- XTR Shifter stripdown guide anyone?
So my LH (xtr 970) shifter wouldn’t drop the chain cleanly to the granny today. Seemed to be dropping the mech to the low stop though.
When I got back, after cleaning the bike popped it in the workstand & took a quarter turn off the Low stop & that seemed to do the trick.
Was testing changing up & down through the triple OK when it just stopped changing down. At all. Chain is on the big ring and the shifter lever seems to move freely but with no resistance and no effect.
So before I operate, will springs fly off in all directions? Has anyone seen a guide or is it relatively easy to dismantle & reassemble.Posted 6 years agodruidhMember
Johnny Panic – Member
Not completely no, but if it were that I would expect to feel the lever engage and see no release. I can’t feel the lever engage.
If the spring on the mech isn’t strong enough to overcome friction in the cable – and hence put a load on the shifter mechanism – it can feel exactly as you’ve described.Posted 6 years agocoatesyMember
Chances are that it’s a small pawl that’s got gummed up, to rectify this you only need to remove the plastic cover(no need to dis-assemble the mechanicals), dribble some GT85 onto the pawl’s pivot, and work it back and forth until it’s spring will operate it by itself.Posted 6 years ago
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