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Offline MikeL_NJ

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Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« on: October 04, 2017, 09:57:53 pm »
I bought it and installed the receiver without any issues but now I am working on installing the transponder to the bike. I am trying to hook the two wires to the HI (beam) headlight fuze block wires under the seat. I attached one side to the white (black stripe) wire and one to the big red wire. It's not working. Anybody else has any ideas/better install ideas? I'm all ears!
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Re: Flash to Pass
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 10:03:23 pm »
I'm not getting what you are asking about... transponder? What transponder?

Doesn't your bike already have a flash to pass trigger switch on the left hand grip?

Mine does... came like that from factory......
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Re: Flash to Pass
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 10:14:48 pm »
My '11 has it too

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Re: Flash to Pass
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 10:16:00 pm »
My 2013 has flash to pass. I toggle it over and over and the left lane huggers move right over, mostly.  ::) If they are watching their mirrors (highly doubtful) they see a cop looking bike coming up they immediately move over, of course after hitting the brakes and slowing down 20 mph under the speed limit. Then they move over!
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Re: Flash to Pass
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 10:18:07 pm »
Maybe the OP means something else?  A quick part number search shows the same switch used from 2010 to current.

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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Opener)
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 10:24:06 pm »
Sorry guys They apparently call it a Flash to Open thing now. It's a Garage door opener! So after reading more, I found that it's better to tap into the HI (beam) relay. I have a 2012 with the relays supposedly under the black tank cover. Does anybody know what the Hi (beam) and ground wire is into the relay?
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 10:33:48 pm »
Ahhh
I get it now...
Personally id never give up my flash to pass switch to a garage door opener... id mount a small waterproof momentary switch in the left plastic panel.. and wire it accordingly...

That flash switch has saved me 1000x from having people pull out in front of me from a sidestreet... its like a lazer beam, when popped multiple times it wakes up the idiot in the car, and says... "DONT DO IT...."...


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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 10:42:22 pm »
Ahhh
I get it now...
Personally id never give up my flash to pass switch to a garage door opener... id mount a small waterproof momentary switch in the left plastic panel.. and wire it accordingly...

That flash switch has saved me 1000x from having people pull out in front of me from a sidestreet... its like a lazer beam, when popped multiple times it wakes up the idiot in the car, and says... "DONT DO IT...."...

NONO it's not replacing it or anything. It taps into the flasher and when I tap the flasher twice in front of my garage, it opens the garage door for me! I still have full function of the headlight flasher!!!!
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 10:48:52 pm »
Ok, thanks for the clarification.

I have a garage door opener right in front of me in my tank bag. Tap it coming up the hill and the garage door is open for ingress. cheers
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 10:52:59 pm »
So here's what I think. For a 2012 connie, the switched hi beam wires to the relay are white (red stripe) and black (yellow stripe). Am I correct?
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 11:47:40 pm »
So here's what I think. For a 2012 connie, the switched hi beam wires to the relay are white (red stripe) and black (yellow stripe). Am I correct?
Mike

No
W/R is hot
W/B is common

Y/B is a ground for the coil part of the relay..

The switch connects the first two wires I noted, if you are at that relay


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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2017, 10:28:51 am »
I use F2P

I tapped in on the headlight wires in the left fairing area, quick easy, keeps the transmitter out away from other electronics.
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 10:30:48 am »
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 11:18:48 am »
Ahhh
I get it now...
Personally id never give up my flash to pass switch to a garage door opener... id mount a small waterproof momentary switch in the left plastic panel.. and wire it accordingly...

That flash switch has saved me 1000x from having people pull out in front of me from a sidestreet... its like a lazer beam, when popped multiple times it wakes up the idiot in the car, and says... "DONT DO IT...."...

Amen to that, just used it yesterday coming home from work. Lady was stopped at side street getting ready to pull out in front of me.  I typically watch the front tires of the car for movement.  Sure enough she started her move and I beamed her back with 5 to 6 flashes!
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2017, 12:31:22 pm »
2016 C14
Flash-to-pass "trigger" is now the LCD display toggle for various readouts.
Bummer!
Flash-to-pass "toggle" is now a third, spring-return detent on the Hi Lo toggle switch.
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2017, 12:45:49 pm »
Looks like a cool gadget; however, I can't help but wonder... Is it worth the 50 usd, plus installation (and possible electrical issues), vs just using a plastic remote stuck to the underside of the right or left plastic fairing with some doublesided tape? That's what i have, and it works quite well...

Just my $0.02, YMMV.
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2017, 08:25:30 pm »
I use F2P

I tapped in on the headlight wires in the left fairing area, quick easy, keeps the transmitter out away from other electronics.

I was going to suggest doing that also, tapping into the actual high beam wires up front, as I don't like the idea of attaching buried wires to relays and such, just my preference...

As for the 2016 models new scheme on switches... bummer, ... I love my 08's "Lazer beam trigger" ... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2017, 09:37:03 pm »
MikeL, I have a similar item, I will look when I get off work and send you a picture of how mine is wired if I can find it. I wired mine into the headlight wiring coming from the switch that's in the wiring bundle under the left top plastic panel (where the little locking box is) wasn't terribly difficult. The only issue I ran into is the crappy tap connectors do a terrible job. At some point I plan to rip them out and use Posi-Taps
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2017, 08:37:35 am »
I made my own high beam garage door opener years ago and have move it along when I get a new bike.  All I needed was a universal garage door remote, a standard relay and some wire (extension came later so I didn't have to splice the wires on the bike). 

Only issue I have had recently is at my new home the original garage door was too old to work with the new rotating  code version.  Newer universal remote solved that problem.

As for wiring it in... years ago I built a short 3 prong headlight extension that I take the feed from.  for the C14 I unplugged one headlight, plugged it into the extension then the other end into the back of the bulb.  Done!

 
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2017, 10:17:23 am »
Looks like a cool gadget; however, I can't help but wonder... Is it worth the 50 usd, plus installation (and possible electrical issues), vs just using a plastic remote stuck to the underside of the right or left plastic fairing with some doublesided tape? That's what i have, and it works quite well...

Just my $0.02, YMMV.

Installation isn't difficult and very much worth it.

But if you're happy with your current setup, that's fine too...
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2017, 10:18:44 am »
As for the 2016 models new scheme on switches... bummer, ... I love my 08's "Lazer beam trigger" ... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

It started with the fairing redesign in 2010
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2017, 03:20:48 pm »
MikeL, I have a similar item, I will look when I get off work and send you a picture of how mine is wired if I can find it. I wired mine into the headlight wiring coming from the switch that's in the wiring bundle under the left top plastic panel (where the little locking box is) wasn't terribly difficult. The only issue I ran into is the crappy tap connectors do a terrible job. At some point I plan to rip them out and use Posi-Taps

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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2017, 03:21:46 pm »
I use F2P

I tapped in on the headlight wires in the left fairing area, quick easy, keeps the transmitter out away from other electronics.

Do you remember which two wires you tapped? I'm stuck and my brain has decided to stop working for me here lol
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2017, 03:18:11 am »
Whelp thanks to everybody for their input. I got it all working! One of the positaps that I used was broken internally and was not completing the connection! For future reference at the hi beam relay, you can tap the black (yellow stripe) wire and the white (red stripe) wires. Thanks!
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Re: Flash to Open (Garage Door Opener)
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2017, 03:25:42 am »
I have a different device, an Autoswitch.  I attached one side to the Red with Black stripe wire that goes to the Hi Beam passing lamp. it runs next to a green wire. I attached the other side to the solid black accessory plug that is in the wire cluster up under the front/top/left fairing.
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