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    License plate iPass transponder placement idea...
    on: Nov 06, 2021, 03.26 pm
    Nov 06, 2021, 03.26 pm
    I have had mixed results getting the regular iPass transponders to consistently get read at tollways, which can be very frustrating and sometimes dangerous If I am trying to present it to the reader in my hand at a tollgate. I have tried numerous placements of the regular designed-for-cars transponder.

    Seeking an alternative I ordered a licence plate transponder, mainly because they are weatherproof, but I did not expect it to be so big (the photos on the site did not indicate scale). However, I noticed that they are exactly the right width to fit right behind, and on, the forks of both my Trophy and Tiger 800.

    What do you all think, what if I zip-tie the transponder in position as indicated in the photo? There are two holes in the transponder intended for licence plate screws which would receive the zip-ties. 


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    Re: License plate iPass transponder placement idea...
    Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2021, 07.13 pm
    Nov 06, 2021, 07.13 pm
    I have a "regular" transponder velcro'd onto my battery cover & have never had an issue with it being read or stolen.
    Actually, that's where the PO had his. So, I just followed suit.
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    Re: License plate iPass transponder placement idea...
    Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2021, 07.59 pm
    Nov 06, 2021, 07.59 pm
    Thank you for the tip. My transponder experience has mostly been with the Tiger which has less places to hide it; I recently acquired the Trophy.
    Are you placing it on the side of the battery cover, visible as you look down from the riding position? How is the transponder oriented?

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    Re: License plate iPass transponder placement idea...
    Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2021, 11.45 pm
    Nov 06, 2021, 11.45 pm
    I bought an S-P Connect handlebar mount (a little pricey) and attached my TxTag to that and carry it in the wrist pocket in my jacket.  If I know I'm headed for a tollway I just pull it out twist lock it on the handlebar mount and the next time I stop I can take it off and put it back in my jacket pocket.  It's never sitting exposed and unattended.  It sits facing forward above the Trophy's dash and angled back so the readers have no trouble picking it up.
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    Re: License plate iPass transponder placement idea...
    Reply #4 on: Nov 07, 2021, 01.46 pm
    Nov 07, 2021, 01.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    I bought an S-P Connect handlebar mount (a little pricey) and attached my TxTag to that and carry it in the wrist pocket in my jacket.  If I know I'm headed for a tollway I just pull it out twist lock it on the handlebar mount and the next time I stop I can take it off and put it back in my jacket pocket.  It's never sitting exposed and unattended.  It sits facing forward above the Trophy's dash and angled back so the readers have no trouble picking it up.
    Mine is just Velcro'd to the top of the battery cover, pretty much facing me.
    I have yet to have it not read at a toll.
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    Re: License plate iPass transponder placement idea...
    Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2021, 09.30 pm
    Nov 29, 2021, 09.30 pm
    *Originally Posted by LarryJa [+]
    Mine is just Velcro'd to the top of the battery cover, pretty much facing me.
    I have yet to have it not read at a toll.

    I have mine velcro'ed to the inside of the battery cover, so it's not visible at all from outside the bike.  Been like that for a bit over 2 years; I've had one time when it failed to read.  I probably ride through maybe 40 tolls a year as a wild ass guess. 
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    Re: License plate iPass transponder placement idea...
    Reply #6 on: Dec 05, 2021, 03.25 pm
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    All great info for mounting options.  I especially like the one that conceals it.
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    Re: License plate iPass transponder placement idea...
    Reply #7 on: Dec 06, 2021, 04.22 pm
    Dec 06, 2021, 04.22 pm
    I tried many different options and found that the only one that worked consistently was attaching it to the windscreen.  I used a simple mount available on ebay and elsewhere.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/164095909420?hash=item2634e0de2c:g:7tkAAMXQueRRXyZR 

    Here is how I mounted it, my Bonneville as an example. (Yes I should cut the screw length down, I was in a hurry that day and have not got back to it.)  I use the wire ties because I am a believer in belts and suspenders.  :169:




    It works consistently and since I do not ride in downpours, I suspect water will never be an issue.  I have been doing this for years.

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