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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-27-2004, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok, every time i go through the toll it takes me forever to dig the change out of my back pocket with gloves on. i end up dropping change on the ground while holding up the line.
a friend of mine said he tried putting all his change in a small plastic ziplock bag and yesterday when going through the toll, a toll-worker dumped all the change out of the bag onto the counter and slowly started to count 40 cents. which took even longer then "do-it-yourself" way.
what do u people do? i-pass?
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take your left glove off, reach in left pocket, pay toll. or get an i-pass.

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take your left glove off, reach in left pocket, pay toll. or get an i-pass.
to get the glove off i have to undo the sleve of the jacket (it stays on tight with the glove kinda tucked in) and the gloves have velcrow on them. so it's not that simple.
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I-Pass is an instrument of big brother!...they can and do subpeona the records of I-Pass to verify your whereabouts...I Pass is evil!!!

I put it in neutral, remove my left glove, pull the change out of my pocket (I find it easier to put it in my left JACKET pocket) and let my charm and kind demeanor do the rest ...They don't get mad if you're really nice and cool...Especially if you're a girl Jenya...You can do whatever you want!

I usually give a grateful wave behind to any cars waiting in line...
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A few other options are.

they have those coin things you can mount on the handlebars.
some people get a few rubberbands and just rubberband a few singles folded up to a spot they can get to easily

both of these are iffy if you are going to leave your bike parked unattended

I just started using IPass and like it a lot

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Just lift up your visor and yell, "I'M GOOD FOR IT!" then proceed on your way. Or try yelling "OPEN SESAME!" that works too.
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to get the glove off i have to undo the sleve of the jacket (it stays on tight with the glove kinda tucked in) and the gloves have velcrow on them. so it's not that simple.
put your gloves outside the jacket sleeve!

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i keep my change in my glove or i keep my IPass in a backpack and just tuck in so the IPass is pointed upwards.
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Oh yeah...sometimes I'll just show 'em the 'ol H n K, and they'll usually wave me through...Of course, then I like to hit the play button for my banjo music for when Boss Hog and Cletus start chasing me...But yeah, I guess I Pass is way better.
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Just lift up your visor and yell, "I'M GOOD FOR IT!" then proceed on your way. Or try yelling "OPEN SESAME!" that works too.
HAHAHA!!

I use I-Pass. It's well worth it. I had it mounted under my windscreen but lost one coming down from wheeliez. I keep it in my left pocket. Much easier to get to than coins! Plus, I've found that two bikes side by side count as one car in the I-Pass lanes.

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I got a tank bag. The zippers have big rings on them so you can keep your gloves on. Then I just keep a bunch of singles in the side pocket. You don't have to remove the gloves and its easy access to the cash.

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I don't have I Pass so I gotta go thru the lines. I just put some money in left coat pocket. I remove my glove and pay. If you have trouble just pull off to the side and get yourself put back together.

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Or try yelling "OPEN SESAME!" that works too.
lol. i like that!
thanks for suggestions.
i think i might get an ipass. even though if i'm riding with people who dont have them it might be hard to find each other after the separation at the tolls.
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I-pass......if you think that your important enough that they'd track you for no reason you have a lot to learn. If your doing something wrong enough that they're trying to track your i-pass let me tell you they can track you without it
I heard that they were going to start tracking the time that you roll through one toll booth and find the difference to another toll booth, and send you a speeding ticket if you got there too fast.

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I heard that they were going to start tracking the time that you roll through one toll booth and find the difference to another toll booth, and send you a speeding ticket if you got there too fast.
they already started doing that. i know people ( with cars) who've received those tickets in the mail.
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If I know I'm going by some tolls, I'll fold up some singles and stuff them in my gloves (the JR speedmasters have some nifty nooks and crannys). Pull up to the toll, toss em a buck fully gloved (if it's a chick working the booth I'll let her grab it herself - they dig that!) then toss the remaining change in my pocket and be on my merry way. No muss, minimal fuss.

This year I plan on perfecting Moto's "stick your foot over your plate and buzz the tower" move from last year. Classic!

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I just don't want to give them yet another way to find me when I start my revolution ...And that attitude is a definite "lay down and take it" kind of approach...Nice if you're in a jail cell with big bubba, but we're not there yet.

