Tripping stop light sensors

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Re: Tripping stop light sensors

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I have this problem. Many of the lights in my town will not register my moped. I tried a small powerful magnet but this would only work if I pulled the magnet off and put it on the ground near the buried wire.
The other day I did this.
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This is a magnet from the bottom of one of those magnet attached CB radio antennas. It works flawlessly. I had read about this elsewhere. Basically the stop light trigger is a metal detector. Which detects disturbances in electromagnetic fields. Produce a large enough disturbance (ie large mass of steel or a magnet) and it trips.
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85spreeelite wrote:http://www.themirt.com Id check this out if you are REALLY serious.
That's for Emergency Vehicles only and is illegal for the rest of use. You are activating the Opticom System on the stop lights and that is for emergency vehicles only. You know cops, fire guys, buses (ambulances), etc.
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Bear45-70 wrote:
85spreeelite wrote:http://www.themirt.com Id check this out if you are REALLY serious.
That's for Emergency Vehicles only and is illegal for the rest of use. You are activating the Opticom System on the stop lights and that is for emergency vehicles only. You know cops, fire guys, buses (ambulances), etc.
I may be wrong, but I believe here the lights are programmed to become an all-way stop for the emergency vehicles. So not only are you abusing a system in place for public safety, but you're also getting nothing out of it!
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85spreeelite wrote:After 11pm ppl just run traffic lights in detroit.
Yah when i'm in detroit, i run all the lights, regardless of what time it is. lol I do pack heat but the less i gotta use it the better! haha.
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I don't have the problem with my current route to work but I used to so I'd just get off the bike and press the button for the cross walk or wait for a car.

On a side note, a lot of the lights are set off by breaking the magnetic field set up in the strange squares and circles on the road coming up to the stop line, cars set it off because of the large about of metal to disrupt that magnetic field, this lets the lights know a car is there. On a moped there just isn't enough steel to do this, those magnetic blocks will do it most times but I wouldn't spend $20 for it, I'd just by it from me for like $12, $15 shipped lol.
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We only have one light in our town, and one horse hitching post. I don't have a problem with either, but I do have problem with the gate at the lake. I installed 3.50 tires on a couple and need to raise my kickstand anyway, so now if I can figure a way to attach a couple of busted speaker magnets to the feet of the kickstand. :geekdance:
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devenex wrote:I may be wrong, but I believe here the lights are programmed to become an all-way stop for the emergency vehicles. So not only are you abusing a system in place for public safety, but you're also getting nothing out of it!
The MIRT will cause switching to green. However, not all lights are set up for IR detection/activation. The ones that are usually have a device above the road that looks like a small security camera. Unauthorized use of a MIRT is now a felony I believe.

Can anyone else confirm that the big magnet works?
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Hey, have we set a record? Out of curiosity, I went back to the original post. This thread is over FOUR years old. :coolcruise:
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And the OP has not logged in since Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:36 pm. But this topic has come up multiple times since then...
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I have an old magnetic base for a K-40 CB antenna base somewhere. I will have to dig it out and try it.
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Lunytune wrote:Hey, have we set a record? Out of curiosity, I went back to the original post. This thread is over FOUR years old. :coolcruise:
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