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1990 XV750 Front brake light switch adjustment (Bristol, UK)

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1990 XV750 Front brake light switch adjustment (Bristol, UK)

Post by Yamgo » Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:41 pm

Is there any way I can adjust the front brake light switch? I want my brake light to switch sooner than it does now. I have to push it a bit to much at the moment.

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Re: 1990 XV750 Front brake light switch adjustment (Bristol, UK)

Post by waspanman » Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:37 pm

Do you mean to switch on or switch off? and by what means are you "pushing" it?

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Re: 1990 XV750 Front brake light switch adjustment (Bristol, UK)

Post by Yamgo » Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:55 pm

I ment I have to squeeze the brake lever "hard". The light comes ON pretty late at the moment.

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Re: 1990 XV750 Front brake light switch adjustment (Bristol, UK)

Post by ViragoJoe » Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:09 pm

Yamgo wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:55 pm
I ment I have to squeeze the brake lever "hard". The light comes ON pretty late at the moment.
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Yamgo,
The front brake light switch isn't adjustable like the rear switch.

If it takes excessive pressure to activate it. Chances are the contacts within the switch are worn. I suggest replacing the switch.
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Re: 1990 XV750 Front brake light switch adjustment (Bristol, UK)

Post by waspanman » Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:14 pm

make sure the switch body is firmly located in its mount, if it can move forward and back it will make the switch operation intermittent. a new switch may not fix the problem if the mounting slots are worn, they can be persuaded
back into use with some gentle attention with a small hammer and a flat ended round punch, you will have to remove the mount body to achieve this, and use only as much force as is necessary.
Remember its is easier to not do than it is to undo!

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Re: 1990 XV750 Front brake light switch adjustment (Bristol, UK)

Post by Yamgo » Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:10 pm

Sounds complicated. How can I replace the switch? (safely)
I couldn't find any manual on youtube.

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