Get Rid of the UGLY!!!!

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Come on admit it. Most people have them and would like to get rid of it, but it really is needed. It would be nice to hide it so it doesn't clutter up the fairing wouldn't it... What is it?

That ugly garage door opener remote!



So just how do you get this out of sight:



Here is what I use:



Just a simple push button switch I picked up at my local NAPA store.

First, open up the remote and expose the mother board:



Then find the micro switch that is used to actuate the door switch:



Flip it over and find where it is soldered to the mother board:



This one is soldered at four points. The trick now is to find the two points that are the incoming and outgoing lines. In this picture it is the two that are on the bottom:



Next, take some wire and strip back the insulation:



And then pre-solder the ends:



Then it is just a matter of soldering your leads to the two points on the mother board:



The next problem is closing the opener remote. I used a dremel tool and removed some of the plastic from the end. It doesn't look pretty, but it doesn't matter:



Close the remote back up because you are done with it.

Now locate a place inside the fairing to mount it. How you ask? That wonderful thing brought to us courtesy of NASA... Velcro!







Stick it together, drill a hole for the switch and mount it.

After that, it is just a matter of pushing buttons! Start to finish, 21 minutes. A decent way to spend the night while it was thundering and lightening outside.

 

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I tried that but found it:
1. unreliable:(
2. cantankerous:mad:
3. VERY expensive to maintain:eek:
4. and the darn thing moved out on me. I could make another, but that ain't gonna happen!o_O
I can relate!!!
 

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My Solution:

Get a couple of quick disconnect key holders and a small remote that attaches to one end. Switch to whichever vehicle key you need, and go!

Nice day, taking the bike:
KeyBike.JPG


Snow on the ground, taking the car:
KeyCar.JPG
 

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This thread inspired me to look for my Dad's old Stanley garage door opener from when I was a teenager. which I saved for 24+ years in one of his tool boxes. Now that I found his old bike, I reunited them (really just for the purpose of the photo...I don't even have an automatic opener). I must admit, it is pretty UGLY! Can't swear this is exactly how he had it mounted, but I can remember many an evening when the sound of his bike in the distance would be followed by the sound of the garage door opening.
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