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      Tripping the Lights - Fantastic!


      How many times have you sat at a traffic light and waited for it to change? 

      And waited.  And waited.  And waited. 

      Betcha got tired of waiting, figured the sensor is seriously FUBAR'd, looked both ways, and took off just as The Man came around the corner.  Even with your caution, you legally violated and he can write you a ticket - which you may then waste your time and possibly your money and points arguing with The Judge.

      Or you can make a right turn, and a yewee, and jump through hoops avoiding violating in a manouver which is much more dangerous than just running the light.

      Or you can install this magnet.  And never wait for a badly adjusted traffic light sensor again.  Or almost never.  At least I've never found one yet this magnet won't trip.

      One caveat.  This magnet is POWERFUL.  Makes you look like a locomotive to the sensor.  But you may have to pick off Harley parts stuck to it.  And drive around manhole covers so you don't suck them off and create hazards for the cages (nyuk nyuk).


      Five bucks.  Or a little more if you need the magnet shipped.


      1 hour.



    • pliers, sidecutter


      Unscrew the screweye off the magnet.  Stick it to the frame next to the rear exhaust hanger.  Secure it with 4 zip ties to ensure it won't get jarred off.  Since I have welding equipment, I just welded on a bracket and secured it to the crossmember that holds the sidestand.


      The sensors are usually under the corners of the rectangle cut in the pavement in front of the intersection.  Drive right over and stop on top of one of the forward corners.  You won't wait long for the light to change.

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