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Old 12-01-2007, 05:39 PM
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I did 3 cheap mods. I took one of those rubber antenas from the parts store and tuck it up under the fairing then shaved off the stock one, then i took the horn off and put it undr the fairing then shaved the braket off, i also took the rear fender tip light and re-wired it to be a brake light not a running light.
 
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How did you wire the fender light to a brake light?
 
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Basically did the same with mine but used a garage door opener that used a 12 volt battery. I then wired it into the bike so when the key is on it has power, key off no workeee. This keeps anyone from opening your door if your bike is outside and also you never have to worry about a battery
 
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The garage door opener mod seems fairly popular. My solution was to take a regular opener, take it apart and solder the switch connector into the always on position. I then took my fairing off and soldered a couple of leads from my high beam light switch to the battery connectors so that when the high beams got power, so would the opener. I then put the fairing back on. This way, when I fire the high beams, the opener fires and the door opens. Added benefit is that the opener is out of sight, out of the weather, and will only work if the bike is powered. Cost - spare opener, which I had anyway.

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Do you know what the part number is for the odometer reset button is? I have an 07 Road Kink, but I'm presuming this part is the same for most HD's.

I had the HD remote opener, but it quit working. When I started looking into it, 3 of the four wires going into the unit were broken, right were it goes into the epoxied unit. Pretty much no way of fixing. I figured I'd look at doing this mod, it's much cheaper than the piece of crap HD charges $70 for (transmitter only)
 
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How did you wire the fender light to a brake light?
follow the wires from the light tip, it is a 3 prong plug, if you use a test lead you will see that one of the spots is running light and one is brake light, just moved pin inot other location. you have to open the plug and move the deutsh pin to the other spot to do this.
 
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Thanks. that is an easy Mod.
 
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The garage door opener mod seems fairly popular. My solution was to take a regular opener, take it apart and solder the switch connector into the always on position. I then took my fairing off and soldered a couple of leads from my high beam light switch to the battery connectors so that when the high beams got power, so would the opener. I then put the fairing back on. This way, when I fire the high beams, the opener fires and the door opens. Added benefit is that the opener is out of sight, out of the weather, and will only work if the bike is powered. Cost - spare opener, which I had anyway.

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I'm no electronics expert, but I think I could handle that one, except aren't most garage door openers 9 volt?
Won't the constant power to the door opener damage it or overheat it?
 
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heres a cheap ez one,,,, I got new 100th grip end caps for my Dyna,, took off solid chrome ones,,
had them layin around,,so, sanded the plastic off the back , ,,, and epoxied one to the top of the oil dip stick,cover, quick,EZ,free,,, looks OK, better than polished Alum.
 
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