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Just received my EZ-pass for the FZ today.  Need some ideas since I don't have a windscreen like many of you.  What is a good mounting location? Post pics please  :)

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hippiebikerchick
Is having it onboard a requirement? I have a Fastrak and as long as you go to the website and put your license plate on file you don't have to carry it.
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Vmoto
Is having it onboard a requirement? I have a Fastrak and as long as you go to the website and put your license plate on file you don't have to carry it.
I'm not sure. I will have to call them and ask.

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booboobusfz07
I never carry my fastrak on the bike an don't have it on my account. Never gotten a ticket
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caliesv
They should cross reference your license to your transponder. But if you get pulled over for some reason, the cop might ask you for it.
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pineappleunderthesea
Get a RAM mount and put the transponder on there? When done with the transponder you could stick your phone in there, that way the mount gets double use.
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hobbs
I've had it work sitting in my breast pocket. It did fail to read occasionally.
 
Now it's on the backside of the flyscreen. You may do well mounting it behind the headlight with locking velcro*. My transponder is about 1"x4" and has held on in all weather for many miles.
 
* https://www.etsy.com/listing/176883284/high-strength-velcro-sj3560-3m-dual-lock?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_supplies-commercial-low-other&utm_custom1=3c01801f-1b33-41c1-8e86-65335e6fe34f&gclid=CL7QzsuAzssCFdU7gQodx-sNKA
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sorkyah
Does it have to be visible?
there is a nice shelf behind the ECU where the abs module would sit
Perhaps velcroing it in there?
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caliesv
I keep mine in my backpack. It can be anywhere really, the system should pick it up no matter where you stick it on a bike

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pineappleunderthesea
I keep mine in my backpack. It can be anywhere really, the system should pick it up no matter where you stick it on a bike
I've had it not pick up when I had it in my jacket pocket. Had to back up, take it out and wave it around.  I don't know why it wouldn't work, maybe it was facing the wrong way, maybe the battery is getting weak... The next tolls I held it in my left hand, which is actually somewhat dangerous since i couldn't really clutch as I came to the booths and the bike almost stalled.  So definitely need to mount it somewhere next time, or get a new transponder that has a stronger signal.  
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caliesv
I keep mine in my backpack. It can be anywhere really, the system should pick it up no matter where you stick it on a bike
I've had it not pick up when I had it in my jacket pocket. Had to back up, take it out and wave it around.  I don't know why it wouldn't work, maybe it was facing the wrong way, maybe the battery is getting weak... The next tolls I held it in my left hand, which is actually somewhat dangerous since i couldn't really clutch as I came to the booths and the bike almost stalled.  So definitely need to mount it somewhere next time, or get a new transponder that has a stronger signal. 
Interesting. Do you have a wind screen? Maybe some velcro to the underside?

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slow06er
I commute and ride over two bridges every day, I have never carried the FastTrac device with me, I usually check my FastTrac account and find out that they have deduced the normal fees, as long you register your bike and gives them your license plate, everything should be fine.
Also the cops don't harass the bikers as long they maintain the speed limit when crossing toll bridge.

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Simbadc650
no plate no ticket, one less thing the state of ca can not get my money for!
 

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caliesv
no plate no ticket, one less thing the state of ca can not get my money for!
Haha, I haven't put my plate on since I got the bike. I might do it at the end of the month.

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pineappleunderthesea
I've had it not pick up when I had it in my jacket pocket. Had to back up, take it out and wave it around.  I don't know why it wouldn't work, maybe it was facing the wrong way, maybe the battery is getting weak... The next tolls I held it in my left hand, which is actually somewhat dangerous since i couldn't really clutch as I came to the booths and the bike almost stalled.  So definitely need to mount it somewhere next time, or get a new transponder that has a stronger signal. 
Interesting. Do you have a wind screen? Maybe some velcro to the underside?
I have the OEM fly screen, thinking of somehow mounting it behind that. I just took it out of the car and checked, it does fit. The interior passes are meant to work at an angle (read that on one of the EZ pass websites) so there is a small angle there. Just worried that since the fly screen is opaque it might somehow block the RFID signal, but probably not. ECEB8A1B-FBC3-4D87-8DDB-3341624284A6_zpsx9qtqirh.jpg
 
 
 

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caliesv
Interesting. Do you have a wind screen? Maybe some velcro to the underside?
I have the OEM fly screen, thinking of somehow mounting it behind that. I just took it out of the car and checked, it does fit. The interior passes are meant to work at an angle (read that on one of the EZ pass websites) so there is a small angle there. Just worried that since the fly screen is opaque it might somehow block the RFID signal, but probably not. ECEB8A1B-FBC3-4D87-8DDB-3341624284A6_zpsx9qtqirh.jpg
 
 

Only one way to find out! Lol
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mjh937
If it is RFID then the tint will make no difference, unless it is a metal foil tint.

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dentalprodigy
This thread reminds me of my fail this past Saturday (see vid below). I had the EZ pass in my zipped Olympia airglide 3 pant pocket but it failed to detect. In the time it took me to put bike in neutral and take my gloves off, my buddy behind me creeped closer and HIS EZ pass got detected. So in confusion, I proceeded ahead. I'll probably get a violation since they'll read my rear plate but not sure.
 
It was my 1st time going through EZ pass lane on a bike and I wasn't gonna hold it in my left hand. Maybe ill try my tity pockets on the Olympia airglide 4 jacket next time and report back.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag8vO-drPSc
 
 
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suspiciouspackage
When I used to use Fastrak…well first off let me say that SANDAG sucks because they won't allow you to just have the plate on file and not carry the transponder. But when I did it, I carried mine in my inside jacket pocket and it picked up fine and in the outer pocket of my Kriega R25. They both work. Sometimes it wouldn't pick up so it'd only have an entry/exit point but not have the other and in that case, I got charged the minimum $0.50 instead of my usual $1.70.
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yotaman02
I just have my plate on file. but there are only 1 or 2 tolls around here that can read my tag.

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Vmoto
@dentalprodigy nice vid, which exhaust do you have on the bike btw? sounds beautiful

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dentalprodigy
@dentalprodigy nice vid, which exhaust do you have on the bike btw? sounds beautiful
Thanks Vmoto! It's just a M4 slip on exhaust.  No baffle, ECU reflashed by 2WDW second gen. Can't take credit for mods; they were already on bike by original owner.  I really like the bassy + throaty exhaust note.  Not raspy at all.  Always puts a smile on my face everytime I start it up.  
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cndnmax
This thread reminds me of my fail this past Saturday (see vid below). I had the EZ pass in my zipped Olympia airglide 3 pant pocket but it failed to detect. In the time it took me to put bike in neutral and take my gloves off, my buddy behind me creeped closer and HIS EZ pass got detected. So in confusion, I proceeded ahead. I'll probably get a violation since they'll read my rear plate but not sure.  
It was my 1st time going through EZ pass lane on a bike and I wasn't gonna hold it in my left hand. Maybe ill try my tity pockets on the Olympia airglide 4 jacket next time and report back.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag8vO-drPSc
 

 
Not sure if that was the case in this video but a word of advise, never ever stop in a no-stopping Toll lane. You do that in the Bay Area and you will get creamed.
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