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Brake lights my 95 HD sportster brake lights are on full time, no change wth depressing brake pedal or using hand control. it has after market parts, no name on them, and i just bought the bike so no further information

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Try changing the bulb,sometimes they short out inside

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The switch housing right bar side has moved away from the master cylnder loosen master cylnd bolts and apply lever a little move the two togther and tigthen the bolts you loosened

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Check wiring on under side of bike the wires were touching each other making circuit hot all the time

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Check thefront brake resevoir make sure it did not come apart from brake lever

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Get a test light and start following the wire back. you will find one of the switches or a short is the culprit. I like the check the switches suggestion but a test light will help you to determine if the switch is indeed closed. just clip to a ground and touch the probe to the side of the switch that goes to the brake light. the other side is always hot when the ignition is on

Posted on May 07, 2008

Check the brake light switch at the front level (right hand switch housing) or rear brake cylinder. One or both may be stuck. You may need to clean or replace.

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Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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