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Old 05-28-2007, 08:37 AM   #1
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Gaage Door Opener

I was looking at the small A23 size battery in my Genie garage door opener yesterday when I noticed that it was a 12 volt battery. That's when I realised that I could operate it straight off my bike's power.

About an hour later I resoldered a couple components on the circuit board and had the opener wired to the lap timer switch on my left grip.

I didn't think to take any pics but it was pretty simple. All thats required is shorting the switch on the remote and adding some pigtails to the battery posts. I made it pretty by desoldering the switch and battery posts and installing a jumper where the switch had been and soldering the pigtails to the board but it probably wasn't necessary. I then coated the board with RTV to seal out the elements and trusted my service manual to tell me which wire harness to tie into. Hands free garage opening.

Feel free to PM me if you want to try this yourself.

The Blinder M20 is proving to be a more complicated installation since I don't have any flat surfaces unter the nose and will have be make a custom bracket.
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:40 AM   #2
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i was contimplating that but i couldnt figure out the wiring on the garage door opener to hook it up to a button to mount somewhere.
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:54 AM   #3
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Don't mount a tacky button somewhere on the bike. Just use one of the intermittant switches on the bike (like the lap timers or horn). Instead of putting the remote in series with your switched circuit, run the second pig tail to ground. That way you don't lose the origional functionality of the switch.

If you tie it to the horn tell your friends that you have a horn operated garage door opener and let them honk away trying to figure out why it won't work for them.
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:33 AM   #4
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you think you could post up some pictures?
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:38 AM   #5
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If you tie it to the horn tell your friends that you have a horn operated garage door opener and let them honk away trying to figure out why it won't work for them.
the neighbors will love that...
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:45 AM   #6
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someone a few years ago did it with a genie and rigged it to when they flashed their brights.... it opened.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:47 AM   #7
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or you could just buy a key-chain remote for about 30 bucks
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:30 AM   #8
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Here is a similar install:

http://www.biketweakers.com/garagedooropener.html

This guy had his remote powered all the time and installed a new switch on his grip to activate the remote.

My install (below) has the switch shorted (closed) and you only power the circuit via the lap timer switch when you want to activate the remote.

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Old 05-28-2007, 11:38 AM   #9
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good idea, maybe i should try it too.
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:48 PM   #10
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Old 05-28-2007, 02:31 PM   #12
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ill do it too, and i bet the ones that u buy are programable?
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Install pics or this thread is useless.
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or you could just buy a key-chain remote for about 30 bucks
that is what I did, then put some heavy duty velcro on the underside of my wind screen and there you have it. A garage door opener fixed to my bike.
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Install pics or this thread is useless.
Unfortunately, I didn't take any pics before I RTVed the remote closed. That's why I attached a link to another installation and drew the schematic in post #8.

But since you didn't follow the link here is his pic of his circuit board. The deltas are that I jumpered across the push-button in the middle and he attached a long wire and a new switch. I also removed the battery tongs and soldered pigtails directly to the board.

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Can one of the moderator's correct my typo in the title to make the thread a little more search friendly.
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