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Red Light Changer
« on: August 25, 2003, 08:34:53 AM »
These work great if you do a lot of city driving where you hit red lights, especially at night.  As most of you know your bike won't trip signals that are made to change when a car drives over the sensors.  I've actually turned my bike off and put it on the side stand waiting for lights to change, and I've even run some red lights after getting sick of waiting.  

So, I bought this little gadget off e-bay and it works great...mounts nicely on the inside the lower cowl out of sight.  I even get the turn arrow sometimes.  I was out last night and went to lights I know never changed and they switched as soon as I crossed the sensor pad.
 

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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2003, 09:20:08 AM »
I think all states should just do what Tennessee did.  TN actually changed their law for motorcyclists.  If the light doesn't change, motorcyclists are legally allowed to run the red light after making sure there is no traffic coming.

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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2003, 09:30:30 AM »
I agree. I heard there is something up in front of congress right now about that trying to put it into affect across the USA.
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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2003, 11:37:10 AM »
I think that's good that TN did that...but, I can see it causing a lot of problems.  You're going to see people pulling out when they shouldn't, or Squids waiting 20 seconds and then just going any way.  Trust me, I hate waiting forever and a day for a light, or for another car to pull up to activate it.....but like I said, making it legal to run a red may be more of a headache.

No matter, this little device was well worth the $12 and I'm happy with it.

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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2003, 08:01:14 PM »
I was under the impression that signals were tripped based on weight, thus not working for bikes because they're too light.  How then does it work?
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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2003, 09:48:09 PM »
The most common traffic signal sensor is the "inductance loop detector", which is simply a metal detector with the detection coil set into the road.  The coils are easily recognized by a square, diamond or circle cut in the road, this is where the coil is laid.  When a car drives over the area with it's large metal mass.....it trips the coils.  When we go over with out plastic bikes, it doesn't.
 

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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2003, 10:28:24 PM »
the red light changers are basically a electromagnet.

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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2003, 11:32:09 PM »
i might be full of it, but if i'm waiting at the light, i'll move right on top of the coil cut marks in the pavement, let the clutch out enough to skootch up, then roll back.  this induces current in the coil.  it seems to work...
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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2003, 06:49:17 AM »
different people find different things that work.

I've managed to get them to trip by hitting the starter with the bike in neutral and clutch out.  It disrupts the electronics enough to cut the headlights and will sometimes "pulse" just right to where the light will trip...
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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2003, 06:30:15 PM »
I myself bought the redlight changer, and it does work great.  I have not had to wait at a single light yet like I used to.  I get the green as if I were in my truck.  Its a good buy if you ask me.  

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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2003, 04:45:22 AM »
Where can I find these?  What's the name of the product?  Can someone post the site address, plz?

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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2003, 10:24:17 AM »
http://www.tricktape.com/product.asp?0=234&1=273&3=177


Here you go... it works great.  I drilled a hole in the middle and put a zip tie through it so it won't fall off.   Placed it on my kick stand and it works great...

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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2003, 09:34:20 PM »
Thanks, bro.  I love this shit--how we all help one another.  Gosh, this makes me wanna cry happy tears. :'(
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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2003, 10:40:41 AM »
Thanks for the link, that is the lowest price I have seen.

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Re:Red Light Changer
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2003, 01:10:09 PM »
Buy some large magnets from radioshack and save yourself the money. Did that for my ninja 250. Works great.