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post #1 of 16 Old 05-16-2006, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Mounted garage door opener?

Has anyone added a door opener for there garage on there strom? I'm thinking something mounted in the fairing, not a regular opener with valcro holding in position or inthe tank bag. I would really like to add something like that when I add a power outlet. If anyone has any suggestions, directions and pics that would be great. Just may have to do it.

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post #2 of 16 Old 05-16-2006, 10:23 PM
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I'm using a motofx opener. THis "black box" is wired into either the headlight or turn signal. I used the headlight. How it works is when I turn on my high beam the "black box" transmits to the garaage door to open/close.

One downside. If you have a newer garage door opener (the kind with rolling codes) you'll have to buy an extra gizzmo that hooks into the opener to bypass the rolling code function of the opener. I have an old opener, so no problem for me.

From there website...

Note: New "rolling Code" garage motor/receivers purchased post 1997 require a Universal Receiver. Receivers requiring frequencies OTHER than 300, 310, 318, 315 or 390 may require a Universal Receiver.

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A review: http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motofx/

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I've been using it for over a year now and I'm very happy with it. No more stoping and digging in my pocket to get the opener. If the damn thing didn't cost so much I'd put one in my car too.

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Give me a few days to get pics & info but my friend's DL1k has a simple push button mounted above the clock on the top of the plastic (not sure how else to describe it).

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Thanks for the replys, I will be waiting for the pics stromette.

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post #5 of 16 Old 05-17-2006, 07:55 AM
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I haven't made one for the Strom yet, but I made one out of project box, a momentety switch and a mini-remote. I took the guts out, soldered on a wire on each of the switch poles, soldered on the switch, sealed the guts in the box, shrink wrapped the wires and velcro'd the box on the inside of the fairing. A 0.25" hole mounted the push button, and it worked like a charm.
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I used stick-on velcro to mount a GD opener inside my RAV4. It's tucked away up by the rear-view mirror. A do-it-yourself "Homelink" setup

I was toying with the idea of doing something similar for the 'Strom but the problem of course is that it would be exposed to the elements somewhat. Maybe the buttons could be sealed with a bead of silicone though. I may try that.

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I just carry mine in my tank bag.

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I use my cell phone. How it works:

- While at a stand still, remove helmet
- Take the phone out of pocket or tank bag
- Press 7 not-so-random numbers on the keypad
- Press send
- Wait for the ringing to stop
- Tell significant other that you'll be home soon and ask him/her to open the door.

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I use my cell phone. How it works:

- While at a stand still, remove helmet
- Take the phone out of pocket or tank bag
- Press 7 not-so-random numbers on the keypad
- Press send
- Wait for the ringing to stop
- Tell significant other that you'll be home soon and ask him/her to open the door.
- and if you happen to be the first one home, keep riding around the block until some one else gets there.

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I use my cell phone. How it works:

- While at a stand still, remove helmet
- Take the phone out of pocket or tank bag
- Press 7 not-so-random numbers on the keypad
- Press send
- Wait for the ringing to stop
- Tell significant other that you'll be home soon and ask him/her to open the door.
Do all of the jettisoned belongings fit in your luggage? My door would be open alright. And everything I own coming out of it. :lol:
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