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Old 06-03-2015, 01:20 PM   #21
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Wow, unfortunately I'm going to VA for a bit during my vacation. Hopefully I don't go to jail for passing by
I just break pretty much all the red lights now if I have to turn, my bike isn't big enough for it to change probably have to buy a goldwing or something for it to change. I ain't sticking on my bike to help, that may change depending on how much trouble I get into when and if I get stopped.
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Old 06-03-2015, 01:32 PM   #22
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Wow, unfortunately I'm going to VA for a bit during my vacation. Hopefully I don't go to jail for passing by
ANYTHING over 80 is considered wreckless driving, and they can slap a felony at you. all at the cops discression. State Troopers are THE worst in the world over there. Just dont speed, especially on i81 near woodstock if youre up that way. and dont be a , they feed off of it.

and they wonder why virtually NO motorcycles bother stopping anymore. In VA once youre gone, youre gone. they cant prove it was you and cant charge you... (loopholes. happened a few times to a few friends)

but it is a beautiful state. drive slow and enjoy the scenery.
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ANYTHING over 80 is considered wreckless driving, and they can slap a felony at you. all at the cops discression. State Troopers are THE worst in the world over there. Just dont speed, especially on i81 near woodstock if youre up that way. and dont be a , they feed off of it.

and they wonder why virtually NO motorcycles bother stopping anymore. In VA once youre gone, youre gone. they cant prove it was you and cant charge you... (loopholes. happened a few times to a few friends)

but it is a beautiful state. drive slow and enjoy the scenery.
so basically do not ride there with anything less than a 1000? that way if you need to get away you can
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:16 PM   #24
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MOTARD ftw. lots of fields and woods

im not gonna say run, but im not gonna say stop especially if youre already moving lmao. and make sure you have a full tank.

some years back a dude ran on a gsxr1k and made it to a different county. stopped for fuel for a few too many minutes and got popped. think he did like 3 years for felony evasion, wreckless driving, wreckless endangerment, no M endorsement or insurance, list goes on lol.
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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.
I have a friend who works for the companies that install those loops and according to him, "the loop of wire cut into the asphalt makes a magnetic field. when the field is disrupted by a large Mass of metal, it triggers the timers on the light..... so most bikes lack the Mass of metal to trigger.... unless the sensitivity is set low. I've set them up for gate operators, with sensitivity so light a metal trash can lid will open the gate. The best place to be is in the middle of the loop, not the edge....."

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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.
I know what you mean but this ain't VA. If the cop wants to be a , he can write you a ticket for not waiting "forever" for it to change. I usually wait a cycle and then run it (safely). There's even been a few times that I've had a cop behind me and told me over the speaker to "just go!". Naturally I wasn't running it with him right behind me unless he directed me to.

Most HCSO has been cool though and never bother me. But then I'm not on a sportbike.
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I have a friend who works for the companies that install those loops and according to him, "the loop of wire cut into the asphalt makes a magnetic field. when the field is disrupted by a large Mass of metal, it triggers the timers on the light..... so most bikes lack the Mass of metal to trigger.... unless the sensitivity is set low. I've set them up for gate operators, with sensitivity so light a metal trash can lid will open the gate. The best place to be is in the middle of the loop, not the edge....."



I know what you mean but this ain't VA. If the cop wants to be a , he can write you a ticket for not waiting "forever" for it to change. I usually wait a cycle and then run it (safely). There's even been a few times that I've had a cop behind me and told me over the speaker to "just go!". Naturally I wasn't running it with him right behind me unless he directed me to.

Most HCSO has been cool though and never bother me. But then I'm not on a sportbike.

LOL but yeah, VA was the last state id expect to pass a law like this. HCSO seems to be pretty decent ive never had issues with them. actually, one offered to help clean blood off the street if i found the dude who robbed my house.

, even not that long ago, me and a buddy had to dip out on a cager that was trying to kill us. We passed a cop at 140+ and kept rolling. eventually we stopped off the freeway and called in the car and situation, and he was the first one to show up. he said ", yall were moving. now i know why" and i didnt harass us any further.
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Had an officer pop me for running the light one night. It was a stop light near a popular water hole that the officers knew wouldn't turn for certain bikes. After he wrote me the ticket he told me I should have used my signal and continued through the green light up to the next intersection where I could have made a U-turn. Not only did he bust me for running the light, but I didn't have insurance at that time either... I guess he wasn't partial to crotch rockets.

Now my Harley on the other hand... it has so much steel and chrome that all the lights are triggered by that beast of a hog! LMAO!
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The best place to be is in the middle of the loop, not the edge....."
Not so sure about that. We've got one that opens the exit gate at work. I have to ride over the corner of the loop to open the gate.
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Most of the time I get stuck it's at night. During the day normally there's someone else to help me out lol. Late at night, with no one around, I'll roll through after it the light cycles.
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