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    Brake light stays on

    Have a 2007 650 Dakar. Problem is that the brake light is on regardless of if I have the brakes applied or not. I assume that the front or rear brake switch is stuck in the brake position. I checked the rotation of the wheels and both turn easily so the brakes are not on. Any help here on how to fix?

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    I think your bike is a single? I can move your question to the “Thumper” section later

    Anyway, the switches could be sticking as I would guess they are getting a bit long in the tooth as well. I would try WD-40 spray into the switches while working the pedal/lever while watching the light. I would do one at a time to help isolate the culprit. WD-40 is usually a help but not a long time cure.
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    I would pull one wire out of the foot break switch. This way you can tell whether it's the front or the rear brake switch.

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    Brake light

    Thanks...will try that, but the switch is really hard to get to.

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    Brake light

    [QUOTE=Omega Man;1202922]I think your bike is a single? I can move your question to the “Thumper” section later

    Anyway, the switches could be sticking as I would guess they are getting a bit long in the tooth as well. I would try WD-40 spray into the switches while working the pedal/lever while watching the light. I would do one at a time to help isolate the culprit. WD-40 is usually a help but not a long time cure.
    Good luck.
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    Sorry, I put this in the wrong forum. It of course is a single cylinder. I have tried a very thin military gun oil, but probably need something with a little solvency. Will give it a shot.

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    Brake light stays on--2007 F650 Dakar

    Guys, my brake light stays on all the time. I assume it is either the front or back switch that is sticking, but wonder if others have had this problem and how did you fix it? Thanks.

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    The wire from the rear brake light switch ends in a blue connector with a yellow and a green/black wire. Should be somewhere visible under the seat. Disconnect the blue connector and check the brake light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dddoggett View Post
    Guys, my brake light stays on all the time. I assume it is either the front or back switch that is sticking, but wonder if others have had this problem and how did you fix it? Thanks.

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