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chocolatehauler
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They are so cheap that I keep a spare or two in the trunk also because of the price I have never been motivated to try to find another type switch.I'm sure you could find a generic replacement but then again most switches would not be sealed and they could fail just as quickly.

 

CATFISH

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If you want a box switch that is simply operated by a spring.... just call yer good-buddy Gene at Holopaw and git ya the OLD style switch which I think he still has in stock for a couple bucks. That one won't EVER go out.... but then that would take all the fun out of it.

 

Of all the things to worry about on a new russian rig, I'm thinkin the rear brake switch has GOT to be pretty far down the list......

 

But, I might be mistaken yet again.....

 

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kermitski

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Using the front brake will also light up the brake lamp, so it's really not a big deal as long as one of them is working. ;-) A lot of folks use BOTH brakes on the Ural rigs and still just hope for the best...... but at least some of us don't have to get up in the morning KNOWING we'll have to look at one of them butt-ugly-baloney-slicin-vegamatic-disk-devices-of-the-Devil. That would be just too much to bear.....

 

:-))

 

kermitski

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I just carry a can of Contact Ol from Wurth. It takes care of the the switch every time. Ducati switches from the early 90's had similar problems, you would get water on the switch and it would stop working or the light would stay on all the time. You just lift the rubber boot and soak the switch down and the operate the brake lever a little bit and you are all set. If you didn't want to waste it you could just spray the plunger. If I ride in the rain I usually have the switch go out. I just spray it down with the Contact Ol and it is back to normal operation. I have had one can last about 3 years of use.

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