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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Adding Brake light to Recon

Hey guys haven't been here in a while. Just picked up a nice little 01 Recon for my kids. I want to add a brake light, I've searched and found a few people talking about adding the switch but nothing really helpful, even youtube has nothing! Anyway if anyone has a link or has done this and could let me know that would be great. Sorry about the double post somehow I posted it in the polls forum.
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You'll need brake switches, a light assembly, some wire & weatherproof connectors, a soldering iron and a power source tap. The factory never supplied a brake light for the Recon (far as I know) so its gonna have to be your own custom install.
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2011 is a year that had a stop light switch , don't know your year , it might be possible to modified that 2011 switch into yours for a starting place


https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ho...con/pedal-step
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I was....... Going to do that same mod, but went with a brake banjo switch in the brake hydraulic t-fitting, the light works only with the front hydraulic brakes, i also have a link to that second honda Stanley light assembly.
A brake light is a good idea! Mines saved my tail a few times. I agree with retro, n fish, you'll need to mod this up, fish i believe it's a 01.
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I was....... Going to do that same mod, but went with a brake banjo switch in the brake hydraulic t-fitting, the light works only with the front hydraulic brakes, i also have a link to that second honda Stanley light assembly.


A brake light is a good idea! Mines saved my tail a few times. I agree with retro, n fish, you'll need to mod this up, fish i believe it's a 01.


That looks like the factory Honda tail light for the 300. I know a guy that has the kit new, still in the box ;D


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Looks like 2005-2018 has that brake light switch


SWITCH ASSY., RR. STOP
35350-HM8-B00
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$43.13 26% OFF $31.78 Partzilla
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Wilson , did you change the bulb ------ do you still have a running light or just a brake light on your 300
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This has the switch built in to the lever. All you would have to do is wire from the battery to the switch and then to the light. Front brakes only, though. And it would still work if the key was shut off.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Yep, mac it's the Stanley made for the 300 among other models? (I couldn't advise which) i believe it would fit most older modles trx 250 trx 350 forsure the 300 fourtrax

Fish i had the lights on plus a bungie cord around the front brake handle (just for a pic) the brake light is live wired all the time with an inline fuse. The bulb is from superbrightled s , they advised go with a red led in stead of white, just need that brake peddle and left handlebar brake switch to hook it to brake light (i don't use brakes much) haha!

Here's the same housing setup, but the mounts deferent, i couldn't advised which honda this one fits, seller is asking quiet a bit more for this one, then i got mine for

https://www.ebay.com/itm/91-98-Honda...0/172250606539

Here's mine zip tied on......(can't locate those clamping brackets) mac..... Is you friend wanting to sell his ?
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XJ, thanks for the link, for $15 I'll.give it a shot!
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