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I got my blue Stryker about a month ago. This is my second bike - an upgrade from a 2007 Honda Shadow 600.

I jumped in today and did a few mods to my new Stryker. First, I hacked up my RAM iPhone 4 mount to make it more flush with the handlebar. Second, I drilled my exhaust - sounds MUCH better now. Then, I took the garage door opener idea I found here on the forums, but I decided I wanted the button mounted where all the others are - on the handlebars, within reach of my thumbs. I picked up the switch at Radio Shack for around $4 (Part number 275-1566), drilled a hole in the control assembly near the throttle, and fed the wire down the existing wiring harness coming from the control assembly using a straight piece of stiff steel wire. I then ran the wire under the tank to the battery compartment where it is soldered to the garage door opener. I really like how it turned out - looks like it was meant to be there.

Front view of the iPhone mount:


Rear view of the iPhone mount:



And the garage door button


I've also removed the lower part of the license plate mount on the rear end to clean it up, just like many others here have done. Going to be ordering a set of the flexible LED strips to replace the entire brake/turn assembly.
 

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Love the garage opener switch, looks good. I have been thinking of how I am going to hide my garage door opener. Great idea.
 

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Ok this post has been on here for a while. Now it's time for me to do the same type of mod. Before I start I do have a few questions. First the mounting of the switch looks to be in a perfect place but I was wondering, has there been any issues having drilled into the control box (cracking or weakening)? How easy is to snake through the conduit? Third,what gauge wire works best? I did buy a universal remote (not a key fob) that will work perfectly once I find a place to put it.
 

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The member was last active on the 14th of December so you may want to reach out to them with a PM as it does not look like they are very active lately to get your questions answered.
 

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Strykeback said:
The member was last active on the 14th of December so you may want to reach out to them with a PM as it does not look like they are very active lately to get your questions answered.
Your right I might have to message him, but I know that he is not the only one to do this and I hopping someone could shed some light.
 

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I put my transmitter in the neck under the neck plastic covers and mounted with double sided tape. Ran wires in the with the others, hardest part but not bad. Drilling the hole was no problem at all.
 

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Thats a perfect spot Joe! Just got my mini transmitter from Amazon on Friday. I like that better than under the seat plus this was I can keep the case on it with that extra room in there.
 

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And it's easy to pull the wires to that spot. Cut a little slice in the tubing and pull wires through.
 

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Hivoltage said:
Thanks joe. Just checking no issues with housing for the controls being compromised by drilling into it?
Been in the rain a few times and no problems.
 

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Hivoltage said:
Thanks joe. Just checking no issues with housing for the controls being compromised by drilling into it?
I am thinking it would not take much to find a small rubber grommet to match the hole size to act as a gasket. But it seems if you made the locking nut snug enough without over tightening it, there would be sufficient tension to keep any water out short of pouring water on it. Pretty sure this will be my first official mod asides from replacing the stock horn this past weekend. No more wimpy beep for me.
 

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SmokenJOE said:
Hivoltage said:
Thanks joe. Just checking no issues with housing for the controls being compromised by drilling into it?
Been in the rain a few times and no problems.
You know I never considered rain. I was referring to the housing itself. Just want to know that it's not going to crack or break and require replacing.
 

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Hivoltage said:
SmokenJOE said:
Hivoltage said:
Thanks joe. Just checking no issues with housing for the controls being compromised by drilling into it?
Been in the rain a few times and no problems.
You know I never considered rain. I was referring to the housing itself. Just want to know that it's not going to crack or break and require replacing.
Nope, wont crack. Push slowly and make sure you have enough room for the nut on the inside.
 

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Just saw your post - I haven't been very active here lately.

1 - No cracking or weakening. I did have to shave off a bit on the side of the switch housing with a utility knife to get it flush.
2 - I used solid wire (like coat hanger wire) to feed through the conduit then pull the wire through
3 - I'm not sure what gauge wire I used but I want to say 14-16??

I placed my fob under the seat with velcro.
 

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qwen3579 said:
Just saw your post - I haven't been very active here lately.

1 - No cracking or weakening. I did have to shave off a bit on the side of the switch housing with a utility knife to get it flush.
2 - I used solid wire (like coat hanger wire) to feed through the conduit then pull the wire through
3 - I'm not sure what gauge wire I used but I want to say 14-16??

I placed my fob under the seat with velcro.
Thanks for the info. Going to get mine hooked up this week
 
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