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Author Topic: Figured Front Brake Light Switch  (Read 1162 times)

erob123

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Figured Front Brake Light Switch
« on: January 16, 2009, 02:42:40 PM »
Having trouble with Brake Light on all the time.  Pulled Front Brake Light switch and beware the little plunger (plastic) after a while tends to get bent.  I flipped 180 degrees and installed works good now.  For how long don't know.  FYI.   Probably will order new.  Think it's caused by crappy finish on brake handle where it hits.  Trying to think of a way to improve handle without removing material.  Like adding piece of shim stock or metal tape to surface.  Got any ideas?  Might machine slot and add slick metal insert.

My 2008 B500 Military running great at 3200 miles.  Thinking on planning the MVPA 3500 Lincoln run in June.  So long thanks for the help.  Eric 

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Re: Figured Front Brake Light Switch
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 06:43:39 PM »
My switch was damaged after I strapped ithe bike down in the back of my pickup.  One of my attaching "hold-down" straps was attached to the handlebars such that it pressed on the brake light switch bending it somewhat.  Have you trailered your bike recently?

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Re: Figured Front Brake Light Switch
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 10:12:18 PM »
CMW has the switch on sale in the Clearance Center right now,
http://store.royalenfieldusa.com/clearance/front-brake-light-switch
Might be a good time to stock up at that price.
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Re: Figured Front Brake Light Switch
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 11:29:12 PM »
Absolutely!  at that price, you can't go wrong.

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Re: Figured Front Brake Light Switch
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 11:05:36 AM »
a tiny dab of white lithium grease cured  this  prob on mine or was it De-ox. 
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Re: Figured Front Brake Light Switch
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 12:48:15 PM »
Cool,  mine is a little loose so I ordered 2,  just because they are $2...
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Re: Figured Front Brake Light Switch
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 12:08:38 AM »
reviving an old topic but having an issue...  brake light flickers (sometimes) and sometimes does not light when using front brake...  replace the switch?
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Re: Figured Front Brake Light Switch
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2014, 12:55:23 AM »
and check for corrosion on bulb, and check ground...
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Re: Figured Front Brake Light Switch
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2014, 12:57:43 AM »
brand new led fixture, no more bird house...  and it's only when the front brake is used....  I wasn't sure if there was a "fix" for the switch or if it was a replacement item...
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Re: Figured Front Brake Light Switch
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2014, 02:32:31 AM »
if you have any electrikle contact cleaner you could spray
some up into the switch. Maybe that little nub is worn
or bent over.....
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