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    How do people handle gate remotes while riding? I am currently in the unfortunate position of having one that doesn't fit on my key-ring, so on arriving home, I must stop in the street outside the gate, take a glove off to press the remote button in my pocket, and quickly ride in, sitting on my glove.

    Of course I realize that having a remote on my key-ring will improve things, but nearly all remotes have a very tiny button, hard to find and press when wearing winter gloves eg.

    I'm surely not the first to think of mounting a remote on my bike, and wiring it up to a nice large button somewhere on my dash or handlebars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfK View Post
    How do people handle gate remotes while riding? I am currently in the unfortunate position of having one that doesn't fit on my key-ring, so on arriving home, I must stop in the street outside the gate, take a glove off to press the remote button in my pocket, and quickly ride in, sitting on my glove.

    Of course I realize that having a remote on my key-ring will improve things, but nearly all remotes have a very tiny button, hard to find and press when wearing winter gloves eg.

    I'm surely not the first to think of mounting a remote on my bike, and wiring it up to a nice large button somewhere on my dash or handlebars.
    I do exactly what you do, only I stuff my glove in my jacket pocket. My spirit explorer jacket can handle a big glove.

    I know the R1200gs has neat little cubby hole on top that you can also store stuff in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfK View Post
    How do people handle gate remotes while riding? I am currently in the unfortunate position of having one that doesn't fit on my key-ring, so on arriving home, I must stop in the street outside the gate, take a glove off to press the remote button in my pocket, and quickly ride in, sitting on my glove.

    Of course I realize that having a remote on my key-ring will improve things, but nearly all remotes have a very tiny button, hard to find and press when wearing winter gloves eg.

    I'm surely not the first to think of mounting a remote on my bike, and wiring it up to a nice large button somewhere on my dash or handlebars.
    I do the same, minus the glove removal and sitting on them. Luckily i can operate the zip for the pocket and fiddle around for the remote without removing a glove.

    Maybe make a remote copy (with larger button) for the bike and stuff it onto the bike keyring? <- What i'm thinking to do.

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    Try this mod for your bike
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    Hi Hobbs

    Brilliant system, i had it as well, but i found the operating system to be a bit temperamental.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DewaldB View Post
    Hi Hobbs

    Brilliant system, i had it as well, but i found the operating system to be a bit temperamental.......
    Mine is canine operated, dogs bark, SWAMBO opens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boanergesza1 View Post
    My spirit explorer jacket can handle a big glove.
    Exactly the same jacket but my pockets are full of other stuff. Maybe I must just get more organized and keep a pocket open. Less chance of dropping a glove.

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    Anyone heard of this http://flick-it.co.za/?
    Saw it in the June Superbike Magazine while waiting for new tyres.

    It was advertised in the magazine for R699.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes View Post
    Try this mod for your bike
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    mailed them to contact me but haven't heard from them yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q View Post
    mailed them to contact me but haven't heard from them yet
    I also mailed them few weeks ago. No response either ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvs View Post
    I do the same, minus the glove removal and sitting on them. Luckily i can operate the zip for the pocket and fiddle around for the remote without removing a glove.

    Maybe make a remote copy (with larger button) for the bike and stuff it onto the bike keyring? <- What i'm thinking to do.
    Not ideal to add things to your key as this will start damaging the ignition, does take a while to do but not worth the risk, in my opinion.

    I have seen the Flick-it been demonstrated and it appears to work well, didn't inquire about the product, as the reservation I have is its like leaving your remote in the car, making it easy for a thief to drive off with your vehicle / bike.

