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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2009, 11:59 am Thread Starter
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EZ-Pass Holder for 2008 K12GT

Has anybody found a good mounting system for a FastLane or EZ-Pass transponder on their K12GT? My left mirror hole is taken with a ZTechnik mount for my radar detector. As I understand it, the toll transponders must be vertical to work properly. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Has anybody found a good mounting system for a FastLane or EZ-Pass transponder on their K12GT? My left mirror hole is taken with a ZTechnik mount for my radar detector. As I understand it, the toll transponders must be vertical to work properly. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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I just called EZ Pass, and ordered a new one, since mine almost never works in the tank bag. It worked OK in the tank bag on my RT. I was wondering if the signal for the EWS was effecting it, or the cell phone, or the bluetooth connection to the Zumo, and helmet. Plenty of radio waves bouncing around.

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The left breast pocket on my riding jacket has worked fine for mine on multiple bridges around the SF Bay Area.

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The left breast pocket on my riding jacket has worked fine for mine on multiple bridges around the SF Bay Area.
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I have a plastic holder with a suction cup. I place it on the lower left corner of the windshield, as E-Z Pass workers say this is the best spot. Never a problem..

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EZ Pass on KGT

When I ordered my EZ Pass I received two types. one small white one intended for vehicle use and a 'large" black one intended for motorcycle use.

I have mine mounted on top of my battery, secured with velcro & two sided tape then hidden underneath the fiberglass battery cover. It works just fine at the toll booths and the USA-CAN bridges at Ft Erie/Buffalo & Lewiston that I have crossed so far.

Note: other friends of mine who similarly ordered their transponders simply received two of the "smaller" auto windshield style ones. Those didn't work when simply contained in a soft saddle bag!

If yours doesn't work buried under the fairings as mine does, you might want to try requesting the MC specific one.

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That sounds like a plan
I was told by the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority folks (the keepers of the FastLane) that putting the transponder in my jacket pocket was the best bet. I did that, but going through the tolls into New Hampshire just over the MA border, nothing happened. No sensing of me or my transponder. No lights...no buzzers..nothing! In fact I found that if you stay WAY to the right in the transponder lanes, the system doesn't even know that you're there! The next time I went through, some little guy jumped out of the booth and stared at me but, thanks to the K, I was a quickly disappearing spec of Adventurin Silver for him! I'd rather remain legit for obvious reasons however!!

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i mounted mine under the black plastic above the instrument panel. have never had a problem with it reading and it is almost totally hidden
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i mounted mine under the black plastic above the instrument panel. have never had a problem with it reading and it is almost totally hidden
+1 on that location. In fact I was looking at that small black plastic wind splitter and realized I could attach the toll pass with the standard supplied "velcro" and then replace the splitter and it holds the toll pass secure and jsut showing a little white so I can see it hasn't 'disappeared'. Works great there and is less visible than stuck to my previous Aeroflow windshield.

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+1 on that location. In fact I was looking at that small black plastic wind splitter and realized I could attach the toll pass with the standard supplied "velcro" and then replace the splitter and it holds the toll pass secure and jsut showing a little white so I can see it hasn't 'disappeared'. Works great there and is less visible than stuck to my previous Aeroflow windshield.
+1 here, too. I've had my iPass (Illinois) in this location for 3 years without a problem. I covered it with black Gorilla tape to make it less noticeable.

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