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Motorcycle Repair/1983 v45 vf750c magna


My question is about the front brake switch, where does it go as the bike doesn't have one on it. All that I can see is 2 wires.and the repair manual doesn't say anything. So I am hoping  that you can tell me where it goes and does it matter which wire connects to what connector? Hope I made some sense out of my question
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Ernest,  See  #1 attached with #22 screw

It doesn't matter which way the wires are attached, but you will probably find that they are used to be in one specific configuration. The switch is in-line with the brake wiring, so there is no ground for it. It just opens/closes the circuit of the brake light wiring.

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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.


I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.

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3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.

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