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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-01-2014, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Tail/Brake Lights Stay On.

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I have a 2004 Honda Rincon that the taillights/brake lights started to come on by themselves. When you move the left hand brake lever, (Left hand side while seated on machine), slightly a tad forward, they go out. By a "tad," I mean the little bit of free play in the brake lever.

Can anyone tell me if there is a adjustment in brake lever handle that can be adjusted so the brake lights won't come on when the lever is not used?

I would greatly appreciate any info. anyone can give me.

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Tail/Brake Lights Stay On.

Hi,

I have a 2004 Honda Rincon that the taillights/brake lights started to come on by themselves. When you move the left hand brake lever, (Left hand side while seated on machine), slightly a tad forward, they go out. By a "tad," I mean the little bit of free play in the brake lever.

Can anyone tell me if there is a adjustment in brake lever handle that can be adjusted so the brake lights won't come on when the lever is not used?

I would greatly appreciate any info. anyone can give me.

Thanks,

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There is but I forget where it's at. Don't worry someone does.
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There is but I forget where it's at. Don't worry someone does.
Thanks for the comeback anyhow

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Rice: there is an adjustment. The switch for the foot brake is located down in front of the right rear wheel and the switch for the left hand brake is near that brake lever. Download a service manual below and it will show you exactly where it is and how to adjust it.


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There is a button type switch under the rubber cover of the left hand brake lever that clicks the tail/brake lights off when I move the lever slightly forward and backward.

I definitely believe this is the switch that turns the tail/brake lights on and off when you use the left HAND Lever, not the foot pedal.

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Rice: there is an adjustment. The switch is located down in front of the right rear wheel. Download a service manual below and it will show you exactly where it is and how to adjust it.
I only see the 2003 HONDA 650 Rincon and not the 2004 650 Honda Rincon which is my model.

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2003-2005 are all exactly the same. 2006 up got fuel injection and 30cc more displacement.
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I think I see the adjustment for the rear brakes and the parking brake. It looks to be down at the bottom as stated.

The left brake and parking break lever has to be adjusted so that the left hand brake lever cable tension is increased and pulled to the button on the hand brake/tail light switch pushes the switch button in and shuts off the tail/brake lights. When the left hand brake is pulled, the button on the switch pops out and sends power to the brake/tail lights making them light.

The whole key to this, is getting the excessive play out of the left brake/tail light lever so it keeps the switch button pushed in and the lights out when the brake lever is not being used. Getting the excess cable play out of the brake lever cable is the key !!

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John, you are on the right track. You are correct.... you need to get the free-play out of the linkage.


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