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    XT SL-M8000 Right Shifter Installation?

    Silly question... how do you install this shifter if you don't go with the shimano compatible break lever?

    Is there an adapter/ mounting hardware that I need?

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    There are some adapters out there. What brakes do you have?

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    You shouldn't have bought the i-spec model.

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    A while back I used a hope adapter bracket on my M785 brake lever to run my M8000 shifter. There was some modification necessary, but once done, it was real slick, fit great. I thought I was real clever.

    Then my brake gave out when I was vacationing in Bellingham (like all Shimano brakes eventually do, because they don't sell any seal kits). So I figure I'll buy an M7000 or M8000 brake and a shop HAS to have an i-spec II adapter lying around...but I went to 4 shops and nope, no one had the damn adapter. Fanatic ended up helping me jerry-rig it, which worked well enough no vacation, but a new shitstorm has started with yet another shimano standard with the latest XTR.

    To answer your question, you might be able to use a problem-solvers adapter, your shifter is I-spec II. It depends what your brake lever is. The other option is you can order a new top-plate for the M8000 that includes the clamp, it's not cost effective the last time I looked, but it would work.

    IMO, all shifters should come with a clamp, if you don't use it, great, but some of us want a clamp just for simplicity and because wandering-bite-point brakes aren't the end-all.
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    Dude asks about a shifter and Jayem gets triggered and vomits a novel about his bad luck with brakes. Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    Dude asks about a shifter and Jayem gets triggered and vomits a novel about his bad luck with brakes. Classic.
    Well, at least I told him what he had and maybe gave him some insight into what he needs, you simply said "you bought the wrong one". Not very helpful.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    you guys are funny I'll end up selling it and buying the right one.

    Now - which model is the right one? You know, the one with a clamp?

    thanks!

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    It is if he is in possession of a time machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npn View Post
    Now - which model is the right one? You know, the one with a clamp?
    Yes, that one. Verify before you buy. You can also buy a new cover to switch the one you have to the clamp band version.

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    Integrated mounts are brilliant marketing. A great way to sell more stuff.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    You can also buy a new cover to switch the one you have to the clamp band version.
    Would this be the one?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Deo...vGy1:rk:6:pf:0

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    KCNC Shifter Clamps are in stock at Jenson USA for I-spec2, out of stock for I-spec1. These are the clamps I have, I actually have an extra set in silver.
    https://www.jensonusa.com/KCNC-I-Spec-II-Shifter-Clamp

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