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brake light issue on gs500f?

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by qbnspeedfreak, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. i dont know if any1 else has this problem on the gs but i noticed the other day with light pressure on the rear brake my brake light does not light up? any1 had anything similar and/or knw a solution 2 this?

  2. But it lights up with more pressure? Sounds like it's simply down to a little too much resistance in the switch - most likely the connections on the switch and/or the contacts inside the mechanism itself have corroded slightly and need a clean.
  3. Does it happen on both levers?

    The take up point for the switch, on the rear lever is adjustable.
  4. nope just the rear

    found the adjustment now i just need 2 know how on earth am i supposed 2 get at it my hand can not possilby get at that and cant get a spanner 2 it either
  5. Don't you just love Japanese bike designers?

    They should give them all a basic tool kit and they should be told to go and maintian some oldish, High-k bikes with the use of a bike hoist.
  6. Actually, most Japanese bikes are well designed from a maintenance perspective.
    Your switch should have plastic nuts for adjustment.... or a way of disconnecting the lead and turning the body of the switch. Alternatively, removing one simple part, such as the brake lever, should give you good access.