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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:39 am 
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How do I remove the little half moon spacers from a set of XT V Brake levers? I want to remove one of the spacers from one of the levers, but I don't want to go trying to force it out in case I break it!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:48 am 
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Done it :)

There's a little screw on the underside of each spacer. Undo that and the spacer comes out..

*Note to self - Check the levers properly before asking next time!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:02 am 
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For full and proper information look here so much easier than looking at the lever itself ;-)


EV-BL-M739-1580A exploded diagram
http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techd ... 608738.pdf

And complex fitting instructions
SI-B650A
http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techd ... 611886.pdf
From

http://techdocs.shimano.com/techdocs/bl ... 4302051947


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:27 pm 
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Anyone know where you can find these half moon spacers? I have a a pair of XT V leavers, but one side is missing 'em.

JT


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:34 am 
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Ask someone who has just taken them out if you can have them.
I have probably lost the ones from my levers.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:32 pm 
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Houlio99 wrote:
Anyone know where you can find these half moon spacers? I have a a pair of XT V leavers, but one side is missing 'em.

JT


Leave them out and enjoy better braking.
It's the proper way.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:02 pm 
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I didnt realise you removed them, I thought they just moved to the other side of the roller?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:03 pm 
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You can refit them, but they become 'servowave' if you don't
So large cable pull at the start, then when they hit the rims the position switches* to the inside and you get proper braking power and modulation.

Best of both words (as used on Cantilevers m900 etc but they where guided so no choice of 'hitting the rim' preference.)


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