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Old 08-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know some of you have rigged up your own garage door openers. My father in law bought a $100 device to do that very thing. All he has to do is hit the high beam on and off twice and it activates things.

I figured out an incredibly easy way to integrate a garage door opener into my bike. Super easy. When I did my tach cover I relocated the two tach buttons to the left side cover. I also ended up with one more button (long story) so I put that one too in the left side cover with the thought that I would find some use for it at some point in time (power toggle for LED, something else trick, etc...). Well, that time has come and that button is now used to trigger the garage door. No more getting off of the bike to open the garage door. Now I cruise around the corner, hit the button and roll up right off the street right into the garage. Money.

Wiring it was super easy. I took my garage door opener and cracked it open. There were 3 buttons, but I only use one. Looking on the backside I found the two traces for that button and soldered on my 2 leads to my momentary switch. I put the board back in the case just to protect it and keep it from shorting out against any other metal. I had to grind out just a small part of the case to allow the wires to come out, but that took all of 5 seconds with a bench grinder. Could use a drill as well.

Front side of the board


Back side where I soldered it


Cradled back into the back half of the case


Fully back together


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Panel on the bike fully mounted up
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That is what I use for a button and same location as well ! Very convenient!
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Thanks Bruce! It was one of those "Captain Obvious" moments when I realized I could do that. Hadn't been noodling on how to do it, but was trying to figure out what to do with that extra button. Seems silly that I didn't think of it before.
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I bought a 12 dollar remote fob and just let it hang from my key. Yours works great, mine is for the lazy man
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LD where did you find one for 12.00 dollars?
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That's pretty sweet, nice work
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Thanks man. Was easy to do and it'll help quite a bit.

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Here's the one I have. Now it's 14 bucks I guess:

CHAMBERLAIN 956D MINI KEYCHAIN DOOR REMOTE CONTROL FREE SHIPPING! | eBay

When you search for them on E-Bay, search for "Key chain garage door opener"

Some brands are under 10 bucks...
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Make sure you have the right model. There are various frequencies. Some of the newer ones with the Purple synch button use 315 MHz.
The 890Max keyfob works well and I found some on Amazon for 10 bucks.
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Another consideration is the 3 remote maximum on many of these models. I have a wiress keypad on mounted on the outside of the garage door and 2 cars programmed for it. My key fob will replace one of those devices. If it weren't for that I'd have purchased 2 of these things (one for each bike).
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