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Old 11-16-2005, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear brake light switch issue.

I just got my bike back from inspection and it passed, no problems. The inspection mech did notice one thing that I had not....the front brake lever switch kinda sticks intermittently.

I played with it and sure enough, when you used the hand brake sometimes the rear light would stay on or kinda blink a few times. If you pushed the outward on the brake lever it will go out.

I have just now taken off the lever and played with the switch a bit, I have not gotten inside where the switch guts are, I dont have time as I've got to go to work in a few.

Its just a little ole switch and I don't think there is an adjustment on it, is there? Thanks in advance for any help.


1998 FXSTC Softail Custom
1981 FXS Low Rider
1979 Honda CBX inline 6
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No adjustment. If you've recently changed out the switch housings, it may not have been properly seated back in during reinstall. It's a pretty snug fit. Switch may need to be replaced but I would just stick a small piece of cardboard between where the lever meets the bracket (do a search on switch housing replacements for more info) and pull the covers and see if it is in the proper location. There's also a small metal wedge that holds everything in place that could have slipped out.

This is all pretty clear in the service manual or instructions for switch housing kits.

2007 FLSTC
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