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    Idea! Stripped splines on XD cassette: How to fix :-)

    I screwed up and stripped the splines on my SRAM XG1150* cassette when removing
    * 11 speed, XD driver, pinned.

    I was not able to find a solution here and therefore I created this short and easy walkthrough.
    It works for the pinned cassettes. I do not know about the higher end cassettes.

    Step 1:
    Use your vice and grip the cassette on 11th sprocket (largest).
    Use an angle grinder and cut all pins connecting sprocket 3 and 4 as well as sprocket 10 and 11.
    The central sprockets (4+5+6+7+8+9+10) are now free to rotate as one unit.

    Step 2:
    Grip the cassette on sprockets 10+11 with your vice so that the central sprockets are securely fixed.
    Cut the central sprockets in half and remove the sprockets.

    Step 3:
    Grip the cassette on sprocket 11 with your vice.
    Use a polygrip plier and grip the central free area of the cassette body and unscrew.

    Step 4:
    Wipe off the sweat of your forehead and enjoy favorite beer

    Central sprockets removed:
    Stripped splines on XD cassette: How to fix :-)-20180701_190430.jpg

    Central sprockets cut in half:
    Stripped splines on XD cassette: How to fix :-)-20180701_190437.jpg

    Freehub cleaned and ready to install again
    Stripped splines on XD cassette: How to fix :-)-20180701_190852.jpg

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    how did you strip it?

    :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by randum View Post
    how did you strip it?

    :O
    100% my own fault: I was changing the cassette on my second bike and did not notice that the end cap hindered the lock ring tool from engaging fully. When it only engages 50% the splines are stripped...

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    thanks for letting me know, i would have probably done the same thing xD

    i feel the pain tho, sh*t has happened to me too

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    Whoa. Yeah. Been there (Not with that) but with other stuff. Good job there. I see the Stans, duct tape and other stuff in the background of your pic.

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    The exact same thing happened to me, so I thought I'd finally found a good excuse for purchasing an angle grinder. Then it turned out that on the XG-1195 (X01) cassette you can simply pop cogs 1-10 off by disengaging the pins that connect them to cog 11. Then just take the pliers to the freehub body and you're done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detsortehul View Post
    Central sprockets cut in half:
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    That right there is art. It speaks to be, although what it is saying remains elusive...maybe a representation of the circle of life being broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKL
    That right there is art. It speaks to be, although what it is saying remains elusive...maybe a representation of the circle of life being broken...
    ... and this is poetry :-)

    I sent the remains to the steel bin in the recycling facility: "From Steel You Came, and To Steel You Shall Return".

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