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Old 06-03-2015, 03:24 AM   #1
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Getting stuck at traffic lights

How do you guys cope with it?
I'm a new rider and sometimes late at night I do get stuck at traffic lights for a couple cycles. I've tried putting a magnet underneath my bike, but that doesn't work.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:27 AM   #2
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If it's late at night and no other vehicles are in sight, just stop and go
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Look for the cut lines in the pavement, will be behind the crosswalk
Try putting the kickstand down for a sec
If not then roll thru
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:27 AM   #4
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Take apart a old hard drive and use the two Neodymium magnets in it. Put on the bottom of your exhaust. Did it to mine and it works for me.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:40 AM   #5
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when I had taken my mc class, I remember they told me that the motorcycle needs to be on those open cut lines because it detects metal not necessarily weight. The instructor basically said put as much of the motorcycle on that line as possible and it should detect it.
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when I had taken my mc class, I remember they told me that the motorcycle needs to be on those open cut lines because it detects metal not necessarily weight. The instructor basically said put as much of the motorcycle on that line as possible and it should detect it.
There's an inductive loop embedded in the pavement. Basically it senses a change in its magnetic field when there's enough iron or steel over it.
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There's an inductive loop embedded in the pavement. Basically it senses a change in its magnetic field when there's enough iron or steel over it.
And that's the problem with sport bikes, there is not enough metallic material to make it trip.

When it won't trip, look all direction to make sure I'm clear and go. During the day I wait longer than at night. At night, it doesn't take me long to just go.

There was legislation a few years ago that would make this permissible for motorcycles, but the bill was attached to a ton of other that ended up failing. I don't know if it has ever come back up on the floor again. I'll have to check on it.
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And that's the problem with sport bikes, there is not enough metallic material to make it trip.
Plus a good portion of it can be aluminum
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Some if not most lights these days use cameras to detect the vehicle. Some use both inductive loops to detect ferrous metals. If you see the white camera on the intersection, make sure you are in view of it. I will flick my headlights or turn on my hazard lights and it will be enough to trip the camera.
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And that's the problem with sport bikes, there is not enough metallic material to make it trip.

When it won't trip, look all direction to make sure I'm clear and go. During the day I wait longer than at night. At night, it doesn't take me long to just go.

There was legislation a few years ago that would make this permissible for motorcycles, but the bill was attached to a ton of other that ended up failing. I don't know if it has ever come back up on the floor again. I'll have to check on it.
surprisngly, this was added to virginias legislature a few years back. motorcycles dont have to wait at red lights, stop and safely manuver.
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surprisngly, this was added to virginias legislature a few years back. motorcycles dont have to wait at red lights, stop and safely manuver.
Virginia? The state with the worst traffic laws and most insane punishments for violations in the entire US?
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Virginia? The state with the worst traffic laws and most insane punishments for violations in the entire US?
I know. blew my mind too. Dad called and told me when it happened. I hate the laws in that state so much. Basically, when i get home for vacation this summer, im going to jail.
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Virginia? The state with the worst traffic laws and most insane punishments for violations in the entire US?
Worst laws period... I had to be legally separated for TWO YEARS when we lived in the "Commonwealth of Virginia" (since we had kiddos) before I could even file for a divorce back in 1999.. i was like WTF...
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Worst laws period... I had to be legally separated for TWO YEARS when we lived in the "Commonwealth of Virginia" (since we had kiddos) before I could even file for a divorce back in 1999.. i was like WTF...
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YUP, communist state of VA. beautiful state though...
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Worst laws period... I had to be legally separated for TWO YEARS when we lived in the "Commonwealth of Virginia" (since we had kiddos) before I could even file for a divorce back in 1999.. i was like WTF...
Seriously? Sheeeesh.
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I'll try out the magnet thing + going in the lines.
Wow, unfortunately I'm going to VA for a bit during my vacation. Hopefully I don't go to jail for passing by
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I'll try out the magnet thing + going in the lines.
Wow, unfortunately I'm going to VA for a bit during my vacation. Hopefully I don't go to jail for passing by
They put a Car and Driver editor in jail for several days for doing <85 on the interstate.. Don't speed.
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