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hi,

when ever i put on the brakes at night the only time i get the extra high output is with the rear brake only!! i can squeeze the front one as hard as i want and the thing never brightens up. the light is always lite and working, but i can't manage to pre-warn people of me slowing down unless i use my rear brakes; which i don't always do.

Anyone else have this problem, or might no know what the problem might be.
 

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When I first got my bike I had the same problem. Come to find out the dam wire was not hooked up to the front brake lever. I would go to www.buykawasaki.com and get the wiring diagram for the front brake and trace the wires and make sure they are connected.

One thing to remember, wires dont just quit working, it is 99.9999% of the time a bad connection.

It's days like this I wish I still did drugs!
 

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Seen it before, the lackies at the dealer that put it together didnt hook up wire on the switch up on the front brake lever. should be a wire and connector up there somewhere.


98 6R. TBR slip-on. No poser add-ons.
 

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Check UNDER the break lever, there are two plugs (upside down L shaped) that need to be plugged in. They usually come (shipped) plugged in but if that guy on the line was out sick that day your bike rolled through it may have not been plugged in.

I think its has a whitish / clear color head.
 

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thanks everyone, glad it isn't some permanent thing.

I'm gonna fix it this week.

<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle> bike night in Los Angeles, going to watch some phat stunts. LAst week these guys were pulling sick straight legged stand ups. I was like damnnnnn, and my girl was like AAHHHHHH, then these other people were like OOOHHHHHH,, you get the point....
 

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Just wanted to chime, I've had the same problem on my '95. If you're bike isn't brand new, the connectors in the activation switch could be corroded. If the wires are all good and hooked up and still nothing, remove the switch from under the front brake reservoir by backing out the screw that holds it in. It can be pryed apart at the seam and the connectors scraped inside with a knife. Hook the wires back up and try it before remounting. This is most likely a ten cent part that I know the dealer charges 30 plus for so its worth trying. Hope this helps.
 

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Gotta love those dealerships! I first saw my bike (Kawi 500R, first step toward dream ZX6R)at the dealer in January,2002 on the showroom floor. I visited it later, then made down payment in March. Took delivery in April. I recall seeing the two little black connectors around the right handlegrip when I first saw the bike, thinking they were additional wiring (as you see in automobiles) for hand warmer or something one might want to hook up later. Once the bike was mine and I'd ridden it once or twice, I realized during my pre-ride check that the front lever wasn't lighting the brake lights. Guess what? In all the time the dealer had the thing, they'd not connected the wires. The "pre-delivery" checklist that's in the owner's manual (a carbon-copy thing that the dealer's supposed to run down with you and then get your signature) was, of course new and blank. So perhaps the dealer, not the factory, is supposed to hook up these connections, and many dealers are not doing their jobs. Talk about negligence!!Oh, they also neglected to aim the headlight, which, the first time I needed it, was aimed about 8 feet in front of the bike... beyond that The Prince of Darkness ruled.

"Abandon All Sloth, Ye Who Enter Here!"
 
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