Picture of Build your own remote seat opener for scooters
If you've owned a scooter, you'd know that there is a compartment underneath the seat, usually called the utility box, where you can put your helmet, tools or other stuff.

Here in the Philippines, there is a huge surge of 125cc city commuter bikes called underbone motorbikes, so-called because their body frame doesn't have a top tube like normal bikes, its good for inner city quick trips and what have you. They are cheap to own, maintain and use. Mine gets about 35KM/L or about 82.43mi/gal.

And the underseat storage is nice because you have some space to store your stuff, the bad news is you need to open the seat with your key, meaning you'd have to turn off the engine before you can open it.

Thats the general idea behind building a remote seat opener :D

Anyways, below is a picture of my underbone, just so you guys know what I'm talking about
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Step 1: What you need...

Picture of What you need...
Before we start, short disclaimer;

- you will be doing this at you're own risk
- any damage done to your bike will not and will never be my responsibility :D

Ok with that out of the way; here's what you need

1. First off you'll need an actuator, you can buy this is in auto supply shops, these are the actuators used for central locking systems for cars. I'd suggest you get the one used to open the trunk, its the one with two wires.

2. Cable housing, you can buy this at bike shops

3. Derailleur cable, this is the one with the flat stopper, used for derailleurs (duh!) :D

4. nut & bolt and a washer, to lock down the cable

5. drill, multimeter, soldering gun, some shrink tube

6. six-pack of beer and some chips (optional) :D
poonaneeh1 year ago
Cool hack sir! Hoping next time you can do a hack where you can use the remote of a motorcycle alarm. But anyway great Job sir!
Advar1 year ago
Sweet ride, wish they were sold in U.S. Nice project, but does this mean you'll have to turn the motor on to get inside?
frozenkamote (author)  Advar1 year ago
hello Advar! thank you for the kind words, to answer, nope the key still works to open the utility box, even if the engine in turned on or off

i wired it to the ignition, which means that if the engine is shut off, the remote switch won't work and you'll still need the key to open it
Ah, I must've missed that part. Thanks. :)
3366carlos1 year ago
good job.
frozenkamote (author)  3366carlos1 year ago
Thanks sir! 'til the next hack :D
whackpak2 years ago
Nice Hack! Many bikes miss this feature. which brand is this bike?
frozenkamote (author)  whackpak2 years ago
Hi Sir,

Thanks for the compliment, its a Kawasaki Fury (in Thailand, its called Athelete) 125cc SOHC, 2-valve, semi-automatic transmission. I believe this was only released in Southeast Asia