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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-05-2014, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Light issue

Hey guys. Still familiarizing myself with this bike. Noticed today that the brake light works fine for the rear brake petal, but for the front brake it doesn't activate. I can hear the switch "click" but no brake light. Where would be the starting point on looking into this?

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Check and clean the 2 wires going into the switch at the handlebar (master cyl)...I need to jiggle mine around sometimes....you can clean the connections using a TV Tuner cleaner or similar....but thats usually the culprit...



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Cool, thanks.

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Check and clean the 2 wires going into the switch at the handlebar (master cyl)...I need to jiggle mine around sometimes....you can clean the connections using a TV Tuner cleaner or similar....but thats usually the culprit...

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I've had to rebuild my switch once. Tiny a$$ parts. Lol
But do-able. You could try & bypass the switch to to confirm the switch
Is or isn't the issue.
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So, good news and bad news. I bypassed the switch and the brake light worked, so no major biggy. I opened the switch (which was badly corroded) to clean up the internal contacts. Well, just when I was about to reinstall the inerds the little pieces came falling out of the internal "bracket thingy". I really doubt that I'll get it back together sooner (if ever) than I can drive to the dealership and get a replacement for 27 bucks. So that's what I'll do .

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So, went to install the new switch today. Turns out the idiots at the stealership gave me the wrong switch. It won't fit. This is starting to become a bad joke!

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