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    EZ-Pass

    With the PA Turnpike a constant presence in my life, I need to figure out the best way to mount an EZ-Pass to my bike. I've read through some of the older threads on the topic, and it sounds like an exterior transponder mounted to the front forks works well. Does anyone happen to have a picture what this looks like?

    I'm also considering this EZ Toll product (a mesh bag that ties onto the bike): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dkpOsbZnos

    Does anyone have any experience with this solution? It seems like an inexpensive option if it works.

    I don't have a map bag, and I'm not ready to spend $50+ on a special mount just for EZ-Pass.

    Thanks!
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    Pocket of your jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t6pilot View Post
    Pocket of your jacket.
    Tried that and it didn't register.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavery View Post
    Tried that and it didn't register.
    From the Mass site-
    # Where do I mount the transponder on a motorcycle?
    The transponder can be mounted on the windshield. If the motorcycle has no windshield it can be placed in a shirt or jacket pocket.

    Quite a few that I know use velcro and stick it to the windshield. Here in Mass they can be moved around and there can be up to 4 on a non-commercial acct.
    A couple of wiring loom clamps and a small piece of plastic or laminate make a real usable, inexpensive flat surface. Especially so if your bike has the room on the handle bars. HTH Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavery View Post
    Tried that and it didn't register.
    My son had trouble with his not working from his pocket or tank bag, turns out the transponder was flaky. They replaced it.
    I just stuck mine on the on the front of the bike behind the windshield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanrd View Post
    My son had trouble with his not working from his pocket or tank bag, turns out the transponder was flaky. They replaced it.
    I just stuck mine on the on the front of the bike behind the windshield.
    I should have added that I'm trying to avoid sticking the velcro strips to my bike.


    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    And? Here in the left coast I've registered all my license plate numbers with the transponder account. If it doesn't register the toll authority uses the picture they snap to look up the plate number, see that it is associated with a transponder account, and charge that account. Works too well. I keep hoping that one of these times the transponder doesn't answer and the picture of the plate is unreadable.

    If you can do the same thing don't worry if the transponder can be read or not.
    No such niceties here. In PA you get a nastygram and/or an extra charge to your account.
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    Accessory shelf

    I have an accessory shelf; best thing I ever installed on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavery View Post
    Tried that and it didn't register.
    And? Here in the left coast I've registered all my license plate numbers with the transponder account. If it doesn't register the toll authority uses the picture they snap to look up the plate number, see that it is associated with a transponder account, and charge that account. Works too well. I keep hoping that one of these times the transponder doesn't answer and the picture of the plate is unreadable.

    If you can do the same thing don't worry if the transponder can be read or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    And? Here in the left coast I've registered all my license plate numbers with the transponder account. If it doesn't register the toll authority uses the picture they snap to look up the plate number, see that it is associated with a transponder account, and charge that account. Works too well. I keep hoping that one of these times the transponder doesn't answer and the picture of the plate is unreadable.

    If you can do the same thing don't worry if the transponder can be read or not.
    FYI, the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge had a trouble for several years reading the licence plate on my bike. I went over that bridge quite a bit with no charge. They've fixed it now though.
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    RAM mount

    I bought a RAM mount for my tollway pass:
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/3008/
    The weather does not seem to affect the I-Pass, and once I snap this in, I forget about it. The one pictured in the link above is attached to a mirror, but I actually mounted mine to my handlebars which makes it less conspicuous.
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    Aerostich sells a cycle E Pass holder that goes on either your handlebar or mittor stalk. I have one on the mirror stalk of my RS and it works great. Costs around $20 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavery View Post
    With the PA Turnpike a constant presence in my life, I need to figure out the best way to mount an EZ-Pass to my bike. I've read through some of the older threads on the topic, and it sounds like an exterior transponder mounted to the front forks works well. Does anyone happen to have a picture what this looks like?

    I'm also considering this EZ Toll product (a mesh bag that ties onto the bike): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dkpOsbZnos

    Does anyone have any experience with this solution? It seems like an inexpensive option if it works.

    I don't have a map bag, and I'm not ready to spend $50+ on a special mount just for EZ-Pass.

    Thanks!
    Will,
    I ride a GS and I used the velcro-like adhesive that comes with the tag inside the handle-guard and I (re)secured it with cable-tie.
    It may not be elegant, but works perfectly.
    Best,
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    I've carried my ezpass in both jacket pockets and tank bags with pretty good success. I did get caught last summer in IL, couldnt open a couple of gates no matter how much I waved that blasted thing over my head. No attendant only an intercom back to some central location, which was comedy all its own, here I am on the highway, cars zipping past, helmet, earplugs, a lousy speaker, couldnt find my reading glass's and trying to read back the 199 digit alphanumeric code on the back of the transponder. I think they finally got frustrated with me and opened the gate to just get rid of me. Those were the only spots I had an issue with. I will be mounting it on the inside of the scout faring windshield this spring, 3m dual lock strips, Maine Turnpike provides them for free, stuff holds very well.
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