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Are bright lights supposed to light up for both hands and foot brake, or just the hand brake? :eek:
 

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rut rho, looks like I have a warrantable problem then
It's more than likely that the rear brake light switch just needs to be adjusted upward on it's mounting bracket. Pretty easy to do.

Otherwise if you're not comfortable doing it yourself, I'm sure your dealer would be more than happy* to adjust it for you while you wait. It only takes a couple minutes to make the adjustment.

* FWIW, the rear brake light switch operation is something that should have been checked (and adjusted if necessary) by your dealer during the Pre-Delivery Inspection.
 

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Funny this should be mentioned today as I just noticed my rear brake light comes on too late.....quite a bit of pressure needed. At first I too thought it wasn't working.The front brakes come on properly. I'll look into how to adjust this.
 

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I adjusted mine to come on with just enough pressure on the brake that it can't come on from myself resting my foot on the brake. I've found this is easier than using the front brake while bliping the throttle when slowing down.
 

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not a good idea or habit to develop resting foot on brake lever..

shouldnt be a conflict between blipping/engine braking/slowing
and using front brake..
slowing including using engine braking/slowing is part of
day to day riding [throttle down or off is engine braking/slowing]
including changing down thru gears..
you dont need to brake every time you slow down
and slowing should be part of responses to circumstances
which should be based on observing situations ahead
such as lights changing, crossing, merging, etc..

ie, shouldnt need brakes for routine slowing..
but blipping doesnt need a full fisted grip on throttle
anyway, thus palm heel and wrist action can be
effective without abandoning fingers from brake lever..

bear in mind that in typical non emergency braking
you only need one or two fingers to active the brake..

so even when slowing faster than usual you can
still combine blipping with braking, the blip taking
a fraction of a second thus even if you release the lever
for a moment while blipping you can still continue
to brake as appropriate as part of that process..

what seems 'easier' isnt necessarily best
or most efficient or safest or even truely easy
compared to well developed basic riding skills..
 
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