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Seeing as there seems to be SO many posts about people taking apart there triggers and not being able to put them back together pay attention!

DO NOT taken them apart by removing the shift lever. To swap the cable on either the X0 or X9 triggers remove the TOP Cover by unscrewing the silver round thing and lift the cover off. Simply push the old cable out and feed the new one in.


Should you for some reason require to go deeper into them i have posted the exploded diagram of both the Xo and X9 triggers (Xo one pictured first)
 

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Thanks for posting this.
You are right in spec'ing that people don't take it all apart, but the silver/grey cover only.

I know the old method of changing the table sucked with the 06 X7s, but I found this to be much more problematic than that old plastic/rubber screw. Just too much room for error, not to mention the threading of a freshly cut cable thru the pinhole.
 

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Yes the other shifters are a bit of a challenge to thread a cable into.

The Xo and X9 are remarkably easy though.
 

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Anyone know how the small spring installs inside part #5 (the paddle) for X9 shifter?
It is not shown in the above diagram.
 

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Strafer said:
dang it, that's the piece I can't figure out how it goes back in.
No pictures anywhere?
AHHHH! I just did the same thing! :madman: I wish I had found this post beforehand.
 

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Very helpful, I was just setting my X-9 shifters and almost removed the bottom rather than the top, this is good to have handy just in case!
 

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yeah, thanks. the exploded diagrams are slightly helpful but don't adequately show the placement for the plates and springs. At this point there are some photos that do a great job of this...I almost posted some myself after I got mine back together.

As a side note I called sram for a little explanation, their answer was take it to a shop. No we won't explain it to you, it should have yes place the spring on the post and against the lever. not some microsoft proprietary b.s. (meaning belief system, however bovine that may or may not be).

A word to the wise: grow some extra fingers that are very thin but strong!
 

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Here are som pictures I took when I made the "common" mistake of taking off the bottom part of the shifter. Hope this helps people in the same situation.

does anyone know how to properly get everything back in place? I've put everything back in according to the pics above, but it still doesn't seem right. :madman: i'm going crazy trying to get this back in working condition.
 

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does anyone know how to properly get everything back in place? I've put everything back in according to the pics above, but it still doesn't seem right. :madman: i'm going crazy trying to get this back in working condition.
Me too seriously I need help with this - whoever can post steps for this will get legend status on mtbr - go for it!!! I'm going to try it tonight again, in my bathroom behind the shower curtain so I don't lose any tiny parts that sproing out under spring pressure.

If I get it, I'll post something. But I tried before, and I don't see why tonight will be any different.
 

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I think I got it. just assemble it like in the pics. Do it in a bathroom or somewhere without carpet in case the little spring flys away. Coil the spring down in there, make sure it stays in, I had to hold it in with my thumb. Make sure the spring coils from bottom to top, bottom is as you are looking down at the shifter. Then place the silver lever on top, and I placed the L bend of the end of the spring kind of into the notch on the silver shifter, you can see where it goes. I don't think I had enough spring tension, but it seems good. I'll post an update tomorrow after a parking lot test.

Edit: Ha: I took it apart again to take pics and lost the spring. SWEET
 

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We did it differently than how the pics have it. We assembled all the parts in the paddle first with the blackish top cap on. Then we found the right hole that the spring sits between the top cap and paddle. After that we pre-wound the spring around the assembled paddle and then placed it in it's proper position in the pod body.

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Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.

Before this thread I though all was lost! That final documented picture/technique by edlubba was the thing I needed to get it all back together. This thread was awesome- so much help. I can now change gears again.

Lachlan.
 

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Rodsban said:
Here are som pictures I took when I made the "common" mistake of taking off the bottom part of the shifter. Hope this helps people in the same situation.
i have a problem with the X.0 shifter - it doesn't shift properly any more.when i am on the smallest cog it shifts once, but for the next shift i have to push it twice as far, for the next one even farther and so on. and it just shifts 5 times :madman: . so i opened the whole thing up, hoping to be able to do something to fix it, so far without luck. does anybody have a picture or text of how the lower spring needs to be seated?
thanks
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i have a problem with the X.0 shifter - it doesn't shift properly any more.when i am on the smallest cog it shifts once, but for the next shift i have to push it twice as far, for the next one even farther and so on. and it just shifts 5 times . so i opened the whole thing up, hoping to be able to do something to fix it, so far without luck. does anybody have a picture or text of how the lower spring needs to be seated?
thanks
fritz
 

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anybody have a diagram for a SRAM 2006/2007 front shifter pod? A rebuild/put-back-together thread would help too. Every one I've seen on this board has been for 2008 shifters.
thnx! ryan.
 
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