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I have been using the SPEEDPASS key fob for a little over two years now and just wanted to pass on my experiences. A small transmitter that's tied to my debit card has been placed inside of a Vanson leather key fob. Each bike has one and makes refueling simple and easy. Most times, when in a hurry or in my one piece, I don't even have to take my gloves off or even reach into my pockets for cash or a debit / credit card. Quick, easy and simple.

Anyone else use this?
 
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Not allowed to pump gas in NJ. :rant: But, I really like the pay-at-the-pump features that allow you to pay with a debit or credit card at the pump when I'm out of state! The Speedpass must just be that much more convenient.
 
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Yeah, they let bikes pump their own. In all my years of riding, I only had one instance where the guy refused to let me pump my own gas.
 
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yeah, i got those for all my vehicles. Makes life real easy! Especially on the bike because my wallet is usually in my back pocket, under my riding pants.

It would be wierd not being allowed to pump my own gas?? There are hardly any full service stations around here??? :idunno:
 
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Had mine for 2 years as well, used it hella in TX, almost everywhere is an Exxon or Mobil. Up here in the Seattle area, well I haven't found one yet. It's mostly Shell and Chevron :rant:
 
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HondaGalToo said:
Not allowed to pump gas in NJ. :rant:
:huh: Why on earth would you not be allowed to pump gas??? Is there some risk to letting people do that??? Here in NH I have never seen people pumping gas in anything other than a gas container or in the fuel tank, so this catches me by suprise....unless thats a joke I fell for, then I'd just be a little dumber.
 

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MrX954 said:
:huh: Why on earth would you not be allowed to pump gas??? Is there some risk to letting people do that???
It's the law in NJ.

I love watching people from NJ try to figure out how to use the gas pumps here when I'm at the gas stations near the highway. :D
 

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An interesting aspect of the Speed Pass and most credit/debit cards while paying at the pump is that when you "get approved" after using whatever credit/debit device, a charge is placed on that account immediately for the MAXIMUM amount that particular station will approve. Once you have completed your transaction, another charge is placed on the card for the "actual" amount. The original charge can stay on the card for up to fourteen days. I found this out a few years back when we took the pit bike to California and back. It takes nearly 90 gallons to fill the beast, so when I used my Speed Pass device at the truck stops, they chunked in a charge for 250 to 350 bucks (the average cross country truck credit limit without extended approval). I would then proceed to put in 80 some gallons and be on my way. Once I got to my parents house in California, I took everyone out to dinner, but my card was declined as over limit. Turns out I had over $1500.00 of "Approval Charges" still pending and it took nearly an hour of screaming at the CSR before they would approve the dinner charges (I paid cash in the meantime, but was on the warpath when we got back to my folks house after dinner).

It may be your money, but they love to use it . . .
 
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ConqSoft said:
It's the law in NJ.

I love watching people from NJ try to figure out how to use the gas pumps here when I'm at the gas stations near the highway. :D
Fortunately, I'm not one of those who give you amusement! :p Learned how to pump gas eons ago!

Yup, illegal to pump your own in NJ and one other state, Oregon, I believe.
 
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abtech said:
An interesting aspect of the Speed Pass and most credit/debit cards while paying at the pump is that when you "get approved" after using whatever credit/debit device, a charge is placed on that account immediately for the MAXIMUM amount that particular station will approve. Once you have completed your transaction, another charge is placed on the card for the "actual" amount. The original charge can stay on the card for up to fourteen days. I found this out a few years back when we took the pit bike to California and back. It takes nearly 90 gallons to fill the beast, so when I used my Speed Pass device at the truck stops, they chunked in a charge for 250 to 350 bucks (the average cross country truck credit limit without extended approval). I would then proceed to put in 80 some gallons and be on my way. Once I got to my parents house in California, I took everyone out to dinner, but my card was declined as over limit. Turns out I had over $1500.00 of "Approval Charges" still pending and it took nearly an hour of screaming at the CSR before they would approve the dinner charges (I paid cash in the meantime, but was on the warpath when we got back to my folks house after dinner).

It may be your money, but they love to use it . . .
Oh man, no way! That sucks. Good to know, though. Robbers!
 
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I love the Speedpass :thumb: , one for the cage and one for the bike. Heck in Chicago you could even use it at McDonalds (they're ending that 'experiment' this summer unfortunately :crap: ). The RFID stuff has had a slow start, but I think we'll be seeing a lot more of it soon, especially in the retail area to track inventory and such, once the privacy issues are worked out.
 
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Good tip on the SpeedPass, freq. :thumb: I'm going to check that out. I assume you can just sign up online with Exxon/Mobil?
 
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HondaGalToo said:
Fortunately, I'm not one of those who give you amusement! :p Learned how to pump gas eons ago!

Yup, illegal to pump your own in NJ and one other state, Oregon, I believe.
Yep, Oregon. Freaks me out everytime I go up there. I feel like I should tip them or something. I usually accidentally get out of my car once or twice before I realize it.

One time I had to get gas at this busy station and they had ONE dude pumping gas for like 10+ pumps. It took so long, man was I pissed. I just was standing next to the pump for like 15 minutes waiting for him to get change, start another pump, make sure people only got 5 dollars worth of gas, etc. What stupid system. I would have rather paid the dude NOT to pump it. I guess it's nice not having sales tax though... :D

-Shrub
 
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WetShrub said:
I guess it's nice not having sales tax though... :D

-Shrub
NH has no taxes and we can pump our own gas, guess I should feel special or something.

I was not impressed with NJ so I didnt stop for gas when I drove through, I'd be so lost they yell at me for like an hour since I'd argue with them when they told me I couldnt pump my own gas, that or I'd drive around like an idiot to find a "Self Serve" station. Good thing I know better now :thumb:
 
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HondaGalToo said:
Fortunately, I'm not one of those who give you amusement! :p Learned how to pump gas eons ago!

Yup, illegal to pump your own in NJ and one other state, Oregon, I believe.

I think Conneticut as well. Was through there in 00, man I used to pray to get to NY. Gas was wayyyyyyyy cheaper....
 
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MrX954 said:
NH has no taxes and we can pump our own gas, guess I should feel special or something.

I was not impressed with NJ so I didnt stop for gas when I drove through, I'd be so lost they yell at me for like an hour since I'd argue with them when they told me I couldnt pump my own gas, that or I'd drive around like an idiot to find a "Self Serve" station. Good thing I know better now :thumb:

Not enough people NH to hire to pump gas... :p
 
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Mojave954 said:
Not enough people NH to hire to pump gas... :p
What'd you mean guy NH has a higher population than Cali.... :D , I think Sunny San Diego was more populated than all of NH, or there were just a sh*tload of goofy tourists (like me) when I was there.
 
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