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Old 03-13-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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Where's the KTM front-brake light switch?

Bought an 06 KTM 525 EXC, and discovered the front brake does not activate the brake light. (The rear does.) I feel silly, but I can't find the blasted switch that's supposed to activate the brake light when using the front brake. There are no wires going to the front brake lever where I expected the switch to be, nor anyplace where I think they should go. Is the switch incorporated into the hub or the caliper or ??????
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:16 PM   #2
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The '06 didn't come street legal from the factory. Whomever converted yours must not have changed the front brake master assembly.
The switch is in the front brake lever/master cyl.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:22 PM   #3
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Correct, they came street legal starting in 07. You could always add a banjo pressure switch.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:22 PM   #4
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I think some ktms use a banjo bolt switch for the brakes
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:31 PM   #5
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Look on the bottom of your master cylinder. There's a small threaded hole, on a little ear. If you have that threaded ear, a momentary switch can be installed. Off when depressed, on when released. The tip of the lever actuates it. It's about thumbnail sized.

It will come wired with a plug.

Try your local ktm dealer or if they are no help, try Reno KTM. If no luck there, try MotoXotica or Halls Cycle as I believe the same Brembo MC was used on 06^ street legal TE models.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:14 PM   #6
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Or send $20 to Baja Designs for their hydraulic switch master cylinder bolt. If the rest of the kit is BD they probably even have the correct wiring harness parts.

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=120100
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:46 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the info. Found a source for switch.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:34 PM   #8
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hydraulic switches can fail and/or leak. buy a used micro switch and mount it on your master cylinder behind the lever end. you can find then used for $20. much better than a hydraulic switch.
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