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Offline Jon

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EZ Pass mounting
« on: September 11, 2011, 04:31:06 am »
Just wondering if anyone is running with an EZ Pass and if so, where you have it mounted.  I used to have a HD Street Glide that I had the EZ Pass attached to the inside of the fairing.  It worked well and was out of the way and hidden.  Install was pretty easy, i think there were 6 bolts to remove to take off the front fairing.

I'm new to the C14, so not sure what all would be involved to mount it on the inside of the front fairing, or if there's a convenient location elsewhere that others have been using with success.

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 09:48:02 am »
I had mine laying like it was attached to a windshield, facing up in the glove box on my 08. The 08-09 has the glove box on the tank. I kept it in the right front corner. It worked every time. I have heard of it being mounted under the right side filler panel and working well. It's also out of site.

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 12:52:42 am »
Tank bag.  Just gotta remember to take it out of the car and visa versa.

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 11:57:02 pm »
I have heard of it being mounted under the right side filler panel and working well. It's also out of site.

Thanks for the tip!  I mounted mine under there tonight.  I'll give it a try in a few days. 

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 07:36:11 am »
I have heard of it being mounted under the right side filler panel and working well. It's also out of site.

Thanks for the tip!  I mounted mine under there tonight.  I'll give it a try in a few days.

If you would, let us know if it works well there, for the future riders.

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2011, 01:22:42 am »
No luck with the EZ Pass mounted under the right side filler panel.  Tried it out after work today.  I'm thinking that it may be due to the when you mount it under there, it is essentially pointing straight up, where if it was on a windshield of a car or under the fairing of my Street Glide, it was pointing frontwards.  Either that or there's too much between the transponder and open air in front of the bike.

I placed an order tonight for a JJ Cyclepass holder that I'll mount on a RAM Mount.  I'm going to put a RAM Mount on the left handlebar.  It won't be pretty, and it wasn't cheap, but it should be 100% effective...

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2011, 07:43:15 am »
Well that sucks. Thanks for the info though.

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 12:05:01 am »
I just stuck it with the provided EZ Pass velcro to the spot where the Glovebox Would have been on the 08-09...   works like a charm
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011, 12:07:31 am »
I stuck mine a while ago up under the right hand black panel, opposite side to where the glove box is on the 11'.

It works 99% of the time if I go slow through the toll.
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2011, 01:38:34 am »
I stuck mine a while ago up under the right hand black panel, opposite side to where the glove box is on the 11'.

It works 99% of the time if I go slow through the toll.

Did you stick it under the panel closer to the front of the bike or the back?  I put mine under the panel towards the front of the bike.  I wondered if mounting it back a bit would have made a difference. 

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2011, 01:42:29 am »
I just stuck it with the provided EZ Pass velcro to the spot where the Glovebox Would have been on the 08-09...   works like a charm

Funny, I thought about that last night after I ordered the Ram mount and JJ mount.  I will probably go that route this weekend.  I've got a ride planned where i'll be running through a mainlne high-speed interchange, so I want to make sure it'll read.  I can't see why it wouldn't mounted where you did.  Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2011, 01:48:33 am »
Without double checking, I'm sure its further to the back...facing up like if it was stuck on a windscreen.

As for the fast interchanges...don't really know the result. I'll need to check the account and figure out the result/impact.
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2011, 02:31:49 am »
I sawed the EZpass white plastic case open and extracted the PC board, bent a thin piece of Lexan with a heat gun, covered the PC board with a heavy clear plastic bag and mounted it to the Lexan with 4 small screws.
Sprayed it all flat black & mounted it on my FJR's dash shelf.
Took the easier route on the DL650 and asked for one of the black licence plate mounted transponders, mounted it to the bottom of the windshield in front of the fairing.
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2012, 11:54:04 am »
I found some information here using Advanced Search, and the simple method I liked most is to put it inside the right or left side-case on the upper leading side, so it is facing the same as if it was on a windshield, and the OP said it worked every time without fail.

So that is where mine is. Safe from the elements and bad commercials trying to sell insurance. Even if it falls off it will just stay inside the side-case, held in place by my RKA liner bag.

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2012, 01:41:48 pm »
I found some information here using Advanced Search, and the simple method I liked most is to put it inside the right or left side-case on the upper leading side, so it is facing the same as if it was on a windshield, and the OP said it worked every time without fail.

So that is where mine is. Safe from the elements and bad commercials trying to sell insurance. Even if it falls off it will just stay inside the side-case, held in place by my RKA liner bag.

I like this idea....will have to try that.  My wife will be disappointed though, when she doesn't have to pull it out of her pocket and hold it up like she is flagging someone down. :rotflmao:
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2012, 09:47:19 pm »
I am pulling my hair out with mine. Mounted it 3 different places.
 Sometimes it works,sometime it doesn't. >:(
1st place- behind tinted windshield at dash level correct side facing forward.similiar to a normal windshield mounting.
2nd place- on right side upper fairing.
3rd place on outside of right side bag facing similiar to windshield mount forward.
 Last wk. end it was hit or miss. Had to pull into cash or ez pass lane each time and ck with attendant when it didn't go green. It was like a long delay. Drove thru one toll and got a yellow with ck with the nearest service center message.Had another attendant tell me nope not working then next toll same road flash green right away.
I think i'll have to try another transponder. I can't believe some of you are mounting them inside the bags and it works.


