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    Looking for some advise on where to fit an EZ tag on a wing and some options on how. Thanks in advance!

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    You can get a hard case one in Houston that fits and works from either front pocket
    or you can get the sticker type they use on the cars that has a micro chip in it

    Get the first option
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    I have my hard-case style EZ Tag stuck to the underside of the lid of the right fairing pocket. (I actually had to use some industrial strength double stick tape because the sticky on the built in tape wouldn't hold it.) Works great, is locked up safe secure and dry, and doesn't take up any room.

    BTW, they told me that you couldn't use the sticker type tag on a motorcycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pred View Post
    Looking for some advise on where to fit an EZ tag on a wing and some options on how. Thanks in advance!

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    I have a TX-TAG hardcase that I have velcroed to the inside trunklid. It's worked well enough so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon_grease View Post
    I have a TX-TAG hardcase that I have velcroed to the inside trunklid. It's worked well enough so far.
    Same thing I did with my NJ EZ-Pass. Works great!


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    I believe they still offer the thicker box style in Houston. Placing under the trunk lid should work just fine.
    I moved to Dallas and am having a hard time with a good placement as they no longer offer the thicker style with a stronger signal reach. I have to rely on the paper thing with the chip.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pred View Post
    Looking for some advise on where to fit an EZ tag on a wing and some options on how. Thanks in advance!

    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon_grease View Post
    I have a TX-TAG hardcase that I have velcroed to the inside trunklid. It's worked well enough so far.
    ditto...
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    I threw mine in the trunk and it works great.
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    I threw mine in the trunk and it works great.
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    I use the velcro like thingies to afix it to the underside of the vent just like on the windshield of the car. Secure so far.

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    Velcroed to the left pocket lid. WOrks great
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    put mine in the truck lid organizer and forget about it, works just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by pred View Post
    Looking for some advise on where to fit an EZ tag on a wing and some options on how. Thanks in advance!

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    Like laen said. I have the one in the hard case and keep it in the front pocket. Wouldn't want the sticker one. JMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajpum65 View Post
    I believe they still offer the thicker box style in Houston. Placing under the trunk lid should work just fine.
    I moved to Dallas and am having a hard time with a good placement as they no longer offer the thicker style with a stronger signal reach. I have to rely on the paper thing with the chip.

    Good luck!

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    AJ,

    Get a TX Tag. It covers all the toll roads in TX (and some other places) and they still have the plastic cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon_grease View Post
    AJ,

    Get a TX Tag. It covers all the toll roads in TX (and some other places) and they still have the plastic cases.


    LOL bacon_grease ? really? LOL
    how did you come up with that name?

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    Thank you everyone!!

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    I put mine in side saddlebag velcro to top. Dont really matter where you put it because if run it they run your plate and will show up as you owning a tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepsX View Post
    LOL bacon_grease ? really? LOL
    how did you come up with that name?
    It's a nickname I picked up at Texas AMC by the Sea and the origins are not fit for public discussion on a family board. *grin*

    You're in Mo City? I'll be back on shore and looking to do some riding. Interested in a lunch ride?
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    I posted a similar question a month ago before signing up for a PA Turnpike EZ Pass transponder to use on an upcoming trip through all the northeastern and New England states.

    Several have suggested simply tossing the transponder in the trunk or velcroing it to the underside of the trunk lid.

    For those of you using one of the above solutions do you have a metal trunk rack mounted on the trunk lid and, if so, do you carry a large luggage bag stuffed with clothing on the rack and still get results from the transponder in the trunk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBarlow View Post
    For those of you using one of the above solutions do you have a metal trunk rack mounted on the trunk lid and, if so, do you carry a large luggage bag stuffed with clothing on the rack and still get results from the transponder in the trunk?
    Excellent question.

    Let me preface my answer by stating that it's nearly impossible for me to tell whether it was the TX Tag or the license plate was read - unless I am going through a gated booth. In a gated booth, no matter where the tag is located it reads about three quarters of the time. Over the years, I learned to simply run into the bar (a cloth covered pool noodle over a piece of 1" PVC pipe) and it'll read my plate.

    Regardless of the presence of a transponder on the bike, the system is very adept at reading plates and billing you.

    Luggage rack - Yes I have one. I have not noticed any change in the reading of the tag since installing the rack. However, the rack does affect my GPS reception so it is logical to assume it does have some effect on the toll transponder.

    Luggage rack with a loaded bag on top - I don't carry items on the luggage rack frequently so I don't have any meaningful experience with this. Perhaps someone else can chime in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HBarlow View Post
    I posted a similar question a month ago before signing up for a PA Turnpike EZ Pass transponder to use on an upcoming trip through all the northeastern and New England states.

    Several have suggested simply tossing the transponder in the trunk or velcroing it to the underside of the trunk lid.

    For those of you using one of the above solutions do you have a metal trunk rack mounted on the trunk lid and, if so, do you carry a large luggage bag stuffed with clothing on the rack and still get results from the transponder in the trunk?
    Harvey,
    I have my NJ EZ-Pass mounted to the underside of my trunk lid with heavy duty Velcro and it works very well even with the trunk rack I have. So far I have used it in NJ, PA, OH, IN, IL and MD without any problems. I haven't tried it yet with a trunk bag on top of the rack so can't say anything about that part.


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    Lay it in the right front locking pocket. Works fine in there. I do have the old style they issue for motorcycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon_grease View Post
    It's a nickname I picked up at Texas AMC by the Sea and the origins are not fit for public discussion on a family board. *grin*

    You're in Mo City? I'll be back on shore and looking to do some riding. Interested in a lunch ride?

    sure, PM me when you get back.
    I also ride with Kmassey on the board a couple of weekends a month. he's ok for a short bus rider, but he does know where all the DQ's are

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