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    Adjusting Sram Type 2 clutch

    After several months of riding my Sram XX1, the roller beraing clutch on it seemed to be dying and i could here more chain slap going on. Here is how you adjust the clutch to tighten or loosen it.

    1. Take off the plastic cap on the outside of where the bearing is housed in the derailleur.
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    2. you can now use an 8mm allen wrench to adjust the preload on the bearing 1/4 to 1/2 a turn
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    What happens if you adjust the bearing more then 1/2 a turn? or less then 1/4 turn? Did it make a difference to the problems you were having? Do the changes stick?

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    A 1/4 to 1/2 turn was all the adjusting my derailleur needed. Any more and it felt like the clutch was way too tight. A couple days of riding later and all is still good with the clutch

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    2. you can now use an 8mm allen wrench to adjust the preload on the bearing 1/4 to 1/2 a turn
    Not if it's an X9 type 2. There's T55 torx to get past.
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    An 8mm wrench fits that t55

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    I can't get the plastic cap off for some reason. Can you post a pic of yours off so I can see how it's setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisP125 View Post
    I can't get the plastic cap off for some reason. Can you post a pic of yours off so I can see how it's setup?
    It's not made to come off easy, you have to dig it out with something pointy. I used a utility knife blade.

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    This did not work for me.
    My X9 got to the point it would hardly break loose at all.
    I losened the center bolt but 3-4 full motion swings and it self tightens by design.

    Sram is aware of the issue and warrantied me up to X0.

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    Is there a way to replace the bearings in there with some better one's, mine doesn't have 100 miles on and gets stuck on the top gear all the time.

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    Just did this on my crosser with x7 and my mtb with x9. Both had T55 bolts but only needed a 1/4 turn to tighten up the rollerbearing. Thanks for posting this.

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    thank you that worked really well today - did like 1.5 turn I think on X9 type2 RD. after 1 year I started dropping the chain frequently (should have looked before as my chain slap got worse over time). Today was fairly quiet - might need bit more to bring it back to new (front NW is likely wearing off too).

    Funny thing I asked a SRAM tech guy at Super Enduro last year and said it wasn't adjustable. Lie!

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    I need some input. I have a brand new bike, came with a 3x10. I put on a 36 t middle ring, dropped the big ring for a bash and swapped out the x7 for a x7 type 2. Problem is, when I'm in the big ring up front and big ring in the back and then shift down the lower pulley on the RD gets stuck forward of the upper pulley creating a ton of chain slack. Results in dropped chain and shifting issues. I noticed while riding yesterday if I get off the bike and push the lower pulley back the RD snaps back into position. Is this a faulty RD, needs clutch adjustment, or am I missing something?
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    Worth noting, the type 2 is a medium cage which if I did my homework should work.
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