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post #1 of 8 Old 05-21-2014, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Installing a Flash2Pass transmitter

Has anybody done a walk through on the Flash2Pass garage door opener transmitter install?

From my research, looks like the easiest place to tap into it is the right side headlamp (when sitting on bike), near where the cables plug into the assembly. Just figured I'd check before messing anything up.

Is this work possible reaching into the fairing area, or does the headlamp need to come out to do the install?

Thanks for the tips. Oh...'07 DL650A here. :mrgreen:

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From what I understand the Flash2Pass unit is high quality. Don't know anything about the installation. Just thought I'd pass on a couple of low tech/low cost alternatives. I've known guys to buy a mini remote, put a key ring on it then hang it from a belt loop by a carabiner.
Another idea is to take an opener and using a strong Velcro adhesive (available at Walmart) attach it somewhere inconspicuous. Perhaps under the plastic cowling in front of your gas tank. You could easily curl your finger around underneath to press the button.
I even saw a write up by a guy that opened up a remote and soldered a couple of long wires coming off the switch and then hid the remote under a side cover and ran the wires up to a waterproof momentary switch that he mounted up on the bodywork. It was very clean and looked like the factory put it there.
Just an idea. Seems easier than getting into the wiring.
If you wind up installing the flash to pass, take pictures and do a write up, it would be interesting to see. Good Luck!

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Yeah...I already have the transmitter. I have them on all my bikes, just checking on any "best practice" for the Wee. I did the "stop, hit the key ring remote" for a long time. This is much easier and nicer (at least for me). Yep, more money...but I'm not taking it with me when I die, so might as well use some of it now. :mrgreen:

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I had a couple of cheap methods on previous bikes. On my SV650S, I dissected a remote starter and ran wires to a vandal switch (push button) and was able to hide the remote deep within the fairing. I currently have a remote I keep in my Left breast pocket of my jacket and make sure the batteries are fresh.

I love the flash2pass application. Someday, when I get brave, I'll give it a try. I'd be very interested to see the step by step reports on this forum so that I can build up some courage

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I zip tied mine to the fairing support that splits the headlights.

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I installed mine to the left side headlight, and zipped to the inside of the fairing.

I started to have issues wiht it working intermittedly Flas2Pass support is fantastic.

problem ended up being corrected when i added the Eastern Beaver headlight relay kit and I used the leftside again to do the wiring and taped up the right
thing works great again (had it in used for 4 years)

also may have to add a walla dapter according to Flas2Pass support (have not done that yet)
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I've had mine on the bike for about 3 years now. I have the eastern beaver relay kit and it's wired up to the left side plug and the transmitter and wires in the pocket in the left fairing. I've never had an issue with the product but the range is not the best but I'll sacrifice some range for ease of use.

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Installing a Flash2Pass transmitter

You could use one of these..they link to the horn instead if the headlights:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CQpBUQ-ZSKw
It's shown as a BMW accessory, but I don't know of any reason it couldn't be used with a V-Strom...



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