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Brake light switch 2004-2007 CBR1000RR Rearsets

My new rearsets claim that the stock switch is usable and there is a bracket. I seem to have run into a problem with the length of the wiring harness. It seems to be routed toward the front of the bike but I haven't taken the fairing off to be sure. I need more slack and usually there is a cable tie somewhere, I hope.

Has anyone used the stock brake light switch and run into the same issue? Yes, I know I can use a banjo pressure switch and that's what I did for my F4i, but I'm being insistent :-)

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Re: Brake light switch 2004-2007 CBR1000RR Rearsets

I have a banjo-pressure unit for mine (only option ProTek gives).... but the harness is backwards than what the loom requires to connect it back into the bike's elec.system lol.

I know the 04-07 and 954's tail harness is fairly close.. not sure about the rest- but the tail is very similar...

The switch connection should run on the right side of your subframe (outside/under) and connect about 5 or 6 inches behind the rearsets.... The rest of the loom runs up from the switch/master and once up-to-level it reverts rearward toward the taillight.
As for adding length.... splicing always works- or even a full re-wire if you're handy with a soldering iron.

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Re: Brake light switch 2004-2007 CBR1000RR Rearsets

...except it looks like it goes toward the front of the motorcycle (scratching head).

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Re: Brake light switch 2004-2007 CBR1000RR Rearsets

Hrm... perhaps there are bigger differences than I remember when comparing them.... off to go search =P

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I am resolved to announce that it's just not gonna work. Not enough slack in the line. I disconnected the switch but it's still in place until I replace it. I'm ready for a test ride (short one) before I loctite everything down. The wiring upstream doesn't look factory with electrical tape around it. No way to know if it would have worked after all. Now I just have to decide what type of switch I'm going to procure.

I've fooled around with this upgrade far too long. I'm glad it's done (almost).
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Re: Brake light switch 2004-2007 CBR1000RR Rearsets

Don't be fooled by electrical tape thinking that Honda didn't use it.
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Re: Brake light switch 2004-2007 CBR1000RR Rearsets

It is a pretty tight installation. Just surprising to see that; I guess it's more weight for a racer to remove and pat himself on the back.

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Re: Brake light switch 2004-2007 CBR1000RR Rearsets

Test ride is done. I need to lower the brake side. The shifter side was functioning well but the lever dropped on me as the shift rod unwound (something's gotta break on a test ride, right?). Fortunately the ride was short and I didn't lose the rod.

The position is more aggressive than I expected and I'm going to see if Incan relax it a bit, too far back but not uncomfortable. If not, I think it's going to work fine once I get the stomp grips in place.

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Re: Brake light switch 2004-2007 CBR1000RR Rearsets

I do not run a rear brake light switch at all... I trail brake into corners far too often and it throws off the people behind me as to why I am braking so far into the corner lol.. I just left it missing and called it a day when I installed my ProTek rearsets... it did come with a pressure-banjo type though.

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Re: Brake light switch 2004-2007 CBR1000RR Rearsets

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I do not run a rear brake light switch at all... I trail brake into corners far too often and it throws off the people behind me as to why I am braking so far into the corner lol.. I just left it missing and called it a day when I installed my ProTek rearsets... it did come with a pressure-banjo type though.
I've heard of trailing the front into the corner but never thought of doing it with the rear. I've used the rear for tightening a line on off-camber or double apex corners. Your use is certainly unique. I feel that if I need to do that on the street either I screwed up the corner speed/entry line, which I'm prone to do from time to time or I'm clowning around and experimenting (also prone to do time-time).

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Re: Brake light switch 2004-2007 CBR1000RR Rearsets

Happened across this old thread O' mine. The banjo switch is in place, but I need to remember to get to the hardware store for electrical fittings and/or a length of wiring, damn thing is just a hair too short.

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