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ok, i just installed some new grips. i got everything installed, but when putting the brake lever back on i must have done something because i can't get the brake light to go out. the lever won't push the botton in all the way. any idea's?

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Did you put a spacer between the brake lever and the housing? If not, you might have broken the brake light switch.
 

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well i didn't see a spacer in there? i had everything put back together and pulled the break lever in and i herd a snap. so i took it all back apart and found no parts broke off. so i put it back together and turned the key on to notice the brake light is stuck on? man i thought i was being carefull too!
 

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Yep...busted...did the same thing...you're gonna love replacing the switch!
 

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When I did the same thing, I was lucky enough to find the little end piece that broke off and super glue it back on. Still holding after 3 months. If it falls of, I'll replace the switch.
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i believe the *** bike's have the switch on the other side of the lever and when you remove the lever asy the switch stays intack they don't have a tiny pc of plastic that can break off. but i have cooled off and ready replace the switch............
 

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Hope you know how to solder well. You should pull back the black plastic portion of the harness as far as possible. Cut the wires to the old switch. A tip is to stagger the cuts, so that your new solders won't be next to each other and create a big lump. Solder the new switch on (don't forget to put some heat shrink on the wire first !!

When reassembling, the manual says to jam a "spacer" (cardboard, a nickel) keeping the lever open. I'm a tech and prefer to remove the snap ring and take the lever off before installing the master cylinder. Once all is back on the bar, use a screwdriver and push the plunger in, and sneak the lever around the corner, then reinstall the snap ring. Sounds harder than it is.
 

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has anyone tried to glue the small piece back on? i just hate to cut open the wire harness unless i have to. fortunatly i have some wireing experience and have solder wires. my guess is the wires are tiny with NO extra length..

thanks for the info
 

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You don't have to cut open the "wire harness", just the wires themselves. The black cover will pull back pretty far. The wires on the new switch are a 2-3 inches long.
 

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Sorry to hear of your delimna.

a rule of thumb I live by is no maintenance should be undertaken without at least referring to the manual or questioning someone with experience, if I am unexperienced.
 
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