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How to Install Remote Garage Door Opener

I have always mounted a remote garage door opener on every bike I have owned. I don't want to carry a remote on my person. This also allows any rider in my family to open the door on the way out or return.

Start by opening up your spare remote. Solder 2 wires to the circuit board (1 on each side of the activation switch). They will run to the switch mounted on the bike.

For my switch I used Mcmaster Carr PN 6915K221. You must search on their site for the part number, I cant hotlink directly to it.

Basically, after drilling a hole in the side of the remote for my wiring to exit, I snapped it closed and wrapped it in Saran Wrap including a scrap piece of plastic so the remote buttons could not be pushed accidentally. Then made a small "hold down bracket" so it would not move.

I made a service loop (extra wire coiled out of the way) so I can pull it out to change the battery in the remote.

I drilled a hole in the fairing, installed switch and soldered the two wires to the switch. Now the remote switch activates the garage door while I'm still sitting on the bike.

Be careful that the solder lugs on the switch are short enough as not to touch the bar (where the helmet lock is). I had to trim the solder lugs shorter. If they are close to the bar, they could touch it with any flexing and activate your door when you don't want it to.

This thread is only a suggestion, feel free to show any other ideas on how you did yours or where you located your switch!

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Thanks! This sounds better than my current solution of holding the remote in a pocket and squeezing randomly hoping to hit the button before I hit the driveway!
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That's exactly my approach too! Sometimes i've nearly hit the garage door with my front tire before I've managed to find the right button, and forget about fishing the remote out of my pocket wearing racing gloves.


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Thanks! This sounds better than my current solution of holding the remote in a pocket and squeezing randomly hoping to hit the button before I hit the driveway!
That sounds familiar!!!

Great idea ....
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If you want another option...

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I have always mounted a remote garage door opener on every bike I have owned...

Hey, thanks for the reminder...

So, does anybody know what that `extra’ fuse is for in the picture?
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Hey, thanks for the reminder...

So, does anybody know what that `extra’ fuse is for in the picture?
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Very clever. And complicated. I installed my remote with heavy-duty velcro under the black panel to the left of the instruments. Protected from the weather and works fine.
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So, does anybody know what that `extra’ fuse is for in the picture?
I just looked in the 2010 factory service manual and in the appendix, it is listed as "Accessory Relay Fuse 5 A (Insert the connector from the bottom in the rear fender side bracket)"

That's it. No further mention on WTH it is..

Maybe for heated clothing or such?
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Velcro is a wonderful thing. Wish i invented it. I alternate between a garage door opener and a radar detector depending on my riding
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An earlier thread talked about using an "autoswitch."

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=1584

That way I could use the high-beam momentary switch on my '08 that sits there stubbornly unused. I am sure that I will "get right on that."

Actually, I will instead keep searching for the remote button while it sits in one of my jacket pockets.
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I just looked in the 2010 factory service manual ...
You got a 2010 service manual?! Geez, who do you know?! Show off! <grumble grumble>



Actually I’ve been meaning to get one myself but I’ve been hoping that they’d release it in an electronic format. With my aging eyes I find it easier to read on screen and I hate having to thumb thru paper pages searching for something... Yeah, I know... I’m spoiled!
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Not bad Kirk...Heres what I use though

http://shop.ebay.ca/i.html?_nkw=flash2pass

A click of the pass trigger and tada the door opens...Install time, 30 minutes and no foolin around with the wiring...Reciever just hooks into the high beam wire...

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You got a 2010 service manual?! Geez, who do you know?! Show off! <grumble grumble>
Showoff? You aint seen me showoff yet.. I only paid $15 on EBAY +$6 shipping for a factory paper version. I saw it listed one night (buy it now) and bought it on the spot. All the other paper versions on Ebay are for 07-09 for ~$50-$70. Dont know why the guy listed a 2010 so cheap??

Let me know if you ever need a page or three, I'll be glad to help you out.
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I just hang a key fob garage door opener from a carribeaner off my belt loop: cheap, easy, and it works for all my bikes, truck, car, on foot, etc.
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