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Old 11-16-2018, 03:18 PM   #1
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TxTag for MC

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My wife signed us up for it, and registered her car, my car, and one of my motorcycles. We got our packet in the mail a week later, and its 3 stickers, with an FAQ of if you ride a motorcycle call us. My wife called them, said we needed a TxTag for a motorcycle, gave them information, and lo and behold a week later I got another sticker. I check our accounts and we weren't hit with their deposit. Now I get to call them to this mess figured out.

I'm assuming the device is so kind of transponder? Anyone have one?

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Old 11-16-2018, 03:20 PM   #2
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Yeah, they'll charge $40 for the motorcycle one (absurd). It's a box.
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Old 11-16-2018, 03:29 PM   #3
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TImely thread for me, I just got a bill from the NTTA for my Africa Twin that says it would have been $2 cheaper had I had a sticker or box or something on the bike.

So, you can't put a sticker on your windscreen?

I thought I saw one on Uncle Buck's windscreen.
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Old 11-16-2018, 03:56 PM   #4
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Re: TxTag for MC

all of my bikes have windshields, so we put the sticker on the windshield and have never had a problem. No need to buy the RF box and then find somewhere to mount it on the bike..

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Old 11-16-2018, 03:57 PM   #5
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Re: TxTag for MC

I think if you have a windscreen, you can put it on and be okay.

I dont have one on my Victory, or else I'd be good to go.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:20 PM   #6
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Ah, I forget about the no windscreen thing. I'm wind weenie and have them on all my bikes
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:55 PM   #7
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I never put a sticker on. At least here locally, It reads the plates and charges my account.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:22 PM   #8
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NTTRA will bill by plate. Last year they sent me a bill for tolls on my '71 Triumph that hasn't been in North Texas since 1991, (or ridden since 2015.) That took a couple of weeks to fix.

HCTRA gave me a transponder the size of an eyeglasses case with instructions to glue it to my windshield. It's buried in the glove box of the RT and works fine from there.

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Old 11-16-2018, 08:40 PM   #9
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Okay, a couple of things.

1. Yes, it reads the plates on your home toll system. So if TXtag is your normal toll roads you are good. But it you go to one of the neighboring systems that works with the TxTag then it needs to read the tag, it can't reference back to the plate. I found this out getting an issue settled.

2. The stickers seem to work on plastic windshields, but TxTag says not too. And I swap windshields seasonally so that's an issue. So if you leave one screen one, this could be viable.

3. The transponder can be stashed under a seat or tank bag.

4. Remember to remove your transponder if you are trailering the bike so you don't get double charged.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:25 AM   #10
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I never put a sticker on. At least here locally, It reads the plates and charges my account.
THIS ^^^

No sticker is necessary unless you need airport access. The cameras read your plates and debit your account.
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Old 11-18-2018, 10:47 AM   #11
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Re: TxTag for MC

I'm not sticking a fugly toll tag sticker on an already tiny flyscreen so I'm happy to hear that the transponder still works if it is under the seat. Anybody ever have an issue with it NOT working from such a location?

I have two new bikes to "sticker" so I've been concerned about that. My old bike has the transponder (height / width about the size of a pack of smokes, depth about a third of that). I'd be happy to trade that for a sticker as long as I can keep the sticker concealed somewhere.

Future tech - they should just chip the vin number on the bike so we could do away with toll tags and license plates. Might also work as a lo-jack if Big Govt is on the job.

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Old 11-18-2018, 11:53 AM   #12
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FYI... around Houston, the HCTRA requires you to have a sticker or transponder. The only bill you get for license plate only will include a penalty - they don’t do plate billing like Austin and DFW. There are a few cash booths left, but most have been taken out. Personally, I believe this isn’t right, but they never ask me about these things.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:10 PM   #13
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I've never had a problem carrying my txtag in the pocket of my jacket. It gets scanned every time.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:20 PM   #14
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FYI... around Houston, the HCTRA requires you to have a sticker or transponder. The only bill you get for license plate only will include a penalty - they donít do plate billing like Austin and DFW. There are a few cash booths left, but most have been taken out. Personally, I believe this isnít right, but they never ask me about these things.

Hey Jay,

HCTRA has a new deal called EZ Tag Express that doesn't require a tag or transponder. It's new and has a few limits on it, like part of the Grand Parkway isn't covered. They are slowly catching up.

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Old 11-18-2018, 05:10 PM   #15
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A note for trailering.......NTTRA requires a tag on the trailer as well as the tow vehicle. I got a bill after letting someone use my trailer, and their truck had a tag. When I called, the clerk explained how they operate. I don’t know about the other systems.
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Re: TxTag for MC

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I've never had a problem carrying my txtag in the pocket of my jacket. It gets scanned every time.
On my K1600 I just slide the transponder up under the tail section in that gap behind the pillion seat. You can see it when the seat is off. Works great.
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:22 PM   #17
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A note for trailering.......NTTRA requires a tag on the trailer as well as the tow vehicle. I got a bill after letting someone use my trailer, and their truck had a tag. When I called, the clerk explained how they operate. I donít know about the other systems.
Interesting. In Austin they just count axles and charge the towing vehicles tag for the trailer.
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Toll roads are highway robbery!

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Old 11-18-2018, 11:08 PM   #19
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One thing seems clear - there is little continuity into toll road treatment / procedures across Texas. I understand different jurisdictions and all that, but it's still kind of ridiculous that each fiefdom has different rules about sticker / no sticker / trailer needs sticker etc especially when it is becoming darn near impossible to navigate around a large urban area without using a toll road.

Anyway it is what it is - a new kind of tax. Thanks for the input on the HCTRA stickers - good to know they can be concealed and still function.

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Hey Jay,

HCTRA has a new deal called EZ Tag Express that doesn't require a tag or transponder. It's new and has a few limits on it, like part of the Grand Parkway isn't covered. They are slowly catching up.

mike
Thanks Mike; first Iíve heard about it. Iíve been holding off on another transponder for the AT and hopefully, I wonít need one.
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