Triggering Stoplights

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Triggering Stoplights

#1 Unread post by Roadcowboy1234 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:29 am

I (and I assume most of you) have had some trouble triggering some stoplights to turn green. :rant: Now,,,what can be done about it? What do you do? I have on occasion, got off of my bike and pushed the pedestrian button (even tho there isn't a sidewalk for a 1/4 mile in any direction) so that will trigger the light change. I HATE waiting for the light to change. I have decided to chance it when NO other vehicles are coming after about 5 min.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Triggering Stoplights

#2 Unread post by pchast » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:07 am

Hmm, I don't know if there is a formula for it. I've had the same problem and it seems to work a little better if I can figure where the wires are in the road and get right next to one... I've also taken off when there was no response and no traffic. No one's caught me Yet.

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Re: Triggering Stoplights

#3 Unread post by jaskc78 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:45 am

someone posted on here before that putting your kickstand down either right on top of or right next to the wires helps to trigger the sensors, too. might give that a shot.
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Re: Triggering Stoplights

#4 Unread post by TFGeek » Fri May 28, 2010 12:21 am

Apparently if you attatch a REALLY powerful magnet to the bottom of your bike, like one of those rare earth magnest, that would also help.

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#5 Unread post by zeligman » Fri May 28, 2010 12:31 am

don't they make something that's supposed to help you do that? i'll have to google it.. lol
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#6 Unread post by vanbc » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:04 am

I've been using my center stand. Pop it in N and use the kickstand "ONLY when there are no cars behind me" like a side street.
There's a video of a bicycle rider using a small magnet on youtube.

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Re: Triggering Stoplights

#7 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:43 am

It is annoying, we had a few lights in Calgary that you could wait and wait and wait and they would seem to never turn green for you (well, after about waiting 4 missed green lights the cars behind you get upset).

We found if you put 2 bikes beside each other then it might go, or pull right up and wave a car to come up right on your rear to trigger it... or just go on the RED.

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Re: Triggering Stoplights

#8 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:57 pm

I've put down my kickstand and run over to the pedestrian signal button and given it a shot. Or let a cage in front or beside me to trigger it.
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