Clutch and Brake switches

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Clutch and Brake switches

Post by Uncle Fester » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:40 am

Yesterday the Wife and I took a 500 mile ride and I noticed a small problem, the cruise was a pain to engage . I would have to press FORWARD on the brake or clutch lever and then it worked just fine. So. . . . my question is, can these switches be adjusted or are they locked in position ?
Thanks in advance for any replies .

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Re: Clutch and Brake switches

Post by flyinrob » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:52 pm

Couple things... There is no adjustment to move the switches, but what you can try first off is spraying them with contact cleaner and where the switches inpact the handles put some narrow strips of duct tape on the handle. That will force the switch plunger down more when you engage and/or disengage the handle.

Worse case scenario is you have to replace the switches. Cyclemax has them..


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Re: Clutch and Brake switches

Post by estaibjr » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:48 am

Micro-switches are not adjustable but the tension on the nut/bolt thru your levers is. If it is to tight, it binds (I once had it so front brake wouldn't release). Loosen nut/bolt or get used to pushing lever back outward every time you get into OD. (it's not that bad)Enjoy

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Re: Clutch and Brake switches

Post by RBGERSON » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:57 am

could be worn bushings in the switch/lever replace and it may fix the problem. They can wear, get loose and not function properly.



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