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Old 12-13-2012, 01:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Front brake light switch

The front brake light switch on my T160 has a lame design (a set screw in the brake lever that backs away from it when you apply the brake). I don't know what other models have that. I've disassembled and cleaned the switch, but it's still intermittent. Sometimes doesn't turn off; sometimes doesn't turn on. That part doesn't appear to be available separate from the switch housing assembly.

Does anyone have a work-around?

Ken
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The later T140s (mine is a 79) has an inline hydraulic switch.

I'd say that it would be easy to fit and wouldn't be easy to see if you're worried about that kind of thing.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brake-swit...-/360284896920
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Brilliant!

Thank you Dave. I care more about safety than appearance, so I will get that switch.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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my bike - not a good photo

the unit is at the top of the picture and there is a solid pipe through the yoke to the three way splitter.

One in
two switch
three out
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