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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Stop light front or rear won't work

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I have 2006 kawasaki ninja 650
It was installed integrated tail light on it (not by me)
So what I've noticed is that stop light won't turn on either with front or rear breaks
What should I check can you give me advice please?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Another odd thing what I noticed
I found rear brake light switch it didn't have the little spring
So I got it but now when I pull tip of the switch down the rear light turns permanently off
Under the seat 10amp fuse gets blown which correspondes to the tail light
What's going on does anybody know what to check and how to fix it?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 04:46 PM
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Malfunctioning brake lights are a big safety concern. I would recommend getting it repaired quickly either at a shop or getting a repair manual to fix the problem yourself.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for respond
Yeah that's so true
I have the integrated smoked tail light and I don't even like it much because when I press brakes i like it when is real visible stop light, brighter than tail light like at least 5-7 times
as for the stop light I searched and found the problem
So rear break had the spring installed upside down and therefore the switch wasn't even attached
I changed that now it works okay I adjusted hopefully right and fuse under the seat doesn't burn at least as for now
About the front brake is also the problem is in switch
I took it off (little tiny plastic switch next to the front brake lever) ordered a new one (is like $5)
So when I will put it on I'll see if that will fix the problem
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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does anybody have some advise how to make your stop light really really visible??
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 11:18 AM
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More visible stop light-

Buying a high quality bulb for it, or an all new aftermarket light housing and bulb.

Tap the brake levers several times before stopping.

Wear a bright colored jacket and helmet.

I glued four round red reflectors (the thin type) from a Lowes that I cut from a bigger rectangular reflector, to the upper back of my dark gray jacket, for better visibility at night and in the rain.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 07:25 AM
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Another way to get good visibilty when braking is to instal red LED strips just under the tail above the tire. Wire them up so that when the brake is applied they light up. It will produce a large red hue that can be seen from all sides. Or another route is to install a brake light modulator. When the brake is applied your light will quickly flash several times before going solid. It does a great job of grabbing the attention of vehicles behind you.

I've gone both routes on several motorcycles but the led strips is the cheapest way to go.
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