EZ Pass Location?

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  1. rjsurfer

    rjsurfer Been here awhile

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    In the North East they have a special (just ask for it) pass just for motorcycles, it's black and maybe 2"x 7" works every time for me here on the East Coast, come to think of it maybe that's not such a good thing.

    Ron W.
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  2. Domiken

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    North East where? I am in the north east.

    I have the EZPASS with the M on it, it's about 3x4. I don't know which other one you speak of.
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  3. abnslr

    abnslr rides a motorcycle

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    Italy has a similat system (TelePass) for the autostrade tolls. I just keep the TelePass in the breast pocket of my jacket; usually it works. Occasionally the red lights flash and the alarm sounds because it didn't read -- and I dodge the falling arm and keep going because that's a better option than being hit by the car that's about a foot off my rear wheel.
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  4. Effervescent

    Effervescent Sexiest ADVrider '14

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    Similar experience! lol
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  5. Effervescent

    Effervescent Sexiest ADVrider '14

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    I've duct taped just the sides of mine and positioned it in the (right-hand side) grip's brushguard.
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  6. phantomjr

    phantomjr n00b

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    In New Hampshire the black 2x7 transponder is the one they give you if you say your car has special UV windshield glass. It can be mounted on your license plate for a car/truck. I mounted mine on the light bar for my Shadow.
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  7. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    I'm in IL, we have transponders, I have one in my car.

    I do not use it on my bike, I just ride right through.


    As stated, they will read the plate and process it to your account. So long as the plate is registered no tickets are issued. They seem to understand that no matter where you put them they get misreads (one ipass employee indicated that the percentage of times the things don't read is fairly high in the open road tolling)
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  8. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    Here in the tri-state area, the stick won't go up on the majority of the EZPass tolls if it does not read, an attendant physically comes out, if you don't have it they will make you pull over, write up your tag and you can mail in the payment plus a small fee.
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  9. Donster

    Donster No trick too cheap

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    My GS tank bag has an indentation for a cell phone (I guess) under the clear plastic top cover. The EZ tag fits in there perfectly and stays put.
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  10. rjsurfer

    rjsurfer Been here awhile

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    I have the traditional EZpass for my car it's about 3x4x3/4" beige plastic. When I purchased my last bike (Vstrom) I ordered another one and specified it was for a motorcycle, they sent me a black 2"x8" unit. I keep it my tank bag and never even think about it as a matter of fact I forgot where I had it:eek1

    I just went down to the bike and checked it out and it says it's a License Plate tag and it's a sealed unit designed for mouniting on a license plate mount. It works perfectly on my bike, what can I say.

    Ron W.
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  11. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    Interesting here there are lanes for using the I-Pass, and they do not have gates as people would run into them when they malfunctioned.
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  12. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    I generally keep my EZ-Pass in my jacket pocket. I was told by a toll attendant to hold it up over my head, seems to work every time that way.

    Only problem is when there's gates, you're going so slow it's tough to ride the bike with one hand missing on the clutch.
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  13. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    This has been my experience as well. I can't stand the gates in NY. They never work!
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  14. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    I usually put the pass in the wrist pocket of my R3 jacket, it reads about half of the time, even when I'm waving my arm around.

    The linked holder looks pretty good. Will it mount to the windshield crossbar, say between the mounting arms for the Touratech GPS mount?
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  15. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    It came with rubber insert to mate it to a handlebar. With more rubber wrapped inside it would clamp OK to crossbar. I may move mine up there to free handlebar space for more crap.
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  16. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    Well then, looks like I ought to try it.
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  17. Gruesome

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    Yep, that's what we used to do. The gates usually were open during rush hour, and when they were down the good people here either wouldn't trust their eyes, or reckoned that it sure must be open by the time they hit it. I think extra points were awarded if you slowly broke it off while an attendant was looking on. Double extra points if you just cracked it so it stuck out at an odd angle and the attendant had to finish it off him/herself. It was also entertaining to watch them when some crafty dude would get out of the car and start collecting the loose change from the ground.
    What a boondoggle, those toll roads and the (very) special administration they come with. The tollway authority even used to have their own helicopter, on a patch at I-355 and 88; I think they finally took that away, after too many private trips.
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  18. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    Yep, I am doing it for last 8 years. Stupid transponder died after about 6 months. They already have your registered plates on file.
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  19. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    That works everywhere except where there are gates.
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  20. lhendrik

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    I ride in the NY, NJ, CT area. I use EZ Pass mounted on (GSA) handlebar mount (GT) windscreen. In the last 5 o so years I have only had one miss-read on the toll pass. Every other time the gate goes up and I ride through slowly. Best if the EZ Pass is mounted so that the top side faces the sensor on the roof of the toll both, just like with a car. Otherwise it will be hit or miss.

    If I had a crappy reading toll pass I would likely be run over by gentle NY drivers as I slowed or stopped in the lane.....:lol3
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