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    XTR Shadow Plus - Question about free play

    So I have had my shadow plus for about a month now on my HD and I have a quick question. I noticed there is free play of about an inch even when the switch is on. The free play goes away when I shift up the cassette but comes back when I shift down. Here is the issue, that free results in some major chain slap when I want it the least as I am going downhill and not really pedaling.

    Does everyone have this free play in the shadow plus? I have used the adjustment screw but that only makes it tougher once its past the free play.

    Here is a quick video highlighting this issue.


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    That's interesting; I've had my XTR Shadow Plus on my Nomad about 6 weeks.

    The last couple rides I've noticed some chain slap. I thought maybe the clutch needs to adjusted but I haven't looked at yet.

    Now I'm going to look for free play.

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    If you notice in the video if I push a few times on it when there is no free play it will cause the free play to appear. This is bad because the chain will do the same thing as it grows from suspension travel.

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    I have the same thing going on with mine... normal?

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    Not normal, see this tread for full details. XTR Shadow Plus installed, question about free play?

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    I am having the EXACT same problem. Adjusting the tension does not make any difference. Calling Shimano on Monday to see what they say.

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    Anybody else have experience with this? I think my XT shadow+ has this issue.

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    They will replace it, it's an issue with the clutch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVskier View Post
    Anybody else have experience with this? I think my XT shadow+ has this issue.
    Nope, mine works fine with out any free play. Did you try and adjust the clutch?

    Mark
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