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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2019, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Garage door opener

Not the most exciting thing you can do for your Bobber but something I do on all of my bikes, add a garage door opener. Stole this idea from another rider years ago and have been doing it ever since. I really like just pushing a remote button on the bike while rolling into the driveway versus stopping and digging in my pocket for the remote.
The button I usually use is a Harley part and is most commonly for the odometer trip reset. I think they run about $10 and come with the rubber button cover. Most auto parts stores have similar buttons, just look for a "momentary" button, not an on/off button. Take the circuit card out of your Gdoor remote and find the two pins associated with sending the signal when you push the button and solder a length of wire to each, length depending on how far the remote will be located from the button, carve out a notch in the side of the Gdoor remote covers and put the remote back together with the wires sticking out the side then hook those wires to the button wires. It doesn't matter which wires go to which, it is just a momentary signal button. Find an inconspicuous location for the button, drill a hole, mount it and hide the remote.
On my Bobber I drilled the hole in the black plastic cover directly behind the fake air cleaner on the right side and just stuffed the Gdoor remote up under the gas tank, you will feel a wire harness up there and just push the remote past that and it will stay in place.
If anyone should happen to notice the button, just tell them its a nitro injection or hyper space capacitor or whatever. Hope these pics load properly, first attempt at this.
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Good Idea.

This was my solution, not nearly as original as yours.
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I fitted an x pipe and a set of Trident silencers. My wife hears me about 1/2 mile away and opens the garage door for me before I reach the drive way 😂😂😂

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I fitted an x pipe and a set of Trident silencers. My wife hears me about 1/2 mile away and opens the garage door for me before I reach the drive way 😂😂😂
Don’t mean to go off topic, but your comment reminded me of this funny vid:

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Good Idea.

This was my solution, not nearly as original as yours.
I keep my mini opener in the jacket pocket. I always try to press the button on my way up the driveway........ it never ever ever works first time. I have to press at least 5 times to find the right button through the leather! Hahaha...by that time I’m obviously stopped at the door.
I really like the hardwired button idea!

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Good Idea.

This was my solution, not nearly as original as yours.
I use something like that myself. It isn't fancy but it works.

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