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Rear Brake Spindle question

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Re: Brake question

Post by LOUD MOUSE » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:14 pm

There is/was a loop welded to the frame and the switch was a "extend when brake applied" so was positioned so the the nylon part in the brake rod would push on it when the brake was off. ...............lm/emo

ggray wrote:OK,

Here's where I stand.

Looks like the brake switch that came with the bike is the wrong type. Mine is a pull type switch that needs a spring or wire which attaches to the plunger of the switch that is PULLED out in order to activate the switch.

From the replies, I am taking it that the PUSH type switch is the correct type. Confirm???

My parts list only lists one PN for all years: 35350-273-000

Ed, I know the special piece of wire you're referring to as well as the POST. My original wire was rusted in half and fell into two pieces.

Are these still available or do I need to make one?

As I stated before, I have no BRACKET on the bike frame with which to mount my switch. I've had to fabricate a switch mounting bracket. I had nothing to go by, hence my original post.

Thank you all for your input.

I'll get it straightened out eventually.


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Brake Switch

Post by ggray » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:26 pm


FINALLY, someone confirms there was a loop, or ring welded to the frame.

Thank you Ed!!

Obviously this loop bracket was removed or broken off before I purchased the bike.

I've gotten around the problem for the time being but I will start shopping for the correct switch and replace the pull type switch at some point in the future.

Thanks again Ed, Ron and FastJoe.

At least I know I'm not imagining things now.

'65 CL77 Owner

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Post by cribbs74 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:53 am

Pictures sent Gary............... My loop was broken off of the frame, luckily it was still attached to the switch and I was able to just weld it back on. Must have been a common issue when the bike was dropped.

Ron Cribbs
1966 CL77
1965 CB160
1974 Triumph T150V

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