Front Break light Switch


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hogwild43
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Front Break light Switch

Postby hogwild43 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:32 am



Hi All
Can someone tell me were the switch for the front break gets it power from the switch is good but it is not getting any power to it.
Thanks for any help.



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BRIANINMAINE
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Re: Front Break light Switch

Postby BRIANINMAINE » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:56 am

Power comes from the first fuse in the fuse block labeled turn signal, 15A. Does this help? Is it still broken?

emt613
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Re: Front Break light Switch

Postby emt613 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:15 pm

Hope you don't mind if I ask another question along the same line as yours. I have an 83 aspy, when the foot peddle is pushed down the brake light comes on as it should, HOWEVER, the light does not work when I use the lever on the handle bar. Any suggestions where to start? Thanks

hogwild43
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Re: Front Break light Switch

Postby hogwild43 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:44 pm

Fixed mine it was a bad wire at the switch working good now.

goldtr6c
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Re: Front Break light Switch

Postby goldtr6c » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:24 pm

To answer emt613's question....the rear peddle has a switch just above the rear master cylinder. The front brake lever will have a switch mounted on the splitter (hydraulic), or mounted under the front master cylinder (micro switch).

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BRIANINMAINE
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Re: Front Break light Switch

Postby BRIANINMAINE » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:48 pm

Also, you can sometimes disassemble the switch and make it work better (sometimes stuff breaks?!). I have fixed a couple switches and a couple were broken beyond repair.

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WingAdmin
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Re: Front Break light Switch

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:46 am

PartsnMore has brand-new replacement front brake light switches for $5.00. Why bother trying to fix an old, worn-out one?

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BRIANINMAINE
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Re: Front Break light Switch

Postby BRIANINMAINE » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:40 pm

Sometimes time is an issue. I often wait until the last minute to get my bike inspected... :)

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Re: Front Break light Switch

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:14 pm

That's why I bought one even though I didn't need it. I was buying something else from them anyway, and I figured that switch would go someday and then I'd be stuck, so I bought one and put it away as a "just in case someday" reserve. :)

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Re: Front Break light Switch

Postby emt613 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:33 pm

I want to say thanks for putting me on the right track. Finally found the time to get to work on this. Took the micro switch off, found it to be REALLY dirty, just to be sure, using a multi-meter, I found that the switch was still in working order. I also noticed that the terminals were VERY dirty. Touched up the terminals with some very fine grit sand paper, reinstalled and every thing is working like new. Thanks a bunch. :D




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