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New Garage Door Opener?
« on: December 04, 2019, 02:54:06 PM »

Hi Gang!
I know it's been awhile, we've missed you all, we're doing fine, just haven't been on any of the M/C Forums for awhile ;D

My 20 year old LiftMaster GDO is about due for replacement, and I wanted to ask for recommendations for one of those new-fangled GDOs that will accommodate the Harley GDO Receiver that came with some of our CVOs, so that I can flash the high beam and operate the garage door?

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Re: New Garage Door Opener?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 04:18:18 PM »

I installed a GENIE a few years ago that is hard wired to the control button and direct wired the HD receiver to the circuit board on the motor than mounted the receiver at the highest point in the rafters of the garage.
I can open the door from about 100 feet away.
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Re: New Garage Door Opener?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 04:55:48 PM »

Hi Gang!
I know it's been awhile, we've missed you all, we're doing fine, just haven't been on any of the M/C Forums for awhile ;D

My 20 year old LiftMaster GDO is about due for replacement, and I wanted to ask for recommendations for one of those new-fangled GDOs that will accommodate the Harley GDO Receiver that came with some of our CVOs, so that I can flash the high beam and operate the garage door?

Thanks,
Ed & Jaynae

Unfortunately it seems it's the new fangled door openers that aren't compatible.  The old plain jane openers with a simple wall button to open and close are the ones the Harley system was designed to easily work with (just connect the two wires from the receiver to the two contacts on the opener for the wall button).  The new multi-function types with the "smart" wall control won't work with the old simple two wire connection to the opener, because those two wires from the wall control now carry different signals depending on what function you pressed on the control panel.  However, all is not lost as there are multiple ways to make the Harley system work with the newer openers.  One involves soldering the two wires from the receiver to the contacts for the open/close switch on the circuit board in that fancy wall control .  Another is to have your Harley receiver modified to wirelessly connect with the door opener, essentially making the Harley receiver act like one of the remotes from the door opener. 

The openers made by Chamberlain are the most common ones on the market, they are sold under the Chamberlain name, the LiftMaster name, the Craftsman name, etc.  The mods I mentioned above will work on those openers.  I think you can still get some of the simpler openers without all the new bells and whistles (separate light switch, time display, etc.) from the various old line brands as well, look for a simple wall button if you don't want any extra features. There are some new names in the market that I'm not familiar with, some that are totally wireless even for the wall control.  I'm not sure if there are any workarounds for those yet.

Creative Access Solutions is the company that offers modifications for the receivers, try this link to their ebay store:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/casolutions14/m.html?item=272530541050

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Re: New Garage Door Opener?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 07:21:35 PM »

I installed a GENIE a few years ago that is hard wired to the control button and direct wired the HD receiver to the circuit board on the motor than mounted the receiver at the highest point in the rafters of the garage.
I can open the door from about 100 feet away.

Hi Joel,

The old LiftMaster GDO has outside screw terminals to connect the 2 wires of the Harley Receiver, PnP, no soldering required.

I'm just asking if any of you folks have a newer Plug n Play setup? Or have all the newer GDOs done away with the accessory screw terminals?

Thanks,
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Re: New Garage Door Opener?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 07:28:11 PM »

Unfortunately it seems it's the new fangled door openers that aren't compatible.  The old plain jane openers with a simple wall button to open and close are the ones the Harley system was designed to easily work with (just connect the two wires from the receiver to the two contacts on the opener for the wall button).  The new multi-function types with the "smart" wall control won't work with the old simple two wire connection to the opener, because those two wires from the wall control now carry different signals depending on what function you pressed on the control panel.  However, all is not lost as there are multiple ways to make the Harley system work with the newer openers.  One involves soldering the two wires from the receiver to the contacts for the open/close switch on the circuit board in that fancy wall control .  Another is to have your Harley receiver modified to wirelessly connect with the door opener, essentially making the Harley receiver act like one of the remotes from the door opener. 

The openers made by Chamberlain are the most common ones on the market, they are sold under the Chamberlain name, the LiftMaster name, the Craftsman name, etc.  The mods I mentioned above will work on those openers.  I think you can still get some of the simpler openers without all the new bells and whistles (separate light switch, time display, etc.) from the various old line brands as well, look for a simple wall button if you don't want any extra features. There are some new names in the market that I'm not familiar with, some that are totally wireless even for the wall control.  I'm not sure if there are any workarounds for those yet.

Creative Access Solutions is the company that offers modifications for the receivers, try this link to their ebay store:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/casolutions14/m.html?item=272530541050

Jerry

That's what I was concerned with.
Thanks Jerry, glad to see you're still around :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: New Garage Door Opener?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 11:20:16 AM »

Just buy another of the new style transmitters and solder the Harley opener base to the pushbutton contacts in that transmitter. Hang the transmitter close to the HD base and Walla! There you go
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Re: New Garage Door Opener?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 02:19:27 PM »




This is the best door opener button on the market. It works with and brand bike and any type of door or gate. Requires no modifications or wiring to your bike. In fact it usually factory installed on most newer bikes.
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