Front Brake Switch 2008 WR450f
Posted May 15, 2008 - 02:59 AM
Does the standard WR450 have a front brake switch?
I'm in Australia and I think its something fitted to meet our road registration requirements. If theres anyone on here from Australia? And perhaps they could tell me what they did with the switch and cable if they removed the ADR wiring harness.
Posted May 15, 2008 - 06:04 AM
Posted May 21, 2008 - 02:37 PM
I have also looked into brake levers for other Yami's like the XT and WR25FX and they are a different handle. Personally, I like the adjustment feature on my WR so I will probably not put a front brake switch on it.
One other thought I have had is possibly going with the basic hydraulic switch that most people put on the back MC. I haven't found a suitable adaptor and doubt one exists. The problem with the front mounting is that the switch would stick out too far from the hand guards and probably get broken off. It would require a 90 degree fitting of some kind to piont the switch up or down.
Posted May 21, 2008 - 05:57 PM
Posted May 22, 2008 - 06:16 AM
On my 07 I put a hyd brake switch on the front brake . It's real ez just swap it for the bolt in the banjo fitting on the front master cylinder.
Do you have a picture? How far out does it hang past handguards?
I'm running the Acerbis Rally Pro guards and I can guarantee that any switch I've found will hang out about 1/2 inch or more and the wiring will be dangling out further than that. I'm not to happy with the prospect of snagging that on a branch going by and ripping the switch apart.
Show me your install.
Posted May 26, 2008 - 08:50 AM
Posted May 27, 2008 - 09:25 AM
That looks like a pretty nice install. Did you narrow your bars some? When I look at my handguard, the switch would stick out past the front of the guard whereas your is protected by teh flap/flag sticking up in front of the reservoir.
Posted May 27, 2008 - 12:49 PM