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EZpass Toll Transponder Mount?

For those on the East Coast, has anyone found a good mounting location for their EZPass toll transponder? I've tried mounting it inside the fairing at the front, leaving it under my seat, and keeping it in my pocket-none have worked. The best solution seems to be one of Speedy's inside the windshield mounting plates, but I'd prefer to not have it sitting out in the open.

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For those on the East Coast, has anyone found a good mounting location for their EZPass toll transponder? I've tried mounting it inside the fairing at the front, leaving it under my seat, and keeping it in my pocket-none have worked. The best solution seems to be one of Speedy's inside the windshield mounting plates, but I'd prefer to not have it sitting out in the open.

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I just velcroed mine to the inside of the trunk lid. I won't be near a toll booth for a while to give your an answer on functionality.

My license plate is registered with MD. For a bad read, they use the tag for posting.
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Mine is just velcored to the windscreen, I couldn't get it to work anywhere else on one toll that I have to pass everyday. I cover my bike at the train station so I leave it on. When I go to the airport for example, I just pop it off and stick it in my bag, I mean it pops on and off in a second, no big deal.
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I mounted my E-Z pass on the forward facing side of Speedy's gps mount. It has worked like a charm. I'm thinking about spray painting it black to help it blend in.



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I mounted my E-Z pass on the forward facing side of Speedy's gps mount. I has worked like a charm. I'm thinking about spray painting it black to help it blend in.
When I had mine mounted like that on my Harley, I put black electrical tape over the section with the EZ Pass logo.
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In the bay area,ca they have fastrak toll pass.The toll authority says to either put it in your pocket or just leave it at home and they will enter your plate into their system and just bill your account.

To many people on motorcycles have accidents on bridges one was a guy who ran into the arm that goes up and down at the booth during rush hour why he was trying to stop and get his transponder out in the carpool lane. oh and the arm was up


The stupid part is motorcycles do not have to pay tolls if they go thru crpool lane during carpool hours
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I've got mine on top of the brake light, strapped between the rear rack tubes, works perfect
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I initially had mine installed via the dual loc tape they give you on my windscreen. Fell off as I was crossing the Throgs Neck Bridge and I wasn't going to stop and pick it up. Also tried a radar mount on my handlebar, but the screws came loose, even with loctite, so now I keep it in the phone compartment on my Joe Rocket Manta tankbag. Works occasionally, but is easy to get to to give to the officer if the transponder isn't read...

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I keep mine in the inside pocket of a tank bag, no issues here in Texas.
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Thanks for the ideas gentleman! I've tried my pocket and tailbag, neither would register. Ultimately my tag is captured by the camera anyway, but I thought I would try to make life easy. I'll try the tail mount for now and see if I can work out a different windshield mount-I like the idea of painting it black.

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Cool ideas but I am glad I went with the twisted throttle version because half of the time I have to take it out of the mount to hand to the police to activate the toll.

EZ Pass Mount - http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/3008

There is a little washer that they have for the Versys, the friendly guy at Twisted Throttle saw it when I was visiting a few years back at brought it to my attention, worked much better than the electrical tape I had used as a spacer. The only drawback is that with the Givi screen you have to pivot the mount to trip the EZ pass tool, when you are through just pivot it to a position where it does not interfere.

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Google.com E-pass plastic holder. A couple of years ago I found a plastic holder that uses three suction cups on it. I have stuck this to my windshield or other smooth plastic. It has never failed me and has always registered as I past by the sensor.
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I carry mine in the breast pocket of my riding jacket. I don't always have my tank bag and I have two bikes, but I always wear a jacket.


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Tank bag top pocket. I suspect the bike without it does not trigger the sensors. No flash when riding pass the toll plaza without it.
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Excuse me for reviving an old thread, but I have been going through this issue this spring, now that I'm making regular trips into the land of tolls for work. (It's nice living where freeways are mostly free.)

In the end, I went a different route from everyone else in the thread. I mounted the E-ZPass transponder using magnets. I can pull it off in half a second and stick it in my pocket if I'm leaving the bike unattended, it cost me just a couple of bucks, and the transponder reads much more reliably than it did on the windshield.

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yup...that's definitely an east coast thing...
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I used the included supervelcro to mount it to the top of the instrument cluster, at the very bottom of the windshield. Despite the curves in the plastic there it fits perfectly and is easily removable for the majority of the time when I keep it locked up in my topcase.


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Ibhave it Velcro ed to the inside of my windshield.
I have speedys gps mount, and there is no way to remove the tag without removing the windshield.

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The advantage of magnets is there's nothing left behind when I'm not using it. And I only use it a few days a month, fortunately. Yeah, it's an East Coast thing.

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