old info but still current. thanks all. going with the LM47...

I cracked the FD on my 99 R1100S open and bearings, races and gears are all good but there was some play. does that make sense? or am i missing something that has added up to this play?

one other question - if there are 2 shims in there - does that mean this was shimmed by previous owner? bearing has 19 balls. fludi pretty clean and no metal aside from norm.

(sorry if i may have hijacked a thread and the pic is huge...)

FD Apart.jpg