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So I have already come across two traffic lights that don't recognize my bike =/. I tried stopping on the metal strips but that did nothing unfortunately. I read that you can, put your kickstand down, turn off and on the engine or even blow the light if you must. Honestly, I don't feel comfortable doing any of these things being a new rider. Id probably stall out trying to do all those things while trying not to hold up traffic :p. I thought lights now a days had cameras that triggered lights but I guess my town just sucks. Im gonna try and find one of those magnets that might help. Anyone have this issue with their Z?
 

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This happens to me relatively frequently. On a heavy traffic day I just wait for a car to pull up behind me to trigger the light. When I'm on my way to work early on a weekend morning it is a different story and I normally have to get off my bike and hit the crosswalk button to turn the light green lol.
 

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We were told during my MSC class that in California if the light misses you twice you can run it (safely). Usually just check for cops after the first one because who's to say I wasn't there two cycles. But remember SAFELY...
 

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Welcome to the world of motorcycles! I couldn't tell you how many lights I've had to go through in my time riding. The cameras don't trigger the lights. It's a sensor wire that runs a grid at the stop line. There are supposed to be two for redundancy in case one fails. Most of the time, one has failed, and it's running on only one loop. When that happens, a motorcycle has a hard time triggering the timed input to make the light change.
 

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Riding through a red feels so wrong. My luck Id probably get caught on camera and have to explain myself. I know they'd be ok with it if I explained but I rather not have a run in with the police in general.
 

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Yeah sucks that it's not legal like here in California, funny thing cuz Cali has most their **** all wrong lately, luckily this they got right.
 

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I found a solution that works for me at least. Since those motorcycle light triggers are just neodymium magnets, I decided to just buy them cheap on Amazon and stick them under my bike. Took it for a spin at 2am and to my surprise it actually worked on every light I hit. I'll post the link and picture incase anyone else wants to try it. Not the prettiest looking but effective.

https://www.amazon.com/Powerful-Neodymium-Magnets-CMS-Magnetics/dp/B01I1ZB2SE
 

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Interesting.. I always thought it was a pressure sensor that detected the vehicle. The more you know.

I've had the same problem, usually I just move forward and wave the car behind me to move up.
 

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Along with lane splitting... I envy you!
Now lane splitting feels wrong and scary. I don't live in the big city so not really necessary. Even pulling all the way up to the front at a stop light feels awkward. I just stick to the side of the vehicle in front of me to avoid being hit from behind. I would much rather avoid bitching from people who don't like anyone getting in front of them.
 

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CZR - Did the MCS class reference a section of code for this new law? I haven't found anything in the revised DMV handbook or online that says anything, except for the original code section about an inoperable traffic signal. Thanks!
 

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CZR - Did the MCS class reference a section of code for this new law? I haven't found anything in the revised DMV handbook or online that says anything, except for the original code section about an inoperable traffic signal. Thanks!
Honestly I took his word for it.but I will email him for the info.
 

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I found a solution that works for me at least. Since those motorcycle light triggers are just neodymium magnets, I decided to just buy them cheap on Amazon and stick them under my bike. Took it for a spin at 2am and to my surprise it actually worked on every light I hit. I'll post the link and picture incase anyone else wants to try it. Not the prettiest looking but effective.

https://www.amazon.com/Powerful-Neodymium-Magnets-CMS-Magnetics/dp/B01I1ZB2SE
Now this a great idea. Simple, easy and apparently effective!
 
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