Does the hand brake switch operate totally independently of the foot brake switch? If the foot brake switch is disconnected should the hand brake switch work properly anyway? I dumped the bike stopping quickly the other day, and the crash bars and saddle back fortunately saved the painted parts, but the crash bars were bent back a little. I noticed when I got home that the brake lights were on constantly, so I started fiddling with the foot brake switch with a screwdriver pushing and pulling the little metal prong in and out gently. I got them to shut off finally, and then the hand brake switch seemed to be operating properly. I couldn't get the foot brake switch to work at all after that, and looks like I'll have to replace that. It's disconnected now, but now the hand brake switch isn't working at all. I think the brake lights are on again and won't shut off. Replace both switches? Check a fuse? Whaddaya think?