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post #1 of 18 Old 12-03-2018, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Brake light constant hot

2018 DL650XT. Hooked up Adventure Tech aux lighting and an Admore Light Bar. The Admore worked perfectly, so then I installed the ADV Tech aux lights. After I did that, the bike's OEM brake light is constantly hot/on. Disconnected the Admore and still have the problem, the disconnected the aux lighting and still have the problem. Cycled the rear and front brakes several times aggressively and that didn't fix the problem. How could installing the Adventure Tech lighting, or anything else, cause this to happen?

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99 times out of 100 it is the rear brake light switch needs adjusting.

The pedal is pulling on the switch, unhook the spring at the switch as a quick test.


If it is the switch you need to lower the switch to get more slack in the spring.
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99 times out of 100 it is the rear brake light switch needs adjusting.

The pedal is pulling on the switch, unhook the spring at the switch as a quick test.


If it is the switch you need to lower the switch to get more slack in the spring.
That was it!!!!!!!! I put on lowered foot pegs and lowered the rear brake pedal all the way to match. It never occurred to me that lowering the brake pedal would activate the switch. Poor design I guess.
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Not really a bad design, to my knowledge it's pretty much the only design on motorcycles for rear brakes. Glad it's figured out, this forum is a great resource!
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Someone didn't read the instructions or watch the video, or read the instructions sent with the parts to cal if he had questions..
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Well, it is a Male dominated hobby. What are these instructions you speak of?
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Someone didn't read the instructions or watch the video, or read the instructions sent with the parts to cal if he had questions..
Who is this cal that you speak of. :-O

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Not really a bad design, to my knowledge it's pretty much the only design on motorcycles for rear brakes. Glad it's figured out, this forum is a great resource!
Ya, just think that adjusting a rear brake pedal to its lowest position shouldn't activate the switch. However, I should have put 2+2 together.
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Someone didn't read the instructions or watch the video, or read the instructions sent with the parts to cal if he had questions..
Bullseye. But hey, blokes only read the instructions as a last resort.
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Bullseye. But hey, blokes only read the instructions as a last resort.
Um... What instructions. The one's that say: "If you adjust the rear pedal all the way down, the brake switch will be activated even though it's not supposed to be." :-O

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