Switch for rear brake light

Woe unto you that bought the first model year of a major remake, perhaps this section can help address any 2014 and later model Ural "imperfections". Here's a special section for folks with the latest rigs to discuss 2014 and later model-related topics such fuel injection, 3-wheel disc brakes, hydraulic steering dampers, spin-on oil filters and other anomalies that don't belong on true Russsian motorcycle ;-P We've gone from using big hammers and greasy wrenches to needing computers and Ouija boards in order to fix our rigs.
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Switch for rear brake light

Post by 54vintage » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:02 pm

Just curious if anyone else with a 2014 is experiencing a sticky switch. No doubt a item that is covered by the warrantee.....but annoying none the less.
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Post by 06motorradman » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:12 pm

I had to replace my rear brake light switch on my 2011 model. Not sure if it is the same switch, but the older were prior to issues. I lubricated my new switch and that seems to help.

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Switch for rear break light

Post by SmellyGoatBoy » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:15 pm

Mine was covered by the warranty.
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Re: Switch for rear break light

Post by chaos2 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:21 pm

I got one on warranty, the same switch is a pretty common universal switch, spring and connections differ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00230D6KQ/ref ... 7ILPBRUNCT
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Re: Switch for rear break light

Post by Roadking » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:24 am

I had the same issue. I removed the switch and gave it a shot of WD-40. Let it run down into the switch. Also adjusted it to pull a little further than it was. Has been working ever since.
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Re: Switch for rear brake light

Post by MartyL » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:00 am

:twisted: You can not stop," The Evil Dreaded Rear Brake light switch" from unleashing its unholy rathe from the dark depths of the underworld! :twisted: OUT DEMON OUT! BEGONE EVIL ONE!!! :twisted:
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Re: Switch for rear brake light

Post by Albuquralque » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:58 am

Maybe we should have a "Rear Brake Light Switch" forum....similar to Oil Threads, or Deep Sump Debate..... :D
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Re: Switch for rear brake light

Post by 54vintage » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:11 am

MartyL wrote::twisted: You can not stop," The Evil Dreaded Rear Brake light switch" from unleashing its unholy rathe from the dark depths of the underworld! :twisted: OUT DEMON OUT! BEGONE EVIL ONE!!! :twisted:
This is what I was afraid of.....I'm calling in a priest, rabbi, monk, witch doctor....etc etc etc!! Time to sell the bike :wink:
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Re: Switch for rear break light

Post by 54vintage » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:14 am

Roadking wrote:I had the same issue. I removed the switch and gave it a shot of WD-40. Let it run down into the switch. Also adjusted it to pull a little further than it was. Has been working ever since.
Thanks Roadking.....I'll yank it out today and give it a once over. The only flaw on the Sage Green beast so far.
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Re: Switch for rear brake light

Post by GHGoodwin » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:11 pm

Note that the activation spring is shorter on the 2014's than before. Mine switch was also bad and the replacement came with the correct shorter spring. The original one had been cutoff and re-bent to fit. Can't photo right now but will get one for you guys tomorrow.
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Re: Switch for rear brake light

Post by swoody126 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:51 pm

only found this thread, after picking up a new switch :D

i had tried the lube blast, air blast & politically incorrect vocabularly

all, to no avail :(

the old switch had some RUST on the blades & an invisible knot in the slider, making it stick open

$20±, a little upside down work & i'm back on the road w/ a working system

all n all, a pretty simple fix, for a part that MAY have been exposed to hostile environments :clap:

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Re: Switch for rear break light

Post by 54vintage » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:28 pm

54vintage wrote:
Roadking wrote:I had the same issue. I removed the switch and gave it a shot of WD-40. Let it run down into the switch. Also adjusted it to pull a little further than it was. Has been working ever since.
Thanks Roadking.....I'll yank it out today and give it a once over. The only flaw on the Sage Green beast so far.
Gave it a once over, seemed to do it, no more sticking on, but still has a bit of a click to it when stepping on the pedal....might be going after a new switch if it acts up again.
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Re: Switch for rear brake light

Post by bdlaue » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:56 pm

No issues with switch, so far. :)
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Re: Switch for rear brake light

Post by GHGoodwin » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:38 am

I keep a spare on each bike in with the extra bulbs. IMHO better to have lights. I've actually had a policeman let me off for a blown bulb when I offered to replace it while he watched.
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Re: Switch for rear break light

Post by Roadking » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:23 am

54vintage wrote:
54vintage wrote:
Roadking wrote:I had the same issue. I removed the switch and gave it a shot of WD-40. Let it run down into the switch. Also adjusted it to pull a little further than it was. Has been working ever since.
Thanks Roadking.....I'll yank it out today and give it a once over. The only flaw on the Sage Green beast so far.
Gave it a once over, seemed to do it, no more sticking on, but still has a bit of a click to it when stepping on the pedal....might be going after a new switch if it acts up again.
Yes, it will still have a click when stepping on the break and when releasing. Mine does that too.
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