Hi all, I am new to the board, new to bike maintenance, and not a native english speaker, so please be indulgent I have bought a used European WR450 from 2004, and I am now inspecting the bike in more detail (a little too late, i know ). It seems to have break switches, at least there a electrical wires coming out of the rear master cylinder and the front brake caliper, and I can not figure what else they could be... They are not working though, not surprising for the front one as the wire from the front caliper follow the fluid line (are in a single more or less rigid plastic tubing) up to the handlebar, where they are cutted out, connected to nothing. The rear ones seems to be plugged but do not trigger the brake light (light bulb is a two-filament variety with 3 wires though, with both filament looking OK, so it could theoretically work). The front wire is connected very strangely: not on the end of the master cylinder or brake caliper at the hose connection like the rear switch is, but on the metal part of the front caliper itself, in a place I am not sure it can be in contact with any braking fluid... I tested the cutted front brake switch wires with a ohmmeter, but even depressing the brake lever as hard as i can nothing happen, circuit is open all the time So I have 3 questions: - Do the European WR model 2004 come stock with brake switch? front? rear? both? - Do some brake switches connect on the caliper itself, not on hose connection? how does it work then? - Is it to be expected that 2 brake switchs are not working for a 2004 bike? I did a research in the forum and got the impression they quit working quite often and quite fast, so maybe at least my rear wiring is ok and only the switch itself is broken...Do you replace such switch often? If needed, I can take photo of the front switch (if it is a switch) to give a better idea. Thanks for any info on this subject, Best regards, Greg.