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Old 04-29-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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Fast Lane transponder

Can anyone post pictures of where they installed their transponder? I want a permanent location as I don't always use a tank bag. The windshield on the GS doesn't seem to be quite flat enough to work.
The one I got from the MTA is about 3" square, other states may use different sizes.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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It should easily mounted on your windscreen. Use the Dual Lock that usually come with it, and stick it near the edges of the unit. I have seen it before.

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Old 04-29-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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Can anyone post pictures of where they installed their transponder? I want a permanent location as I don't always use a tank bag. The windshield on the GS doesn't seem to be quite flat enough to work.
The one I got from the MTA is about 3" square, other states may use different sizes.
Here in the S.F. Bay Area, they photo your plate and if you have the vehicle registered with the Fastrak system, everything works fine. In other words, I don't carry one with me on the bike. Half the time the system doesn't register the transponder in my cars anyhow.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:40 PM   #4
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Another spot is to wire tie it onto the square plate of the windscreen crossbar.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:43 PM   #5
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transponder location

I keep mine in the chest pocket of my jacket.


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Old 04-29-2009, 03:59 PM   #6
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I keep mine in the clear map pocket of my tank bag. I don't commute, only use it when I am traveling somewhere, so the tank bag is always with me. Comes with me when I go inside somewhere, so I don't have to worry about some ner-do-well swiping it.:)
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:51 PM   #7
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:06 PM   #8
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Try a mini-Pelican case, secured to the bike with a fishing leader (stainless) and velcro. The case is waterproof and the transponder won't care about the weather, or the depth of the stream on the way to grandma's house.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:47 AM   #9
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The new TollTags here in Texas are stickers. No more clunky plastic calculator-sized blocks, nossir.

Just peel the backing off, and stick it to the inside of the windscreen.

You might check with your local or state tollroad operator, and see if they have sticker tags available, or if they plan to go to that design soon.

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Old 04-30-2009, 07:06 AM   #10
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The new TollTags here in Texas are stickers. No more clunky plastic calculator-sized blocks, nossir.

Just peel the backing off, and stick it to the inside of the windscreen.

You might check with your local or state tollroad operator, and see if they have sticker tags available, or if they plan to go to that design soon.

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Thanks, that would be a BIG help if they did that here.
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:14 AM   #11
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The new TollTags here in Texas are stickers. No more clunky plastic calculator-sized blocks, nossir.

Just peel the backing off, and stick it to the inside of the windscreen.

You might check with your local or state tollroad operator, and see if they have sticker tags available, or if they plan to go to that design soon.

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Here in Florida, the new SunPass sticker type transponder have a warning on their website.

"Note: The SunPass Mini Sticker transponder will only operate when affixed to glass windshields. They are not designed for use on motorcycles. "
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Wow, that's interesting....


Why the heck would it make a shred of difference?


Edit: So I read in the SunPass pdf - "It must be permanently mounted to the windshield or it won't work, because the windshield acts as an antenna."

Okay, the SunPasses, TollTags, or whatever else other tollroad operators choose to call 'em are nothing more than glorified RFID tags. They typically use a planar inductor to generate a small activation current [some have small on-board batteries] as the tag travels into the influence of the radiofrequency field, and this current "turns on" the tag and radiates back to the antenna its unique identifier.

I'm a degreed electrical engineer, a licensed extra class radio amateur, a state-licensed master electrician, and I've been in and around electricity and radio since I plugged a hairpin into an electrical outlet when I was 18 months old, but the concept whereby a glass windshield, a highly efficient dielectric, acts as an antenna is something that's going to have to be explained to me.....




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Wow, that's interesting....


Why the heck would it make a shred of difference?


Edit: So I read in the SunPass pdf - "It must be permanently mounted to the windshield or it won't work, because the windshield acts as an antenna."

Okay, the SunPasses, TollTags, or whatever else other tollroad operators choose to call 'em are nothing more than glorified RFID tags. They typically use a planar inductor to generate a small activation current [some have small on-board batteries] as the tag travels into the influence of the radiofrequency field, and this current "turns on" the tag and radiates back to the antenna its unique identifier.

I'm a degreed electrical engineer, a licensed extra class radio amateur, a state-licensed master electrician, and I've been in and around electricity and radio since I plugged a hairpin into an electrical outlet when I was 18 months old, but the concept whereby a glass windshield, a highly efficient dielectric, acts as an antenna is something that's going to have to be explained to me.....




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No shit, bizarre!

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Old 04-30-2009, 11:10 AM   #14
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What happens if the sensor doesn't acknowledge your transponder when you pass through the toll area? Do you get a ticket or do they identify your account through your license plate?
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:29 AM   #15
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What happens if the sensor doesn't acknowledge your transponder when you pass through the toll area? Do you get a ticket or do they identify your account through your license plate?

>>>>>>>
Florida State Law (Statute 316.1001) requires payment of prescribed tolls for the usage of toll facilities. Failure to comply with this statute may result in the assessment of a $100 or more civil penalty, three points assessed against your driver's license, assessment of court costs, and suspension of your vehicle registration and/or suspension of your driver's license.
To resolve this matter, you must contact a Violations Representative at 1-888-865-5352, option #5, by the due date printed on the document. When you call, please have available your Personal Identification Number (PIN), transponder number, violation document and vehicle tag number to update your account information.
The Department has the authority to issue a Uniform Traffic Citation for each unpaid toll transaction listed on the violation document per section 316.1001, Florida Statutes, if this matter is not resolved by the due date printed on the document.
Keeping vehicle information updated will often prevent issuance of a violation because it allows us to recognize you as a SunPass customer but is not a guarantee. It remains the customer's responsibility to follow the guidelines of proper transponder mounting, maintenance and usage.
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Sounds like they try to identify you as an account holder.
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