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Old 08-24-2008, 10:35 AM   #1
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green light tigger....

1st of all im not sure if this is in the right section....

Iv been riding for about a month and half now and iv been gettings a lot of red lights that wont turn green when its just me there...

and today when i was trying to leave my new apt complex i couldnt even get the gate to open till a car came and it was heavy enough to trigger the sensors...

im thinking about getting one of those green light tigger things... do they really work? which one would yall recommend? and any other helpful info...


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Old 08-24-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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cant you put a magnet on the bottom of your faing that will trip the sensor???? im not sure but i think you can. I might be wrong tho..
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:41 AM   #3
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yeah i think thats what the green light trigger is... i just searched google and this is the 1st link that came up:
http://www.greenlightstuff.com/trigger.html

im just trying to find people that have used it and how they liked it and if it really works...
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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There are sensors in the road that sense the amount of metal crosses the wires and bikes don't have enough to trip the sensors. I learned this by getting into a gate we would just roll a piece of 3" rigid pipe across the wires then the gate would open. Bikes are to small of a foot print. I usually end up just running them cause sometimes there is no car going to show anytime soon for it to make the light change. Usually late at night. But I think there is something you can buy to put on your bike to trip the sensor.
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Good luck getting the green light trigger to work. Had one on my old bike and it turned out to be just a waste of money. Maybe I had a faulty one?
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put your kick stand down on the wire
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If i remember right they are makeing the lights more motorcycle friendly, by like 2010 all lights have to recognize a motorcycle,

they have been getting hit from behind so the city is makeing it manditory that they do this ! dont know about anything that works, i just run them! what else can you do, wait for a car to pull up behind you?
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put your kick stand down on the wire
Putting my stand down kills my engine.....!
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in -N- it kills it???? it should'nt
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vi, is it that big of an issue? Just keep a huge piece of wood by the gate or get rosh to follow you lol. Best of luck nga!
ps. The ride from Houston to SA is a in the rain lol
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best bet is to stop directly over the groove cut in the pavement and put as much of your bike over it as possible. I rarely have a light that doesn't change.
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Good luck getting the green light trigger to work. Had one on my old bike and it turned out to be just a waste of money. Maybe I had a faulty one?
I dont think it is by 2010. They are supposed to be bike friendly now. There is supposed to be the ability to call the city too and tell them this light won't work for bikes. You are legally allowed to drive on the roads, so the traffic control systems need to work for you.
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BTW. Find a old broken HDD, Take it apart, pull one of the magnets out, put it on the lowest part of your bike away from any electrical components though.
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the light sensors at the entrance to my neighborhood do not detect bikes, putting the kickstand down or hitting the starter all make no diff. its easier to just run the light...i may try a magnet but who knows...
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my main concern isnt red light... i can run them after i wait a while with no luck... but my problem is getting out of my apt complex...

there is no lines that are noticiable... its one of those gates when you pull up it opens automatically for you to exit..
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Get a gate opener and go through the entrance. I have tried the green light trigger with one of those universal remotes, search youtube, that didn't work.
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take the 45 out of your inner pocket and put it down on the trigger
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take the 45 out of your inner pocket and put it down on the trigger
Now that's f**kin' creative!!!
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this is the current law in texas and it has no provision for anything about 2010 or any other year except what is in the law as an enactment date

544.0075. CERTAIN TRAFFIC-ACTUATED ELECTRIC
TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS. (a) This section applies only to a
traffic-actuated electric traffic-control signal that consists of
a traffic-control signal for which the intervals vary according to
the demands of vehicular traffic as registered by a detector and
that is installed and operating at an intersection.
(b) In addition to any other type of vehicle the presence of
which the detector for the traffic-actuated electric
traffic-control signal may register, the detector for a
traffic-actuated electric traffic-control device to which this
section applies must be capable of registering the presence of a
motorcycle.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 219, 1, eff. September
1, 2007.


so if it were me I would call the city or county engineering office and bug the living out of then till it changes, and for apartment gates I would do the same and complain till they got it fixed
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