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 Post subject: Tripping red lights
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:00 pm 
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and the thing never turning green. So... I purchased one of these and put it on Goldie.

folks-- this isn't hard!

I will let y'all know how it works. From what I can tell, it is nothing more than a 1/4" square x 2" long magnet with a strip of adhesive on it.

If indeed that is all it is, then a magnet out of an old TV or Radio will work too.

At least I didnt get the cheapie one and leave myself wondering that if I had have purchased the more expensive one would IT have worked !!!

Update to come...

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 Post subject: Re: Tired of sitting at Redlights
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:08 pm 
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If ya move to Tennessee, you can now proceed through a traffic light on a motorcycle once you have come to a complete stop and checked for traffic. Sounds kinda wild, but believe it or not, it's true!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tired of sitting at Redlights
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:17 pm 
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I put a similar product on my Rebel. It helps, but some days the signal still ignores me. Same signal. Same location over the sensor. Most days no problem. But every once in awhile it ignores me. Better with the magnet than without.

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 Post subject: Re: Tired of sitting at Redlights
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:39 pm 
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shop magnets from the hardware store ... see pics lower part of this page ....

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 Post subject: Re: Tired of sitting at Redlights
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:58 pm 
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Motorcycle: 98 Valkyrie
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I have a 500 pound pull retrieval magnet under my Valk.

What I have noticed over the years is that the stronger the magnet is, the more likely it will affect the lights. But even then, it will not be much help at lights where the antena loop is too badly damaged or too deeply sunk. At best, you increase the percentage of lights that you trip. Right now, I trip about 80 or so percent of the lights here in town.

Sadly, the two left turn lights on my way home from work are in that small group of lights that won't be fooled by a magnet.

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 Post subject: Re: Tired of sitting at Redlights
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:29 pm 
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Duke wrote:
I have a 500 pound pull retrieval magnet under my Valk.


Do these magnets interfer with the electronics on the bike?


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 Post subject: Re: Tired of sitting at Redlights
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:55 am 
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no efi electronics in a carbed bike .... antiquated dino tech rocks eh ?

and why it need to be put LOW and away from the electronics and computer if you have them

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 Post subject: Re: Tired of sitting at Redlights
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:27 pm 
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Rebel04 wrote:
Duke wrote:
I have a 500 pound pull retrieval magnet under my Valk.


Do these magnets interfer with the electronics on the bike?


No.

Of course, I was extremely careful to make sure that the magnet had _no_ pull (tested with steel filings) at even half the distance from the magnet's current location to the location of the ignition module. If I had any doubts, I would have either moved the module, or scaled down the magnet. I wanted to go with a 250 lb pull, but they were out of stock, and didn't seem to be in any hurry to get them back in stock. :(

The only problem I have right now is drops in performance. Seems in a week's time I can pick up an extra three hundred pounds in Triumph and Harley parts...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tired of sitting at Redlights
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:13 am 
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"Seems in a week's time I can pick up an extra three hundred pounds in Triumph and Harley parts...."


hehehe...yeah, but at least you know it's iron & not plastic, LOL!

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 Post subject: Help Me Find The Topic I'm Trying To Find ON Here
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:05 am 
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hey, everyone, guys and gals, help out a fellow Rebeller and if anyone can find the topic on here that talks about some kind of piece you can get for your motorcycle to let the stop lights "sense" your waiting, post a link if you don't mind. I remember seeing it a while back,but couldn't find it now. And if anyone knows where to get one, or whatever the deal is with them, help me out. THanks

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 Post subject: Re: Help Me Find The Topic I'm Trying To Find ON Here
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:22 am 
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pretty sure millenium rebel has something on his site about his magnet down on the bottom.

go to any of his posts and click on the dragon.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Me Find The Topic I'm Trying To Find ON Here
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:25 am 
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thanks man, didn't expect an answer so quick.

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 Post subject: green light trigger
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:35 pm 
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Anyone use this little gadget. Does the Rebel not trip the lights?
http://www.greenlightstuff.com/trigger.html

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 Post subject: Re: green light trigger
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:41 pm 
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Depends on the light. Mine will trip some not others. I could use a magic wand some times. I ride home at night, Sundays are the worst, less traffic to help me trip them.

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 Post subject: Re: green light trigger
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:57 pm 
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I have a similar one on my 250. Definitely helps.

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 Post subject: Re: green light trigger
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:35 pm 
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Thanks MR. I guess I'm the only one left on the planet that hadn't heard of this gadget and the problem with tripping lights. I didn't do a search, my apologies. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: green light trigger
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:40 am 
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I spent eight bucks on a 250 pound pull bar magnet.


It almost doubled the number of lights I can trip.


But I _still_ can't trip all of them.


I don't have time to check all the links MR put up, but there are threads about how the light sensors work, etc; I'm sure he's got at least one of those up there. Check for them; it gives you some idea what you're up against.


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 Post subject: Re: green light trigger
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:35 am 
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The sensors under the pavement detect disturbance in a magnetic field. Cars work great cuz there's all sorts of metal to cause enough of a disturbance to trip the sensor. Probably the easiest remedy is to get a big ol' magnet like MR and Duke have.

But for the sensors that still don't detect your bike, call the department responsible for maintenance of the road (usually the city or county engineering department) and ask if they can adjust the sensitivity of the sensor.

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 Post subject: Re: green light trigger
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:45 am 
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ferrous metal is magnetic reactive (iron etc)

non-ferrous metal (aluminium) and plastic is not

the rebel engine is mostly alum-alloy (unlike massive pig-iron hogs)
it needs the 'assistance' of a strong magnet to 'cheat' and let some of the less sensitive sensor loops know it is there

not all loops are adjusted properly - nothing in the world will trip a busted one
(except a car on the other side tripping the corresponding loop
or unless if it is also on a default timer as well

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 Post subject: Re: green light trigger
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:37 pm 
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If I can hit that split in the pavement just right, I trip most lights, and I haven't added a thing to my bike.

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