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Brake lights I just recently got screwed at the local bike shop.After 2 months of waiting the cam adjuster was replaced.I was told the tech wouldn't test ride because I had no brake lights.I rode it back and noticed the brake lights are ALWAYS on.The only way I got the brake lights to work was when I took out the tail lamp fuse,but then the bike wont start unless I have the brake lever(s) applied.put the fuse back in and it starts but still have constant brake lights. any help please

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    I'm looking at purchasing a 2006 yzfr1 , very good condition with 15000 k's ,upon test riding there is an obvious vibration coming from the front ' only ' upon braking , the harder you brake , the more it vibrates. There is no pulsating through the brake lever and front tyre is new . The seller said he's since had it inspect and advised the bike shop told him it's a common issue with this bike ???

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    my led tail light and brake lights wont work I got the one row on each side lights up until I hit the brake then I have nothing

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    when applying front hand brake, brake lights dont come on



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The taillight should be on at all times. The brakelight should come on when the front or rear brakes are applied. Start by disconnecting the front brake light switch then the rear to see which switch is broken. Also check the bulbs. I have seen them short out internally. The filament inside the bulb break and contacts the other circuit.

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There is an adjustment on the rear break pedal that turns the break light on when the pedal is pushed, check if this solves the light on all the time. It also sounds like a hot lead to the break light is grounding out. Check the wire (look at the color of it) from the break light to the front and rear controls for any bare wire then replace as necessary.

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1/ The cable and cable adjustment screw.
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3/ The brake shoe assembly.

I've listed the three parts in the order of most likely to cause your brake problem. First I'll give a quick over view of how the brake should work then we'll look at the 3 parts in more detail.

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The Bugaboo has an odd double nipple design. Your replacement cable will only have one end the same as the Bugaboo. The other end will be either bare or have the pear style nipple. This you would cut off. Using the old cable as your guide, you cut the new outer cable to 75 cm and fit the ferrules supplied with the kit. The matching nipple will be the top (lever) end of the cable, reuse the old adjuster and slip it on to the bottom end followed by the solder less nipple. Set the nipple 89 cm from its opposite. Depending on the cable and nipple you buy you may need to drill the plastic parts out to ease the fit I also cut the screw head off to get a better finish some nipples come with internal grub screws.
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2/ The brake lever assembly is made up of the lever, a release button, a small compression spring and the outer bracket that holds it all on the handle. The bracket also holds the left handle release button. The most common problem is the ratchet fails to hold and this is a safety issue as it can fail quite suddenly!
Before reading any further have you ever lubricated you brake lever? If not do so I have quite a few brake lever faults come to me that are just sticky buttons. Use a silicone spray not WD40. Now back to real brake problems.
Either the small compression spring has broken (unlikely) the screws holding the assembly loosen (hopefully) or the teeth on the button and outer bracket have worn down (most likely). Try first to tighten the two screws, if that does not help take the two screws out. It's a simple mechanism the button sits inside the lever it can move in and out of the lever but can't turn as it has splines that lock it to the lever. A compression spring pushes the top outer edge of the button against the inner side of the bracket; they both have serrated teeth that lock them together. The raised centre of the button protrudes though the bracket. Pushing on the center of the button disengages the interlocking teeth of the ratchet. The compression spring can be found in most hardware stores, worn ratchet teeth can be reshaped with a rotary modeling tool like the Demel.

3/ If the Brake shoes are the problem it will be obvious,broken expansion springs are easily replaced, stripped threads on the cable adjuster can be sorted at your local bike shop and broken parts either repaired by a plastic welder / bumper repair shop or replaced with parts from a salvaged frame.
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