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post #1 of 27 Old Jan 19th, 2006, 8:30 pm Thread Starter
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Question Ez Pass Mountng

I know this has been discussed, but can't come up with the right word/phrase doing a search.

Those using EZ Pass, where and how do you have the transponder mounted?

Any heads up or help on choosing a method and location for mounting will be appreciated.

Prefer answers with actual experience with mounting and using the EZ Pass transponder.

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post #2 of 27 Old Jan 19th, 2006, 8:41 pm
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Hi In California they call it a Fast Track. I have mine inside my trunk mounted on the lid,it works great. Jim
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post #3 of 27 Old Jan 19th, 2006, 8:51 pm
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Pass Mounting

I have mine velcroed in the trunk in the little compartment that holds the paper oil funnels and the mirror. The magnet is plenty strong enough for it to be mounted on the door and the tupperware trunk is transparent to the radio waves that trigger the transponder.

Works very well for me - perhaps too well as i use it more than I want to pay for. Oh well.

FWIW - YMMV

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With heated seats, a steel luggage rack, the wife on the pillion, my EZ-Pass would not trigger from inside the trunk mirror area. Works fine on the left fixed wind wing for me.

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I have mine mounted to the winglet on the right side under the mirror. I use an additional piece of the of plastic velcro stuff available in most Radio Shack stores. It's never fallen off in the past 120k miles, with many a trip on the Cross Bronx Expressway.
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Would not work for me in the trunk, and nothings more embarrassing than when it doesn't work and you back up traffic! I moved it to the fixed wing on the left side and it works great. By the way, I just read where e-z pass is now accepted in Ohio and Illinois.

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post #7 of 27 Old Jan 19th, 2006, 10:29 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks...I know IL is accepting EZ PASS, but I am not sure about OH.There is no mention of OH accepting EZ PASS on either the Ohio Turnpike website or the EZ Pass Website.

I ride the PA and WV Turnpikes enough to make this a useful addition.

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John,
If you get one of those large "butt ugly" ones, the attached picture will show you where I have mine mounted. I do not use it that often, so it is rarely on the bike.
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post #9 of 27 Old Jan 20th, 2006, 7:31 am
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Just put it in the front of the tank bag. Easy to take out and move to the car and can't be seen inside the bag.

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I have a K1200LT and a buddy of mine told me to put it under the rear trunk lid just below the courtesy light. I mounted it with a piece of duct tape and it has worked fine for me. No worry about it being stolen out of sight also.

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How about in the front fairing....

near the headlight housing or inside the side fairing panel?
I have to mount mine and trying to get ideas.
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I have stopped mounting mine. I have put it under the map pocket on my tank bag and it works fine that way, I have also tried putting it in the top pocket of my jacket and it works equally well there too. This has been done by me a number of times travelling between CT and VA. Just my .02 cents.

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Get a Techmount

I got a Techmount that screwed right into a mounting hole on the right handlebar. The ""SunPass" I use is velcroed right onto the mounting plate which you can adjust to any position. If you IM me with your email address I will send you a pic if you like (when I get home...am traveling today). It makes for a very professional installation. Ride Safe, Ron
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post #15 of 27 Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 1:55 pm
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Mounting inside trunk

If you mount it inside the trunk, put it in the same position it would be if fastened to your windshield. Mine is upright on the front of the top case using velcro. I shipped my bike accross country and was charged for all the truck tolls all the way home. So it was reading through the top case, and through the truck aluminum skin.

I did get all fees refunded, but it took two letters along with a copy of the shipping invoice from Allied Van Lines. PA turnpike was the worst!

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I have stopped mounting mine. I have put it under the map pocket on my tank bag and it works fine that way, I have also tried putting it in the top pocket of my jacket and it works equally well there too. This has been done by me a number of times travelling between CT and VA. Just my .02 cents.
That's good to know. Although I haven't had a problem with the mounting, I was thinking of bagging or pocketing it so I didn't need to remove it when in undesirable areas.

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If you mount it inside the trunk, put it in the same position it would be if fastened to your windshield. Mine is upright on the front of the top case using velcro. I shipped my bike accross country and was charged for all the truck tolls all the way home. So it was reading through the top case, and through the truck aluminum skin.
So this brings up a related question: if shipping your bike (or if the EZ Pass is in luggage inside a car, for example), how does one PREVENT its signal from getting picked up? Do you need Superman's lead-lined box (the one he kept Kryptonite in)?

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I know this has been discussed, but can't come up with the right word/phrase doing a search.

Those using EZ Pass, where and how do you have the transponder mounted?

Any heads up or help on choosing a method and location for mounting will be appreciated.

Prefer answers with actual experience with mounting and using the EZ Pass transponder.

Thanks

John F
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if i have my tanki bag on I put it in it, if not, I put it in the clear cover of my stingray bag, works like a charm

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Just put it in the front of the tank bag. Easy to take out and move to the car and can't be seen inside the bag.
I'm planning on using my motorcycle specific ezpass in the top pocket of my Chicane tank bag. I squeezed it into little one just behind the rain cover. Anyone know if this will work?

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So this brings up a related question: if shipping your bike (or if the EZ Pass is in luggage inside a car, for example), how does one PREVENT its signal from getting picked up? Do you need Superman's lead-lined box (the one he kept Kryptonite in)?
That might work, but there is an easier way! E-Z Pass tags ship with a metallic mylar bag that will block the signal from the tag. Just pop the tag in the bag, fold the bag over and voila, no-reado!

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One half price in N Y State

It has to have a big M on the ez pass and you only are charged one half price in N Y. (motorcycle specific) Started a year ago. Can't use it on the 4 wheeler. Other states the regular rate is charged with this pass.
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Jim,

I thought the motorcycle EZPass discount in NY was only for a very few specific tolls? Are you saying it applies to all tolls? If so, I guess I should get my own instead of borrowing my wife's all the time.

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Joel, in our area (metro ny) there is a slight discount (not half) for all our bridges and tunnels. As you know one must have a motorcycle specific ezpass. I would assume we would get a discount in other jurisdictions if that jurisdiction gives a reduced rate to their pass holders, but don't quote me on that.

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So this brings up a related question: if shipping your bike (or if the EZ Pass is in luggage inside a car, for example), how does one PREVENT its signal from getting picked up? Do you need Superman's lead-lined box (the one he kept Kryptonite in)?

Well, Its called Smart-tag here in VA. And they always recommend to wrap it in Aluminum Foil while not in use on the shelf, in the mail etc.

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NY discount

I get the half price all up and down the N Y State Thruway since last year. Other states are the reg price. Also Trailers on motorcyces are free on the Thruway. I got a bag with the tag to put the pass in when not using it or don't want it recorded.
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Those using EZ Pass, where and how do you have the transponder mounted?
Mine is taped under the instrument panel cowling.

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Mine works too well!!!!!

I have my EZ pass mounted on inside front panel of the top case just like in a car. Position the top towards the front of the bike when case is open, and when you close the top it will work. I shipped my bike from Jackson Hole to Wilmington in an Allied Van Lines Truck. Amazingly my EZ pass account was charged for all tolls at the truck rate. The truck paid and so did I! The readers were reading my ezpass inside the truck.

Oh well a couple letters and I got my money refunded to my account.

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