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Hey All!

Does anyone else have any recommendations on how to mount an EZPass to the 400 so that it still gets read. There are various roads around my area that have the overhead tolls that are not manned. There is a standard rate and then if they have to pull the plate alone its 1.5X the standard toll rate. The sensors are quite ugly. I hide the one in my car behind the sun blockout on the windshield. Not quite sure how I can keep it from being an ugly blip on the 400.

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When I lived in San Francisco, I had a Fastrak pass and instead of mounting it, I just put it in one of my front jacket pockets and the transponder always worked and deducted from my account correctly. So in my experience the transponder in the electronic pass does not need to be visible or have a direct line of sight for the toll antennas to communicate.

Now that I'm in New York, I still need to get an EZPass but I'm assuming the same would apply and I can put it in my jacket. I've seen some different mounting solutions on Amazon where there's a holder with suction cups that can be placed on the inside of the windscreen or holder that mounts on handbar. Velcro strips can also be used or it can be a DIY project to make something custom that works.

Once some taller aftermarket OEM windscreens are available, I'll probably use velcro to mount since it will be less visible with a dark windscreen. I'm not sure if I would trust the suction cups since there's always a chance the holder could fall off.

Here are some links of some pass holders on Amazon. The leather one is pricey could be mounted somewhere on the bars or cutouts in the middle. Possibly other cheaper options on eBay or more google searching.

https://www.amazon.com/Holder-Trans...&sr=8-3&keywords=ezpass+holder+for+motorcycle

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009Y7MJV...82a5-9055dc78c36a&ie=UTF8&qid=1524830820&sr=1

https://www.amazon.com/Leather-Pass...4830791&sr=8-1&keywords=ezpass+for+motorcycle
 
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Try under the seat cowl? Like has been said it does not need to be visible for it to work. My mom used to put hers in the center console of her mustang and it worked.
 

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I'm in NJ and use EZPass a lot, the tag rarely worked for me when i put it under the seat, it will work when i mounted it on the windshield of my old bike but then that looks ugly as ****.
I used to leave the tag in my jacket pocket then take it out and hold it up when going through toll. If I'm lazy I just went through without tag, just make sure your license plate is registered to the ezpass account, I haven't been fined so far
 

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I'm in NJ and use EZPass a lot, the tag rarely worked for me when i put it under the seat, it will work when i mounted it on the windshield of my old bike but then that looks ugly as ****.
I used to leave the tag in my jacket pocket then take it out and hold it up when going through toll. If I'm lazy I just went through without tag, just make sure your license plate is registered to the ezpass account, I haven't been fined so far
From everything I have read on the Maryland EZPass website I can't get a clear answer as to whether you even need the transponder if your plate is registered to your account. They say if you run it without an EZPass account you will be charged the video toll rates 1.5x the normal amount. I drove on one of the roads today and hid my ezpass where it could not be read. I will see what rate it charged me at and report back.
 

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From everything I have read on the Maryland EZPass website I can't get a clear answer as to whether you even need the transponder if your plate is registered to your account. They say if you run it without an EZPass account you will be charged the video toll rates 1.5x the normal amount. I drove on one of the roads today and hid my ezpass where it could not be read. I will see what rate it charged me at and report back.
In New York, my understanding is that if you bring in your bike registration, they are supposed to register your account to get a discount and special motorcycle tag that reduces the regular toll rate by 50%. I plan to go to one of the EZ pass locations to confirm.
 

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In New York, my understanding is that if you bring in your bike registration, they are supposed to register your account to get a discount and special motorcycle tag that reduces the regular toll rate by 50%. I plan to go to one of the EZ pass locations to confirm.
I picked up my transponder at EZ-Pass a couple of days ago and had the motorcycle discount added.

Btw I found out that I do not need to carry the transponder if I’m using it locally in NY. It just deducts based on license plate captured by camera. If I’m paying tolls out of state, then they advised I need to take the transponder with me. The one they gave me is pretty small compared to the one I had in San Francisco so it’s easy enough to carry in my front jacket pocket. Once I get a taller aftermarket windscreen, I plan to mount it there with Velcro.
 
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I picked up my transponder at EZ-Pass a couple of days ago and had the motorcycle discount added.

Btw I found out that I do not need to carry the transponder if I’m using it locally in NY. It just deducts based on license plate captured by camera. If I’m paying tolls out of state, then they advised I need to take the transponder with me. The one they gave me is pretty small compared to the one I had in San Francisco so it’s easy enough to carry in my front jacket pocket. Once I get a taller aftermarket windscreen, I plan to mount it there with Velcro.
Do you get discount if you're from NJ? Also, does the 50% off discount applied to holland/lincoln tunnel or GW bridge?
 

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Do you get discount if you're from NJ? Also, does the 50% off discount applied to holland/lincoln tunnel or GW bridge?
I’m not sure if it applies for NJ. You should give them a call and find out. Here’s what it states on the NY E-ZPass website:

Thruway Motorcycle Discount Plan***: Proof of motorcycle registration is required to receive special motorcycle tag. Motorcycles will be charged 50% of the cash toll rate. Cannot be combined with commuter plans. Plan Code: (MTRC)
 

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I was checking out my E-ZPass history today, and noticed that it's correct that there's some AI that recognizes our plate, checks its systems for E-ZPass membership, and automatically debits our E-ZPass accounts.

The notable thing I came away with is that these automated tolls correctly recognize our plates as a motorcycle plate and apply the appropriate discounts. However, using the actual transponder on a non-automated toll road showed me that the transponder doesn't hint that the account belongs to a motorcycle, and I get charged the car rate.

I did see the post about stopping in at the office to fix this, but just thought I'd share this bit of E-ZPass ownership that if all of your tolls are automated, you're fine.
 
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