Join Date: May 2008
Location: Warner Robins, ga
Those things are tricky..and their ability to work with motorcycles is determined by the type of magnetic detector.
The newer types (better with bikes) have the regular box drawn in the ground, but also have a diagonal line drawn inside the box. these tend to work better...but still not perfect
A trick I was taught at MSF.
When pulling up to this things, driving slowly while passing onto one, slight swerve from one side to the other before coming to a stop in the MIDDLE of the box...not at any of the extremes.
This tends to work for me here 99% of the time. That said, almost all of our magnetic detectors are the newer type. It works about 75% of the time with the older ones.
Hope this helps.
2006 Vstrom 650
1999 Triumph Trophy 1200
2012 Vstrom 650 (current)