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Old 04-01-2018, 12:48 PM
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Rear Brake Light Switch connection

Does anyone know where the Rear Brake Light Switch connection plugs into the wiring harness?? '00 K1200RS with ABS.

Not sure how long it's been disconnected, possibly the PO had it this way. I never use the rear brake. It would seem to connect toward the tail light but a very thorough search does not result in a connection there. ABS unit, maybe?? This connector doesn't resemble the other connectors. The Clymer doesn't show or say anything. The wire isn't that long, can't be very far away. Could it be under the tank, possibly??


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Re: Rear Brake Light Switch connection

Don't know about that one.iABS bikes the connector is under the subframe crosstube.Just behind the toolbox.
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Re: Rear Brake Light Switch connection

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Does anyone know where the Rear Brake Light Switch connection plugs into the wiring harness?? '00 K1200RS with ABS.

Not sure how long it's been disconnected, possibly the PO had it this way. I never use the rear brake. It would seem to connect toward the tail light but a very thorough search does not result in a connection there. ABS unit, maybe?? This connector doesn't resemble the other connectors. The Clymer doesn't show or say anything. The wire isn't that long, can't be very far away. Could it be under the tank, possibly??

Although the connector shape is slightly different on ABS2 models (like yours), compare to iABS (2002-2005 for USA), the matching end of this on the harness side is located roughly in same area (under seat , under middle of rear sub-frame tube)

See attached photo: YELLOW shows normal routing ...AND... the RED arrow shows where you should find matching harness connector.

MAKE SURE you pass wire under REAR / RIGHT sub-frame (as shown in yelllow line being cut off). Otherwise the seat pan could pinch the wire.
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Re: Rear Brake Light Switch connection

THANK YOU, gentlemen!!

I'll do some searching this weekend, and report back.
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Re: Rear Brake Light Switch connection

Found it exactly where y'all said it was; under the cross member behind the batt. Hidden.

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Re: Rear Brake Light Switch connection

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I never use the rear brake.

Now that you've connected the switch, check for correct function...and then..begin learning how to use that rear brake!!! "never"..is NOT a good thing!
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Re: Rear Brake Light Switch connection

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Now that you've connected the switch, check for correct function...and then..begin learning how to use that rear brake!!! "never"..is NOT a good thing!

SKYGZR,

Well, I did say "never", but I use it at a red light on a hill if I need both hands for something!!

But, I appreciate what you're saying about using the rear brake, and "never say never".
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