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I installed an inline pressure switch for the rear brake today because I installed a set of Attack rearsets which do not have a the provision to attach the stock brake light switch.

The issue I have is that I have to depress the pedal all the way down before the light turns on. I can feel the pads making contact with the rotors with just a little bit of pressure on the pedal. I feel I have bled the brake pretty well. What else can I try or might I just have a faulty switch?

The switch I have is a Vortex RS100
 

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Thanks Mac. I have also written Vortex and am awaiting a reply from them. Do you think it might be a manufacturer thing where I might get better performance from a Woodcraft unit?
 

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Well Vortex just replied and they want me to send them the switch so the can "test it quiclky and see if we can get it replaced". For some reason I am hesitant to send it to them. I almost would rather just go and get a Woodcraft unit.
 

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Well I just sent the switch back to Vortex. If the replacement does the same thing I will look at getting a switch from a different manufacturer.
 

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Well I just sent the switch back to Vortex. If the replacement does the same thing I will look at getting a switch from a different manufacturer.
Hey Harsh,
If that doesn't work, you can always try these?
http://www.svracingparts.com/products/#ecwid:category=467936&mode=product&product=1757280
I have these pressure switches both on my SV and the 'tona. They both have been pretty sensitive on each bike. Brake light's on with "light" pressure. Blair's a great guy with super fast transactions... Downside, his price is $30 vs the $23 with Vortex... Just thought I'd throw out my experience with these... Much more sensitive than the pressure switch that came with the Sato Rearsets on my TLR...
 

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Thanks Penny...Looking at the pic that is the same one that Woodcraft shows on their site. If the Vortex replacement doesn't work I will definitely go this route.
 

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the pressure switch that came with my Sato's is one of the pricier ones, but still only closes the circuit when I'm really getting on the brakes. I'll rummage around a bit and see if I can find or remember the maker, it's a pretty well-known name tho
 

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woodcraft pressure switch on my bike works pretty much as stock. lights up pretty quick. no issues.


....also using their return spring as well. good stuff.
 

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Just waiting on the replacement. If it doesn't work to my satisfaction I will be getting a Woodcraft. I made my own return spring and am going to CNC the washer like they have. Should only take about 15 minutes and I can use some scrap material.
 

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Well the replacement switch came yesterday and I just finished installing it. This one is a little better, but still has to have the lever depressed too far to make it truly functional. So, I am off to Woodcraft to order one of theirs.
 

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Just installed the Woodcraft unit and re-bled the system. Te Woodcraft part works so much better than the Vortex. Light pressure on the pedal and the light illuminates. I would say it works just like the oem mechanical switch.
 
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