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February 22nd, 2009, 04:17 AM   #1
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Hi folks, I recently bought a replacement Brembo brake light switch (little micro-switch that fits under the master cylinder body on the handle bar to activate tail light).

However, after fitting it I've noticed that the rear light is on permanently. I unbolted the switch from the handle bar & pressed the little switch in & out, and it appears that the light goes OFF when the button is in?? So I thought that it was wired wrong, so swapped the connectors over, still the same??

Has anyone had this problem? Am I missing something obvious?

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February 24th, 2009, 09:01 AM   #2
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RE: Brake Switch

Just want to pop this back on the front page one more time in case anyone might know what the problem is?

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February 24th, 2009, 09:42 AM   #3
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RE: Brake Switch

Crispin, If the switch works correctly when you push it in by hand then the brake lever can't be pushing it in properly, check it all lines up properly and that the lever is pushing it in far enough.

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RE: Brake Switch

if its like im thinking then its meant to be off when the button is in and on when the button is out. cos when the end of thelever presses against the button, when your not braking. then when you brake the end of the lever comes off the button and switches the light on.

if its working right by hand is the end of teh lever hitting the button properly.

i've just realised i've said the same as PB just in x3 as many words. oops
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February 24th, 2009, 10:09 AM   #5
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cheers cypher, that made me laugh
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February 25th, 2009, 10:49 AM   #6
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RE: Brake Switch

hey thanks guys, that did the trick!! With new enthusiasm & a sense of purpose after your posts, I reattempted the fitment.

After a few minutes, STILL? not working???? I took another careful look in the plastic box that the bits came in, and there hidden in a corner was a tiny little plastic bit.

This fits inside a small hole in the underside of the manifold & makes the connection between the lever inside & the switch on the outside, without it I would NEVER have got it working!!! so thanks again! road legal once more!!

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February 25th, 2009, 10:59 AM   #7
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nice one Crispin..... i take it your shoulder is all healed now and ready for some track action.

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oooooohhhhhh yeah!! give me sunshine, don't give me rain, & I'm back out on track for more bone breaking pain!!!
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RE: Brake Switch

I had the same problem i just messed around with the angle a bit while doing up the two small screws it seem to be a slight adjustment and it works. By the way if you ever have to buy a micro switch buy a ducati one its only about 2/3 of the price.
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I know this is an old post, but which Ducati or brembo micro switch is it. I'm in need of one for my 11 FE and From husaberg its 60 bucks and I would like to find a reasonable option. Any help would be appreciated!
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