Rear brake light switch?

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Rear brake light switch?

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Hi guys, I realized this morning while checking my bike out before going to work, that my rear brake light does not come on when I depress the rear brake lever. The light comes on when I squezze the front lever, but regardless of how hard I step on the rear brake lever, the light will not come on. I looked in the forum for other people that have had this issue, and I was wondering if anyone knows what a good part # is for the replacement switch. As always, thank you all for your help. You guys are the best! Have a great weekend.
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Thank you for the parts manual Paso 750! I appreciate your help.
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According to my dealer, this switch is obsolete. I guess I will have to convert to another style. Anyone have good luck with a replacement switch on these?
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTORCYCLE-HYDR ... 06&vxp=mtr

You`ll have to shorten the cables and crimp on blade terminals then this should be fine.
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Thank you again Paso 750.
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I prefer when possible to send my dollars to Bevel Heaven or Ed Milch

any switch with the proper thread size will do, expect to match the electrical terminations to suit
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Available from Mdina Italia in the UK http://www.mdinaitalia.co.uk/cgi-bin/co ... =079654114
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As usual, to say that you guys are a huge help, would be an understatement! Thank you again. :thumbup:
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Hey guys, I went to change the rear brake light switch tonight, and I had a question regarding the brake line that the switch screws into. Is it possible to unscrew the switch, and not have any brake fluid leak out? Before I unscrew the switch, I want to make sure I am not missing anything. I am wondering if I should put hose pliers on the line, and clamp it off. As always, thank you for your help, and advice!
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You could use the hose clamps and it will help but you will still get some air introduced anyway. It shouldn't need much bleeding and it's not a hard to do as long as you keep the reservoir topped up.
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Thank you Derek. I am going to give it a go this weekend. I appreciate the help.
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Hey guys, I took off the rear switch to change it out, and I noticed I only have one copper washer between the rear hose. I looked at the parts diagram and there is supposed to be two washers. Has anyone tried to put the switch back using only one washer? It was not leaking, but, I really don't want to find out the hard way. I see that the washers are now obsolete. What do you think?
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Paul , you can get those copper washers from heaps of places , any hardware shop , engineering supply shop , automotive brake shop , Yamaha , Honda ............bike shops
In a lot of cases the last place you look for Ducati parts is a Ducati shop . Copper washers (for drain plugs too ) , circlips ,fuel line , throttle grips , spark plugs oil filters ect ect are available from "other" places heaps cheaper than a Ducati shop. Ideally you should replace those washers every time you remove them .... but unless they look damaged ( scored or squashed ) I use em again :)
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I noticed I only have one copper washer between the rear hose


Look closer, may not be copper could be aluminium

It would have been leaking for sure with only one sealing surface

I am wondering if I should put hose pliers on the line, and clamp it off

One more thing, never clamp a brake line
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