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Garage Door Opener

Other than the Homelink, anyone have experience with garage door openers on the LT?

My HD has a module that hides under the covers. When I rock the headlamp switch low-high-low or high-low-high, it activate the door lift. Anything similar for the LT?

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I took my GD opener and wired a push button switch from Radio Shack to it. Drilled a hole in the bottom of the handle bar cover for the switch and put the GD opener under the top cover near the steering head. Works like a charm.

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Just took a regular old sunvisor garage door remote & stuck it to the top of the CD player in the glove box.
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I have the BMR shelf for the GPS and put a bit of velcro underneath. Took the clip off an extra remote and put the other velcro on it. Now the controler is underneath the shelf, protected and I can activate while riding in and never stop. Just make sure, if it is a blind turn into the garage like mine, that the door is opening and high enough or there will be a price to be paid. Not very creative but it works.

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I've got the parts here - haven't installed it all yet. Bought a spare remote from some online place. Got a voltage regulator and support bits from Shaque de Rat. Set it up to pull 12V from the bike, regulates down to 9V the remote wants, drop it under the covers and poke a small switch someplace out of sight - done. And, never have to change it's battery.


Total cost? About $40

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I purchased a key fob remote from Sears in the mini size and I attached it to my key.

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Other than the Homelink, anyone have experience with garage door openers on the LT?

My HD has a module that hides under the covers. When I rock the headlamp switch low-high-low or high-low-high, it activate the door lift. Anything similar for the LT?

TIA
There is an autoswitch for use with a garage remote.
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I purchased a key fob remote from Sears in the mini size and I attached it to my key.
You can velcro the key fob opener to the top of the C.D. player inside the gloce box.
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post #9 of 20 Old Mar 4th, 2007, 7:43 pm
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I've been using this gizmo for 3-4 years. Even pulled it off my trade-in I like it so much. I use the turn signal set up, so it's buried under the back seat.

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That's kinda what I wuz lookin' for, but they don't have a rolling code model.

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I see that for an additional $25 they offer a receiver to solve the rolling code problem. Looks like a good system, maybe I'll get one when I build my new garage.
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I believe that their receiver is non-rolling code receiver that their txmitter can talk to. I think that when it receives the signal, it outputs to the switch terminals as if you pressed the wired wall button.

If this is the case, it essentailly negates the rolling code security by providing a non-rolling interface.

Can anyone confirm/dispute these assumptions?

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That's what I got out of the description too so no, it doesn't seem that it would be as secure.
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Since I got mine several years ago, I'm not positive what they're up to now, but I can confirm that mine negates the rolling code. It attaches to the hard wired wall switch terminals. Where I live security is not an issue, so I can live with it, but can understand if that won't work for everyone.
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I've got the parts here - haven't installed it all yet. Bought a spare remote from some online place. Got a voltage regulator and support bits from Shaque de Rat. Set it up to pull 12V from the bike, regulates down to 9V the remote wants, drop it under the covers and poke a small switch someplace out of sight - done. And, never have to change it's battery.


Total cost? About $40
Tate,

I have a "spare" remote. Could I impose upon you to post a parts list and some idiot-proof instructions so I might replicate the outcome?

TIA

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Remote..............

I did something similar to what John posted. Soldered 2 wires onto the board inside the Sears opener (where the push-button would connect)....out thru a small siliconed hole to a Rat-shack on/off switch. Drilled a 3/4 inch hole in the tupperware just under the left rear corner of the driver seat........switch went there...and the opener got taped to the inside of the tupperware.

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More on g.d.opener

See my post under the "usless farkles" thread on the moto/bigdo
setup. It never worked for me.
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I did something similar to what John posted. Soldered 2 wires onto the board inside the Sears opener (where the push-button would connect)....out thru a small siliconed hole to a Rat-shack on/off switch. Drilled a 3/4 inch hole in the tupperware just under the left rear corner of the driver seat........switch went there...and the opener got taped to the inside of the tupperware.
That's what I ended up with. I blew off wiring into bike power since the battery will probably last a couple of years.

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One of my remotes uses a small 12v battery. I took the battery out and used a wire tie to push the battery into the activation bar so that the remote is activated continuously.
I then soldered wires to the battery clips and ran one to the high beam wire and the other to ground.

When you turn on high beam the remote sends the signal to the opener.I have used it several months and it transmits through the fairing of my HARLEY(I also own a K75RT)

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That's kinda what I wuz lookin' for, but they don't have a rolling code model.
MotoFX sells an additional module for a rolling code opener.

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