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I wish this law that passed in Illinois would go national!!

A new law that will go into effect in 2013 stipulates that since motorcycles are sometimes not able to trip the magnetic sensors at traffic lights, they will be able to pass through the light.

The new law states that after a "reasonable" amount of time waiting at a red light, the motorcycle will be able to proceed if there are no other oncoming cars. The law will not cover any motorcycles traveling in cities where the population is over 2 million people.

I can't tell you how many times I waited, then waited some more until I just went waiting for a light to change that I knew wouldn't by my own presence alone.
 

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And the new wheelie law for Illinois-

Public Act 97-743 in Illinois. This law imposes a fine of $1,000 on anyone who pops a wheelie on a motorcycle while speeding. While this law might upset some motorcyclists, the state is now giving them a free pass to go through red lights.

Sounds like it is ok to do a wheelie if your not speeding?


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I wish this law that passed in Illinois would go national!!

A new law that will go into effect in 2013 stipulates that since motorcycles are sometimes not able to trip the magnetic sensors at traffic lights, they will be able to pass through the light.

The new law states that after a "reasonable" amount of time waiting at a red light, the motorcycle will be able to proceed if there are no other oncoming cars. The law will not cover any motorcycles traveling in cities where the population is over 2 million people.

I can't tell you how many times I waited, then waited some more until I just went waiting for a light to change that I knew wouldn't by my own presence alone.
We have had that law here in tn for bout 3-4 years now
Just wish they would pass the no helmet law
 

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Traffic Loops

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.

Dipole (circular/square/octogonal loops)
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.
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Quadrupole (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.
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Never do this on a quadrupole loop:
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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:
 

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When I'm on my buell, I can trigger them many times by putting the kickstand down.... but the buells down have that rubber boot on the stand pad that my vic does.
 

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Virtually every state, if not all, state in their drivers' manuals to treat a malfunctioning traffic light as a four way stop. I have never been pulled over for making such a turn, but if I do, that's my defense. Sensors not adjusted to activate for any and all legally registered motor vehicles are certainly malfunctioning in my book. And yes, I carry an Oregon Drivers' Manual with me and that page has been dog eared. Be prepared. thumb up
 

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We can do that in GA after waiting through 2 complete cycles.
Really, where did you hear/read this? I just took the MSF coarse last Sept. and our instructor said you should just turn right and do a U turn somewhere safe. He specifically said you shouldn't run a light. Maybe that is just their standard spiel, but if that were a GA law I think he would have mentioned it. Can you link to something where this law is spelled out? I would like to know if if it is fact the case.
 

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I don't think Georgia HB-161 Redlight Bill is law yet. It keeps getting put on the back burner.
 

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I don't think Georgia HB-161 Redlight Bill is law yet. It keeps getting put on the back burner.
This is what I found as well, I found several articles mentioning the law trying to be brought up for vote, but never one that said it had or had passed or failed.
 
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