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First off credit where credit is due. I borrowed pictures from this site and the shopping list. I didn't take pictures of mine while I was making it so you can check here if I missed anything.


Shopping List
-Garage door opener (Mine was a Genie, but this should work with any 12v opener)
-Regular 12v relay (one that can be soldered to a circuit board) http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062482&cp=&sr=1&origkw=relay&kw=relay&parentPage=search
-16g or so wire
-Pre-punched circuit board http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2104052&cp=&sr=1&origkw=board&kw=board&parentPage=search
-1K uf capacitor http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102511&cp=&sr=1&origkw=1000%B5F&kw=1000f&parentPage=search
-3 10K resistors http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062330&cp=&sr=1&origkw=10k&kw=10k&parentPage=search
-Project enclosure to protect the relay board http://www.radioshack.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2032276
-Quick Splice Connectors (picture below)
-Zip Ties of assorted sizes.

-Soldering iron and solder
-Wire cutters and strippers
-Heat shrink or electric tape

You have to have a 12V opener to do this project the way I have written the instructions. The basic idea here is to creat a momentary relay that will activate only for a second when you swtich to your high beam. You can skip the relay section and just wire it to the high beam, but really I wouldn't want my opener button always pressed when I have the high beam on.You could use any remote if you relied on the battery that comes with it. Just don't wire a 9v opener to the 12v bike.

Diagram for momentary relay:

I modified the above diagram to allow both the relay box and the opener to use the high beam power to power both. Take the Constant 12V (red in diagram) and wire it to the Switched 12V (Green line inthe diagram). This gets ride of an issue with the turning off of the high beam activating the opener again.

Circuit Board wired up:

Solder everything on the cirucuit board as shown in the above 2 pictures. Taking into consideration where the components will sit in the black plastic case. I had to rework the positioning of mine (I may have used a smaller case because of where I mounted it).

Finished Project:

Now all I had was 2 (ground and 12v) wires to hook to the bike because I used the High beam as my "constant 12v" as talked about above. I will add pictures as soon as I can get to my bike (stored in my garage all covered up right now). I used the quick splice connectors because it was so damn hard to get to the wire harness. I can't remember which wire was high beam. If nothing else use a simple 12v light tester to see what wire is active when you press the high beam switch.

Quick Splice (found at autozone/advanced auto/walmart/target)

Mounting on Bike:

On the bar that runs along the front fairing. Used zip ties and it is very secure. I wanted it mounted this way because I can still use the button on the remote if something stops working with the relay box.

Sorry if I missed anything, but I bet all you guys will tweak the install to fit your specific needs. Let me know if you have any questions.

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I love the idea, I have a gate and a garage to get through... would be great to have one button that opened both. As it is, I just roll up to keypad punch in code, then have the other remote in my pocket.



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weth56 said:
couldnt you just velcro it right under the windshield and if it gets stolen many times just through it under the seat when u go places
You could, but then where would I put my radar detector? Also, it is nice to just flash the light as you roll in or out no need to let go of the handle bars.

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I also just noticed that I changed it up a bit on the bike. I didn't mount the opener ciricuit board in the black box. I mounted it outside so I could retain the remote and button incase the relay box stopped functioning.

Another note is you could do this on a car if you wanted to, not sure that you have to, but you could :).
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