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Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:43 am
by MartyL
bdlaue wrote:No issues with switch, so far. :)
:twisted: DO NOT TEMPT THE EVIL ONE!!! :twisted: The Evil Dreaded Rear Brake Light Switch will unleash its unholy spew from the dark depths of the underworld! BEGONE EVIL ONE!!! :twisted:

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:50 pm
by hwk2th
had a bad switch as well..drove home with brake light on for 150 miles...pushed and pulled it multiple times seems to be working

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:08 am
by Kilometers2
:boogie: hhmmmm and here I thought the lights were one of the hidden improvements IMZ made without all the fanfare. After being told to use dielectric grease on all the electrical connections on my 2007 Gear Up, and not believing it, and then having to do so to get turn signals and brake lights to work consistently, I've been amazed each and every ride on the 2014 Patrol that ALL the lights work all the time....and have been the least trouble prone system on my rig to date at 1,450Kms.

Kilometers
2014 Patrol red/white

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:12 am
by Albuquralque
:thumbsup:

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:58 am
by Trevorski
Just the other evening as I was working on my handlebar swap, and fired the rig up briefly, I noticed that brake lights were on. Tugged on the switch and found it was stuck in the extended position. Wiggled it a lot and it retracted. There has _got_ to be a better option for a switch, somehow (even though from what I understand this is a switch commonly used on other brands also). Hope to eventually find something...

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:29 pm
by Albuquralque
You could get a pressure operated switch and mount it where the banjo fitting is on the rear master cylinder.

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:36 am
by 54vintage
Since giving the switch a bit of lube and then a good workout It has worked like a charm. I think it only had a few hundred Ks on the clock at that time......Now I'm over the 5000 K mark with no signs of sticking.

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:12 am
by Roadking
54vintage wrote:Since giving the switch a bit of lube and then a good workout It has worked like a charm. I think it only had a few hundred Ks on the clock at that time......Now I'm over the 5000 K mark with no signs of sticking.
Same here. Took it off, turned upside down, WD-40, replaced. No problems since.

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:23 am
by Subsnowden
I know this is an old thread but I thought I would resurrect for those that do/will have this problem. It's a super simple fix to make your sticky switch work perfect. Remove and disassemble the switch and you should see a small piece of excess plastic at the top of the rod. Scratch it off with your fingernail or something. That is the culprit of the sticking switch. Reassemble and reinstall and you shouldn't have any problems

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:07 pm
by GHGoodwin
I'm thinking of switching out to one of these. Any comments?

http://www.amazon.com/Goodridge-Banjo-B ... B000GTV0RC

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:24 pm
by Subsnowden
GHGoodwin wrote:I'm thinking of switching out to one of these. Any comments?

http://www.amazon.com/Goodridge-Banjo-B ... B000GTV0RC
You can definately go that route too. I was thinking about doing a banjo bolt switch as well but figured I would take my switch apart first. The banjo bolt sensors have been around forever and are usually reliable as hell. Just make sure you get the right size banjo and make sure your brakes are adjusted correctly.

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:56 am
by GHGoodwin
I think we may be seeing these as stock in the future. Say late '16s maybe. Just a rumor I heard.

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:10 pm
by wooden nickel
I don't want to any more obtuse than normal, but is 10mm X 1.25mm in fact the proper thread for these bikes? If so I think I'll get one unless you think Ural will do a recall. I just checked my mechanical switch and it doesn't move at all.

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:22 pm
by Subsnowden
wooden nickel wrote:I don't want to any more obtuse than normal, but is 10mm X 1.25mm in fact the proper thread for these bikes? If so I think I'll get one unless you think Ural will do a recall. I just checked my mechanical switch and it doesn't move at all.
Pull it out and take it apart. It's a very simple mechanism. Just pull away the rubber boot and push in the two exposed metal tabs to remove the contacts at the end of the wires. Then inspect the rod, bushings, and spring

Re: Switch for rear brake light

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:42 pm
by wooden nickel
Actually between the crappy rear brake switch on this bike and the 06, I have had it with mechanical switches. I prefer pressure switches for their enclosed protected switching.