I've been wanting to install a garage door opener on the 300 for a while now, however I'm really picky about appearances I wanted an OE look. I noticed on the headlight switch block that there was a little square that looked like a switch belonged there. Looked high and low to see what other kawi models had a switch there and I really only needed to look 2 feet to my 06 zx6r that was parked next to the 300. My zx6r has a lap timer switch that fit in the blank spot of the 300's switch block! Of course I'm not gonna rob it from my zx6r so I ebay'd a switch block for $10. I opened up the new used switch block and removed the individual switch, held in by 1 screw.
Ok so on to the install onto the 300, with pictures.
So heres an image of the garage door opener i'm using:
I wanted to make it detachable from the bike so i needed to add a connector. I decided to use a 3.5mm stereo jack because i had some on hand they're compact.
Reassembled the clicker, now to get it on the bike. Making things look factory requires a bit more work...
I removed the gas tank so I could plan the wire routing.
The red circle part is where the connectors for the switch block are.
This is the wire I used:
I ran it along the planned path, following the factory harness as closely as possible. The most difficult part was probably fishing it through the sleeve that switch block wiring goes through.
The wire runs from the switch block to the tail of the bike.
Remove the screw shown and a little black plastic cover will come out where the new switch will go.
I forgot to take pictures of the new switch installed but its pretty straight forward. Screw holds it in place, it has 2 contacts that you solder the wires to.
Reassembled the bike and heres what it looks like.
The garage door opener in the tail with the wire plugged in.
The switch block after adding the switch.
Tested to make sure everything works right, found i needed to move the wires inside the switch block a little because they were blocking the turn signal, but other than that - perfect!
Since the switch just goes to a connector, I could plug it into anything that could make use of a momentary on switch. In the future, I plan to transfer the garage door opener guts into a sealed box so I dont have to worry about water. And maybe use a more weather proof connector.