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Author Topic: EZPass placement on a Bullet C5  (Read 108 times)

Philatawgrapher

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EZPass placement on a Bullet C5
« on: April 15, 2014, 02:48:20 PM »
Not sure if this is "tech" or not, but it seems the closest to the topic.

Where do you put an EZPass on a C5?

I'm not sure if all EZPasses are the same, so here's a pic of the one I was issued.
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Re: EZPass placement on a Bullet C5
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 03:22:44 PM »
My ezpass is slightly differently shaped but similar.

I used to wear it around my neck on a lanyard. Now I wear it on my wrist in a cloth holder with a little clear pocket (kind of like a huge wristwatch).

I've found that it registers better when I lift my arm high.

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Re: EZPass placement on a Bullet C5
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 04:48:11 PM »
The one in the pic looks just like Maine's version.

My mother just got a new one (New Hampshire) - it's the same width, and a little thicker... but half the height!  Much better for bike mounting.

Rich, my place of employment just installed a new automatic security gate, which opens using some sort of RFID card, I think; you wave it in front of a panel and the gate opens.  The card just fits into the little "key storage" pocket on the sleeve of my riding jacket (sleeve pocket and gate panel both on the left, thankfully).  Just ride up, swipe my left hand across the panel, and open sesame!

Do you ever offer any particular hand gestures while you're waving through the toll?  I can think of any number to choose from...  :P

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Re: EZPass placement on a Bullet C5
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 05:14:42 PM »
My thought was a more permanent placement. I'm likely to forget the pass since I've got three motorbike jackets which are rotated depending on the day's weather, and the use of a toll road is irregular.

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Re: EZPass placement on a Bullet C5
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 07:48:25 PM »
It's difficult to find a good spot to "hide" it on the bike AND have it read.  They would always tell me at the FastLane office that "It's so strong it'll read from your trunk," but my experience is it that it barely reads when holding the pass right up to it.

Agree with Rich, I found it works much better the higher it is so I kept mine in my jacket pocket.

Here's an option for a bar mount:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/toll-pass-holder-for-ez-pass-m-tag-ipass-smart-tag-toll-passes-on-motorcycles-scooters

And here is another that looks like maybe you could bolt it on somewhere more discreet if your pass has a good signal:
http://www.jpcycles.com/product/223-676

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Re: EZPass placement on a Bullet C5
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 08:23:09 PM »
Seems like one of those old school tax plates would come in handy and fit the look...
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Re: EZPass placement on a Bullet C5
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 11:21:22 PM »
Thanks for those links, Boggy. Some interesting ideas.

I suppose I was hoping to mount it somewhere under the seat, or possibly inside the utility compartment. Wonder how the signal would work from within one of the steel boxes . . . .

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Re: EZPass placement on a Bullet C5
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 06:19:50 PM »
Thanks for those links, Boggy. Some interesting ideas.

I suppose I was hoping to mount it somewhere under the seat, or possibly inside the utility compartment. Wonder how the signal would work from within one of the steel boxes . . . .
It won't. And when you have to fumble around under your seat in order to hand it over to the officer on duty so he can manually scan it he won't be pleased and neither will the other drivers who are by this time lining up behind you thus blowing all of your "moto-cool". Not really the kind of attention you want.
I've been using a bar mount like the first one suggested by boggy and it works every time.
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