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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 2008, 7:55 pm Thread Starter
 
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Toll road travels

Hey gang,

Did a search on the boards and haven't found anything yet. Looking for your input on cruising toll roads - no EZ pass. I figure I keep a bunch 'o'change in this bitchin' wrist pocket of my Cortech jacket but I have to take a glove off to dig in there. Curious what kind of tricks and tips all y'all have.

BTW, "Stay off the f'n highways" isn't good enough, I'd love to back-road the trip but it's already 600 miles, hope to do it in a day. Also, tolls would be when I cruise through northwest Indiana into Chicago and then Wisconsin. Thanks everyone!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 2008, 8:08 pm
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[QUOTE=iflybricks]Hey gang,
- no EZ pass.

I am not sure why you would not want an ezpass. in NY you get a 50 percent discount

http://www.nysthruway.gov/ezpass/discount.html

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I am not sure why you would not want an ezpass. in NY you get a 50 percent discount

Ditto on that. Out west, we call 'em toll road transponders, I guess it's the same thing. It makes it so much easier than trying to fish out change to throw in the tray.
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No EZ pass because it's one road trip. Right now I don't think it's worth the hassle to go through all that for a 3 day round trip, though that may end up being the only answer. Just curious what everyone else does.

Is the EZ pass tagged to your specific vehicle? Could I borrow my dad's?
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Well I suppose 600 miles on back roads in that part of the country is not the same as the west. Out here 600 miles on 2 laners is cake. For those occasional times I have to deal with it I just keep some change or bills handy in my tank bag and screw the guy behind me with the horn if he can't wait 15 seconds for me to zipper the thing up.

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Out here you do the EZ Toll thing once online and it arrives 3 days later linked to my credit card. The devise take $25 credits as i use em.
I have it velcroed under the battery cover and never have to worry about tolls again.
I see it that you really only have 3 options, get an ez toll, use change or use the EZ toll lanes and dont pay!

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E-Z pass can be used on any vehicle, so you can borrows Dad's. He can also add your bike's plate and info onto his vehicle database with E-Z Pass at their web site so if for some reason it doesn't register when you go through a toll plaza you won't get a bill in the mail for being a scoff-law. I have six vehicles on my E-Z Pass data base and only 4 transponders so if I forget to transfer a transponder from one vehicle to the other there is no problem. Have a nice trip...

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Before I got my tankbag, I used to fold up a couple dollar bills and clamp them down under my gas cap cover. The bills never moved and I didn't have to take off a glove. I plan to get a transponder for the bike though - just haven't gotten around to making the call.

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E-Z pass can be used on any vehicle, so you can borrows Dad's. He can also add your bike's plate and info onto his vehicle database with E-Z Pass at their web site so if for some reason it doesn't register when you go through a toll plaza you won't get a bill in the mail for being a scoff-law. I have six vehicles on my E-Z Pass data base and only 4 transponders so if I forget to transfer a transponder from one vehicle to the other there is no problem. Have a nice trip...

Perfect, this would work okay. Thanks!

Oh yeah, whichever one of you said screw the guy behind you honking the horn, +1 on that!
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[QUOTE=iflybricks]Perfect, this would work okay. Thanks!

I would check on that first. I have a seperate EZ pass for my bike & my car. The bike EZ pass gets charged less than the car. You also have to make sure your dad includes your bike in his program before you use it, otherwise you will get a letter with the toll + service charge in the mail saying that the tag does not match the plate on the bike in their database.
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