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Need to know how to fix a flicker in my brake light when shifting to second to third gear . there must be a short somewhere . i have taken apart the hand brake and there is no corrosion at all . i road over the weekend and the other riders that i am with say that itflickers when i ride . i don't have the money to take it in , and i am hoping i can fix it myself . thanx , spider ..... i own a 1997 harley davidson fxd superglide .

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Spider, have you tried a new bulb? I've seen a filament break in a bulb and when you hit a bump, the light would flicker. The only way you're going to find the problem is to duplicate it somehow when you're working on it. If the light is flickering "ON", more than likely it's the front brake light switch. Get someone to stand behind your bike or back it up to a wall or something so you can tell when the brake light flickers ON. Shake the front brake lever and see if you can make it do it. Then move to the rear brake pedal and try that. If it flickers then, replace the pressure switch in the metal brake line. The line comes out of the rear master cylinder and goes back towards the rear wheel. There's a tee fitting what the pressure switch screws into. Check the wires on the switch as well. You may have a problem there with the two wires touching each other and turning the light on.

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Steve

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