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Rear brake switch relocation
« on: Nov 04, 2012, 08:49:50 PM »
I have read threads about guys cleaning up their fwd controls by relocating the brake switch assembly to a pressure activated banjo bolt directly on the brake cylinder.  I want to do this mod and found these switches all over the web.  I'm looking at goodridge.  They offer in many different bolt sizes, 10mm, 12mm, etc.  does anyone who has done this mod know the exact part number for the one I need or the correct bolt size so that I can look it up and order the right one?  Thanks!!!
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 04, 2012, 10:34:12 PM »
is you need this one
10mm Diameter x 1.25mm Thread Pitch, Single Bleed

K&S 12-0010

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 05, 2012, 06:43:35 AM »
is you need this one
10mm Diameter x 1.25mm Thread Pitch, Single Bleed

K&S 12-0010

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Re: Rear brake switch relocation
« Reply #3 on: Nov 05, 2012, 07:28:17 AM »
Thanks!!
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Re: Rear brake switch relocation
« Reply #4 on: Nov 05, 2012, 09:05:29 AM »
Actually, I got mine off of Ebay.

Tusk  Item ID 290681676112 from Cascade Lakes Marketing Inc.
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Re: Rear brake switch relocation
« Reply #5 on: Nov 05, 2012, 06:44:36 PM »
You can also move it from where it originally is down close to the brake rod if you can make a bracket. I put on the 3 inch extension's last week and I made a bracket out of aluminum that holds the original switch and it bolts to the extension bracket and hooked the spring to a small bracket that bolts to the brake rod itself if you dont want to mess with bleeding the system.
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Re: Rear brake switch relocation
« Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2012, 06:03:11 AM »
You can also move it from where it originally is down close to the brake rod if you can make a bracket. I put on the 3 inch extension's last week and I made a bracket out of aluminum that holds the original switch and it bolts to the extension bracket and hooked the spring to a small bracket that bolts to the brake rod itself if you dont want to mess with bleeding the system.
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Re: Rear brake switch relocation
« Reply #7 on: Nov 07, 2012, 09:50:06 AM »
Here are a couple of pictures I took with my phone so hopefully you can see what I did.
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Re: Rear brake switch relocation
« Reply #8 on: Nov 07, 2012, 09:51:12 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 07, 2012, 10:13:44 AM »
very good for design to use old switch and brackets, but hydraulic switch is easier, less time to convert.
so why you use your way instead of hydraulic switch? Im not see reason for do it this way. thanks


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Re: Rear brake switch relocation
« Reply #10 on: Nov 07, 2012, 10:31:11 AM »
glad this was brought up heres what i did with a shiny spring...i wanted to keep it visible but not from the front...plus once yall see what i did to the footpegs and brackets you'll understand why i did not want this on my bracket....but anywho it works well and keeps it in sight

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Re: Rear brake switch relocation
« Reply #11 on: Nov 07, 2012, 07:29:31 PM »
I made the new bracket in about 15 minutes out of some scrap aluminum in my garage and installed it when I put on the extensions on so I did not have to buy a switch or bleed the system, I beleive in my case it was less expensive and less time involved.
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Re: Rear brake switch relocation
« Reply #12 on: Nov 08, 2012, 06:54:55 AM »
I made the new bracket in about 15 minutes out of some scrap aluminum in my garage and installed it when I put on the extensions on so I did not have to buy a switch or bleed the system, I beleive in my case it was less expensive and less time involved.
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That is a great job!  I'm always a fan of figuring a way out without just bolting it on.  Unfortunately, I didn't think of that   :-[.

But, for those that want a quick and easy bolt on, I've got about $15 and 30  minutes in relocating mine, including bleeding the brake.
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