Ron---Since the carrier isn't supposed to rotate on the front cover
(anti-spin pin in place) it should work with the "snug" sides in place.
Then again, since only the front sides of these pegs (or pins, in the
case of using the round style) does any work, it won't make any
difference if they're installed with the loose fit orientation. The
hydraulic takeup in the TR6 clutch system will keep any play out. Even
more so, if you are using the (Gunst) pre-load spring and strap.
From: email@example.com(ronald weber) Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2005,
6:25pm To: firstname.lastname@example.org (6Pack) Subject: Gunst Bearing- square
I'm in the middle of installing a Gunst T/O bearing (and getting grease
on my keyboard) and came across a slight problem. The two small square
blocks that mount on the fork pins and ride in the T/O groove seem to
fit into the groove regardless of orientation--contrary to the
instructions that state they only go in one way. The one direction they
are snug (about 0.001" clearance) but still slide and in the other
direction they are quite loose (maybe about 0.016"-0.018" play). Each
block has a small red dot on one of the four sides. Play is minimized
when the dot is visible in the groove (non-marked sides against the
So this poses the question: is the block supposed to have play or is a
tight sliding fit correct? My instinct is to install them with the
tighter fit and put some of the included "bear grease" on the groove but
I thought I'd pose the question to the group. Ideas?
As always, thanks for your help!