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Posting to see if anyone has had any luck gettin getting it out?

I have the XC version of M9000 and it's a tiny little bugger at 2mm.

It got them second hand, so I'm not sure how or when it became stripped.

I tried super gluing a 2mm hex head--No go.

Tried a torx--No go

As a last ditch effort, I tried to use some needle nose pliers--No go.

I went to the hardware store for a screw extractor, but none seemed to be small enough.

Anyone have this happen and didn't have to buy a new brake lever?

Thanks!
 

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You don't have to buy a completely new lever (but it's much easier solution).
You have to remove the trigger retention pin and using nose pliers remove also the C-clip, then pull out the trigger, which will remove the trigger with the bolt and the lever piston, which is on the other end of the trigger bolt.

Thend replace just the trigger, which always comes with a new bolt.
https://www.bike-components.de/en/Shimano/XTR-Brake-Lever-for-BL-M9000-p46742/

Reattach it to the lever piston and place back the piston attached to the new bolt, place back the c-clip, followed by the trigger and put back the trigger retention pin.

Here is a video how to proceed. It's not the race lever, but steps are very similar.

Of course mineral oil will come out and you would need to rebleed it.
 

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Many thanks for the right up. I assumed these were the steps, but with the hex bolt being stripped, I was a little gun-shy to go any further.

After some deliberation.......

I actually bought a blade and it did not come with the piston and I can't seem to find one online.

$30 for the blade
$10 for snap ring pliers
$5 for the piston, if I can find one.......


or

$55 for a new XTR lever from BikeInn.com

Seems a lot easier to just buy a new one.

Thanks again for helping me on the decision!!

Bh
 

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pistons are never sold for Shimano and it's normal.
I think that the piston is screwed or attached on the other end of the bolt.
You should be able to simply unscrew/detach it from the bolt and reuse it with the new bolt.

Let us all know if the piston in the race version is screwed/attached/glued or what.
 

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Ah, makes sense!


Now, to find a new bolt. Can't seem to find one!!
 

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Thanks!

I actually already have the blade, just need bolt. Sucks that it doesn't seem to be sold separately.
 

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shitmano is infamous for not providing spare parts for their garbage (I mean products). Say what you want about SRAM, but they do do this and for DIY'ers like me, I appreciate it. I am also an avid (no pun intended) fan of not buying things that are designed to be thrown away when it's just one small part that has failed. Landfill is full enough.
 

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Understandable! This looking like it's more trouble than it's worth!


Thanks, everyone!
 

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Finally got ahold of Shimano US.

Not a serviceable part! Well, hell! I guess I'll be buying whole new lever!
 
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