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#936049 - 07/06/15 07:52 PM Garage Door Openers  
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Hi all, new to this forum. I just purchased a 2010 R1200RT, and its a very impressive machine!

On my last bike (Suzuki SV650s), I mounted a push-button switch below and beside the seat and wired it to a garage door opener mounted under the seat. I'm curious how all you folks have solved the 'opening the garage door without dismounting your bike' problem. Something similar? Pics? How do you do it, and what works for you?

I would prefer to have a garage door opener hard mounted on my bike (not in my jacket - I have more than 1 depending on the weather), and mounted in such a way that it is not obvious or evident, cannot be stolen or removed.

Ideas/thoughts? Pics?

#936063 - 07/06/15 09:48 PM Re: Garage Door Openers [Re: Marlen Padberg]  
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I have a tank bag that is always with the bike one way or the other. I have it velcro'd to the inside in a convenient location.

If you haven't had the displeasure yet, do not replace the light bulbs in your garage door opener with LEDs. You will only be able to open the door due to interference when they turn on. Door will not want to close because the signal won't get through.


Peter

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99 R1100RT, KLR650 sold
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#936069 - 07/06/15 10:38 PM Re: Garage Door Openers [Re: Marlen Padberg]  
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I'm using Stanley Autotrans on all of my vehicles. Unfortunately they are no longer available. With it you wire a receiver to your door opener if it's not a Stanley door opener. Each vehicles has a transmitter wired to the high beam headlight. Double flash the high beam and the door opens. I've got five transmitter and two receivers. Works great. It would even work with my mother-in-laws electric gate. I can't remember the name of a similar item that is available now.


2004 R1150RT 183,000 miles
1991 K100LT 128,700 miles
1982 R100RT 106,900 miles
Total 418,600 BMW miles

The cheapest thing on a BMW is the nut that connects the handlebars to the seat.
#936073 - 07/06/15 11:35 PM Re: Garage Door Openers [Re: kioolt]  
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Tank bag clipped inside where safe and waterproof.


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#936084 - 07/07/15 12:17 AM Re: Garage Door Openers [Re: Marlen Padberg]  
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thumb sized remote velcroed underneath a BMR dash shelf. there's a lip on the front of the shelf so you have to look up & under it to see that there's something there.


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2000 R1200C Ice (Frost) Blue - oilhead 1200
1996 CBR600 Joe Camel Special - hooligan bike
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#936116 - 07/07/15 05:49 AM Re: Garage Door Openers [Re: Marlen Padberg]  
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I have my small transmitter mounted on heavy duty hook and loop (Velcro) on the underside of my radio compartment/glove box door. The only caveat is to be careful of items in the glove box pushing against the buttons when you close the door. Upside - lockable. Downside - lockable.


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#936128 - 07/07/15 10:58 AM Re: Garage Door Openers [Re: Marlen Padberg]  
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I bought a small remote transmitter about the size of a silver doller, I just hooked it to my ignition key,down side is you almost have to stop with bike in neutral to use, but its better than getting off the bike and walking, I think there like $12 dollars on flee bay.

#936169 - 07/07/15 06:27 PM Re: Garage Door Openers [Re: Marlen Padberg]  
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Mounted a toggle switch to the left dash that controls the garage door. I have a, hidden inside the fairing, 12 volt remote that I use that is disassembled and the board is wired for an external switch, and direct wired to the 12 volt battery. The toggle is very convenient, easy to reach and with using the bike battery the range is really good.


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#936171 - 07/07/15 07:04 PM Re: Garage Door Openers [Re: kioolt]  
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Sounds like a "flash to pass" garage door opener. The F2P requires you to hook up a receiver in your garage. I would rather not do that, so the Stanley autotrans sounds very interesting.

#936196 - 07/07/15 10:25 PM Re: Garage Door Openers [Re: Marlen Padberg]  
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The Stanley Autotrans also requires you to put a receiver in the garage if you don't have a Stanley garage door opener. I have Craftsman openers so I installed the Stanley receivers in parallel to the Craftsman receivers. Both will open the door with the correct transmitter. Unfortunately Stanley no longer makes garage door openers. I only been able to find used transmitters on different ad sites. I just find one on eBay which should be the last one that I need. I now have one for all 6 of my vehicles. If you do manage to find some be aware that Ford's will flash the high beams without the key on so put a relay in line that will cut off the Stanley transmitter if the key is off. This is probably true of the Flash to Pass also.


2004 R1150RT 183,000 miles
1991 K100LT 128,700 miles
1982 R100RT 106,900 miles
Total 418,600 BMW miles

The cheapest thing on a BMW is the nut that connects the handlebars to the seat.
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