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post #171 of 1181 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2015, 7:03 pm
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A pic from a recent foray - only 5 allowed out at a time, so brilliant and still heaps of laps.

Old school riding style - must concentrate on getting my knee out and down. Old dog!


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Old school riding style notwithstanding that's still a cool pic nonetheless Richard.

Plunked down on a shiny new Metmachex aluminum swingarm today. Waiting in giddy anticipation for it to arrive.

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recently picked up another FE
today, i poured over tiny details, realizing the prior owner didn't have the wheel lined up right... no big deal.

then realized no brake lights... hmm.

realized the aftermarket rear sets don't have a rear brake switch
found the plug, with nothing attached... thinking without the rear brake switch, the front switch doesn't activate the rear brake light?
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.... thinking without the rear brake switch, the front switch doesn't activate the rear brake light?
Not correct. See the attached diagram.

Front brake (#12) and rear brake (#13) are both powered by the purple/black wire.

Each switch is independent and runs towards the brake light via red/grey.

Personally I think the diagram is incorrect after the last connectors as the yellow (tail light power) becomes red/grey out and the red/grey in becomes yellow out.

Maybe drawn on a Friday afternoon after a vino lunch?

Could be the fuse - the horn (#4) is the only other part powered by that fuse.
If it also does not work, then the fuse may be the issue.
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What have you done to/with your SS today?

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Punch you're awesome at this stuff.
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I'm kind of cheating. As luck has it, I have another FE to reference, hypothesize, attempt to recreate issues with.

As usuaual, you are correct. The brake switches are separate. Horn works, checked fuses, etc

I'm going thru things now. Maybe it's just the switch. I've cleaned it with electrical cleaner. Perhaps I'll remove the switch from the other bike and give it a try


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I'm going thru things now. Maybe it's just the switch. I've cleaned it with electrical cleaner. Perhaps I'll remove the switch from the other bike and give it a try
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Did you test the horn?

Could also be as simple as a blown bulb.

Shallow end first - I am guilty sometimes of deep end first, only to find a problem was really quite simple.

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I'm the same way

Interestingly enough... On the other FE (#339) one night after work... I realized the tail light was out. It had blown, so I replaced it. The next day it was again not working. I took apart the tail light and realized it was simply the prongs in the light assembly not fully contacting the bulb. Easy fix.

This FE (#183) is new to me as I took delivery of it last week I believe. I'm the type to pour over a bike like this, and since it is now my 3rd 900SS, I've grown to know the bike fairly well.

Maybe the switch is broken. Maybe a shipping strap had rubbed into it or something...


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Maybe the switch is broken. Maybe a shipping strap had rubbed into it or something...


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I'd bet on the switch but you never know! Wow you are a sucker for FE's!

You can get a banjo bolt with a pressure switch in it so you can get the rear to operate the lights with the aftermarket rear set.




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Yes, a sucker FEs!
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I found this cool video.
tomorrow I'll probably just swap out a switch from a different bike. if that works, then I'll dig into the defective switch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tRp5_fa0Bc
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