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front brake switch removal
« on: Feb 01, 2021, 11:32:09 am »
i am trying to replace a front brake switch on my 09 raider s, i cant seem to get the wires off of the switch. i dont want to break something. are they just connectors, the switch covers where they attach.
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    Re: front brake switch removal
    « Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2021, 12:00:18 pm »
    Welcome!

    I can't say I've ever had that switch off my bike. However, looking at the parts diagram and your picture, it sure looks like it's just two blade type connectors.
    Item #9 in the diagram found here:
    https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/yamaha/motorcycle/2010/raider-s-xv19cszl/front-master-cylinder

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    Re: front brake switch removal
    « Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2021, 12:25:07 pm »
    They are blade connectors

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      Re: front brake switch removal
      « Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2021, 01:21:47 pm »
      I'm curious as to why you're replacing it?  In all the years I've been on this forum, I can't say I remember anyone messing with that switch.

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      Re: front brake switch removal
      « Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2021, 03:05:02 pm »
      i am trying to replace a front brake switch on my 09 raider s, i cant seem to get the wires off of the switch. i dont want to break something. are they just connectors, the switch covers where they attach.

      Just be a little more aggressive with some pliers to remove the two wires that are blade connectors. Once they are off, you'll see they just click back on.
      I've removed them several times due to changing handlebars so I know.
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      Re: front brake switch removal
      « Reply #5 on: Feb 01, 2021, 08:02:33 pm »
      The two plastic shields split open from the top...once they're open, you can pull off the blade connectors

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      Re: front brake switch removal
      « Reply #6 on: Feb 03, 2021, 10:47:51 am »
      ok thanks, seems like they were on pretty dang tight. must be corroded .

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      Re: front brake switch removal
      « Reply #7 on: Feb 03, 2021, 10:56:36 am »
      as i was sitting at a light i noticed that i could not see a brake light reflection in the grill of the car behind me. the foot brake light works fine, the front will flicker now and again.

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      Re: front brake switch removal
      « Reply #8 on: Feb 03, 2021, 02:54:13 pm »
      Any chance you're running a 240 back tire?  Reason I ask is many of us have put it on and had the wires hanging too low under the fender and wore through them.  All you have to do after fixing the issue is make sure they're tucked away tightly against the fender.

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      Re: front brake switch removal
      « Reply #9 on: Feb 05, 2021, 07:53:52 am »
      Since you already have it apart, pretty easy to test the switch to see if working or not before ordering replacement.  After that, like Ares X alluded to, you'll have to trace wires looking for the spot where things aren't right...

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      Re: front brake switch removal
      « Reply #10 on: Feb 06, 2021, 12:46:24 pm »
      Any chance you're running a 240 back tire?  Reason I ask is many of us have put it on and had the wires hanging too low under the fender and wore through them.  All you have to do after fixing the issue is make sure they're tucked away tightly against the fender.

      This exact situation happened to me when my BlasterX integrated tail light stopped working. One of the connectors got rubbed and pulled apart so I cleaned it up, put some contact cleaning spray in there and then shrink wrapped the connector and then wire tied everything up nice and tight.
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      Re: front brake switch removal
      « Reply #11 on: Feb 06, 2021, 10:06:42 pm »
      Any chance you're running a 240 back tire?  Reason I ask is many of us have put it on and had the wires hanging too low under the fender and wore through them.  All you have to do after fixing the issue is make sure they're tucked away tightly against the fender.

      This exact situation happened to me when my BlasterX integrated tail light stopped working. One of the connectors got rubbed and pulled apart so I cleaned it up, put some contact cleaning spray in there and then shrink wrapped the connector and then wire tied everything up nice and tight.

      Yep. Same here. One Day I noticed it wasn't flashing anymore and sure enough, it wore through the taillight wires.