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Old 06-04-2010, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I recently bought a used 2008 Ninja 250 and I noticed the brake light always stays on no matter if I'm pressing the brakes or not. I need some tips on how to troubleshoot the issue before I throw my hands up and bring it to a shop.

Please share with me any obvious things to check. I'm spending this weekend on fixing my bike..

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does it get brighter when you press on the brakes?

cause on my '10 250, its always off except when i use the brakes
and i was just told that its suppose to be always on and gets brighter with brakes
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I'd check the rear brake light switch. You might have to lower it a bit.
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Notice the one thing that's hanging down and connects to the rear brake MC? That's the switch. There's plastic nuts that you can raise or lower it.
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there's a difference between the tail light and brake light.

tail light is always on, required for motorcycles by federal law.

brake light activated when brake pedal is depressed or brake lever pulled in. the tail light and brake light use a single dual filament bulb for both.

as i said the tail light is always on, when you use the brakes, the other filament is energized. the brake light is much more intense than the tail light.

SO, if the brake light is on all the time check the adjustment of your rear brake lever switch first.
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Notice the one thing that's hanging down and connects to the rear brake MC? That's the switch. There's plastic nuts that you can raise or lower it.
Wow! That is the exact problem! Thanks! You guys are awesome!!
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