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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting link regarding where to sit when trying to activate lights. I don't come across them too often so I haven't tried this technique, but has anyone found this effective?

http://www.scdot.org/getting/signals/looptips.shtml

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Yes, it does work. There are some lights that just don't work regardless if you get it right on the edge or not. There is always this route: http://www.signalsorcerer.com/motorcycles_mopeds.html

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Yes, that does work, and the sensors detect movement of mass-stop over the "cut" if it doesnt seem to be changing I have had success revving the engine a bit-believe it or not that does work.

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Interesting link regarding where to sit when trying to activate lights. I don't come across them too often so I haven't tried this technique, but has anyone found this effective?

http://www.scdot.org/getting/signals/looptips.shtml

Not sure if this is a repost. Sorry if it is.

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Hmm, that is exactly what we teach at MSF

As far as those signals gettign activated in some places better then others. It is all really depends on the Traffic unit that sets them up. They can set sensitivity on those sensors. Most of the time they do a good job, some days their wife has PMS and they don't do a good job.

If you have one of those bad signals in your area call the Village and have them adjust it.

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Haha no wonder those lights never change for me I'm always the idiot in the middle of the pad.

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Haha no wonder those lights never change for me I'm always the idiot in the middle of the pad.
+1 and you are not the only idiot lol! I had heard that putting the stand down will work too, but this could be complete BS. I did not know about going for the edge of the cuts. Good post and thanks!

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There are too many of those in the glenview area. I end up running the light at night. No tickets thus far. Knock on wood
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+1 and you are not the only idiot lol! I had heard that putting the stand down will work too, but this could be complete BS. I did not know about going for the edge of the cuts. Good post and thanks!
It can help. When I had a bike with a center stand I would drag it as I came to a stop (over the strip).

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