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Front brake light not working

As said, when I pull my front brake the rear brake light does not react. Is it a simple matter or adjust here or could there be a deeper issue?
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As said, when I pull my front brake the rear brake light does not react. Is it a simple matter or adjust here or could there be a deeper issue?
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There are two small wires protruding out of the bottom of the master cylinder assembly. Make sure they are connected.

If they are and you're still not getting a light then you'll have to trace them back or test them for connectivity, look for a break somewhere.

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Another thing to check is does the light come on when the rear brake pedal is depressed. If not there is a good chance the light is on all the time and the problem is in your rear brake switch.

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Use a small piece of metal to join the two prongs on the switch as well. When my front brake light stopped working, it turned out to be the switch. If you need a switch, all bikes use the same switch. Even Hardleys.

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Another thing to check is does the light come on when the rear brake pedal is depressed. If not there is a good chance the light is on all the time and the problem is in your rear brake switch.
ah, good thinking. +1. That rear brake switch gets dirty and can stick...

Pull down on it with the bike on, see if the rear light goes dim. If it does, tear it apart and clean it.

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