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Old 02-19-2009, 10:59 PM   #21
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the kickstand trick works on very few that i have found, bumping the starter also does not work on many. ihave gotten 3 bikes to trip em though, but I cannot always get my friends to come over when i want to make a left into my neighborhood....
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:38 PM   #22
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run it if no traffic and clear. Otherwise do a u turn and hit it from the other side of traffic...

OR you could get a motard and just jump the curbs
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:51 PM   #24
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Safely pass through the light
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:52 PM   #25
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yell at the light until it turns green. if that doesnt work then suzuki choke slam it. then the light is your and will always turn green for you
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that 'pick up sensor' from ebay is a block of lead. have at it.


The lines in the ground are the magnetive cable.... not the area in the center. As Azylum mentioned, get in the habit of stopping over it. If you must, back up move to the side and put your kickstand down right on it.

Otherwise, two cycles, run it if late at night. Otherwise if mid day and traffic is around pull up and signal a car behind you to pull forward.
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However I have read that you can put your kick stand down and it helps. Never tried it but it kind of make sense that it could help couple a magnetic field (If that is the trigger mechanism) from the sensor to your bike.


Kickstand down method works, I've done this several times (you gotta be positioned right on the lines where they make an "X" is the most effective - usually towards the corner). The magnetism does the trick. Same goes for triggering those pesky apartment complex gates that don't always want to open.

Signal Sorcerer and any other magnet attachments for $15 and up are waste of money, total p.o.s., unreliable.

Kickstand method.
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i call bs. opticom and 3m mirt systems can not be triggered by headlights. that is a myth.
everytime i do it, it works


ok..i've done it prolly about 12 times..give or take



and its worked prolly 9 times..idk why..maybe im lucky 9 out of 12 times



but it worked if you started way back and started to flash
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everytime i do it, it works


ok..i've done it prolly about 12 times..give or take



and its worked prolly 9 times..idk why..maybe im lucky 9 out of 12 times



but it worked if you started way back and started to flash
nope. it is impossible for you to flash your lights at the correct speed and pattern to activate a mirt sensor.

see here:
http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/strobe.asp

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I don't know if anyone posted this above, but this works some of the time.

Align your tires with the sensor loop (if it's one of those) and wait it out.

Mckee made a visual a while back, maybe do a search.
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get off the bike, do the hokey pokey.

when the po-po stops to ask what you are doing, yell thanks and burn off
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I don't know if anyone posted this above, but this works some of the time.

Align your tires with the sensor loop (if it's one of those) and wait it out.

Mckee made a visual a while back, maybe do a search.
It's just a matter of if there is enough of a break in the field to set the sensor off and all depends on the sensor. Best bet it to get as much steel you can on top of the sensor.

The magnets are cheap and are very effective in helping curb the traffic light issue.
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nope. it is impossible for you to flash your lights at the correct speed and pattern to activate a mirt sensor.

see here:
http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/strobe.asp

I don't think you can get your headlights to flash the uniqe flash pattern that opticom has set up for each individual unit it knows what unit passed thru what light and when and gets saved on a computer at the traffic dept. I have an opticom in my garage I pulled off a totaled supervisors truck from rural metro ems a few years ago it took Waco street dept 19 months to figure out it was me using it it still had waco's flash pattern in it.
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It's just a matter of if there is enough of a break in the field to set the sensor off and all depends on the sensor. Best bet it to get as much steel you can on top of the sensor.

The magnets are cheap and are very effective in helping curb the traffic light issue.
What works for traffic lights works for the tollway. No thanks, I'll wait em out
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or just look both ways and say fk it!
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I always stop where you can see the sensor loop, both tires on the line. If that doesn't work I usually change lane, keep going straight, and make a U turn.

BTW I thought those sensor at the intersection where activated by pressure/weight of the vehicle not magnetism, but I could be wrong.
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wait before you run it. there have been several lights that work with my bike.
but yeah, if you do run it, look around first. any cops?
some cops will be understanding but you know you will find some cops that just dont care. and you'd better have your m endorsement and insurance papers and reg / inspection.
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What works for traffic lights works for the tollway. No thanks, I'll wait em out
lol. if you say so. if you think your 250 doesn't set off the eztag sensor your dead wrong.


funny thing though, i find it humorous they have the eztag sensors set to pickup even the smallest vehicles yet they don't do the same for stop lights.
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Acording to the Texas transportation code:


Sec. 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, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.





I would think that since this doesn't happen at many intersections you would have grounds to fight a ticket issued for running a redlight that didn't notice your bike was there.
Gotta be sure though that the intersection is operating the signals based on the demands of traffic flow.
In other words, be sure that the lights change based on whether or not a vehicle is sitting there waiting.
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Acording to the Texas transportation code:


Sec. 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, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.





I would think that since this doesn't happen at many intersections you would have grounds to fight a ticket issued for running a redlight that didn't notice your bike was there.
Gotta be sure though that the intersection is operating the signals based on the demands of traffic flow.
In other words, be sure that the lights change based on whether or not a vehicle is sitting there waiting.
I am sure with the right defense you could definitely get out of it. More importantly. When anyone finds lights that do not detect motorcycles. People should call them in. I have to find that number.
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