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post #1 of 13 Old 10-25-2017, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Garage door opener install

I decided, since I am keeping this bike, to add the garage door opener to my list of "farkles". I know a lot of folks will just hook up their garage door opener to the high beam circuit, and there is nothing wrong with that, but I wanted something a little more robust.

When I had my K1200S, I added an Autoswitch controller. Basically its a programmable unit, that activates your garage door opener. What I like about this unit is that I can program it so that I have to hit the flash to pass, twice to activate the garage door opener. I know, big deal.

Anyhow, the hardest part of the install was getting access to the high beam circuit itself. Soldering the wires onto the remote control was easy and fun. Getting enough space to work on the high beam circuit...not so much.

Anyhow, I think that is the end of my mods.........famous last words, but for now I think I am good.
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My method is a very simple..I buy the mini door opener. They make them that work on all openers, on the Beemer I double side tape on the front of the gas tank out of site, on the other Bikes in top of the tank bag if in bad area I put inside of tank bag. some day I will hide those in a good location on the bike. I am into things that are simple do not fail....

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I can appreciate the moment of satisfaction you will experience each time you open your garage door with your headlights.

I just finished wiring a 4-way switch circuit in my house because, well, why not? Every time I use it to turn my verandah lights on/off where I previously could not, I smile a little bit.

As for my garage door, I keep a remote in my breast pocket. I just smack myself in the heart whenever I want to open or close the door. This method has served me well for a decade or so.

Maybe on my next bike, I'll go a little more flash.

It's good to be a little extravagant here and there.
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I had to buy another door opener anyway, so I went with the Mo-Door. Little black box under the seat. Hidden button amidst the black trim near the seat. Very hard to find if you don't know it is there. easy enough to reach down and click when I turn into my cul-de-sac. Door is open by the time I get to it.

Easy install. Set it to work with your door. Peel and stick.
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I just used an opener fob and extended wires to a remote momentary button. Zip tied the opener up under the fairing out of the way and done.
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As for my garage door, I keep a remote in my breast pocket. I just smack myself in the heart whenever I want to open or close the door. This method has served me well for a decade or so.

Maybe on my next bike, I'll go a little more flash.
I like that a little CPR when you open the garage door...

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sticky sided Velcro. About 1" square on the flat section left of the tach. Soft side of Velcro on the garage opener so that hopefully any replacement will be on the opener and not the dash of the bike.
I have not taken it for a ride yet to see how still it is or if it moves a little.
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remote install

Was thinking about doing the same but kinda narrowed it down to a Flash2Pass.

https://flashtoopen.com/

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My method is a very simple..I buy the mini door opener.
+1. I velcroed mine to my accessory shelf. If I sell the bike, off comes the opener for the next one.

Nothing wrong with having a fancy setup though.
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Was thinking about doing the same but kinda narrowed it down to a Flash2Pass.

https://flashtoopen.com/
That is 5 times the price of what I paid!

Look at this one instead....Much cheaper, easy install. Autoswitch AS7G

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