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post #1 of 13 Old 03-19-2017, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Garage door opener mounting

Anyone have suggestions on where and how to unobtrusively mount a small garage door opener? I do not want to mess with my wiring on my 2013 DL650 and just want an easy to reach place to have the garage door opener mounted that is out of sunlight and not overly noticeable. Heavy duty Velcro does not stay stuck for long. Any pictures of your setup that works would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-19-2017, 06:27 PM
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Buy a cheap momentary switch to mount to the dash, wire it into the opener and tuck the opener under the dash. The one on my Ducati 900SS has been there for 4 years and going strong. If I hade more openers more of my bikes would get this treatment.
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really old subject on MC forums, including this forum. So far I have bought at least four door opener remotes (old-style, not rolling code) and NOT mounted any of them because their range is weak and I am lazy on this one to-do item.

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I have mine in the rear pouch of my NR tank bag...quick zip and button press...
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You can get a mini Keychain opener and tape a magnet the back. There's lots of places in the V-Strom's fairing to stick it out of sight and it won't go anywhere. And you can leave it on your bars while you ride.


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Buy a cheap momentary switch to mount to the dash, wire it into the opener and tuck the opener under the dash. The one on my Ducati 900SS has been there for 4 years and going strong. If I hade more openers more of my bikes would get this treatment.
That's actually a good idea too. The transmitters are pretty simple when you open them up.


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post #7 of 13 Old 03-19-2017, 07:55 PM
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That's my garage door remote in the map pocket. It works from there.



If I'm not taking the tank bag I stick it in my jacket top pocket. Mine came with two keychain openers and I bought a 3rd off Ebay and I keep one on the window sill of my home, one in my Jeep and one in my tank bag.
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My garage opener is in the right chest pocket of my Darien jacket. Works every time.
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-19-2017, 11:52 PM
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My garage opener is in the right chest pocket of my Darien jacket. Works every time.
Mine's in the left of my Roadcrafter R3 wrapped in a sandwich bag secured shut with tape. (The right on the Roadcrafter is very long with wallet packet so it holds my wallet, cell and Aerostich Triple Digit gloves. I think the remote would get lost in there.)

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post #10 of 13 Old 03-20-2017, 09:36 AM
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" I think the remote would get lost in there.)"

Ain't it the truth. So many dang pockets if you don't put you wallet back in the same spot, you can easily loose it.
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