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Traffic lights

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by tonee, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. I've notice sometimes the lights don't go green until a car is there with me. There are a few streets i know where you only have to wait for about 5 secs for it to turn green(on the car of course). But when im not the bike, it doesnt go green til a car is there! :?

    How can i fix this problem? How do the sensors work anyway?
  2. I think its been answered before and IIRC the system involves using magnets. My ninja 250r has always made the lights change. But not all bikes work.
  3. Usually you can see some lines on the road before an intersection - that's the inductive loop sensor which tells the traffic light that someone is waiting.

    If I'm by myself at the lights then I'll roll back and forth on it - works most of the time.
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