Originally Posted by The Wolf
just picked up my 500xcw last night
i was doing some searching and i havent been able to find an answer to a question i have. i hope somebody here can help...
i want to install a brake light switch and i want to keep the oem taillight. is that possible? do all i need to do is replace the banjo bolt with the brake switch?
thanks in advance
I would not put a hydraulic switch on your front brake, this just creates an additional point of failure on a system that is rather mission critical.... I've had two failures last year, both on older KTMs, luckily just the rear MC. Still sucks to ride in muddy hills with no rear brake!
You can either buy the microswitch that fits into the perch prewired from KTM (look at the EXC of the same year) just expensive, or from Radio Shack etc for a couple of bucks, but then you'll have to solder on some leads and a connector. I don't have the part number but you'll find it here or on KTMtalk if you do some digging.