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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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EZ pass problems

I mounted my EZ pass transponder in the glove box and saddle bag and it only registered once out of over a dozen toll booths.
Being very absent minded, I really don't want to put it somewhere visible.
Could it be a problem with the transponder?
Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 09:25 AM
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Do you have the white square one? Orientation may be the reason. Is there an arrow on it that shows you how it has to be oriented? It should read through the saddle bag or glove box as long as you go under the reader antenna.

I happen to be one of the few that has the long black bar ezpass. It has a tiny little arrow on it that show which end has to be up. When I had it in my windshield bag on my Road King, it wouldn't stay oriented up all the time and missed quite a few readers on every trip down the GSP. When I hung it with zip ties to my driving light bar, it never shipped one after that. I since bought the Road Glide, and I velcro it to my dash in the proper orientation and on our trip out to Sturgis, it didn't miss one, where my riding buddies with the white square had trouble at several tolls. Go figure, I can't explain it, so I just tell you my experience. Take it for what it's worth.

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Thanks for the advice. I didn't even look at it to see if there is an orientation arrow but I will look when I get back to my bike.
My transponder is a white rectangular bar (Pa. Turnpike issue).
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I originally had it mounted in the left glove box. Sometimes it regestered, sometimes it didn't. I bought a handlebar mount for the new rectangular transponder and not it registers every time. The drawback is that it is exposed.
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Mine wouldn't work very well in my glove box and it also didn't work well in the chest pocket of my jacket. Last time I had the outer fairing off I mounted it inside on top of the radio and it's been working ever since.

Before that I had taken a sharpie and colored it black and stuck it on the inner fairing on top of the windshield.

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Mounted mine in the left glovebox to see if it would work. It did not register on any toll I went though this past weekend.

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I have mine in the left glove box, and had one problem with it. They are speed sensitive, especially on a bike. If it says 5 MPH, they mean stop. Had to take mine out and wave it around once. Mine is not mounted, but sits velcro side up.


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I have a suction cup mount to hold it onto the inside of the windshield. I do this very rarely, only when I know I will be hitting multiple tolls on a trip. It usually sits in the left glove box and I can just throw it and the suction cup mount onto the dash for one toll. If the wife is with me, she hols it, then back into the glove box it goes. I bought the suction cup mount somewhere on I-90 on the way to Sturgis last year. The one I had broke, replacement was less than $5. By us they usually sell them in the Car Wash.
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I have mine in the left glove box, and had one problem with it. They are speed sensitive, especially on a bike. If it says 5 MPH, they mean stop. Had to take mine out and wave it around once. Mine is not mounted, but sits velcro side up.
I disagree with the speed sensitive part.
I guess you don't have any high speed toll lanes were you are at.
The NJ Turnpike, Rt. 1 in Delaware and the Harriman tolls on the NY Thruway are just a few that I know were you can go though the tolls are highway speed.
The EZ Pass is not speed sensitive.
Speed limits at tolls are only meant as a safety issue for the dummies that would crash because they can't fit the thread though the needle.

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Mine will not work in the glove box or saddlebag. I bought a handlebar mount at JP Cycles online and use that now. Very easy to switch back and forth between my truck and bike. I could also mount it with velcro on top of the radio head unit behind the windshield and that will work as well.

I have not tried inside the fairing but have heard that works also
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