If there's a car behind you, just turn around and beckon them to pull up so they're on the loop. Point at the light and then the loop if they don't get it right away, but mostly they do.some people behind me honk at me when I go through the redlights thinking I'm some sort of hooligan or something.
Does those magnets really work? have any one of you guys tried it?Buy a magnet at your local motorcycle store and stick in under your bike. Or your boot.
This is what I've been doing if there is traffic. I scooch up as far as i can safely and wave them up. If there is nobody around, I just give it like 30 seconds and treat it like a stop sign.If there's a car behind you, just turn around and beckon them to pull up so they're on the loop. Point at the light and then the loop if they don't get it right away, but mostly they do.
if picking up neodymium magnet do read a few simple basicsSome riders swear by them. Must be the strong Neodymium ones to work.
Wonder if it could depend on how deep the induction coil is buried in the road? Or if the city went with Low Bid on the coil?I use one of those green light magnets and its hit or miss. I know where I have it placed and know to line it up on the induction ring, some lights it works, most lights it doesn't. The intersection light to turn onto the main road outside my gated community, it just never works. Even with 2 motorcycles with these magnets and each one on either side of the ring, light just never changes. And what's worse is its a hill along with various things blocking the view on the left so I cannot just treat the left turn like a stop sign because I cannot see the cars coming from the left (because of this vision impairment the city even posted a no right turn on red sign above the light). This particular light I have no choice but to wait for a car across the intersection to come and trigger the induction to change the light.
I keep thinking I don't want to use the kickstand method to trigger it but I might just try that out the next time.