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Rear brake spring

PostAuthor: Baldrick » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:26 am

Hi all
I am just rebuilding various parts after colour and came accross my rear brake switch spring hanging on its own.
Can anybody inform me if it has been re-located to the correct place.
I have added it to the same hole as the foot brake spring, but when i depress the brake pedal my switch spring does not seem to move anywhere.
Is there an individual location for this switch spring or have i placed it the correct location, just needs adjusting.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Rear brake spring

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:36 pm

IIRC, I have the brake light switch spring going from the switch and hooked to the bottom of the "coils" of the brake pedal's spring. Just worked for me. Had to do alittle adjusting of the ring adjuster. To get it to activate with the pedal pressure I wanted. Really doesn't matter where you attach it. Longs as it's secure and has the right pull to activate the on/off with the pedal. Just takes some experimenting. You don't even have to use that spring. Whatever gives ya the right movement.
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Re: Rear brake spring

PostAuthor: Baldrick » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:30 pm

Cool, yes was thinking of placing it onto bottom coil also, but figured maybe it just needs a slight adjustment.
Will check it out when i get some electrics sorted out.
Cheers Flyingdog

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Re: Rear brake spring

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:50 am

The spring hooks to an arm on the rear brake pedal. The switch position is adjustable. Make sure your switch will move when the pedal is depressed.

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Re: Rear brake spring

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:19 am

bstig60 wrote:The spring hooks to an arm on the rear brake pedal.


Not on the 750. Switch sits on a perch next to the solenoid. The 750 brake pedal does not have that extra little arm for a spring as shown in your pic of an 1100.

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Here's how I snaked the spring down behind the subframe bracket and hooked it to that bottom spring coil. Took very little adjusting of the switch, itself. Maybe couple turns of the ring. Coarse..YMMV Good luck. Shouldn't be too tough. Don't envy you have'n to deal with bare bones wiring. PITA at times, for sure. Don't have a pic of where it's connected, but I figured you know what I'm talk'n about. Besides, the bike is against a wall and I just don't feel like wheel'n it out atm. :bg:
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Re: Rear brake spring

PostAuthor: Baldrick » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:13 am

True
I dont have that little arm.
The switch itself also is located to the battery undertray, quite high up with a long spring not short
I will work this one out when putting lights on after my bare bones wiring headache ))) although TRV is a legend. Didnt get to it just yet.
So maybe it is just a case of some fine adjustments.
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