EZPASS Directions-
How do I install my transponder for the most accurate toll read?
For the most accurate toll read, your interior transponder must be mounted to your front windshield, just to the right of the arm holding your rear view mirror, and below any tinting. Make sure the arrows on the transponder are pointing upward. Simply peel back the plastic film on the fastener strips and affix the transponder to your clean, dry windshield
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2012, 10:06:04 pm »
If you mount it on the outside of the bag it is facing the wrong way.

It should have the raised section with the stenciled writing on it facing away from the toll plaza. Same as in a car on the windshield.

They won't read reliably, or at all, if you don't follow the directions provided with the EZ-PASS.  :rotflmao:

And why wouldn't it work inside the bag, the plastic wall of the bag is less a hindrance to the signal than shatterproof windshield glass, and that works 100% on my State car, never a fail.

Maybe yours is bad, or something.
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2012, 10:57:40 pm »
Tank bag.  Just gotta remember to take it out of the car and visa versa.

BJ you use the same ezpass for both the car and the motorcycle?  I have separate passes one for the car and one for the bike.  The bike ezpass offers lower toll fare, not at all locations but in many places bikes are charged less.  That's why if they catch me using the bike ezpass with my car, they'll take it away or fine me.
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2012, 11:31:05 pm »
I am pulling my hair out with mine. Mounted it 3 different places.
 Sometimes it works,sometime it doesn't. >:(
1st place- behind tinted windshield at dash level correct side facing forward.similiar to a normal windshield mounting.
2nd place- on right side upper fairing.
3rd place on outside of right side bag facing similiar to windshield mount forward.
 Last wk. end it was hit or miss. Had to pull into cash or ez pass lane each time and ck with attendant when it didn't go green. It was like a long delay. Drove thru one toll and got a yellow with ck with the nearest service center message.Had another attendant tell me nope not working then next toll same road flash green right away.
I think i'll have to try another transponder. I can't believe some of you are mounting them inside the bags and it works.


EZPASS Directions-
How do I install my transponder for the most accurate toll read?
For the most accurate toll read, your interior transponder must be mounted to your front windshield, just to the right of the arm holding your rear view mirror, and below any tinting. Make sure the arrows on the transponder are pointing upward. Simply peel back the plastic film on the fastener strips and affix the transponder to your clean, dry windshield

I have experimented with this and found that the higher up the transponder is the more likely the read works.  These days I keep the transponder in the glove box and hold it up in the air in the same orientation as a windshield mounted unit.  It works every time.  You just need to be sure that no yahoo gets in front and slams on their brakes.

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2012, 12:31:44 am »
@Kawi Ken - "Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly."

That is taken off a pewter bell that dates to the 1940s or so.

Sorry to say, but no Guardian Angel would be impressed enough by a decal to pull guard duty on your bike and you.

Hang a pewter bell, given to you as a gift, down low to the ground, and She will fly into your bell and keep all the bad road demons away from your bike. :engel016:
 
But I gotta say, She has absolutely no patience with zero mph drops and will fly away laughing at you.   O:-)
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2012, 01:23:53 am »
This past weekend I went to Canada and left my EZpass in my Givi trunk and it worked every time.  It works on RF so it doesn't really matter which way it's facing.  If it has trouble being read it may need to be replaced, the battery has gone weak.
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2012, 09:23:54 pm »
If you mount it on the outside of the bag it is facing the wrong way.

It should have the raised section with the stenciled writing on it facing away from the toll plaza. Same as in a car on the windshield.

They won't read reliably, or at all, if you don't follow the directions provided with the EZ-PASS.  :rotflmao:

And why wouldn't it work inside the bag, the plastic wall of the bag is less a hindrance to the signal than shatterproof windshield glass, and that works 100% on my State car, never a fail.

Maybe yours is bad, or something.
It is facing correctly as you described.
Just cause i rode to school on the short bus wearing a hockey helmet doesn't mean they didn't let me sit in front so i could pay attention ya know. :)  I would have thought the black plastic would have been the signal blocker. I'll have to try my spare pass.

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2012, 09:34:30 pm »
@Kawi Ken - "Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly."

That is taken off a pewter bell that dates to the 1940s or so.

Sorry to say, but no Guardian Angel would be impressed enough by a decal to pull guard duty on your bike and you.

Hang a pewter bell, given to you as a gift, down low to the ground, and She will fly into your bell and keep all the bad road demons away from your bike. :engel016:
 
But I gotta say, She has absolutely no patience with zero mph drops and will fly away laughing at you.   O:-)

Never under estimate the power of the Guardian Angel Code of Arms riding onboard. Only she has the power to conquer KIPASS ! :great: Besides bells are for cows.
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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2012, 08:32:47 pm »
My company is moving to an office building right off of a tollway and while they give us fobs to get in the garage, they have a toll tag reader so you can register your card with the building, and they don't charge you anything but it sees the registered toll tag and opens the gate.  Pretty cool deal.  Our tollways read plates so well that I haven't actually carried a toll tag on my bike EVER, but I will for this.

So it'll be interesting to see where the reader sees me.

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Re: EZ Pass mounting
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2012, 08:52:43 pm »
I leave mine inside of the tank bag. No issues. Maybe it's time for a new one.
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