Newbie Question: Rear brake switch

tucker g perry tuckergperry at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 15:43:23 PDT 2008


Thanks, Jo. Is this the same hook that is used to secure the pedal return
spring?

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Jo Rhett <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com>
wrote:

> I use the front brake the same way.  It lights up the brake light as soon
> as the lever starts the move, and I have 1/2 inch before the brake does
> anything.
>
> Anyway, on the inside of the stock brake lever is a tall curved hook.  It
> raises up directly from the peg mount.  It looks much like a finger curled,
> or the top of an lower-case "f" character.  The spring attaches to this.  If
> you have higher rearsets than stock, you'll need to find a shorter spring.
>
>
> On Apr 18, 2008, at 3:29 PM, tucker g perry wrote:
>
> > Since the brake light fires before the rear brake actually grabs, I
> > sometimes use it to get the attention of cars behind me without actually
> > slowing down. Also, I'm inclined to have more warning lights than fewer,
> > so
> > I'd like to get it hooked back up.
> >
> >
> > ~tgp
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Jo Rhett <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >  Curiosity, why do you care?  Do you use the rear brake without using
> > > the
> > > front?
> > >
> > > I just put rearsets on my street bike and it doesn't connect properly
> > > any
> > > more, and I just didn't bother ;-)
> > >
> > >
> > > On Apr 18, 2008, at 3:18 PM, tucker g perry wrote:
> > >
> > >  I just picked up a 2002 SV650/S that has been fantastic. When I
> > > > purchased
> > > > it, the spring that actuates the brake light for the rear brake was
> > > > broken.
> > > > I have a replacement spring, but I can't figure out where to connect
> > > > it
> > > > at
> > > > the bottom. The upper connection is clear, but the lower connection
> > > > doesn't
> > > > seem to sit well when hooked with the pedal return spring, and I
> > > > can't
> > > > find
> > > > another mounting point. I've gone over the shop manual and can't
> > > > find a
> > > > reference to it. Can someone explain where to connect it, or send
> > > > along
> > > > a
> > > > picture?
> > > >
> > > > Much obliged,
> > > > tucker
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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> > > > tucker g perry
> > > >
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> > > Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
> > > #553 WERA / AFM
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> > tucker g perry
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> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA / AFM
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