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    Unhappy EZ-Pass

    I live in Michigan but plan on travelling out east this summer in between the two big rallies. I've been trying to enroll in ez pass to avoid all the stops at toll gates. It is confusing to say the least. Must you live in New Jersey to get an EZ-pass? I did go to their web site. It seems the only way for me to get one is to live there or visit a retailer when I get there. It looks like I would want the "On-the_go" type of pass but it says the only place I can get one is at the Atlantic City Visitor Center. Fine but how many toll roads do I have to go over to get to Atlantic City?? Help!!!
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    It is free in New York and tolls are half price when you use the special motorcycle EZ pass on NY toll roads. After all you are only using only two wheels.

    Try this website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzc View Post
    I live in Michigan but plan on travelling out east this summer in between the two big rallies. I've been trying to enroll in ez pass to avoid all the stops at toll gates. It is confusing to say the least. Must you live in New Jersey to get an EZ-pass? I did go to their web site. It seems the only way for me to get one is to live there or visit a retailer when I get there. It looks like I would want the "On-the_go" type of pass but it says the only place I can get one is at the Atlantic City Visitor Center. Fine but how many toll roads do I have to go over to get to Atlantic City?? Help!!!
    Before my state started issusing E-Z passes, I purchased mine from Maine, all on line and phone. They were very friendly and I had the pass in a week or so. Good Luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzc View Post
    I live in Michigan but plan on travelling out east this summer in between the two big rallies. I've been trying to enroll in ez pass to avoid all the stops at toll gates. It is confusing to say the least. Must you live in New Jersey to get an EZ-pass? I did go to their web site. It seems the only way for me to get one is to live there or visit a retailer when I get there. It looks like I would want the "On-the_go" type of pass but it says the only place I can get one is at the Atlantic City Visitor Center. Fine but how many toll roads do I have to go over to get to Atlantic City?? Help!!!
    It appears that you could also apply thru Pennsylvania:

    http://www.paturnpike.com/ezpass/personalenroll2.htm

    (at least the online application includes all/ any States in the address field)

    or even thru Indiana
    https://www.getizoom.com/aboutIzoom.do

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    Or in Illinois.

    It is called I-Pass, (this is the enrollment link) but it is part of the same system.

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    My EZPass is from NY, at the time I got it, I was living in RI. Getting the account set up was completely hassle free, it took more time figuring out how to mount the transponder to my windscreen than anything else.

    After the account is set up, you can request as many tags as you want (I've got four on mine) and have them all linked to the same card.

    With the MC tag, you pay 1/2 tolls in NYS, other states give a discount for using the transponder at all.

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    The transponders used to be free in Delaware but now cost $25 each. We have four of them, one for each vehicle. Not sure how it is in other areas but they are vehicle specific here - or at least TYPE of vehicle specific. I grabbed a transponder out of my pick up to use on the bike one day and received a souvenier in the mail.

    Also, check your statements! Since we tend to travel together, I can tell when there are two bikes going thorough a toll on the statement. There have been a few instances where one would read correctly and one would read as a tractor trailer with a $25+/- toll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    The transponders used to be free in Delaware but now cost $25 each. We have four of them, one for each vehicle. Not sure how it is in other areas but they are vehicle specific here - or at least TYPE of vehicle specific. I grabbed a transponder out of my pick up to use on the bike one day and received a souvenier in the mail.

    Also, check your statements! Since we tend to travel together, I can tell when there are two bikes going thorough a toll on the statement. There have been a few instances where one would read correctly and one would read as a tractor trailer with a $25+/- toll.
    Yes. AFAIK, there are three transponder types:

    The internal mount you see on windshields
    An external mount available for those with specific vehicles whose windshields block the signals
    and the Motorcycle, which in NY's case looks like the internal but has a huge black and white M on the back.

    Each vehicle should get a transponder of its own, as the transponder SN is linked to your license plate. I have used mismatched transponders before without incident, but at a price of free, there isn't any reason not to have one for each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilighterror View Post
    Yes. AFAIK, there are three transponder types:

    The internal mount you see on windshields
    An external mount available for those with specific vehicles whose windshields block the signals
    and the Motorcycle, which in NY's case looks like the internal but has a huge black and white M on the back.

