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Old 08-06-2008, 05:34 PM   #21
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Contrary to popular opinion, NONE of the light sensors work on weight. They're all electromagnetic. Sadly, most sportbikes are aluminum which isn't magnetic. Our cranks are steel though. I find that if I put the middle of the bike directly over a corner of the sensor, and rev it up a bit I can trip any light sensor.
that may be true now but a few years back they did have a trip switch that worked when a tire went over it, the things were set at 1000lbs, looked like a big expansion joint in the turn lane and clunked like when you runover it
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that may be true now but a few years back they did have a trip switch that worked when a tire went over it, the things were set at 1000lbs, looked like a big expansion joint in the turn lane and clunked like when you runover it
Seriously? I've never seen one like that.
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im sorry but if its 2am and my bike wont trip the light and there are no cars that i can see i go. am i the only one that does that? and is there some secret to getting a light to trip on a motorcycle that i dont know about?

You are not the only one. I do it all the time. I try all the suggested tricks, and when that doesn't work.... I carefully, making sure it is safe, run it. I do not have all day (or night). I do wait for 2 lite cycles, to see if any cages drive up. Anyone have the guy that parks 2 or more car lengths behind you and wonders why the lite never changes??


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Seriously? I've never seen one like that.
yea the last one I can remember was over on south braeswood at kirby I think, not sure if it still there

Pressure Detector: These detectors consist of two metal plates separated by spacers. When a vehicle tire passes over the detector, it compressed the spacers and allowed the two plates to make contact, thereby closing an electrical circuit.

I don't think they are in use much anymore if at all
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yea the last one I can remember was over on south braeswood at kirby I think, not sure if it still there

Pressure Detector: These detectors consist of two metal plates separated by spacers. When a vehicle tire passes over the detector, it compressed the spacers and allowed the two plates to make contact, thereby closing an electrical circuit.

I don't think they are in use much anymore if at all
So its not actually a scale, just spaced out plates that complete a circuit.
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I am running plate free on my two cars and bike. Ticket for that is $75.00, I think. But you can usually talk your way out of it. I frikkin hate big brother. Got two of those tickets in the last month for coasting thru when making a right turn.
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