How dumb an idea is this?

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  1. Scarecrow

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    I had an old mo-door Garage door opener unit on my chief that was wired into the unused switch on the front of the right side switch box. I took it off and found a momentary switch (will attach a picture) and was planning on transferring it to the FTR I just bought. Been pondering on places I can mount or hide the switch at and one idea that came to mind (assuming there is enough space) is drilling a hole in the bottom of one of the air box fake fuel tank looking covers and hiding the box in there too. Another spot I was thinking was using some 3M double sided tape and mounting it sideways on the bottom of the fuel tank just behind those covers.

    When I get off work I’m going to look over the bike and see if I can find anywhere else but I think the best spot I can think of is under the covers, but not to fond of drilling holes in that thing.
     

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    Switch for.......?
     
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    Adding a Garage door opener
     
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    3M tape will be your friend, especially if you decide to shift it or change the switch.
     
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    Just got a reply from the modoor customer service from an email I sent a couple days ago, they sell just the switch by itself and it’s little cloth type looking switch you just 3M tape to something it’s almost flat and unnoticeable specially if you put it underneath something. So I’m going to go that route. Guess I won’t be drilling holes luckily. I’ll update once the switch comes in and I mount it. Thinking of under the fuel tank and hiding the opener unit under the seat or hiding the opener somewhere under the headlight cowl and mounting the switch under the touch screen. I’ll figure it out.
     
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    So I ended up getting that garage door opener mounted. Ended up putting it under the right side air box cover C3D388DC-6DD3-43EB-96D9-FE93A19DE30F.jpeg
    Found a little hole on the bike where it would fit in just had to measure where on the cover it had to go to land in that hole. It’s pretty big. Not much to measure, really have a lot of wiggle room.
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    Think it came out pretty good and it’s hidden. Just have to stick a finger up under the cover to press the button. Kind of like that it’s hidden so you can’t tell it’s there.
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    Now my lazy self won’t have to get off the bike to open the garage door.
     
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    Very cool
     
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    Industrial 3M tape I got with my Scout mudflap from Captain Itch has been on the bike for three years without ever moving,.....Good Shizen,......
    Alpal
     
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    Nicely done.
     
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