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Lucas Brake Light Switch

Rob H

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Maybe a daft question but do the brake switches have a back plate to the metal box or are they left open with the internals exposed?
 

b'knighted

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I'm sure that I had a backplate made from a 1/16th inch thick bakelite, just held in place by the mounting screws. I do also have a memory of similar backplates held on by eyelets around the screw holes but I'm not sure what they were on.
 

A-BCD

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I'm sure that I had a backplate made from a 1/16th inch thick bakelite, just held in place by the mounting screws. I do also have a memory of similar backplates held on by eyelets around the screw holes but I'm not sure what they were on.

Probably your first toaster...............
 

chankly bore

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I don't think they were fitted originally, but I'm open to correction just short of stern discipline! With a well- sealed backplate you are perhaps providing a better micro-climate for corrosion should any moisture travel along the operating arm impelled by your rapid forward progress. Perhaps the excellent engineers who advise the Club Spares will then devise a cunning, bespoke rectangular seal to cure this problem. Or perhaps they are micro-climate-change deniers.
 

nkt267

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With a well- sealed backplate you are perhaps providing a better micro-climate for corrosion should any moisture travel along the operating arm impelled by your rapid forward progress. Perhaps the excellent engineers who advise the Club Spares will then devise a cunning, bespoke rectangular seal to cure this problem. Or perhaps they are micro-climate-change deniers.
But if you don't have a cover then it fills up with salt if you ride in the winter..John
 
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