Went for a quick cruise after fixing my sticky rear brake light switch. Tested fine until I stopped to talk with my son and smelled something hot. Try getting neutral and couldn't find it (no "N"). I shut it down in gear, hoped off and the spring from the rear brake lever to the switch looked like an incandescent filament. Screaming red and the switch is literally on fire now. I swear shutting off the bike didn't help but the now maluble spring straightened and fell. Put out the fire, "n" light returned and I rode home. I mean like what the hell? I know it was a dead short but how could I screw up that switch just pulling the pin out. Why did it work fine for 10 minutes?