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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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You can do it without the magnets. I've tried it with and without, and it works the same. Not all intersections have the inductive loop, though. All you have to do is make sure that when you come to a stop you are over the inductive loop, and up by the corner - either on the left or the right.

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You can do it without the magnets. I've tried it with and without, and it works the same. Not all intersections have the inductive loop, though. All you have to do is make sure that when you come to a stop you are over the inductive loop, and up by the corner - either on the left or the right.

On a side note, kipkay.com has some great videos on other cool stuff.
I've never had a problem on the VN750, but have on my pedal version bike (once). Trick there is to lay or at least angle the bike across the loop.


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Unfortunately, there are a couple of lights around me that don't recognize the 750. One of them is especially annoying b/c it's right on my way home. Generally, I have a cage around somewhere that can bail me out, but a couple of days ago, I had to hang a right, and do a u-turn to get through the intersection. Grrrrrrrr.

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In Missouri we have a bill sitting on the Governors desk that allows bikes to run a red light if it does not turn. Most of the time it is not an issue but when it is I usually run it anyway. Of course I always look both ways first

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I have the same problem with a couple of stubborn lights that won't change, and I have the red light changer. I'm beginning to wonder if it even works.
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Heh... the first light down from my house won't change for a VN750, a ninja 250, AND a Yamaha sportbike on three corners of the loop at once. Works for cars fine. We need those red light laws STAT.
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Heh... the first light down from my house won't change for a VN750, a ninja 250, AND a Yamaha sportbike on three corners of the loop at once. Works for cars fine. We need those red light laws STAT.
you guys need to take turns running over and hitting the button at the crosswalk,just kidding there is one particular light here that does that and we only have three in the whole county,you would think they would have time to fix it ,but then again it is one third of the traffic lights they have to keep up and it might just be overwhelming the road dept.




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I noticed this for the first time the other day. This might've been the first time I've been the first in line at a light. I rolled up and stopped and waited my turn. I was in the left hand turn lane and I don't believe there was anyone in the middle straight across lane or the turn right lane either. And I swear the cycle skipped me. After I noticed this, I pulled up beyond the big white stripe so the car behind me could pull a little closer. This time, there were other vehicles in the other two lanes, so we did get our green, but I wasn't sure which circumstance caused it to occur. Me moving up or the other lanes being full.

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LOL my advice would be to drive a bigger "scooter" LOL

Seriously, though that can be a problem. Here in SC they passed a new law that if you are on a motorcycle and if the light is red doesn't change for a few minutes and there is no traffic you can just go.

Perish the thought!!! Common Sense!!!

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