Join Date: May 2007
Location: Falls Church, VA
Fully actuated lights suck -- even when i'm not on the bike i see morons on roads around here that don't understand that if they're too far forward or to far back their *car* won't trigger the light.[/rant]
Green light triggers work -- if you use them right.
Same thing can be said about the frame of your 750 or the kickstand though.
For those that don't know: Fully actuated lights (lights that change signal based on which portion of the intersection a vehicle is at) are magnetic based. A magnetic strip embedded into the road 'senses' a hunk o' metal above it and changes the light.
The problem with bikes is occasionally they don't have enough metal (or the right type (i.e. aluminum instead of steel)) to set off the trigger. Much more often, though, improper bike placement is why the trigger never hits (there's so little metal on the bike it has to be in the right spot).
The 'green light triggers' have the same problem as the bike . . . if they're not in the correct place they're not going to set off the trigger.
All of that said, I've never had a problem with my 750 at a light where i can see the strips (so i know where to position myself). Don't know if this is because of the frame, the center stand, the sidestand, etc.
One trick i have heard that sounds helpful (all bikes) is if you're unable to trigger the light normally but can see the strips, put your side stand down directly on top of the strip. The proximity of the metal should make up for how little there actually is.
Ack. [looks up to see how much he typed.] Not a short answer, but 'no' i don't think green light magnets help as much as being educated on the subject.