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itcardoc
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:32 am    Post subject: brake light switch Reply with quote

Has anyone noticed if the brake light doesn't work unless you really pull hard on the levers. This could be dangerous if you are using the brakes normally and no light comes on. It looks like the switches need adjustment. Does anyone know if they are mechanical or pressure switches? - Kevin
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine work fine, I'm not sure how they're set up but they can probably be adjusted, look through the shop manual (posted in another thread.) Or if they're mechanical, maybe they're just sticking and need to be lubricated or cleaned.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: brake light switch Reply with quote

itcardoc wrote:
Has anyone noticed if the brake light doesn't work unless you really pull hard on the levers. This could be dangerous if you are using the brakes normally and no light comes on. It looks like the switches need adjustment. Does anyone know if they are mechanical or pressure switches? - Kevin


Yup, I have noticed too:
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic2299.html
PM me if you wish.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

weird, I rode last night and kept an eye on it... i never noticed, but you guys are right, it really should light up a little sooner. Maybe not worth adjusting, but good to know, so you have an idea at which point people behind you know you're slowing down.

Bb.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: update to brake light switch Reply with quote

I had the speedo cover assembly off last night to get trigger wires for my air horn relay and led voltmeter. The brake light switches are mechanical and mount behind the levers with some type of flimsy clip type mount. But I'm sure it can be modified to make an adjustment to the switch positions. Didn't have enough time , had to get back together. I will post again when modified to work properly and how it was done. -Kevin
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: update to brake light switch Reply with quote

itcardoc wrote:
I will post again when modified to work properly and how it was done. -Kevin


I'd love to see that, Kevin, please do.

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