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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2016 Cross Country that I just bought about a month ago. The main question I have right now is that when I use the front brake I have to pull back pretty far on the lever for the light to activate. Farther than what is necessary to stop the bike under most normal conditions. My question is as follows, is there a way to adjust the lever so that the brake light will activate sooner ?

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I may have my bikes mixed up. But I think there is a dial like deal on the lever to adjust how far back you pull and make it comfortable for you. Now exactly where the switch itself is for the fronts, I would think it should be rite close to the lever.

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Pull lever forward and adjust knob. Release lever and try. Repeat if needed

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The cross country doesn't have that adjustment. I am looking to adjust when the brake light itself turns on and not the actual position of the lever. There is a small plunger type switch that activates the brake light that is located underneath and closer to the tank side of the grip on that side.
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Could the odd shaped switch housing that holds the front brake light switch gotten moved slightly out of position? That's all I can think of other than the switch being bad.

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I tried to move it myself and there is no adjustment in the actual switch. It has a pin that holds it in place and a screw to tighten it down. The switch does work but I really have to pull the brake lever pretty hard to get it so that it is far enough out to activate the light.
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I tried to move it myself and there is no adjustment in the actual switch. It has a pin that holds it in place and a screw to tighten it down. The switch does work but I really have to pull the brake lever pretty hard to get it so that it is far enough out to activate the light.
But if youre on your front brake hard enough to slow or stop the bike surely its gonna light up.
If you just wanna activate it to get someone off your tail use the rear brake to light it up

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Long as its a new bike ask dealer for new switch. After all it could be a bad one. They have been using that switch since 2012 but this is the first year of no lever adjustment.
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The adjustment on the levers (if they had it) will not change the engagement of the brakes or the switch. They only adjust how far you have to reach from the bar to the lever.
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Herein lies the problem. The bike is slowing/stopping long before the light will come on if I hit my front brakes only. I can bring the bike to almost a complete stop under normal driving conditions without the light even flickering.
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