Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maryville, TN, US
Re: brake lights stuck "on"
Sounds a little like a problem I had after I did a major service on my RT with the servo brakes. Everything went well until I tried to go for my test ride. Found eventually that it wasn't the rear brake switch, but rather a wire fouled in the footplate that shorted to ground. Word of caution to you on the rear brake (and I think front brake too) switches. In a "normal" system, the switch closes and completes the circuit. On our servo systems, the switch OPENS and breaks the system. So, if your rear brake switch is broken, sticky, dirty, or any plethora of things, it can, and will, give you the symptoms that you describe. Also, a couple of years after my issue now, this summer my rear brake switch had some debris in it and wouldn't let it return fully off. This gave me the flashing light after startup and loss of brakes until I cycled the rear brake lever several times.
Your bike I'm sure is going to be a great bike. The LTs are fantastic bikes! And, despite what you might read here, the servo brakes are good brakes, but they can be quirky. My advice to you is to check your rear brake switch, make sure it is not bad, make sure it is properly adjusted and when you get your brake issues ironed out, I think you'll fall madly in love with your LT.
"Loud lives save pipes"
00 K1200LT (Emil) 94,840 trouble free miles. Gone, but not forgotten
02 R1150RT (Artie) 109,000 miles. Favorite bike. With me to the end.
10 K1300GT (The Phantom) 10,110 miles. Like flying a T-38 on 2 wheels. Gone.
12 K1600GTL (Johnny 5) 3,500. A great compromise between the LT and GT
A gaggle of Japanese bikes, then I woke up.