- Apr 15, 2009
This looks like the right routing but the cable sure isn't happy. Needs to be straighter or something.
grandpaul said:There's a spring-loaded pressure switch inside that lump on the cable that makes contact to complete the brake light circuit.
Ordinarily, Nortons use a horrendous lump of a switch that must be fiddled into the exact position by adjusting it's mounting on the ridiculous plate that hangs from the brake pedal. The worst attempt at a Rube Goldberg solution that I have ever seen.
lcrken said:The original PRs used the stock Commando brake light switch, but located it on the rear brake backing plate, and actuated it with an alloy lever that bolted on with the backing plate lever. It was located by a tight fit when the nut holding the lever was tightened. It was adjusted by loosening the lever nut and moving the alloy lever to the right position, then tightening the nut. Seemed to work just fine that way.
The cable was routed between the two rubber mounts for the silencer.
The cable on your setup looks a bit longer than the original PR cable. They might have had to do that to keep it flexible enough with the in-line switch added.
gtsun said:Swoosh, what did you end up doing? I've been thinking of going to one of the cables with the built in switch and I'm also using rearsets. I think the stock length would be better to reduce that tight bend. I also see from old posts that there seems to be mixed results with the in line switches. Yours looks smaller in the picture then the ones I have seen, are there more than one type?
Jeandr said:Why not invert the arm on the backing plate and use a rod instead of a cable? If you are not good at fabricating a switch bracket, you could use a Triumph rear brake switch which hooks to the rod and to a suitable place on the frame or plate.