Brake light switch

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  1. Lastknownwolf95

    Lastknownwolf95 New Member

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    I was wondering what do yall use to light your brakes lights I have tried to find something like a switch that attaches to your brake line or something the attaches to your handlebar
    What do you guys use?
     
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    yo, working on the same gig man. actually just popped in to write up a new post. theres not much a bout building your own brake lever to brake light on the web, if there is its pretty difficult and seems unreliable. you can purchase one from a kit for an e bike but i havent figured out how to wire it to a 12 v -- for my set up. anyway, i was thinking of getting this kit, then sorta reverse engineering it, and building my own - higher quality, better lighting of course. But this kit shows the very basic idea of the brake cable to brake light. Ill keep you posted on my electrical adventure

    https://www.amazon.com/XLX-Multifun...5SZB6H88N9Q&psc=1&refRID=PT3Z6Z66G5SZB6H88N9Q
     
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    breath_easy13 Member

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    this forum has been a ghost town lately stay in touch
     
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    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    There has been discussions on this in the past. Some use a micro switch off like a garden tractor/lawn tractor, mounted on the bear brake cable. With something to activate the switch, when you hit the brakes. ........Curt
     
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    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    Should be all you need, just read........Curt
     
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    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    FOG Well-Known Member

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    Here's a possibility;

    https://www.ebay.com/i/282622160067...MIkL2rwuvE5wIVEcZkCh0CkQ-vEAQYBCABEgIzq_D_BwE

    Lots of motorcycles have a switch on the front brake lever. How they might jive with a bicycle brake cable could be problematic tho.

    Also, have ya got a multimeter? Some way of checking for continuity? Once you get your switches you'll need to figure out what wires get connected to what when you hit the switch.
     
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  9. breath_easy13

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    yeah true you dont want to hit the switch and have the hyper speed engage unplanned
     

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