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Offline Holmsey

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Brake light staying on??
« on: February 23, 2021, 00:28:47 »
After all the comments on my bike being dirty... I cleaned her... Now the brake light stays on..  Working perfectly when dirty.
Any ideas  :shrug:
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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 01:05:00 »
Told you not to wash it too much, is the brake pedal returning fully? :thumb:
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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 04:51:28 »
PG9?
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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 06:22:42 »
 lol

Unplug the front switch to determine whether the problem is the front or back then go from there .
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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 06:35:22 »
It was probably always on, you just couldn't see it for the muck.

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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 09:41:18 »
I've just been fitting footpeg lowering kit and had the same problem. I found it was the spring from the footpeg lever which attaches to the switch that was too tight and pulled on the switch. Took a fair bit of adjusting and talking to myself to sort it out. Could you have done something to the spring on the rear brake lever to move it? Also not sure about front brake switch.......  :shrug:
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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 10:22:45 »
I've been having a similar problem of the rear brake not switching the lights on soon enough but then a delay in them going out. Turned out the actuator wire was jammed alongside the tank breather and causing resistance. Having sorted that out, I would like to adjust the switch to come on slightly sooner but the switch body appears to have bound into the adjuster nut and I don't have the hands of an elf to get in and adjust it.
Task for another day I fear.

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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 12:14:45 »
Can't beat 'elf and safety...
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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 14:20:40 »
All fixed.... It was the rear brake, a bit of penetrating oil and all freed up...
Last time I wash the bike.
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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 14:22:27 »
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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 16:59:32 »
So glad I read this thread as I found the rear brake switch was not connecting the circuit.  The front brake lever was operating the light it so it was the rear brake lever switch.  I'm sure that with a little more thought Suzuki could have made it completely impossobe to adjust it and not just a bloody faff. A large plastic nut that a spanner can go onto but with no room to turn it.  ###
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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 23:52:15 »
Glad I could be of help Brockett  :fix:
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Re: Brake light staying on??
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2021, 10:57:14 »
"impossobe" that's just shameful. My apologies to the language police.
Look at the clock and the calendar.
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