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Offline Silverdart

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Brake light won't come on using front brake
« on: 17 September, 2018, 09:38:21 PM »
I guess the title pretty much says it all.

Brake light works fine using the rear brake, but not the front.

Worked last weekend (AFAIK), doesn't work today. Nothing's changed other than the date on the calendar.

Anyone else seen this? Is this a common issue and easily repairable? (I did a search for the same problem but came up blank.)
Old enough to have seen it all, heard it all, done it all. Just can't remember it all.

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Re: Brake light won't come on using front brake
« Reply #1 on: 17 September, 2018, 10:50:31 PM »
Most likely the front brake light switch at the lever, quite a common failure but cheap enough to replace.

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Re: Brake light won't come on using front brake
« Reply #2 on: 18 September, 2018, 07:20:41 AM »
I get this regularly with my little bikes. Usually damp getting in the switch. I just remove it, easy to unscrew, and spray it with WD40 or whatever, and invariably back to normal. Had to replace one that seized. Had it happen recently after a massive rain storm.

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Re: Brake light won't come on using front brake
« Reply #3 on: 22 September, 2018, 05:51:13 AM »
I replaced mine (had stopped working) a few years ago.
It might be more common than is mentioned on here, maybe because it's really simple and cheap to replace.

See pages 16-21 & 16-23 from the workshop manual here....
16. HYDRAULIC BRAKE
http://bob.ollis-brown.co.uk/manuals/cbf1000/2006-2008-CBF1000-A-16%20HYDRAULIC%20BRAKE.pdf

HONDA CBF 1000 FRONT BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH STOP MICRO LEVER
£1.90 ('free' postage)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CBF-1000-FRONT-BRAKE-LIGHT-SWITCH-STOP-MICRO-LEVER/152940934010

Re: replacing front brake light switch
« Reply #1 on: 28 April, 2010, 07:19:36 AM »

https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,8312.msg108605.html#msg108605
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