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Old 10-05-2017, 12:08 PM   #1
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Brake Light Acting Funny

My brake light tends to flicker on & off when I squeeze my front brake lever fully. It works okay when gently applied. Anyone had this issue with their front brake light switch? I'm not sure if it might the be connector or the actual switch?

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Could be dirty contacts. If possible disassemble the switch and clean the contacts. If that can't be done, get some spray contact cleaner and squirt it into the switch wherever you can and work it back and forth. Maybe that'll help, maybe not.
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My brake light tends to flicker on & off when I squeeze my front brake lever fully. It works okay when gently applied. Anyone had this issue with their front brake light switch? I'm not sure if it might the be connector or the actual switch?

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I have the exact same problem on my little 250. I'm going to let the guys at the Honda dealership deal with it while it's in the shop in the coming week(s).
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Could be dirty contacts. If possible disassemble the switch and clean the contacts. If that can't be done, get some spray contact cleaner and squirt it into the switch wherever you can and work it back and forth. Maybe that'll help, maybe not.
Any particular brand cleaner I should look for & use? I'm not that very savvy on electrical stuff.

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I have the exact same problem on my little 250. I'm going to let the guys at the Honda dealership deal with it while it's in the shop in the coming week(s).
You always have the Honda dealer do everything to your bikes!
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Cheap cheap cheap for a new switch and should be an easy install.
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Any particular brand cleaner I should look for & use? I'm not that very savvy on electrical stuff.

No just go to the auto parts store and ask for electrical contact cleaner. Protect your paint, keep a rag handy to clean up drips or overspray and if possible use an air blower, like a nozzle off an air compressor, to blow it dry.
If that doesn't work then a new switch might be the cure, unless somebody else has a better suggestion.

Remember it's hard to diagnose things over the internet.
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You always have the Honda dealer do everything to your bikes!
Yep. Partly because I'm lazy these days. Also because I want the service records in case I ever decide to put the bike up for sale.

With that said, the front brake on the Interceptor was acting a little wonky on Sunday. By Tuesday they had started making noise like they were rubbing when the brake was not applied.
I got home, put the bike up on the center stand, put two bags of mulch and two barbell weights on the back seat to get it to sit on the back tire. I pulled the front calipers off and hung them out of the way to make sure the issue wasn't with the wheel bearings. Soon as I decided that wasn't the issue I looked toward the calipers. Seems I have ridden through enough rain to wash the grease away from the pins that hold the pads in place. The pads also need to be able to slide back and forth on the pins. Without the grease the pads weren't sliding as needed. I cleaned and greased the pins and now she is good as gold again.
So yeah, I do take care of immediate need issues unless it is above my pay grade.

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Cheap cheap cheap for a new switch and should be an easy install.
It is, but my problem is I got big basketball handlin' hands for me to fit my fingers through and unplug the little connector. So it might be a pain in the to do but I'll get it done if need be.

Thank you guys for the tips. I'll you guys informed on the results.
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