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I have a 68 K1, did these things ever come with front brake switch?
I need the taillight to activate using both brakes in order for my bike to pass safety certification in Ontario.
 

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That's a very good question. I have no personal knowledge of the K1 model, but others here will. I just had a look at the online parts fiche and it doesn't show a switch but maybe there's one built into the controls for that side of the bars??

Hopefully someone here will chime in soon with the correct answer..

By the way, welcome aboard! :D Please take the time to fill out your profile (name/location) info, if possible, for future reference, so we can help one another out a little easier when parts hunting, etc...

GB :mrgreen:
 

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I personally can't remember what year or "K" model it started, but there WERE front brake cables with a built in switch...... However, You COULD use a separate throttle piece and a newer lever perch that holds the switch......Re-pros of this perch (with lever) are available through JCWhitney for under $10....Has the mirror mount built-in as well....
Almost any CL right-side control unit will have the built-in switch as well (and same internal wiring)
 

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Bird76Mojo said:
That's a very good question. I have no personal knowledge of the K1 model, but others here will. I just had a look at the online parts fiche and it doesn't show a switch but maybe there's one built into the controls for that side of the bars??

Hopefully someone here will chime in soon with the correct answer..

By the way, welcome aboard! :D Please take the time to fill out your profile (name/location) info, if possible, for future reference, so we can help one another out a little easier when parts hunting, etc...

GB :mrgreen:

Oh, thanks for the welcome...

I just contacted a motorcycle dealership here in Toronto and they tried to look up that part and it's not a part that is available. He asked me to call back on Monday to service department to confirm, but he said that it shouldn't be a problem if that model bike never came with that.
 

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Usually, inspection requirements for a vehicle are those that were in force at the time of manufacture. I guess if it were considered a critical safety issue, that might not apply to the front brake light switch, but no one applying more than just a touch of braking uses only the front brakes anyway...
 

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What ever happened to the guy here that had the HUGE NOS parts stash? He might have something. Does anyone remember his username?

There's also a couple members here from the UK that specialize in bomber resto work. They might have something as well?

Anyone?

GB :mrgreen:
 

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Your best bet is to scour EBay, I guess. These things do pop up from time to time.
There are two versions that I recall - the first is a switch built in to the cable itself (the very first I remember seeing), the other is a little nipple thing that gets opened and closed by the brake lever. For the latter, there was a little hole in the lever perch that it fit into.
A lot of different models used the little nipple type. Wifey's CB200 has one, I ordered it new from Honda just last year - they are still available.
It's up to you to figure out whether you can modify your brake lever perch to accept one.
I know 350's and 175's had them too, especially the later CL's. Before you order one, see if you can find one for a 350 maybe, so the wires are long enough - CB200 wires might be a bit short, maybe not.
 

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