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    Wired in garage door remote
    on: Jun 04, 2021, 05.23 am
    Jun 04, 2021, 05.23 am
    We've recently moved house, never fun but glad we did.

    One of the benefits of the new place is that the Trophy is now garaged rather than kept in the carport... I don't miss putting on/off the cover and 2 chains.

    The garage created its own problem though... fumbling with the remote with the gloves on, so I decided to wire one onto the bike...

    This is my take..... I chose the left hand lower mirror cowl as the site for the momentary switch and Velcro mount the remote up in behind the mirror above the indicator. I decided on this predominantly for ease as well as access to the remote for battery changes etc. It's also easy to manage when taking off all the Tupperware etc.




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    Re: Wired in garage door remote
    Reply #1 on: Jun 04, 2021, 06.20 am
    Jun 04, 2021, 06.20 am
     :047: :152: :046: It is very comfortable, I wear it installed in the high beams (bursts).
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    Re: Wired in garage door remote
    Reply #2 on: Jun 04, 2021, 06.29 am
    Jun 04, 2021, 06.29 am
    I thought about the high beam mod but we live just off to the left at the end of a cul-de-sac so would be flashing directly into 2 neighbours homes and being a shift worker coming home all hours of the night, I opted for this less intrusive option.
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    Re: Wired in garage door remote
    Reply #3 on: Jun 04, 2021, 06.36 am
    Jun 04, 2021, 06.36 am
    I understand, the only thing is that if you notice that the remote control batteries wear out easily, or it is because children touch the buttons, (a frequent thing around here), you can always connect it to a 12 volt point on the motorcycle If the control is 12 volts, if it is less than 12 volts, there is no problem either, there are some very cheap mini-voltage regulators. In this way, it is ensured that it will never fail due to lack of battery in the remote control.
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    Re: Wired in garage door remote
    Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2021, 06.55 am
    Jun 04, 2021, 06.55 am

    This was a KISS project Digital (most of mine are), so the plan is,  if the battery goes then just to fold out the mirror, pull the remote off the Velcro fix and swap out the battery.

    Don't have to worry about rascals having fun with the red button here..... unless the cat  :084:.... nah.
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    Re: Wired in garage door remote
    Reply #5 on: Jun 04, 2021, 07.58 am
    Jun 04, 2021, 07.58 am
    *Originally Posted by pohm66 [+]
    Don't have to worry about rascals having fun with the red button here..... unless the cat  :084:.... nah.

    I liked this phrase and the cat too ...  :008: :008: :008:
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    Re: Wired in garage door remote
    Reply #6 on: Jun 04, 2021, 01.45 pm
    Jun 04, 2021, 01.45 pm
    I like the placement and how you thought about battery changes - great job!  I've recently thought about adding a garage door switch to my bike, so this is a timely post indeed.    :152:
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