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post #1 of 10 Old 03-18-2009, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Switch and scuffed Satos on 9er

So I'm back from my adventure and have started writing something up as a sort of ride report but I had a few casualties on the trip (well, one may have been before)..

Anyway, rear brake switch doesn't seem to be functioning - I'm wondering if this is something that's been encountered before and if so, if there's something I might be missing as to a culprit. I see a little adjustment by the pedal and moving it either way doesn't make the switch go on - wires looked plugged in???

Ah...and the Satos. Yeah, so I THOUGHT my saddlebags would work alright with the loud buggers, but I now have what effectively looks like a line of polished metal as a result of some rubbing (no scratches or digs in the metal, thankfully). Looks kind of crap, and now I'm thinking I should just try and polish the whole pipe or maybe get some BBQ paint and go black? Anyone else been down this road with Sato's?

Just about to turn 12k on the bike so I'll be replacing the plugs and checking out the valve clearance (no chatter, so I'm guessing I'm okay). Fun never ends.

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-18-2009, 10:49 AM
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just send me your Satos and I'll mail you my stock pipes. Heck...I'll even perform the bafflectomy for you first.

I'm not sure of the finish, but if it is brushed, maybe you could use a light scotch brite pad or something similar to blend it back in.

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Hadn't thought of that option...

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Should not be too hard to pin down. Does grabbing a handful of front brake cause the rear brake lights to come on?

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Yep, front brake definitely triggers the light, rear brake does not...so rear switch if the wires look connected to the harness, or is there another harness or some such that might be the root cause?

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I'm guessing it is either the brake switch(adjustment) or the 2 pin connection might be loose. First try a little more adjustment to allow the plunger to extend more.

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and post up some pics from the trip...

glad ya'll made it unscratched and upright..



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There was discussion on "Brake Light Switch" before.
See if this helps:
Bla bla bla brake light switch bla bla

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Thanks gents - I'll take a gander at the assembly first, I'm guessing it's Jeff's & Mike's suggestion in regards to the rear setting.

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