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Woodcraft Rearset, brake light and return spring

I'm sure this has been brought up before but I did a search and couldn't find it.


I just installed the Woodcraft Rearsets on my 929. Everything went well except.....

1. The brake light switch has nowhere to hook up (and now the brake lights are stuck in the ON (lit) position.


2. There is a spring that brings the brake lever back up to "level" on the stock brake but not on the Woodcraft.

Am I missing something here or is this normal? If so, any idea on how to get the brake lights off?


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Re: Woodcraft Rearset, brake light and return spring

I dunno why the light would be ON, it should be off. When I had my woodcrafts, I just went without a rear brake light (since I was always using the front along with the rear anyway).

They make a banjo bolt switch that does it....
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Re: Woodcraft Rearset, brake light and return spring

Brake lights are now off. It was the front brake that was sticking. Nothing to do with the Rearsets. Still.... any info on the return spring? Is this normal. Will the brakes stick without the spring?

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Re: Woodcraft Rearset, brake light and return spring

I don't think you can use the return spring with rearsets, as Conq said. As far as I know, no rearsets have a place to hook up the return spring. I have Sato rearsets, which included new brake and shift levers. (Did you replace them, or are you using the stock levers?) No place to hook up the spring return, but the lever retracts on it's own just fine. I think the spring is there more for making sure the lever returns to turn off the brake light, than to return the lever itself. If you want the rear brake lever to activate the brake light, you'll need one of those banjo bolts that has wires coming out of the top, which get wired to the ones you removed from the stock lever. The oil pressure activates it instead of the mechanical spring. Works fine.
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Re: Woodcraft Rearset, brake light and return spring

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The oil pressure activates it instead of the mechanical spring. Works fine.
Brake fluid pressure

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Re: Woodcraft Rearset, brake light and return spring

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Brake fluid pressure

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Hahah, yeah, brake fluid, that's what I meant. I shouldn't type stuff before I've had enough coffee! Thanks for catching that!
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Re: Woodcraft Rearset, brake light and return spring

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Hahah, yeah, brake fluid, that's what I meant. I shouldn't type stuff before I've had enough coffee! Thanks for catching that!
I shouldn't be allowed to talk to people until I have had two cup of coffee in the morning...
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