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Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

http://www.greenlightstuff.com/trigger.html

I'm just wondering. I have a few intersections that just don't get triggered. I
usually roll past and have the car behind trigger the lights.
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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

I think it's been rehashed before, but I'll answer it this way:

It works for some, not for others. For it to work properly, most report the thing has to be practically dragging on the ground.



Try putting your bike in neutral at those "trouble" lights, and then drop your kickstand (if you can, on the little black seam of the sensor pad), and then rev your bike. Usually works for me.
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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

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I think it's been rehashed before, but I'll answer it this way:

It works for some, not for others. For it to work properly, most report the thing has to be practically dragging on the ground.



Try putting your bike in neutral at those "trouble" lights, and then drop your kickstand (if you can, on the little black seam of the sensor pad), and then rev your bike. Usually works for me.
then do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around . . .
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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

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I think it's been rehashed before, but I'll answer it this way:

It works for some, not for others. For it to work properly, most report the thing has to be practically dragging on the ground.



Try putting your bike in neutral at those "trouble" lights, and then drop your kickstand (if you can, on the little black seam of the sensor pad), and then rev your bike. Usually works for me.
You're probably right. I thought it was nice if worked well. I usually just roll
on through once nobody is around. Of course I got pulled over once but no
ticket (I suppose the cop saw me wait three cycles).
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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

Looks like to me. AFAIK the magnetic triggers need a significant amount of iron (ie a car) to pass over them... Our little aluminum scooters won't trip them.

I once waited at a light in a residential area for a good 2-3 minutes without it changing... I finally got fed up and just ran it. Next light a driver pulls up beside me and starts giving me a lecture about how I could have got myself killed, etc. To which I replied...

And then there's this asshole...

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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

Just hit the starter button, works every time, that little starter puts out a helluva magnetic field I'd imagine
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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

We are allowed to go thru them if they don't change after a "reasonable" amount of time here so I don't worry about it.
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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

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We are allowed to go thru them if they don't change after a "reasonable" amount of time here so I don't worry about it.
Same here. I usually report malfunctioning lights and they usually have them working correctly for bikes within a couple days. At least so far. Only had to report a couple of them.

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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

I like this much better http://www.themirt.com/ not that I would suggest using such a device
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I like this much better http://www.themirt.com/ not that I would suggest using such a device
NICE!
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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

I have a fairly large (and dangerous!) neodymium magnet and it doesn't seem to affect the sensor loops. I believe they operate off eddy currents, or loss of energy created by a conducting structure above the loop. I believe taking a large closed loop of copper wire and placing it over the sensor loops would "short" out the electric field and trip the relay.

I've seen beer cans set off these sensors!

Oh yes, there's always this Do It Yourself Project:

http://i-hacked.com/content/view/176/44/
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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

I put one on just before parking the bike for the winter, so I didn't get to test it out. I haven't gotten stuck since it was on, but I haven't been alone at a triggered red light either.
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Re: Has anyone tried this gadget posted in Cycle World?

I have this: http://www.tricktape.com/index.asp?P...ROD&ProdID=177

It seems to work at some intersections, and not at others.. possibly the thickness of asphault/concrete over the loop sensor?
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