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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-19-2014, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Garage door opener

Here's a simple modification for a garage door opener.
My button is located underneath my seat panel. So I simply reach down and hit the button underneath my left leg. I don't want to clutter my bars with too many switches as I already have enough going on up there.

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Not sure I follow where you put the switch, from your pic....

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The waterproof switch will be located underneath the seat on the grey panel.
I haven't installed it yet because I'm waiting on my shipment of waterproof switches.

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This ones much simpler with no modifications needed

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garage door opener: I ride up..rev the engine..honk the horn..the wife opens the door..no attachments needed...
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Oh my wife would run out too......but she would just give me the finger instead!! ��
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I put my opener into my right jacket pocket, aligned so the button is lower, then reach across w/ my left hand as I approach to push the button.

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I put my opener into my right jacket pocket, aligned so the button is lower, then reach across w/ my left hand as I approach to push the button.
That's what I used to do. But then I got a second jacket, and it always seemed the clicker was in the jacket I wasn't wearing.
So I installed a hidden clicker on m y bike.

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Two bikes and 5 jackets. They often get lost in another jacket.

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This works well. Easy to install, took about 30 min. No wire cutting.
http://www.f2ptechnologies.com/
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my garage just has a zipper...... i dont think i can do this mod
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A remote cost 30 bucks and a switch costs two dollars

I'm sure any other option would be a lot more expensive than $32
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Two bikes and 5 jackets. They often get lost in another jacket....
I hang my garage opener from a hook in the house, near the garage door, and remove it WHEN I'm going riding.

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I've been considering rigging the garage door opener remote up to the "bright light flasher" trigger on the left index finger. I'd think it would be a pretty simple task, but I haven't had the guts to rip the thing apart yet since my bike only has 500 miles on it so far.
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You can just get a spare remote and hide it somewhere in your bike where it won't get wet or damaged. You then just need to wire a relay into any circuit that you like on your bike, then connect the relay through the switch contacts of the remote.You have to dismantle and solder the relay wires into the remote switch contacts.
On my DR650 I have it working off my horn, and my Ducati is wired to high beam - pass circuit. A guy was walking past when I beeped my horn on my DR one day to open the door, he asked how it worked so I told him I had a sensor that recognised my horns frequency to open the door. He was amazed, then went on to tell me I would be in trouble if someone had the same horn frequency,lol.
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I have gone many ways with this "problem" at first I had a single button on double stick on handlebars. The I tried this method. It worked but I had battery and crappy wiring at remote. To resolve the battery problems I used a DC/DC convertor mine came out to .88 each. just took time to receive them. I migrated to a all in one garage opener / ipod controller. Now I am changing that up again. I will post pics soon on it.
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I've been considering rigging the garage door opener remote up to the "bright light flasher" trigger on the left index finger. I'd think it would be a pretty simple task, but I haven't had the guts to rip the thing apart yet since my bike only has 500 miles on it so far.
That's how my flash2pass works. I think total price on 2 bikes was about $80.00 .
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Switch installed everything complete




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I my opinion. A stand alone system like this has some benefits. I try NOT to cut or tap any factory wires or harnesses if possible.
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I have gone many ways with this "problem" at first I had a single button on double stick on handlebars. The I tried this method. It worked but I had battery and crappy wiring at remote. To resolve the battery problems I used a DC/DC convertor mine came out to .88 each. just took time to receive them. I migrated to a all in one garage opener / ipod controller. Now I am changing that up again. I will post pics soon on it.
Interesting. The price of the voltage converters appears to have increased to 10 times what you bought them for?
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