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    Bonking ... not feelin' well XT lever blade removal

    I just purchased a set of 06 XT brakes and a pair of Strailine lever blades.

    I followed the instructions for removal and searched the threads on this site with no luck

    (OT/XP Removing/Replacing XT Hydro Levers?)

    The lever blade pin will not come out. I have completely removed the set screw and unthreaded the reach adjustment screw until the lever came free. How can I get the pin out of the lever?

    I tried tapping it lightly with a needle and hammer, pen and hammer, and small nail and hammer.

    This is what the bottom of the lever looks like

    It seems to be riveted in place!

    The other lever has a stripped set screw so I can't remove it, and the reach adjustment screw is also stripped. Any ideas how I can remove this lever blade?

    I would really appreciate any help

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    Aloha,

    Can you do me a favor, take a wider shot of the brake lever? I did some searching. I might have the same levers and could help you out if I could see if these are the same ones I have. Can you give me the model number of the lever?

    Thanks so much.

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    I have read that thread before. I followed the diagram closely and still nothing.
    The lever is threaded off of the reach adjustment lever already, and the set screw removed as I mentioned before.

    The levers are 2006 BL M765's. If you click the picture it takes you to my pinkbike album (same user name). I can't access that website on this network unfortunately or else I would post a link.

    Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valtra
    I have read that thread before. I followed the diagram closely and still nothing.
    The lever is threaded off of the reach adjustment lever already, and the set screw removed as I mentioned before.

    The levers are 2006 BL M765's. If you click the picture it takes you to my pinkbike album (same user name). I can't access that website on this network unfortunately or else I would post a link.

    Thanks guys
    Aloha,

    I click on the picture and it isn't a link.

    Anyway, I put together a little PDF to help you out. Good luck with that.

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    Thanks for that pdf. I followed it exactly as you showed and still couldn't remove it. I think the previous owner flattened part of the pin (that little ring you can see around it in the photo I posted) so the pin is stuck.

    That's my theory at least. I think it's time to take it to a shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valtra
    Thanks for that pdf. I followed it exactly as you showed and still couldn't remove it. I think the previous owner flattened part of the pin (that little ring you can see around it in the photo I posted) so the pin is stuck.

    That's my theory at least. I think it's time to take it to a shop.
    Aloha,

    I'm figuring someone over tightened the set crew and dimpled the pin there by not allowing the pin to push through. If you were here, I'd say bring it by and I'd be happy to work on it for you. I have all the right tools to do just that kind of work. Bummer. Wish I could help you out here. If you want, you can send it to me, I'll work on it and send it back to you.

    Good luck bud,
    g

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    The good news is, the pin can be removed by drilling out the mushroomed over metal without doing any damage.

    The bad news...Shimano doesn't make replacement parts for these levers anymore so I can't get a new set screw to replace the other lever blade they are so over torqued that drilling or cutting may cause more damage. Looks like I will just have to go with mix matched lever blades

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