Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: college place, WA
Advice needed on brake lamp switch
Last year I added a pair of Ulysses footpegs which are about an inch lower than the stockers, and I like them a lot. I needed to lower the brake pedal to suit the lower pegs, so I adjusted the pushrod going to the master cylinder, and got a nice pedal height--and felt I had accomplished something.
Just yesterday one of my riding partners said I had a nice bright taillamp. So I was admiring it and checked to see how bright the brake light would be, and found my 'taillamp' is bright because the brake lamp is ALWAYS ON. It's been like that for a year! I drove nearly to Alaska and back with the brake lamp on! It's obvious what needs to be done, simply adjust the switch to compensate for the lower pedal. I found the switch, and on my DL1000K7 it is buried behind the frame member near the rear exhaust pipe. I can barely see it and barely touch it with my pinky, but how the hell do you get a tool on it to adjust it?
It appears the tank has to come off or nearly so, and the tank mount bracket, and some electrical parts, and possibly the battery/batt box.
Does anyone have a suggestion how to adjust this switch in a way that doesn't require such a complex disassembly? Am I missing some easier method of doing this job?
All suggestions are welcome before I tear into it tomorrow.