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Technical => Lucas, Electrical, Ignition => Topic started by: flashblack on 16.10. 2010 15:40

Title: brake light switch
Post by: flashblack on 16.10. 2010 15:40
Hi all, can anyone tell me if someone is currently supplying the 1960-on rear brake light switch that fixes to the bottom of the toolbox , i think it`s lucas part no 34257, and also, wether the brake pedal changed for that year?     regards Rich
Title: Re: brake light switch
Post by: iansoady on 16.10. 2010 16:50
A quick google shows British Only in the USA listing it at - wait for it - $104.........
Title: Re: brake light switch
Post by: flashblack on 16.10. 2010 18:17
I should have said anyone in the uk, as i did spot that one at british only, also one popped up at burton bike bits listed for a royal enfield, but i do know their were a few similar ones about. I`ll contact burton i think. I still don`t know wether the brake pedals were the same or not though?
Title: Re: brake light switch
Post by: nagrod on 16.10. 2010 20:19
watch out on the one for Royal Enfield, the arm that actuates the switch may be the mirror image of the one you need. I have the original one for my 1960 A10. The switch still works, the lever is a mess, it needs a new rubber boot, and while I can get it to work on the bike I have no faith that it would do so reliably. I bought one of those "universal" ones on Ebay for around 7 dollars and although right now it's still in the wrapper, next spring it may not be! Don't know about any brake pedal changes.

Rick

Title: Re: brake light switch
Post by: trevinoz on 16.10. 2010 22:51
Rich,
          The brake pedal is virtually the same as the '58-'59 one but where the switch spring fits the early one a dowel to actuate the switch is fitted to the later pedal.
Trev.
Title: Re: brake light switch
Post by: flashblack on 17.10. 2010 08:13
Rick, it`s as i suspected regarding the royal enfield one, i`d heard there were a lot of similar but slightly different one`s about, which is why i`m being careful before i spend £75 or thereabouts on one! (i`m not so sure the lucas part no is correct as it has the same no as the R.E. one?)

Trev, thanks, i will make a dowel up when the time comes!

 regards Rich