It turns out, I'm a moron and my opener is actually on a 12V battery.
okay... I got it all wired up, and surprisingly, it works. AWESOME!
I know its a really lame mod
... but its cool to get something like that working and knowing you did it yourself. It only took me like 4 hours, a lot of swearing, a lot of pacing around going "WTF is wrong with you?!?!?"... but w/e ...
I originally wired in a fuse (another retard move on my part)... but that was getting to be a pain because the fuse wire was too big for the wire tap. so i could only put a few strands in... leaving exposed wire. being the retard that I am, I managed to short the headlight wires. so after a 5 minute trip to the hardware store to get a new fuse, thats fixed. Then I said "wait a minute... why the hell am I wiring in a fuse, if the bike already has a fuse for the headlight wires??"
so I got rid of the fuse, put the wires in the taps, and boom it works.
here's a thought tho: Say I'm riding along somewhere, and I want to use my hi beams. So I flick it on. Say I'm pretty far away from my garage, so no problem of the door opening or closing on accident. Is it a huge problem that the opener is still transmitting? (would it drain a lot of power??) I would think that it would definitely not drain less than the headlight would, seeing as it uses a tiny battery. right?
I'll post up some video later of how it works.