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just did a garage door opener mod

Heres the end result:


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PITA to get the throttle housing cover back together, but everything else was a cinch (for me at least)

Wish i had taken pics during the process, but once im doing something im uuber focused. Any questions welcomed!
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I must have been napping - I don't recall "the garage door opener mod." There has to be more than a little round button. Would you describe in detail?

I took the easy route and simply mounted the key fob door opener on the fairing to the right of the instrument cluster with Velcro.

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I must have been napping - I don't recall "the garage door opener mod." There has to be more than a little round button. Would you describe in detail?

I took the easy route and simply mounted the key fob door opener on the fairing to the right of the instrument cluster with Velcro.
The Garage door opener mod is hiding the fob and having an inconspicuous button at hand to do the job.

It involves opening up the garage door fob and soldering in a length of twin wire to the fob switch. You then connect wire to a remotely mounted momentary switch and hide the bulky fob somewhere like under the locked seat or tucked into the faring.

Now you have a handy switch and dont have to fumble with a fob or forgetting to take it.
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The Garage door opener mod is hiding the fob and having an inconspicuous button at hand to do the job.

It involves opening up the garage door fob and soldering in a length of twin wire to the fob switch. You then connect wire to a remotely mounted momentary switch and hide the bulky fob somewhere like under the locked seat or tucked into the faring.

Now you have a handy switch and dont have to fumble with a fob or forgetting to take it.
Precisely this.

The remote itself is locked under the seat. The button for it is not only inconspicuous, it sort of looks oem. And, of course, now i dont have to dismount to open the garage at the keypad and then push it in the rest of the way. Its a cumbersome job to pull up to the door, shut down and hop off, take gloves off to put code in at the keypad, and then push the bike in

All of our entries and exits take place through our garage, so this was a must for me

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I always dismount before putting the bike in the garage. If tires or feet are wet the garage floor turns to owl snot.
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Nicee

BUT I like this guys way MUCH BETTER.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C-Bxifv2Pk

Or was that look THEN leap?
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Precisely this.

The remote itself is locked under the seat. The button for it is not only inconspicuous, it sort of looks oem. And, of course, now i dont have to dismount to open the garage at the keypad and then push it in the rest of the way. Its a cumbersome job to pull up to the door, shut down and hop off, take gloves off to put code in at the keypad, and then push the bike in

All of our entries and exits take place through our garage, so this was a must for me
Funny how I stumbled across the thread explaining it all after writing my "taking a nap" post. Ah well, seems it always happens like that for me.

I thought of having the door opener implanted in my chest like a pacemaker so all I had to do was whack myself in the chest and the door would open, but decided it wasn't that good an idea after all. Oh well.

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I always dismount before putting the bike in the garage. If tires or feet are wet the garage floor turns to owl snot.
Very good idea, as garage concrete is smooth, and i painted mine

However....my bike gets to park on carpet, lol.

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Another neccessity since work on a bike involves knees more than car work. And a perk of my job includes getting leftover carpet sections after installs. It also helps to absorb chain lube/degreaser
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