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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Red light changers

I was looking at a green light trigger. Do these things work. From what I gather, they use a magnetic field to trigger the inductive loop at a stoplight. Anyone own one?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2009, 06:48 AM
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I was told at MSF that you should stop the bike exactly over the lines where the sensors are (either one of them) and this has worked great for me so far.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2009, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Where I see sensors, I am good(with the exception of the one at the end of my road. I park on the sensor wire, but it never trips). There are several streets that I travel often that have no visable sensor wires. I try to guess where they are at, but usually fail.
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That's a bit harder. Down here you can see pretty much all of them and, like I said, just stopping over them is enough for the bike to be detected.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-08-2009, 08:33 AM
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Another option is to put your kickstand down when you stop at a light. Even if you can't see the sensors in the ground, they're there. The 250 has a horrible problem with its wheels not being magnetically strong enough to trip all sensors, and the engine is too high up for them also. The kickstand however is nice strong metal and will usually do the trick. Try that before buying the green brick. Just remember to watch the cross lights so you can lift the kickstand and get into gear when the light changes for you.


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You can also coat some magnets with anti-corrosion spray and stick them underneath your bike. You can buy these at Walmart for a few bucks and it works great. I never have issues triggering the sensors.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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I like the kickstand trick, Im going to have to try that. Thanks!
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