100% Biker & Trike Magazine Forums

Go Back   100% Biker & Trike Magazine Forums > 100% Biker > Biker Chat

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19-12-2009, 02:43 PM
jcb jcb is offline
Need to Get out More!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 465
Default red light changer work?

dont spose anyone has one of these fitted have they,do they work in the uk or is it just the us n their type of traffic lights?.
i found it on a yank forum n it appears to work for them.
http://www.greenlightstuff.com/trigger.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tchlink:top:en

Last edited by jcb; 19-12-2009 at 03:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19-12-2009, 02:46 PM
saxman's Avatar
saxman saxman is offline
Talk, Type, Breath, Talk, Type, Breath....
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Cowplain
Posts: 3,666
Default

Buy one and let us know mate.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19-12-2009, 03:13 PM
Beano's Avatar
Beano Beano is offline
Qualified Sniggerer (MDLCSS)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Blowing stuff up in a field..
Posts: 1,874
Default

I belive they are supposed to work using a very strong magnet....it triggers the sensor.
As Saxman says get it and let us know how you get on.
Dont get one if you have a pacemaker !
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19-12-2009, 04:15 PM
Taff's Avatar
Taff Taff is offline
Talk, Type, Breath, Talk, Type, Breath....
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 4,954
Default

Or a mobile phone.
Why dont you just set off a bit earlier?

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19-12-2009, 04:40 PM
jcb jcb is offline
Need to Get out More!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 465
Default

theres 2 traffic lights in derby ive found at say,5:30 in morning etc that just dont change when i pullup at them,basts dont know im there i guess.would just run them but they got "jump cameras" on them so think id get done etc tho that mite not be the case if they dont know im there.dunno,fkn technology is all bollox to me.
would be nice "extra" to have if these dooberrys work.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19-12-2009, 04:52 PM
John Hopkins's Avatar
John Hopkins John Hopkins is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tredegar, South Wales
Posts: 16,062
Default

I would say it's just another gimmick, probably works on the lights that change anyway when you flash your headlights at them as you approach.

Stands to reason they can't change if someone is coming the other way or a pedestrian has pressed the cross now button, the clue is in the words 'perfectly legal'.

John
__________________
Beauty is skin deep; ugly goes right to the bone

Last edited by John Hopkins; 19-12-2009 at 04:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19-12-2009, 05:44 PM
Peirre's Avatar
Peirre Peirre is offline
Talk, Type, Breath, Talk, Type, Breath....
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Madam trixy`s house of ill-repute somewhere on the outskirts of doncaster
Posts: 3,431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcb View Post
theres 2 traffic lights in derby ive found at say,5:30 in morning etc that just dont change when I pull up at them, basts dont know im there i guess.
you could always take it steady as you roll up to the lights, instead of blasting off the start line in between em like a drag racer, that way the 2 or 3 sensors in the ground leading up to the lights will detect you, and the light will have a chance to initate the change sequence by the time you reach the stop line.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcb View Post
would be nice "extra" to have if these dooberrys work.
You must have too much money in your wallet to consider buying em

I would be nice to have a lot of things:
winning the lottery maybe
Cheryl Cole buying your beer all night, then taking you home for a Sh@g
Or saying Grav gets a J*B

but its highly unlikely any`ll happen.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19-12-2009, 06:34 PM
Borg's Avatar
Borg Borg is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The Independent State Of West Wales
Posts: 4,521
Send a message via MSN to Borg
Default

Think we have a different system to the yanks anyway.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 19-12-2009, 06:39 PM
John Hopkins's Avatar
John Hopkins John Hopkins is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tredegar, South Wales
Posts: 16,062
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peirre View Post
Or saying Grav gets a J*B

but its highly unlikely any`ll happen.
Oh I don't know...I think he's due for a tetnus shot.

John
__________________
Beauty is skin deep; ugly goes right to the bone
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 19-12-2009, 07:09 PM
hacky hacky is offline
Self opinionated twat
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: devon
Posts: 2,252
Send a message via Yahoo to hacky
Default

i used to work for a traffic management company not so long ago..and the tempory lights that we put up were either controlled on a time system(mainly for daytime use) and of a night would be on detection mode,using a microwave sensor wich does not react to flashing your lights,or magnets..
the fixed ones however run a different system,the detection loop is buried in the ground underneath you..
the magnet trick is just a gimmick,buy driving into the loop the system already knows theres traffic waiting and has to run its full cycle..and most lights(especially in built up areas) are also remotley controlled now via a main hub...

