eTag- Best mounting technique on bike

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by PeteZ, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. PeteZ

    PeteZ Guest

    me again . . .

    I thought about taping it onto side of headlight etc but then taking it on /
    off all the time is a pisser

    Anyone got any tricks for mounting an eTag on the bike ?

    PeteZ, Aug 31, 2009
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    atec 7 7 Guest

    Glue it to a magnet OR use brown paper on your number plates
    atec 7 7, Aug 31, 2009
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  3. In on Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:12:38 +1000
    carry it in a jacket pocket and wait for them to ask you for money
    months later.

    Or leave it at home and make them pay the RTA the fee every single

    Zebee Johnstone, Aug 31, 2009
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    F Murtz Guest

    Make a small box out of coloured perspex or polycarbonate that you can't
    see through (so they don't know to pinch it)and bolt it somewhere on the
    F Murtz, Aug 31, 2009
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    Nev.. Guest

    put it under the seat on a bike that you never ride on toll roads.

    '08 DL1000K8
    Nev.., Aug 31, 2009
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    The bloke at the toll joint told me to put it in my pocket
    George W Frost, Aug 31, 2009
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    Boxer Guest

    The toll roads in Queensland now use video matching on bikes and will not
    issue a tag for a motorcycle.

    Boxer, Aug 31, 2009

  8. Video matching yes, and on Gov. owned tollways there is no charge for said
    video matching. However on privately run tollways eg. the Clem Jones tunnel
    an E Tag will be required if you do not want to incur extra charges.

    For some reason they can't get it on together and wont try. Bikes are a
    minority and a bloody pain and should all go away ect. ect.

    These E Tags are available for motorcycles and they're free but are not
    guaranteed to be water or vibration proof, I guess no one considered
    motorcycles during the planning stages, thus the recommendation is to "just
    carry the tag in your pocket".

    I've been told that under the seat may not allow recognition and the extra
    charges will apply on any non Gov. run tollway. All a pain I know and I
    believe the plate covering sock may prove popular, for a short time anyway.

    Capt. A. L.
    Capt.about_lunchtime, Aug 31, 2009
  9. Either that, or get a clear plastic plate protector and when you install it,
    wet the plate and don't cover up the holes that you don't use, then take a
    long ride along a dusty road, then you will have a dusty plate that no
    camera can read
    George W Frost, Aug 31, 2009
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    TimC Guest

    Some jurisdictions consider it cruelty, others are concerned with the
    implied lack of consent, but on the whole, it seems to be mostly fine.
    Enjoy your kink!
    TimC, Aug 31, 2009
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    Yeebok Guest

    I think there's a german site with videos on that .. but aren't there
    laws against mounting your etag ?
    Yeebok, Sep 1, 2009
  12. The one I got from Qld a few months ago, and which is supposedly good
    for all tollroads in the country, is specifically issued to my
    motorcycle. When did they change?

    And as for where to put the tag, I'd be putting it in the top pocket of
    my riding jacket. It should work from there. That way, it can't get
    pinched, as it follows you everywhere.
    Peter Cremasco, Sep 1, 2009
  13. PeteZ

    Boxer Guest

    I have had one for a bike for some time, but when I recently asked for
    another 7 for my other bikes they refused to issue any more and told me that
    bikes will be video matched.

    Boxer, Sep 1, 2009
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    F Murtz Guest

    Why not just put other bikes numbers on the tag you have?
    F Murtz, Sep 1, 2009
  15. PeteZ

    Boxer Guest

    That would mean that I would have to change the tag each time I changed

    Boxer, Sep 1, 2009
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    GB Guest

    If you'r using Harbour crossings in Sydney (ie: Bridge or Tunnel)
    then you mount it in the top drawer of your desk in your study at
    home and leave it there. The NSW RTA doesn't require you to actually
    carry the tag on a bike any more.

    If you want to use the other tax roads, you go to the NSW RTA and
    say "my mate told me that you buggers would give me a free magnetic
    toll tag holder for my motorcycle" and they might give you one. I
    seem to remember there was a time limit on them being free, but back
    when they started handing them out (about a year ago) I accumulated
    three or four which I promptly distributed to other folks who, for
    whatever reason, weren't as conniving as me. Every time I did some
    sort of motorcycle or toll related transaction at the RTA (I happened
    to be registering, transferring, etc a bit at that time) I asked for
    a tag holder. They always gave me one! :)

    The tag holder is a little vinyl pouch which is a *very* snug fit
    for an RTA toll tag with a stonking great magnet sewed into one
    side. ISTR it also came with a couple of brackets or something that
    might somehow work with mounting on bars, I didn't look too closely
    but will do so if prompted.

    GB, Sep 1, 2009
  17. Not if you put it in your jacket.

    Or am I missing something here?

    btw: got my tag from goVia in Qld, in June.
    Peter Cremasco, Sep 1, 2009
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    Yeebok Guest

    lol :)
    Yeebok, Sep 2, 2009
  19. PeteZ

    Boxer Guest

    Got a few jackets too, my point is that one is not needed, video matching is
    fee for bikes so why bother using a tag.

    Boxer, Sep 2, 2009
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    BT Humble Guest

    What were you doing waving it around at a tollbooth?

    Everyone has their own kink, I guess... ;-)

    BT Humble, Sep 2, 2009
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