Sorry Jenya...Don't want to turn your thread into a political discussion.
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This year I plan on perfecting Moto's "stick your foot over your plate and buzz the tower" move from last year. Classic!

oh that is sweet...i dont know if i can get my fat a$$ stretched out like that..

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Don't worry Wayne. Sean missed it by a mile too. However the mere sight of him giving it a shot was enough to make me laugh so hard I had to pull over.

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IPASS is the only wat to go although Chicago Monster has trouble getting his to read.

My best record THROUGH the 159th Ipass lane in the former Camaro ride is 146mph(two lanes wide no need to slow down) and then wide open to the 88th street cash box, which is only a few minutes away. Probably avg 120 to 130mph between them.

We used to do this for fun,we were young and stupid. Never got a ticket in the mail. Maybe they dont worry about us on the southside

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I heard from another rider on the board that if you have IPASS and you put your license plate number on the account you don't even need the transponder, they just charge you $.40 instead of the $25 ticket.

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You could always do what Vivid does and just plow through the gate and brake it off.

My riding jacket has a small pocket on the forearm. I keep lots of coins in there and can grab easy enough. When it's real cold I sometime just reach my arm over and have them grab the change. I've never had a problem yet.

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Here's the trick... you'll love it, and it's legal.

Get an I-Pass. DO NOT CARRY IT ON YOUR BIKE, but make sure to keep your account number handy. Register both your car, and your bike to the account. Run tolls all you want, go through the I-PASS only lane. If you get stopped, tell the officer that you have an I-PASS, give him the transponder/account number, mention that you stop by every other week to pay whatever doesn't register (by the way... cops will almost never stop you for running a toll in the I-Pass only lanes... they rely on the photo system).

Now: here's what happens. When you run the toll, a picture will be taken of the back of your bike (or car). After 5 violations you will be sent a notice in the mail. The front of it will show that you owe all the tolls + $20/violation. The back will say "If you have an I-Pass - just pay the tolls". Take that paper in to the I-Pass center, pay your $5 in tolls, and go about your business. Typically I get 3-4 sheets at a time (so like 15-20 violations).

Now, the final bit of this is the nice part. There are some highly reflective sprays you can put on your license plate that make photographing them near impossible. Use it! There's nothing illegal about using a slightly reflective substance on a motorcycle in an effort to increase visability. In the end, not only are you obeying the letter of the law; by paying for unpaid tolls every 2 weeks, registering your bike with the I-PASS center and tying it to a funded account, thus proving your ability and willingness to pay tolls, but you're also maintaining a larger margin of safety (tool booths are dangerous, especially for bikers sucking on the cagers exhaust).

As far as getting a ticket for speeding based on distance/time where time is judged by two independent entities which are relayed to a computer system... you may get the ticket, but you can get out of it VERY easily. The system has a margin of error greater than 10MPH, furthermore... computer systems can crash and proving "reasonable doubt" is so damn easy it's not even funny.
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I guess I should also mention that you must have funds on your I-PASS account at all times. It's having the funds already in the possession of the IL DoT that makes it legal.
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what do u people do? i-pass?
I've had I-pass since they started the whole program. Can't live without it! I have it connected to my bank account so it gets auto replenished when my balance falls below $10, I never have to think about it!!!

All our cars and bikes are linked to both I-passes (one for me and one for Shane) Very convenient!!!

When Shane and I ride 2 up, I usually put it in my mini-backpack. When he rides alone he puts it in his jacket.

According to the I-pass people as long as the I-pass is not surrounded by metal, the sensors can detect it! They also suggest that if your bike has storage under the seat, it will pick it up from there as well, although we've never personally tried it!

Shane tried to mount it under his windscreen once and never noticed that the damned thing fell off! Oh well, live and learn and pay another $10 deposit for a replacement transmitter!!!

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There are some highly reflective sprays you can put on your license plate that make photographing them near impossible. Use it! There's nothing illegal about using a slightly reflective substance on a motorcycle in an effort to increase visability.
Does this spray really work. I was going to buy some but did not know if it was a waster of time or not.

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lol. i like that!
thanks for suggestions.
i think i might get an ipass. even though if i'm riding with people who dont have them it might be hard to find each other after the separation at the tolls.

I use an I-pass and I don't even live near the city. But the couple occasions I do use it it is fuckin awesome not having to dig and blow right through. If I am riding ( or driving) with others I just go through the manual lanes with them (I-Pass works there too) so the waitup time is insignificant (still have to wait if your diggin in pockets)

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