Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Let's start with what should be the easy one - the rear brake light.
The rear brake light is controlled by a switch which is activated by a lump on the brake lever.
The switch is held to the brake lever housing by one screw and has two wires going to it.
First, as Larry says, make sure you can hear the switch clicking when you pull the lever and make sure that the rear brake pedal activates the light (to insure the bulb is good). Check both of your fuses. They should be good or the bike wouldn't run, but check anyway.
Look underneath the brake lever and see the lump that presses the switch button in. If all that is working (you can see it depressing the button and hear it click), get your volt meter.
With the ignition on, you should find 12V at one of the wires by probing it while the other VOM probe is grounded. If you find 12V, then put the probe on the other wire and pull the brake lever. You should see 12V on that, proving the switch works.
At this point you're going to be fishing for a problem with the wire that goes back to the brake light, which is a Blue/White wire. I believe it runs down to the rear brake switch.
If the switch looks bad, just get a new one. I've had one go bad on me and fixed it, but it sits in my tool kit as a replacement in case the new one goes bad someday.
If you don't find 12V at the brake switch on the Red wire, then there's probably something wonky in the area of the kill switch. The red wire should run into the harness near the kill switch; they share a common power source.
If need be, I can disassemble mine and get pictures for you.
Tom [email protected]
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