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Old 03-23-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Yet Another Question ;-) GPS & EZ Pass This Time

So I know there are motorcycle specific GPS units, but I just purchased a Garmin Nuvi 750 for my Wrangler:



Battery life is 5-6 hours. Not bad. I was thinking about getting a tank pack type setup with 2 clear top pockets. I figured I'd put my EZ Pass into 1 of them (This is used to pay tolls electronically, instead of a ticket/cash), and put the GPS in another one. What type of setups do you all have for your Electronic Toll Devices & GPS?

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Old 03-24-2009, 05:33 AM   #2
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"What type of setups do you all have for your Electronic Toll Devices & GPS?"

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What are toll roads? I have to drive 300+ miles to find one near Chicago.

I have a J&M Audio Pak.
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I use the PA Turnpike a lot (Toll road); Garden State Parkway and AC Express are both toll roads; All the bridges coming back from Jersey have tolls (It's free to go into Jersey, but they charge you to leave! hah); Going down to Ocean City, MD there are a bunch of tolls. It's crap, but they are all over in this suburban Philly and suburban NYC area...
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:32 AM   #5
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I use a *****in' Camaro. Holds all my stuff and provides good weather protection. Except when I forget to put the T-tops back in, of course.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:33 AM   #6
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I use a *****in' Camaro. Holds all my stuff and provides good weather protection. Except when I forget to put the T-tops back in, of course.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:33 AM   #7
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My ez-pass is taped to the top of my tankbag. That way I can use it on any motorcycle. Plus, it doesn't register if it's mounted to the underside of a smoke windshield (at least in my experience). I don't have a gps on my bike, so can't comment on that.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:47 PM   #8
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I'm curious on this as I just got an EZ Pass too. Does anyone know if the scanners can read it through a leather jacket if the EZ Pass gizmo tucked away in the inside breast pocket?
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I'm curious on this as I just got an EZ Pass too. Does anyone know if the scanners can read it through a leather jacket if the EZ Pass gizmo tucked away in the inside breast pocket?
If it does, then you know that radiation is penetrating the rest of your body, forcing changes upon you that will manifest themselves in your children (they'll probably all be born bald, toothless, and nekkid......).
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I think there is some directionality with the EZ Pass, with the "up" needing to be up. The few times I've used one on my bike I had mixed results; it was only read about 50% of the time. Some cars can't use the windshield mounted units because of a metallic coating of some sort (or so they claim) but a plastic windscreen shouldn't be problem.

The only problem I would foresee using your GPS on a tankbag is that it would be relatively hard to see without significant distraction from the road. Can it transmit audio? If so, then you could just rely on that while moving. You could always just get one of the mounts designed for the cause, though your mounting option on the Hawk may be limited.
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