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    Step one - Remove Suzuki badge.
    Use heat gun and warm up badge. Use low heat so you do not melt anything.
    The badge is held on with a soft double sided tape so you are just trying to soften it.
    Gently pry off badge with a very thin screw driver or knife.

    Step two - Remove console from bike.
    Undo the bolt holding the console to the tank.
    Remove side covers and remove bolt holding an in place.
    Slide tank back and unplug console.

    For the lazy just remove the bolt, lift up and slide protective sheet over tank.

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    Step three - Prepare
    Here is a pic of most of the things you need. The switch is a micro switch design to go on circuit boards.
    These can be obtained from any basic electronics shop.
    Open the door remote and find the two tracks that go to the button. Solder a wire to each track, drill a hole in the remote control cover and feed the wires out. You may need to super glue the remote back together depending on what you have.
    Solder the other ends of the wires to your button/switch. TEST!
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    Mark the center of the rectangle the badge came out of and drill a hole big enough to allow the switch through. Mine was 7mm.

    Step four - Install
    Get a mate to hold the console up (for the lazy one's like me who did this in place ) and use hot glue to fix the switch and remote in place.
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    It now looks like this from the top
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    Now use your double-sided foam mounting tape and cut pieces to fit the back of the badge.
    Leave a circle in the middle clear so it does not stick to the button when in place.
    This allows the foam to compress and only push the button when pressed .
    Stick badge in place and bolt console back in.
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    Done!

    You now have a completely concealed garage door opener. Well done!

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    Great idea!
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    Brilliant !

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    Very Nice.
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    Damn wish I had seen this last year before I converted my flash to pass button to do the duty. Great thinking.
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    Thats an awesome idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Pretty cool...it sure us better than mine.

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    Very clever dude, I love it!

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    Now that right there is pretty ingenious! Excellent work sir!

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    Wow I'm impressed!!! One of the better How to's in a while. Can't wait to do it


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    Very clean.. Great job..

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    I wish this board was more modern and allowed for "likes" because I would definitely give the OP a "like".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHKsRIDE View Post
    I wish this board was more modern and allowed for "likes" because I would definitely give the OP a "like".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big-B View Post
    Thumbs up is just as good.:thumbup:

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    Yep, I agree, however I like being able to identify active members that contribute positively as voted by forum members (i.e., number of likes). It's like seller ratings that help identify good/honest folk).

    Ok. I took this thread off-topic. Apologies to the OP.

    Oh, and:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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    Nice job, grabbed it and made a pdf of that one before its gone.

    Thanks for sharing !!

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    Nice work, thanks for the write up.

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    I like it. Excellent!!!

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    Now see, I just covered it up but I can remove that which I will be doing when I install my own door opener! Great write up!! Thanks for sharing
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    Glad i stumbled onto this thread, just did mines and hid the button . Now i dont have to stop and figure out what pocket that damn remote is in
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    very cool, but now I have to put in an electric garage door


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    Smart.

    dont have electric garage either. I gotta manually lift it

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    That is pretty slick!!

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    Very good idea and write up. Thank you!

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    I love it. Very ingenious. Question: How long does the battery normally last?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackey View Post
    I love it. Very ingenious. Question: How long does the battery normally last?
    Years! But if you install it with battery compartment accessible as shown you just undo the one bolt to lift the console to get at it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly Dog View Post
    Very cool, you definately made a mod that allot of people could and probably will use.... thats rare anymore for the 109. Especially since you did it in such a simple and functional way that is very appealing.

    A suggestion for people doing this in hot climates, use an epoxy instead of hot glue... I know it would be neccessary here in Vega$

    Great job!

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    Cheers mate. I'm glad everyone likes it. I agree that the hot glue is not the best in the world and others may be better. Given the bike shakes the tank a bit it might even be better with a more flexible choice like something silicone based. I suppose people will have to work out what is the best for their environment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly Dog View Post
    Very cool, you definately made a mod that allot of people could and probably will use.... thats rare anymore for the 109. Especially since you did it in such a simple and functional way that is very appealing.

    A suggestion for people doing this in hot climates, use an epoxy instead of hot glue... I know it would be neccessary here in Vega$

    Great job!

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    Hot glue fails in a high heat area? was not aware. You've experienced problems? or are you speculating?
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    I love this mod! Great creativity

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