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Hey All,

I am considering buying one of those little boxes (magnets), that hook to the bottom of your bike to help change red lights to green (As compared to sitting at a red light forever), but am curious if anyone owns one or knows if they work???

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Carl
 

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Assuming the polarity of the magnetic field generated by the magnets is in phase with the loop detector's tuned frequency and the subtended angle of your position is within the vector parameters of the loop's influence, it might work.
 

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Assuming the polarity of the magnetic field generated by the magnets is in phase with the loop detector's tuned frequency and the subtended angle of your position is within the vector parameters of the loop's influence, it might work.
Thank you for clearing that up Dr. Spock. :confused:
 

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Usually the ground loop senses the metal of the vehicle as it passes over. Motorcycles present a problem with this because it doesn't have the same mass as a car/truck. In Missouri, a law was passed a year or 2 ago that allows motorcycles to make a left against a red after a reasonable wait...if you dare.
 

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Work as good as deer alerts
Don't knock the deer alerts. I had 3 roo alerts on my bike. 1/ The first one was for the roos that could hear. 2/ The second one was for the deaf roos. 3/ The third one was for all the deaf old buggers who thought that they could stand around and say what did you say. Psychologically it is good for me. Eric
 

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Well, here goes the cheap skate in me again. I know they want $30 to $70 for those magnets. Go to Harbor Freight and get a Welding magnet for about $5. Used by welders to stick to a metal post and hook the neg lead of the welder to it. Has a bolt and nut on the top side and could easily be put on a belly pan. Whether they work or not, I don't know but 2 days ago I would have given you $50 for one cause I was trapped at a light till a cager finally pulled up behind me and tripped the sensor.
 

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I sat in on a Riders Ed. Class a couple years ago put on by a woman that worked for the D.O.T. What she said was to look for those circles or boxes in the road surface and be sure to ride through the center and possibly stop over it. If you ride to the side, it more then likely will not detect you. Seems to work here in the Northwest.
From the Northwest Corner.
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My Brother in Law works for the State installing Trafic lights,He said to ride over and stop on the strip that operates the light,He said some have a 3rd strip that is in the middle of the other two strips that is for motorcycles, So for it has worked for me,
 

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That's what I was saying. Put yourself in a good position.
I think I know what you are saying is: The numerical product of the length of two vectors and the cosine of the angle between them, which is completely specified by a magnitude and a direction that guides by a means according to vector. Eric
 

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I think I know what you are saying is: The numerical product of the length of two vectors and the cosine of the angle between them, which is completely specified by a magnitude and a direction that guides by a means according to vector. Eric
It is truly a great moment when two great minds discover each other.
 

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North Carolina, left on red after 3 minutes, but who is counting!!!! :D
You may get away with that in North Carolina but not here in Texas.

17. Can I cross an intersection on a red light if my bike doesn't trigger the signal to change?

No, there are no provisions in Texas law that will allow any non-emergency vehicle to bypass a red light. You will need to turn or change lanes legally when safe then find another route. As stated in Texas Transportation Code (TRC) 544.0075 certain traffic-actuated electric traffic-control signals are required to be capable of registering the presence of a motorcycle.
Texas Transportation Code
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