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post #1 of 16 Old Apr 18th, 2008, 9:05 pm Thread Starter
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Thinking of getting an EZPass transponder for car/bike. is the unit small/powerful enough to be in jacket pocket...or do I need to get 2 and hardmount to LT? thank you
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post #2 of 16 Old Apr 18th, 2008, 9:08 pm
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I just put it in the map pocket of my tank bag,works fine there.

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Let me help you out. I have used the E-z Pass in my vest outer pocket and also in the map pocket of my tank bag without a problem. Some riders also have it mounted on the inside of the windscreen using a suction cup device sold for cars and motorcycles. Just a sugestion. Call your E-Z pass office and give them your plate number of your Mtcy. This way if you go through and your E-Zpass does not register they will bill you using your Plate number.
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Thinking of getting an EZPass transponder for car/bike. is the unit small/powerful enough to be in jacket pocket...or do I need to get 2 and hardmount to LT? thank you
I do not know about your area - call EZ-Pass to find out: here in NY/NJ you must have a separate transponder for car and for bike. You are not supposed to use car transponder on a motorcycle - you wind up paying car rates and risk getting a violation notice (I know...).

Don't get too hung up on the transponder reading unreliably. I have EZ-Pass transponders since April 2001; as much as they work well on cars, I am experiencing maybe only 75% success rate on bikes, no matter what I try. NYS Thruway seems to be the worst.

No biggie: just make sure to always run through automated lanes (so that you do not have to get involved in discussions with the collector) - if it fails to register, you will get a "Call EZPass" display. If you get stopped, just show the tag.

After all, it is the most convenient device for a bike. No need to fish for change, while impatient drivers are pushing you from behind...

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I use mine from the jacket pocket without any problems.
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Re: E-z Pass

Not that I ever would, but I've seen groups of Motorcycles ride the white stripe
between the lanes going through our EZ Tag lanes before. Does that really
avoid getting recorded?

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Not that I ever would, but I've seen groups of Motorcycles ride the white stripe
between the lanes going through our EZ Tag lanes before. Does that really
avoid getting recorded?
It may help, depending on the hardware deployed in the lanes.

Now on the back side: If an officer see's you doing this they can literally throw the book at you and believe me there are some nice paragraphs that can be applied.
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I use my mcy specific e-z pass in a suction cup holder affixed to the lower left side of the windscreen. It works every time. NY State/New Jersey roads and bridges.

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when I picked up mine the girl behind the glass said it is important that you ride through the station to the right of center. it will give the quickest and surest reading. I have mine mounted on the left upper winglet and so far have never missed a reading.

Used it on my four corner trip and had no problems then.

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E-Z Passes are registered by license plate and vehicle model etc. I have 3 passes and (new/renew) is easy to maintain through the internet site.

http://www.e-zpassny.com/

My motorcycle pass has an unique square black plastic piece glued to it with a large M printed on the pass.

I have it in my pocket and it triggers the sensors. I have never received a fine or ticket. I did get one going through too fast in one of my cars at 4 am. Yikes. One day I suspect to see variable pricing by time of day.
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Mine did not work in my jacket pocket, so I mounted it to the left winglet, works great there.

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I have mine mounted on the inside of the lid of the top case on the rear of the bike. If you flip down the mirror in the lid, there is a cavity behind the mirror. Its protected from the weather, is hidden from thieves and is always there. I velcroed it there and have never had a problem with it being detected. Have used it on the New York Thruway, PA Turnpike and in Illinois around Chicago. Have always checked my account and it hasn't missed a beat.

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I have mine under the front dash cover. Just Wire tied to the metal bar under the cover... workie fine.

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Does anyone have on of these EZ-Passes mounted on their bike? Thankfully I do not use it too often.
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how long does it take to receive the e-z pass.
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You go to the location where they are. You pay your money, set up your account. The device is programed and handed to you. You need your plate number, and you are good to go. it took 24 hr before device was activated.

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