Front brake light switch inoperative - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-04-2011, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Front brake light switch inoperative

My friends 1994 VN750 front brake light switch did not work when she bought the bike recently. The brake did work with the foot pedal. I checked for burnt fuses and found all were OK. I dropped the switch down after checking it for continuity, fining none. I tried electrical contact cleaner until I realized the push pin had nospring tension. I took the switch apart only to find the contacts burnt and the pieces a jumbled up mess. We are installing a new switch but I'm curious if this could have been caused by and intermittant short or ground during the pervious owership?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-04-2011, 02:52 PM
Crap, I WAS in 5th gear.
 
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Could be an intmittent short; could be worn contact(s) causing high resistance just in the switch with subsequent overheating, but given the failure mode with no fuse blown, I would suspect the switch is the only problem.
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