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    Ghost shifting sugestions?

    Howdy all

    Ive got a 2009 small motolite frame that i recently built up. bike rides great, as im sure many of you know.

    I did get a good bit of ghost shifting in the rear derailleur on the one and only ride so far. I am currently running the housing inside the rocker link and have tried above and below the torsion bar.

    I have the derailleur adjusted to work better in the 'saged' position, but this seems a little ridiculous on such a high dollar bike. My understanding is that this is a bigger problem on the smaller frames due to the tight spaces near the rocker link.

    Any suggestions out there?

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    Check your housing length, it might be too short. Also if the sag is too low in the shock that affects the shifting as well. Adjust the shifting while riding.

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    Also trim the ends of the housing. If there is exposed inner housing, it will flex and cause ghost shifting.

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    I am comfotable with the basics of cutting cables to lenght, and i am looking for more Motolite specific tips.

    run the housing over the rocker link torsion bar or under?

    Ive been working on bikes for a long time and the idea of adjusting the cable tension to coincide with sag seems like something you would see on a walmart bike.

    if that is the solution, I am very disappointed.

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    Gazillion threads on this

    Do a search, there were many pictures posted about optimal cable routing. The ML is very prone to ghost shifting if the cables arent just right. I ended my problems by going with Nokon cables.

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    i did a search and came up with ... not much. What key words am i lookin for?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Here is a good one

    motolite cable routing confirmation please
    Here is a pic of how I have mine with the Nokon's
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    Check the derailleur hanger, even if the frame is new have it checked. If the hanger is at all out of whack it can cause shift problems.

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    Yup, check the rear dee hanger and also the main pivot for play.
    Have been running full cable without problems all these while


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    full length housing.... that is an idea.

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