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Any feedback on Red-light magnets on bike?

The expressway on-ramp redlights are not seeing me unless a car pulls up beside me (and regular red lights are 50/50 depending on if they are timed only), so I stop and go: nothing else I can do if a cage is not beside me.

CycleGear had them for $35 and says it will make your bike like a big magnet. For health reasons, I don't like that. Magnets may negatively effect your health (magnetics turns the galaxies.)

It also seems like it would help pinpoint you on radars better maybe - ?? They are strong magnets that they say to put on the bottom of your bike: by adhesive I guess since magnets, even strong ones won't attach to aluminum engines.

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I put a magnet on my 09..It seem to work just stuck it on the bottom of the of the oil pan no adhesive needed...

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Don't seem to have that problem here
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No problem here. If I encountered one on a trip, I take a right, do a u-turn, then another right. I don't encounter many triggered lights on my rides though.

You can pull a magnet out of a hard drive if you have one lying around.

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I can't say definitively if the magnets work to trip the sensors in the road - but I have 2 on my bike. One of these neodymium magnets on the front and one on the rear of my lower frame, like these - 1/2" X 1/4". I've used this vendor, but there are others.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Neodymium...item53f7a66f0e

Just be aware that these 1/2" magnets are seriously strong. If you put them into a confined space on the frame, they may be impossible to remove. I wouldn't recommend sticking one on the engine - you don't want any metal held up anywhere in the engine, you want any metal to get to the drain plug for removal. A small one on the oil filter sounds OK.

I also have one of these small ones just stuck on in the depression on the head of my oil drain bolt -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Neodymium...item29fa45bce7


Less expensive, and now you have enough for a lifetime of bikes - or a few for some friends.

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The expressway on-ramp redlights are not seeing me unless a car pulls up beside me (and regular red lights are 50/50 depending on if they are timed only), so I stop and go: nothing else I can do if a cage is not beside me.
Try extending your kickstand.
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i personally just go thru them for the on ramps....... intersections.... well i do the same there too once i notice its clear.....

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