Brake Light Switch Operation Inspection
Turn on the ignition switch.
The brake light [A] should go on when the brake lever is
applied or after the brake pedal is depressed about 10
mm (0.39 in.) of travel.
If it does not, adjust the brake light switch.
While holding the switch body, turn the adjusting nut to
adjust the switch.
Switch Body [A]
Adjusting Nut [B]
Light sooner as the body rises [C]
Light later as the body lowers [D]
To avoid damaging the electrical connections in-
side the switch, be sure that the switch body does
not turn during adjustment.
If it does not go on, inspect or replace the following items.
Battery (see Charging Condition Inspection in the Elec-
trical System chapter)
Brake Light (see Tail/Brake Light Removal in the Electri-
cal System chapter)
Main Fuse 30 A and Taillight Fuse 10 A (see Fuse In-
spection in the Electrical System chapter)
Front Brake Light Switch [A] (see Switch Inspection in
the Electrical System chapter)
Rear Brake Light Switch (see Switch Inspection in the
Electrical System chapter)
Harness (see Wiring Inspection in the Electrical System
Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation
Pump the forks down and up [A] 4 or 5 times, and inspect
the smooth stroke.
If the forks do not smoothly or noise is found, inspect the
fork oil level or fork clamps (see Front Fork Oil Change in
the Suspension chapter).
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-37