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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-16-2018, 08:16 AM
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It's been a while since I installed a loop system, but there was a three position switch to select the desired sensitivity. Many people set it for the least sensitive position because we all know that is better. ( Ha). It only takes a second to open the box and move the switch. Also in spite of what the safe riding course teaches about lane position at traffic lights, look for the lines indicating where the sensing wires are buried in the asphalt and try to land with the motor on an intersection of three wires. I have asked at a parking lot with controlled gates and they were set to allow motorcycles to open the bar.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-05-2018, 07:02 AM
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Not noticed the red light problem in UK, maybe different system but with all our traffic there is always another vehicle comes behind you so maybe they trigger the light change.
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Not noticed the red light problem in UK, maybe different system but with all our traffic there is always another vehicle comes behind you so maybe they trigger the light change.
Not usually a problem in the UK but there is a set of traffic lights near me in Stoke on Trent that will not change when a motorcycle uses the lights - I usually have to wait for a car to come alongside me to trigger a response from the lights.
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Not usually a problem in the UK but there is a set of traffic lights near me in Stoke on Trent that will not change when a motorcycle uses the lights - I usually have to wait for a car to come alongside me to trigger a response from the lights.
Just send an e-mail or call the council, they can adjust the sensitivity, they did this for me for a set of lights along my commute, the problem was fixed within 48hrs. It usually wasn't a problem when a car got up close behind me, but if people were being courteous and leaving a bit of distance, their cars would not set off the induction loop.
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I put a couple of candy-bar sized magnets on the "engine fairing" and they work well getting in and out of my work garage and the traffic lights now know when I am there.
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In our town we have gone away from in ground loops, too many failures.
Now our intersection traffic signal lights are controlled by overhead proximity cameras.
Work well until big fat, wet snowflakes jam them up. Even though they are heated, sometimes
it takes a bit for them to get back on track.
Space permitting, traffic circles, roundabouts are the best.
That's the way we have gone here too in little ole Leduc Alberta.
Loop failures were getting out of hand because of the freeze/thaw/ road heaves wrecking the loop system.

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