    Each vehicle should get a transponder of its own, as the transponder SN is linked to your license plate. I have used mismatched transponders before without incident, but at a price of free, there isn't any reason not to have one for each.
    I received my transponder and instructions which refer to an automobile and the sheet says I have an INTERIOR tag. It is white and has a sticker saying it is for a motorcycle. The instructions say to stick it to the inside of my windshield with the arrows pointing up. There are only two Hook & loop fasteners to stick it to the shield. Hopefully it will stay in place and is waterproof. Is it easily removed using the hook & loop fasteners? Sorry for being such a wimp about this but the paperwork has mucho threats of big fines and fees for misuse. Also when finished with device it must be sent back with a letter asking to unsubscribe. Are there any other pitfalls associated with these devices? Thanks for helping out this small town boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzc View Post
    I received my transponder and instructions which refer to an automobile and the sheet says I have an INTERIOR tag.
    ... as opposed to a license plate mounted tag for certain vehicles with windshields that interfere with the transponder.
    It is white and has a sticker saying it is for a motorcycle. The instructions say to stick it to the inside of my windshield with the arrows pointing up. There are only two Hook & loop fasteners to stick it to the shield. Hopefully it will stay in place and is waterproof. Is it easily removed using the hook & loop fasteners?
    If the fasteners are the same as on the I-Pass, they most certainly will keep it there. You can almost hang a small child from that Mondo Velcro. That said, getting it off is somewhat more difficult. You will want to be fairly careful so as not to break your windscreen. I would consider some other mounting method if you want to take it off daily. Either a less tenacious hook & loop fastener or maybe held up there by some kind of tape whose residue you can get off the screen. I noticed no water-permeable openings on my units.
    Also when finished with device it must be sent back with a letter asking to unsubscribe. Are there any other pitfalls associated with these devices? Thanks for helping out this small town boy!
    Why bother? Keep it around. You might use it again some day. I do not believe they refund any deposits toward tolls, but they don't expire, either. So if you travel anywhere you can use it in the next decade, you can probably use the same one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzc View Post
    I received my transponder and instructions which refer to an automobile and the sheet says I have an INTERIOR tag.
    ... as opposed to a license plate mounted tag for certain vehicles with windshields that interfere with the transponder.
    It is white and has a sticker saying it is for a motorcycle. The instructions say to stick it to the inside of my windshield with the arrows pointing up. There are only two Hook & loop fasteners to stick it to the shield. Hopefully it will stay in place and is waterproof. Is it easily removed using the hook & loop fasteners?
    If the fasteners are the same as on the I-Pass, they most certainly will keep it there. You can almost hang a small child from that Mondo Velcro. That said, getting it off is somewhat more difficult. You will want to be fairly careful so as not to break your windscreen. I would consider some other mounting method if you want to take it off daily. Either a less tenacious hook & loop fastener or maybe held up there by some kind of tape whose residue you can get off the screen. I noticed no water-permeable openings on my units.
    Also when finished with device it must be sent back with a letter asking to unsubscribe. Are there any other pitfalls associated with these devices? Thanks for helping out this small town boy!
    Not exactly a pitfall there. Send it back and get your balance and deposit back. Seems fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzc View Post
    I received my transponder and instructions which refer to an automobile and the sheet says I have an INTERIOR tag. It is white and has a sticker saying it is for a motorcycle. The instructions say to stick it to the inside of my windshield with the arrows pointing up. There are only two Hook & loop fasteners to stick it to the shield. Hopefully it will stay in place and is waterproof. Is it easily removed using the hook & loop fasteners? Sorry for being such a wimp about this but the paperwork has mucho threats of big fines and fees for misuse. Also when finished with device it must be sent back with a letter asking to unsubscribe. Are there any other pitfalls associated with these devices? Thanks for helping out this small town boy!
    Hi Fritz!

    Living in Wisconsin, we can't get anywhere in the east without a ride through Chicago. Because of that, a few years ago I bought the I-Pass. It works almost everywhere there is a toll road. I actually bought a ram mount for mine, on the GS. The weather does not affect it at all.

    On the K75 I just slide it under the clear plastic of my tank bag and that worked too. The receivers for the transponders are pretty strong.

    I agree with Carl - don't put it on your windshield. That adhesive is impressive.
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    In Illinois, I have been told and experience has born this out . . .
    If your bike is registered on your I-Pass, you don't have to carry it.
    But I do anyway, most of the time . . . .
    So far, so good!

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    The velcro they give you (at least in IL) isn't really Velcro, it's some pretty neat stuff and seems like water wouldn't affect it. It's called Dual Lock or something like that? http://shop.ebay.com/sis/_W0QQ_kwZiP...0LockQ20Velcro

    I'd recommend keeping it, you never know when it will come in handy. Maybe by the time I croak St Pete will have EZ Pass at the gates of Heaven and I can avoid the long lines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    The velcro they give you (at least in IL) isn't really Velcro, it's some pretty neat stuff and seems like water wouldn't affect it. It's called Dual Lock or something like that?
    Correct. It's a 3M product. The Velcro guys make similar stuff, but this Dual Lock is really good. It doesn't kind of smush together like Velcro; it snaps into place.

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