Odd thing about the xb-600

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Tesla
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Odd thing about the xb-600

I was messing around with the xb-600 today and was trying to get a feel for the speed zones of the throttle and the in-between zone of the right brake. I did learn a bit and will know somewhat about the areas on the throttle to maintain speed instead of gunning it every time. I've found there is a sort of hum after it reaches above or close to 20mph, but below there isn't as much of a hum. This is likely information you may already know from riding the bike, but I'm just recording what I know about the bike so far. However, while alternating between stopping the bike and trying to find the zone in between I've somehow blown the wire or the circuit that controls the right brake light. Granted I would never use one brake at any given time, I'm curious to know what could've gone out or blown in the wiring. The bikes brake lines work fine for both wheels and actually follow how a regular motorbike or scooter is supposed to work, and the bike is still fully functional but for the brake light.

The question is what could've gone out to make that happen?

Sincerely,
Tesla

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Re: Odd thing about the xb-600

Tesla,

The brake circuit is very simple, and involves a couple of diodes and some wire in addition to the actual brake switches. If, when you are driving the bike, and you squeeze the right brake lever, if the speedometer goes to zero, then the switch is fine. If not, the switch is the problem. Assuming the switch is ok, then you need to trace the wire back to the brake light.

I hope this helps,

Tom

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never mind

This was an accidental double post.

If it can't be done then you just haven't tried hard enough.

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Re: Odd thing about the xb-600

I don't think it was the switch. After reading laurieocs' post and comments under it I realized that it's the motor brake that might have gone out, so I'll have to likely set aside time during this week to get a good look at the components of the bike from the inside out. Thank god it's labor day weekend. As for the rest I'll see as I go.

If it can't be done then you just haven't tried hard enough.

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Re: Odd thing about the xb-600

If anyone could list the procedure or how and where to check on the bike itself it would be much appreciated. I understand the wiring diagram but I would have to follow the wires directly and wouldn't know the first thing to look for.

If it can't be done then you just haven't tried hard enough.

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