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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tollways??

Just wondering what some of you do when it comes to paying tolls while on a bike. Most of the tollways have been outfitted with the new express lanes, but it is nearly impossible to tell if your ipass is registering. I've ridden with a few guys that absolutely refuse to pay tolls and would rather pull wheelies or hook their right foot behind the plate as they drive through. IMO not a very good idea since I'm seeing more and more state troopers posted by the tollway. I usually try to find routes to avoid paying the things anyway but sometimes its a necessary evil. A few times, I've had my ipass attached to my windscreen and went through a manual lane to see if it registers but the light never came on. What do some of you guys do?


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Just wondering what some of you do when it comes to paying tolls while on a bike. Most of the tollways have been outfitted with the new express lanes, but it is nearly impossible to tell if your ipass is registering. I've ridden with a few guys that absolutely refuse to pay tolls and would rather pull wheelies or hook their right foot behind the plate as they drive through. IMO not a very good idea since I'm seeing more and more state troopers posted by the tollway. I usually try to find routes to avoid paying the things anyway but sometimes its a necessary evil. A few times, I've had my ipass attached to my windscreen and went through a manual lane to see if it registers but the light never came on. What do some of you guys do?
Register my plate, put the ipass in my backpack...if it doesn't work and they catch it, it should automatically be deducted.
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I have my plate registered but never carry the iPass with me. Not sure if thatís smart or not but they should be taking care of it on the back end.

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I have my plate registered but never carry the iPass with me. Not sure if thatís smart or not but they should be taking care of it on the back end.
This is the correct answer. Just make sure you have a few bucks on you when going through those tolls that still have tollbooths with people inside. Fucking prehistoric technology.
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On the R1, you can hook the iPass under the strap of the passenger seat. It reads every time. I did that when I had my R1 and my F4i.

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Keep I-Pass at home and let them run the plate and deduct..Earn the damn money


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I have my plate registered but never carry the iPass with me. Not sure if thatís smart or not but they should be taking care of it on the back end.

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I keep my IPASS under my passenger seat and it always registers. Make sure you register your plates to the bike just in case it doesn't. If you are really worried about it, you can always go online and check your usage when you get home and make sure it gets deducted.

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2nd gear about 40mph's, pull clutch in, rev to 9k, slip clutch and keep on throttle

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2nd gear about 40mph's, pull clutch in, rev to 9k, slip clutch and keep on throttle

i dont think the state trooper would like that so much, but if you can get away with it
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Just make sure the bike is registered with ipass I would say keep it with you in case you get stopped you have good faith proof with it.

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Bike is regestered... never carry it. Go around the gates in the manual lane if need be... they snap a pic of the plates.

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register the bike, keep the stupid card Ipass gives you on the bike... either way, like others have said, let those jag offs figure it out.

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On the R1, you can hook the iPass under the strap of the passenger seat. It reads every time. I did that when I had my R1 and my F4i.
THis works well btw we have done this before. Putting it in the tank bag never works for me. Register the plates too.
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I registered mine and never carried it. Worst that will happen is they send you a picture of your ass as you ride through, you call them and say "it's registered", they debit only the tolls (no fines or fees) from your IPASS account.

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Keep I-Pass at home and let them run the plate and deduct..Earn the damn money
I have the Ipass regristered to the two bikes and the car...the ipass stays in the car. I have been running the bikes thru the open toll or around gates since they doubled the tolls if you don't have Ipass. No problems....when I ride thru open tool, I usually flip Blowaguyabitch the bird In Mexico on their one and only toll road (which is insanely expensive) no speed limit! There is a progressive thought...you pay to ride it, why have a speed limit

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Oh....and the stupid fookers that slow down waving their Ipass like tools :

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Fuck an IPass. I got a flip plate(Fasttag)When I get close to the toll I flip a switch and my plate disappears. Once thru and out of sight flip switch and it reappears. Its great.
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I just put it in the tank bag, bike is registered.

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Fuck an IPass. I got a flip plate(Fasttag)When I get close to the toll I flip a switch and my plate disappears. Once thru and out of sight flip switch and it reappears. Its great.

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hook their right foot behind the plate as they drive through.
your friends have some rubbery legs, i'm pretty sure i could never do that.

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carry it with me from time to time, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.

I called them one time and they said as long as you have the plate registered good to go, they know they have a problem with bikes. But my question is why does a bike have to pay as much as a car?????
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My Ipass is registered to my car and my bike. I put it in the map pocket of my tank bag on my bike and it always registers. What's the big deal? You've got the Ipass, so take it with you. Works just fine.

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