I just saw the post farther down about the 450. Brake light only comes on with right handle bar brake - not left or foot. Won’t start in gear with the right hand pulled either. I’ve always just engaged the foot for the interlock- is it supposed to work on the hand lever as well?
The brake switch is a piece of crap on these machines. The plunger that activates the light gets stuck and won't activate it.
The switch is on the left hand side next to the rear diff. You can reach in there and pull the plunger out and it may work for a while and then you will have the same problem. The plunger has a spring attached to it to put tension on pulling it out.
No upgrade. I am going to just pull mine off this coming summer and see if I can get it working properly. Other than that a new one is less than $30 US from the dealer. But if you get one from a local dealer I would make sure that it operates smoothly before I paid them.
I purchased my 2016 from a person one step ahead of the repo man. The nubs hadn't even been worn off of the tires yet.
When I first got the switch to working it lasted for a few months, now it seams like it is a fix before you ride type of thing. That is where I am thinking of pulling it off when it warms up and seeing what I can do to it.
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