Ultegra shift lever free play


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can someone comment on the Ultegra 8000 shifters, I have just fitted new 8000 shifters and RD8000 to my bike and find the inner lever on both shifters needs at least 1/2 " of free play before it meets pressure to change gear.
The outer lever works instantly, little free play and changes imediately.
Is this normal?
The cable is new and the nipple is correctly seated in the cup and cable is tight. The gears change sweetly, no problem, its just the sheer amount of travel to knock the gear up, its unnatural.
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