Shimano XT BL M-8000 Brake Lever Repair

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Shimano XT BL M-8000 Brake Lever Repair
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Posted: Feb 12, 2021 at 12:07 Quote
Also had mine go, on SLX M-7000 lever.

Posted: Sep 27, 2021 at 11:16 Quote
Anyone try printing their own and have long term results to share?

Posted: Jan 24, 2022 at 19:39 Quote
smalthey wrote:
Seems like folks are still looking for this part. I drew it up and shared in on Thingiverse.

I've installed it and it appears to work perfectly. Time will tell how durable it is.

Hi Guys, building on Smalthey's design posted on Thingiverse, I have re-drawn his option in Inventor and I also made the model for the bottom part. I can share stl and ipt for both, (top and bottom parts), if anyone interested for further developments. I printed them in PTEG, they looks fair, but I am afraid are not not too strong. Broke a couple during installation.

Coming back to the general topic of this post, I firmly believe Shimano should make these inexpensive plastic guides available for aftermarket repairs.
Should Shimano choose to force consumers to buy new brake levers for $60 just because a $1 plastic piece keeps failing (design flaw or incorrect material choice), then consumers should definitely review their buying strategy.
Cheers!, Sevciu

Posted: Jan 24, 2022 at 23:13 Quote
sevciu, I would love a model as I have access to both abs printing and CNC

Posted: Jan 26, 2022 at 17:59 Quote
pockets-the-coyote wrote:
sevciu, I would love a model as I have access to both abs printing and CNC
Hi, this will be my first try on sharing on Thingiverse, please try below link let me know how you go.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5218483
cheers
Sevciu

Posted: Jan 29, 2022 at 1:30 Quote
pockets-the-coyote wrote:
Curious if those red panda parts would work well as a replacement, but an expensive option for sure.
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/red-panda-release-lobster-upgrade-kit-thats-claimed-to-improve-reliability-of-shimano-brakes.html
yes, it works great.

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