Although I'm sure most of you (if not all) know that there are certain sports you need to be for the detector loops to have a greatly increased chance of detecting you, I thought this might help as a reminder for some.
Try to get your your wheels on the wire, in line with it. Our bikes have enough metal and a long enough wheelbase, that stopping your bike dead center over the loop will be enough to trigger it.
(two long rectangular loops)
Your wheels should be on the line where the two rectangles meet. You should never be on the middle of one of the quadrupole loops, nor on the outer edges.
Never do this on a quadrupole loop:
Smaller bikes, with more plastic and less metal can trigger almost every traffic light by simply positioning themselves in the right spot. On a Victory, there should be no problem. Here's a short video too I found on youTube, in case you want to go the neodymium magnets way, and not care as much about positioning over the loops: