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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used a Red Light Changer?

There's a couple of lights on my way to work that if there isn't a car in front of or behind me, it won't change. Has anyone used a red light changer? If so which do you have? How do you like it? Where did you mount it? Thanks

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 10:33 PM
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I think you will receive about a 50/50 response on this one. I know when I rode my GL1800 Goldwing everyone wanted one because of the bikes plastic and aluminum makeup. It turned out that about 1/2 the guys riding Wings said they worked and the other 1/2 claimed they were "snakeoil." I have never felt the need for one on any of my Harleys. Many states have passed the "dead red law" allowing motorcyclists the right to proceed through an intersection on a red light after a "reasonable" (subject to interpretation by each state) amount of time.
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Just an FYI- Not sure what state your from but here In Oklahoma , If your approaching a motion sensor activated street light while riding a motorcycle and you are unable to trigger the light to change you can run the red light. Try looking into ur state Motorcycle laws if you havnt already. I take this law with me to every state I travel in as well,


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I have not had any issues with traffic lights while on the Glide. It seems that although there are sensors in the pavement, the lights here in NE Fl are also on timers of some sort.


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If you can see the outline of the sensor in the road, get as much of your bike in there as possible (at least one wheel usually does the trick). There aren't too many around here, but 2 in particular along my favorite local riding routes have given me trouble on occasion. I could've sworn LA passed the red light rule, but it doesn't show up on the AMA site: http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...tate-Laws.aspx

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Just an FYI- Not sure what state your from but here In Oklahoma , If your approaching a motion sensor activated street light while riding a motorcycle and you are unable to trigger the light to change you can run the red light. Try looking into ur state Motorcycle laws if you havnt already. I take this law with me to every state I travel in as well,


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Missouri has the same law but I noticed OH does not.


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I read once if you put your bike on the side stand, there is more mass exposed to the sensors, though I usually run them after a wait. Now I have to look up the law in Maryland.


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An officer can issue a ticket anyhows, law no law, argue with one an see, perspectively, safety on n on, Not bad mouthin LEO's. You may win in court (if you go back to that state) but you were still in court. That said, we're the burden of risk. Agree on the 50/50.
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sometimes I find that when there is no one behind me. If I stop short, just put the front wheel on the cut line for a short time, then roll forward. the light will change. I like to think I have tricked it into thinking there is more than 1 vehicle there.....Then there are the ones that have the sensors in the surface a few car lengths back. watch and stop on it before moving forward. just my 2 cents...probably just dumb luck though.

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