Gregory Bender

Brake light switch alternative 4 (front)

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models

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I extracted this information from Andrea Mariotti from his Restoring Ms Elly blog. In Andrea's own words:

This is my take on solving the front brake switch problem on front drum brake Loops. I purchased a universal car brake switch, built a simple bracket using anodized aluminum scrap and connected the spring to the lever. Instead of trying to hide it, I choose to just lay it bare, a functional/industrial look. The bracket was bent 90 degree to receive the switch and then bolted on the mirror clamp. I rekon you could also reverse it and attach the braket to the level itself, effectively hiding the switch behind the handlebar while you ride but again, I did not mind the look so I did not even bothered.

Cost? about USD $20.00 total.

An alternative front brake light switch for drum brake Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police motorcycles.

An alternative front brake light switch for drum brake Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police motorcycles.

Photo courtesy of Andrea Mariotti.

An alternative front brake light switch for drum brake Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police motorcycles.

An alternative front brake light switch for drum brake Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police motorcycles.

Photo courtesy of Andrea Mariotti.

An alternative front brake light switch for drum brake Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police motorcycles.

An alternative front brake light switch for drum brake Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police motorcycles.

Photo courtesy of Andrea Mariotti.