    I have the frustration of dealing with two different remotes, so I have them on a bunch of keys and have connected the remotes with a chain and have the remotes hanging out my pocket of my easy overs, giving easy access when approaching the gates. Their is the risk of the remotes falling off but 6 yrs later, I haven't had the misfortune yet. Hope Karma skips this post

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    I must say having a tankbag really helps here (or handlebar bag). The one side pocket is used for my house keys which has the gate remote on. And even with my winter gloves, which by the way looks more like oven mitts, I can open the zip and remove the remote and press it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfK View Post
    How do people handle gate remotes while riding? I am currently in the unfortunate position of having one that doesn't fit on my key-ring, so on arriving home, I must stop in the street outside the gate, take a glove off to press the remote button in my pocket, and quickly ride in, sitting on my glove.

    Of course I realize that having a remote on my key-ring will improve things, but nearly all remotes have a very tiny button, hard to find and press when wearing winter gloves eg.

    I'm surely not the first to think of mounting a remote on my bike, and wiring it up to a nice large button somewhere on my dash or handlebars.
    Look at what this guy did....

    https://www.stavros.io/posts/making-...-remote-mount/

    I am thinking of maybe printing something as well and then just transplanting my remote innards... Could be worth while.

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    - Take 1 remote.
    - Remove battery.
    - Bridge button to be always on.
    - Run wire from remote battery negative contact to bike ground.
    - Wire one live wire from brights flasher to remote battery positive.
    - Stick remote somewhere inside fairing, behind tank, wherever.

    Voila! Remote works when brights are flashed.

    Note: If bike uses modern canbus type stuff, mount a switch on the handle bar somewhere instead of using bright flasher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    - Take 1 remote.
    - Remove battery.
    - Bridge button to be always on.
    - Run wire from remote battery negative contact to bike ground.
    - Wire one live wire from brights flasher to remote battery positive.
    - Stick remote somewhere inside fairing, behind tank, wherever.

    Voila! Remote works when brights are flashed.
    Sounds good! You mean like this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Ins...-to-Motorcycl/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby View Post
    Not ideal to add things to your key as this will start damaging the ignition, does take a while to do but not worth the risk, in my opinion.

    I have seen the Flick-it been demonstrated and it appears to work well, didn't inquire about the product, as the reservation I have is its like leaving your remote in the car, making it easy for a thief to drive off with your vehicle / bike.

    I have the frustration of dealing with two different remotes, so I have them on a bunch of keys and have connected the remotes with a chain and have the remotes hanging out my pocket of my easy overs, giving easy access when approaching the gates. Their is the risk of the remotes falling off but 6 yrs later, I haven't had the misfortune yet. Hope Karma skips this post
    Yeah, that's why i usually don't attach anything to my car or bike keys.
    Was gonna pop by builders or something and see if they have any small, light, and rubberised single button gate remotes - doubtul, but wouldnt hurt to look.
    If they don't have, well, fiddling in pockets or leg bag is fine for me.

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    IMG_20190612_142606_0_1.jpgI have a belt clip for my remote for work and wear it under my easyovers, I just press through the material to activate.

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    I've just gotten used to keeping my remote in the same place on me
    all the time, I have plenty of pockets wearing my gear. It's
    certainly not smooth though. I just make sure I'm not waiting in the
    street while I'm otherwise busy and distracted with that.

    I'm also concerned with keeping a bunch of keys on me like that too,
    it's worth considering if they're a bit more dangerous in an
    accident, they might be sharp and solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfK View Post
    How do people handle gate remotes while riding? I am currently in the unfortunate position of having one that doesn't fit on my key-ring, so on arriving home, I must stop in the street outside the gate, take a glove off to press the remote button in my pocket, and quickly ride in, sitting on my glove.

    Of course I realize that having a remote on my key-ring will improve things, but nearly all remotes have a very tiny button, hard to find and press when wearing winter gloves eg.

    I'm surely not the first to think of mounting a remote on my bike, and wiring it up to a nice large button somewhere on my dash or handlebars.

    When I still did the road riding thing I stuck velcro to the fairing of my bike and the back of my gate remote.
    Roll up towards the gate and push the button, stop inside and pull the remote off of the bike and head in.

    I have a 3D printer now, so if you'd like something made up drop me a message.
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