also for a bit of fun..most of those warning trailers telling you about delays are programmed via mobile phone..text..n send..lol..if you do a search im sure theres some of the numbers around..lol
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 19-12-2009, 08:31 PM
jcb jcb is offline
Need to Get out More!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 465
Default

You must have too much money in your wallet to consider buying em

tbh i spend ALL my money on my bikes so ,if theres summat that works n ive a use for it then yes i buy "toys" and at a fiver apeice dont think id need the lottery .
but if they dont work ill find summat else my bike /me needs.
just today bought some o those barmuff things,well good they are,didnt lose feeling in my fingers at all after that,
next toy will be one those 150 decibel loud horns that yells "geroutthfukingway"
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 19-12-2009, 11:42 PM
Peirre's Avatar
Peirre Peirre is offline
Talk, Type, Breath, Talk, Type, Breath....
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Madam trixy`s house of ill-repute somewhere on the outskirts of doncaster
Posts: 3,431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcb View Post
next toy will be one those 150 decibel loud horns that yells "geroutthfukingway"
That`ll be a Stebel Nautilus then, all 20 worth
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 20-12-2009, 09:01 AM
jcb jcb is offline
Need to Get out More!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 465
Default

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 20-12-2009, 10:37 AM
mick2's Avatar
mick2 mick2 is offline
Type like a Twat Me...
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: carnoustie, scotland
Posts: 822
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peirre View Post
That`ll be a Stebel Nautilus then, all 20 worth
and not my missus?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 20-12-2009, 04:47 PM
griff2000's Avatar
griff2000 griff2000 is offline
Billy No Mates (only virtual ones!)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Biggleswade. Mostly.
Posts: 1,217
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hacky View Post
the tempory lights that we put up were either controlled on a time system(mainly for daytime use) and of a night would be on detection mode,using a microwave sensor wich does not react to flashing your lights,or magnets.
Just completed a streetworks course on traffic management. The above is exactly what I was told.
Dont waste your money.
__________________
Live each day as if its your last.
One day, you'll be right.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 20-12-2009, 05:20 PM
harry's Avatar
harry harry is offline
Techno Guru! He's Good! He Knows Everyfink!
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Taunton
Posts: 3,399
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by griff2000 View Post
Just completed a streetworks course on traffic management. The above is exactly what I was told.
Dont waste your money.
Yup temp lights work like that, but permanent ones work on the inductive loop system. A wire loop is burried in the road surface and as a large lump of metal moves over it a signal is generated (just like electronic ignition)

The system is adjustable for sensitivity so may not detect a small lump of metal ie a bike.
Therefore this gadget might make the system notice you but will not change the lights instantly.

It may be cheaper to contact the local highways dept and ask them to reset the sensitivity. However in Somerset that might cost you more in phone calls than this gadget.
__________________
si is does non opportunus vos postulo a maior pango
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 20-12-2009, 06:10 PM
jcb jcb is offline
Need to Get out More!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 465
Default

n all this time i thought it wuz pressure sensitive,all that standing by bike n jumping up n down for nothing

Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 20-12-2009, 06:19 PM
harry's Avatar
harry harry is offline
Techno Guru! He's Good! He Knows Everyfink!
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Taunton
Posts: 3,399
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcb View Post
n all this time i thought it wuz pressure sensitive,all that standing by bike n jumping up n down for nothing

Not for nothing must be entertaing for passers by
__________________
si is does non opportunus vos postulo a maior pango
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 20-12-2009, 10:56 PM
John Hopkins's Avatar
John Hopkins John Hopkins is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tredegar, South Wales
Posts: 16,062
Default

Yeah...I'd pay for a flat overlooking those lights...

Great chat up line, wanna come back to my flat and watch one of the village people jumping up and down in the middle of the road...

John
__________________
Beauty is skin deep; ugly goes right to the bone
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 20-12-2009, 11:01 PM
jcb jcb is offline
Need to Get out More!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 465
Default

Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 21-12-2009, 10:24 AM
wurzel wurzel is offline
Billy No Mates (only virtual ones!)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,007
Default

I had a similar problem with light in Reading near a bike park. Spoke to the engineer I saw by them one day and he turned up the sensitivity. They had been set low so every bicycle didn't trigger it but it meant smaller bikes also didn't as they rely on metallic mass. Try riding slowly diagonally so more of the bike is over the strip if stuck.

I also spoke to a plod and was told that you may procede through an unchanging red light if you have waited "reasonable" time and the way is clear. he personally thought reasonable was about 3x a standard change but you are at the mercy of any traffic cop seeing you as to whether they also consider it a reasonable time period
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.