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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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This Damn Light Won't Change!!

This happened to me several times. I backed uo, changed lanes to one with cars in it, and found a way around. Is that all we can do? Is there a way to get the light to change from on the bike?
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You could try one of theese.

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Have a buddy who bought one of the magnet types. Says it's guaranteed to work, but it doesn't. Some of the other tips I've heard are putting the kickstand down on the buried wire and centering the bike over the wire. Don't drive enough around trip lights to know if they work or not.

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I know what he means by the light won't change...lol...
Lance, I've thought about getting one of those for quite a while, do you know if they work ok...??? If so which ones are the best buy...???
Here in Tenn. you can turn left after stoping and looking, same as a right on red......
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I did a poll on this a few years ago.
Most seem to agree that if you wait a reasonable amount of time, a left on red is usually not going to be a problem, even if LEO's are around to see it.
Some one also suggested calling your states DOT and tell them of the problem. Sometimes they can adjust the sensor to be more sensitive to bikes.


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or hop off and go push the crosss walk button .... anothe one i like to do is hop off and jay walk with the bike... (the ticket is a lot less )



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I've also been told that you can put the kickstand down, and that that provides enough metal that the light will change. So far, I've only encountered one light that doesn't see me sitting there on the bike, and the kickstand thing didn't work. Unfortunately, however, it's one of those where they buried the sensor when they built the road (as opposed to afterward), so there aren't any cutout marks for me to tell exactly where the sensor is...

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