Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    23

    Removing Shifter Indicators, Possible?

    I just bought a GT Karakoram 3.0 that came with Shimano Alivio, Sl-M430, Rapid Fire shifters. I switched the brake levers and shifters for better one finger braking. The shifter indicators are really in the way and make it kind of uncomfortable for my hands to shift. Is there a way to take them off without ruining them?

  2. #2
    ups and downs
    Reputation: rockyuphill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    13,871
    It looks like it's an integral part of the cover, unlike the XT where you can toss the indicators

    parts diagram

    instruction manual
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    538

    Removing Shifter Indicators, Possible?

    I was able to remove the shift indicators off of my old 8-speed Alivio shifters. No fancy covers though.

    Edit: that diagram shows it wouldn't be smart to do, unless you can make replacement covers.

    Sent from my hammock
    "Your opinion may vary, but it's stupid." -Rich Dillen

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    23
    Thanks for the tech docs. I might take them apart and see if its possible to make new covers. This is my first real bike apart from walmart/target bikes so I'm new to all this. If I do happen to destroy them, what would be good shifters to replace them with?

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    23
    I was able to take the indicators off. I cut as much of the plastic off as I thought was safe. It turns out, my break levers fit perfectly into the gap that was left. I'll just have to fill the cracks with something to keep dust out.




    Removing Shifter Indicators, Possible?-140420_0000.jpgRemoving Shifter Indicators, Possible?-140420_0001.jpg

Similar Threads

  1. gear indicators
    By Gfisher77 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 117
    Last Post: 12-08-2013, 09:30 PM
  2. Gear indicators
    By GEARMIRROR in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-30-2013, 03:11 PM
  3. Removing Shifter Cable from SRAM X9 Shifters?
    By VTSession in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 09-03-2012, 02:07 AM
  4. Sram shifter indicators ?
    By keen in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-26-2011, 08:05 AM
  5. Removing stickers w/o removing rack paint?
    By jrm in forum Car & Biker
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-20-2011, 08:25 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •