Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Marina del Rey, California
Well, the brake switch failed again (lost the 'feeler blade' altogether this time). I had to order a new one at $38 because it's integral to the wiring and plug. I replaced it today and it was more involved than I expected: lots of tiewraps to cut and replace (5 of them), taking off the light grey colored metal plate the foot peg is bolted onto, loosening the brake fluid reservoir, undo various other bolts, the switch itself; the whole procedure took me about an hour. But it's fixed and works as it should again. I could have taken the bike to the dealer to have it fixed under warranty, but that would have cost me half a day I'm sure (nearest dealer not THAT far away, but still about 45 mins each way, and then the waiting while they spend the hour to fix it). Plus now I know how it all fits together down there.
2018 G 310 R, 2016 C 650 Sport and 1976 (!) Yamaha XS650