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Old 07-11-2010, 11:14 AM   #45
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Location: Campbell River, BC. Fantasy Island
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Originally Posted by GSBS
I noticed the other day on my 07 SE that when using the rear brake the light doesn't come on until I depress the brake pedal well past where it engages the pads to disc.

The light comes on for the front brake when barely touching the brake lever, well before it engages.

I've looked at the shop manual and the manual that came with the bike and cannot find any reference to adjusting the switch's action. The shop manual does show the location of the switch itself, which is wire-tied to the right side of the frame near the shock.

Anyone else noticed the rear brake light not coming on until the pedal is depressed hard? Or if there's an adjustment I'm missing? If not, would the fix be a new brake light switch?

The rear switch works off pressure, notice how it's part of your banjo bolt? You have to build pressure in the mc to trip it. The front is mechanical based on lever travel.
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