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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by WARRIORPRINCEJJ, Jun 20, 2010.
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?
If your going to dispense advice on repairs, make sure its correct........
HH bolt on the shift lever (Adventure) M6 Loctite 243 + 10 Nm
There is a big difference between 10 and 25 Nm on a 6mm bolt, as in it will break at 25Nm....
I can't help much on the information on the switch. However, I did notice that my light is very much like yours. The light came-on very quickly using the front brake lever. However, the foot pedal had to move several degrees before the light came-on.
I had never noticed it before you mentioned it.
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.
thanks for correcting that 10Nm
loctite 242 i been using for near 15 yrs now on my speedway , mx , enduro , road bikes & our A class pro buggie & B class superlite buggie. never had a problem.
I cut a piece of 3/8" thick heavy foam with adhesive on one side & stuck it to the
underside of the rear fender above the red lens to hold it snug.
Sorry I dont have pic but it works
that was an easy fix, my lever didn't need to be bent, once i took it off and put it back on and lowered it a bit it worked fine. I don't have any loctite, but will try to pick some up soon. I also have the same issue with my brake lights, and not sure how to fix it. slight braking with just the rear brake won't turn the light on. potentially you could slow down pretty fast by downshifting and a bit of rear brake, and the driver behind wouldn't see any brake light. I usually try to use the front as well when in traffic, but I'd like to fix this problem if there is a simple fix.
adjust the pushrod.
adjusting one way will make the brake light come on later & the other come on sooner (if too much the brake light & brake will stay on)
950 SUPERENDURO R AUS/UK 2007 > CHASSIS MANUAL > PAGE: 28 > REAR BRAKE CONTROL > FiG:4
if you don't have a manual jump on http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts its a free online PDF manual.
You guys actually use a torque wrench to tighten your shift lever bolt? Talk about OCD.....
Have I seen a picture of your new steed yet? I am just fixing up an 800 Beemer, I have a feeling that I'll want to trade it in on a SE after the first ride around the block... Less weight, more power!
Do both of those work on the SE shock? The reason I'm asking is that they look pretty different in the contact patch area as well as the "open" part that goes around the ring.
It took you some time Lukas to realise, but you're there eventually
Haha, you are right! Deep inside I always knew but I was too scared... still am in fact.
LukasM "slumming" in the humble, little thread I started...To what do I owe this honor?
I don't think you've seen a picture of my SE, yet. I've had the thing quite awhile. However, I didn't start showing it alot of love until it took-over the DR's daily duties...Then, the "fine-tuning" began.
Congrats. on the 800. I think they are great bikes...Rotax, aren't they? Dude, you know you're a KaTooM guy. How in the world did you wind-up with the 800? I think every bike you own has some KTM part integrated. What's the project this time?...WP suspension and a 690E fender on the Beemer?
I'll tell you man...I don't think any bike has the "edge" of the SE. I parked it at a little get-together, this weekend, amidst several "pricey" steeds. There were people around it all day. They were posing and taking pictures with the damn thing!...like it was a porn star at a movie premiere. I thought about charging for the photo ops.
On top of it being edgy, there are some guys, here (in the OC), who can ride it like it's a 200-pound enduro weapon. I can't, but some can. Because of them, I am continually amazed at the beating it is capable of.
Here is a gratuitous "portrait" for your viewing pleasure...
Awesome helmet, I want one!
Viola!...Your wish is granted.
It is nothing more than a "wrapped", white Arai VX-Pro3.
And there's a UK supplier too
Helmet Skinz UK
How many tires im going to change this season
A bunch Javier!
Yes they do. I have the Bling KTM one.