I mounted my EZPass *under* the dash cover -- on my '09 there's enough room between the windshield motor/mechanism and the top of the dash. Totally invisible, and never had a problem with it registering as I pass through a toll booth.
I keep mine in the tank bag. I use it daily for word and has never failed to read yet. I know two people who velcroed them to the windshield and both were lost after a short period of time.
The thing about traveling is, you never want it to end and you can't wait to get home.
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04 R-1150-RT current bike. 94 R-1100-RS74,383, Sold, 78 R-80/7, K.I.A by a D.U.I
No problems with the cars, but I've had mixed results on the bike. Whether attached to my windshield, or in the mapcase of my tank bag or just stuck to the gas filler, it does not register at my daily commute, Tacony Palmyra Bridge to Philly. There is a gate arm that has to raise for me to get thru, and the attendant (in the EZ Pass only lane?) has to scan the bar code.
However, when riding home from DC a couple of weeks ago, the tag was inside the tank bag, and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge picked up the signal when I stopped to pay the toll. Delaware Turnpike Rt 1 also picked it up in the EZ Pass Express lane at 70 mph while in the tank bag.
Tested it on the Betsy Bridge a couple of days later, and it registered, but did not post to my account. Maybe I should take the discounted $3 toll every day, if it's not going to charge me, eh?
What's up with NJ EZ Pass?
'80 XS850 Special
Anyway, even in other places in NJ, I have never had consistently good results with it in my jacket pocket or in my tank bag.
However, what works for me (except on those darn PA/NJ bridges) is to mount an external license plate type transponder under my front fender. I zip tied it to the fork legs. It is completely hidden, and it works 100% of the time on the Garden State Parkway.
It looks like this
2002 R1150R - Atlanta Blue
I mounted an external EZPass transponder to the front forks just above the front fender, using Zip ties. You can't tell it is there unless you are looking for it and it is designed for exterior use.
I have never had a problem in the PA/NJ/DE area, including Delaware river bridges (Betsy Ross, Walt Whitman, and Commodore Barry). The only time the transponder did not work was on 95 in Maryland, where two toll booths did not pick it up.
Perhaps I was going too fast through the toll booth? Maryland turnpike sent me the bills as summons, with two $5 processing fees!
1995 R1100R (RIP)
I'm also in Maine and had very poor luck getting the pass to read - the reader is over the toll both, a wide white bar you see if you look. I bought a RAM B-182-U that mounts on top of the brake reservoir. I modified the top holder of the RAM with a piece of black aluminum that fits the back of the EZ Pass and added velco to both the added piece and the back of the EZ Pass. Works like a charm...it's easy to pop off and put in my GIVI or system case when I park the bike.