Newbie Question: Rear brake switch

Jo Rhett jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Fri Apr 18 16:22:08 PDT 2008


That would make sense.  Or I'm dead wrong about what that hook was  
for ;-)

On Apr 18, 2008, at 3:43 PM, tucker g perry wrote:
> 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
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> tucker g perry
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>>>> #553 WERA / AFM
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> tucker g perry
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>> #553 WERA / AFM
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> -- 
> tucker g perry

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