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Question Where do you keep your EZ-Pass?

I don't normally have to ride through many tolls, but I have ridden through a few lately. I don't trust the suction cup mount on the Plexi fairing. I've been doing a bit of a juggling act with it, coasting through the toll with the clutch engaged and holding it up with my right hand. Just wondering what other folks are doing with them.

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Our "PikePass"es mount with velcro, and the PO installed some velcro to the back of the windshield for it. Like you, I was concerned about the security of that mount, so I put it in my fork bag when I'll be going on the turnpike and have had no difficulties with that approach.

ETA: My dad got a tank bag for his Road King and has not been as successful.

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I keep my SunPass in my OEM tank-bib pocket. Works fine. A fork bag would work too. The reason a tank bag might not work is if it has magnets in it to attach it to the tank. The magnets might interfere with the signal.

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I keep mine on the windshield. Next to the rear view mirror. In my car.

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velcro stripped mine right on the windscreen just above tach and speedometer so if it ever lets go it will fall in between the two displays. But it hasnt fallen off so all is good.
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velcro stripped mine right on the windscreen just above tach and speedometer so if it ever lets go it will fall in between the two displays. But it hasnt fallen off so all is good.
+1 for this answer from me.

It's only really an issue if you haven't got a windscreen. Or if you don't want to have the velcro tabs visible on your windshield. Or if you've got a very curved windscreen; the EZ-Pass is pretty tightly attached on my Memphis Slim shield but when I used the National Cycle Street Shield, which is a sportier curved/raked shield, I had to get the angle just right (sometimes even putting it on a bit diagonally) to get it to stick on, and once or twice had it come off after hitting a bump in the road to fall onto the tach/speedo. (I then pulled over to re-secure it as the next bump could have sent it flying off the bike completely.)

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I don't use an E-Z Pass, but I always find dealing with toll booths to be awkward. (recently: Mackinac Bridge, Pennsylvania & Ohio Turnpikes) With all my gear on, taking the ticket and stowing it is hard enough... even harder is retrieving the stowed ticket and paying the toll. One thing I've done in the past when I anticipate tolls is put the ticket/cash in the top (map casing) of the tank bag.

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I don't have a windshield on my VN750, so I use a JJcycle pass http://www.jjcyclepass.com/bike1.htm to hold the EZpass in place on my handlebars. It's mounted at the top curve of my handlebar on the left side (opposite the brake reservoir). Never had a problem with it in that location, just have to go through toll booths in the right hand part of the lane so the pass is centered beneath the sensor. You can remove the EZpass from the holder and take with you in seconds if you need to. Originally I had it mounted to the front right turn signal stem but it didn't always read properly at toll booths.

The JJcycle pass is black, so if you look carefully you can see it on the left handlebar in this pic:


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