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    Rear brake pedal, front brake lever and rear brake light question
    on: Dec 08, 2018, 12.49 am
    Dec 08, 2018, 12.49 am
    A few weeks ago while riding at night I noticed that my rear brake light only came on when I pulled in the front brake lever. It wouldnít come on when I pressed down on the rear brake pedal.

    I confirmed that the rear brake pedal activates the rear brake fine.

    Is it normal on the Trophy for the rear brake pedal to not activate the rear brake light?

    Not looking for a diagnosis...if itís normal behavior, fine but if the rear brake pedal should activate the rear brake pedal then Iíll have the dealer check it out when I drop it off for new tires.

    Thanks in advance...

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    Re: Rear brake pedal, front brake lever and rear brake light question
    Reply #1 on: Dec 08, 2018, 03.58 am
    Dec 08, 2018, 03.58 am
    I would suspect that the rear brake switch is out of adjustment, or faulty.

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    Re: Rear brake pedal, front brake lever and rear brake light question
    Reply #2 on: Dec 08, 2018, 08.16 am
    Dec 08, 2018, 08.16 am
    The Rear Brake Pedal should definitely activate the Brake Light.

    As Saddle Tramp says, the problem may lie with the switch needing adjustment or being faulty,
    and that is probably the most likely cause, but it could also be that the Rear Brake Switch Relay is faulty,
    or there is some other wiring problem.

    The Rear Brake Switch Relay is behind the right side cover.



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    Re: Rear brake pedal, front brake lever and rear brake light question
    Reply #3 on: Dec 08, 2018, 01.49 pm
    Dec 08, 2018, 01.49 pm
    Thanks folks! Iíll have the shop check it out when I take it in for new tires.

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    Re: Rear brake pedal, front brake lever and rear brake light question
    Reply #4 on: Dec 09, 2018, 02.04 pm
    Dec 09, 2018, 02.04 pm
    Please report back as to what the problem was after your service.

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    Re: Rear brake pedal, front brake lever and rear brake light question
    Reply #5 on: Dec 09, 2018, 05.11 pm
    Dec 09, 2018, 05.11 pm
    The dealer adjusted the switch on the rear brake pedal. It was working but it required the brake pedal to be near the bottom of it's travel. They adjusted it so it activates much sooner in the brake pedal travel. Simple fix at no charge.

    I also made the switch to Michelin Pilot Road 5's and I'll report back on how I like them compared to the OEM Pirelli's once I get some mileage on them.

    Thanks for the tips all...

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    Re: Rear brake pedal, front brake lever and rear brake light question
    Reply #6 on: Dec 09, 2018, 08.14 pm
    Dec 09, 2018, 08.14 pm
    Thanks for the update  :028:

    Good to hear it's all fixed and was nothing major  :152:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Feb 05, 2020, 12.21 pm by Coconut