Atlas brake switch

Discussion in 'Other Nortons' started by seattle##gs, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. seattle##gs

    seattle##gs

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    I have mickey moused the brake switch for multiple decades, do not know what the switch and bracket looks like. Anybody have pictures?
     
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  2. robs ss

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    I have two slimline featherbeds - a '62 Model 50 and a '64 650ss - both have the same style of switch (got this pic off the web)
    Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 1.34.19 pm.png
    Both my mountings are different than this though
    You'll see the RH end of the plunger has a hole in it? - well both mine have the switch mounted up the other way and a spring pulls the switch forward.
    The "striker" plate on the brake rod has a hole for the forward and of the spring.
    I'll see if I can get a better pic
    This style of switch can be disassembled for cleaning/maintenance
    Cheers
    Rob
     
  3. seattle##gs

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    I could really use a picture of the bracket under the switch. Any idea who would sell the switch and bracket? I tried FSA but no go.
     
  4. ntst8

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    A friend made the bracket and fitted a modern repro switch to my wideline ES2 recently.
    The "correct" norton fitting has the switch pushed off when the brake lever rises (striker plate moves back) and the spring within the switch drives the switch on when the brake is depressed (striker plate moves forward). I didn't see him do it but the switch can be dismantled and changed from push on to push off if needed, he needed to on mine.
    The bracket is just a piece of flat, drilled to mount on the rear of the footpeg bolt and for the switch mounts and with a couple of bends for alignment, end on view below.
    Looking at the photo i am now not sure if i have the bend in the bracket mounted the right way around, i removed it for some fine tuning, it seems to work though.
     

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  5. seattle##gs

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    Well, that is what I must do. I was hoping that A) it was a nice looking bracket B) cheap and available.
     
  6. norton bob

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    The picture is pretty correct ,perhaps the screws are much later type. The Triumph type switch is sometimes supplied as it looks similar but works back to front/upside down (if you are lucky!). They can with care be stripped but cannot just be re-configured without much re-working despite looking like it could work. Correct pattern switches are around. Beware of stainless new brake rods that have the tab at the wrong angle and are scrap.
     
  7. texasSlick

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    The good news is, I have my original bracket. I can trace its outline if you wish to fab one up, and send to you.

    The bad news is, I am on the road, and will not be able to do the good news until May 7.

    Slick
     
  8. bad_friday

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  10. ntst8

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    You're a better man than me, i searched and couldn't find that.
    It doesn't seem to be on the exploded view on the website?
     
  11. bad_friday

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    Maybe Im luckier then you ;)
    ANL is my most prefered supplier.
    I've searched the term «brake light», thats all.

    Fritz
     
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  12. ntst8

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    I agree on ANL.
    I searched for brake bracket - but it seems that if using more than one word in their search the words need to be consecutive in the product description. Something learnt today.
     
  13. kernel65

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  14. seattle##gs

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    OK...it looks like I bend a small bit of steel flat stock and attach a switch. It appears the bracket attaches to the frame by one bolt....what keeps it from pivoting? Just the bend resting on the footpeg/muffler bracket? I can do it...
     
  15. bad_friday

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    Mine is not attached to the footpegbolt. See my picture above.

    Fritz
     
  16. texasSlick

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    Mine is like bad_friday's ...... 62 - 63 model.

    Slick
     
  17. seattle##gs

    seattle##gs

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    mission accomplished..
     

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