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Default Getting rid of switch housing. Issues with front brake switch

ok. So what I am doing is getting rid of the switch housing on the handle bars. Both sides. I bought a new throttle sleeve, hand grips, controls, etc. My issue is the front brake light switch. you know, that little obnoxious thingy that likes to break? Mine isn't broken, but I am at a loss for where to get it mounted. There isn't room on the new throttle sleeve / throttle housing I have, nor do I see a place for it on the new levers. Has anyone else run into this? My only thought at this point is to not use it. If I do that, can I just cut the wires and tape them off? That would open the circuit so as to not actuate the signal correct? oy veh.

I am also chopping the rear fender but I think I have that fella all figured out as far as wiring goes.
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Maybe I'm totally off here, but if you just cut the wires and tape them off, your brake-light will probably be permanently "on". Gotta somehow get a signal "kill" in there. And yes, fender chop is cake.
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you can get a pressure switch that goes in line similar to the rear, or you can just cut it and seal the wires.
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Maybe I'm totally off here, but if you just cut the wires and tape them off, your brake-light will probably be permanently "on". Gotta somehow get a signal "kill" in there. And yes, fender chop is cake.
the cut wires will leave the circuit open, no lights. the switch completes the circuit.
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Like Leo said...get yourself a banjo pressure switch. Much more reliable than the stupid little electrical one.
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I had a crazy little idea while I was showering. extend a piece of the new lever (right where it meets the master cylinder) towards the handlebar and then mount the switch on the new throttle housing (how? I don't know yet). the extended piece would make contact with the switch depressing it and turning the light off. does that make sense to anyone else?

also, leo, I am intrigued by this inline pressure switch. I am unfamiliar with the one for the rear brake. where is it located so I can take a peek at it?
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nvm, I looked up banjo pressure switch. It looks like I will become a frequent shopper at the local parts store.

thanks everyone! tomorrow may be a busy day for me.
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See here: http://motors.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_...o+brake+switch
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Like Leo said...get yourself a banjo pressure switch. Much more reliable than the stupid little electrical one.
This is probably your best fix. I thought the wire going to my forwards for the brake light looked like shit so I just did away with it. Just had to train myself to "always" use both brakes. That way the light comes on with the rear brake.
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