart parking lot just before the light.
Cut through and come out clean on the other side.
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