Citica CI 200 drive shaft bushing "Stuff"
I did a search and found some good info on the drive shaft bushing upgrade to a bearing and all that. Thanks to bantam,dipsay, mattk and all the others that posted up tips and tweeks. I just scored a CI 200 from ebay for $50 shipped and replace the spool bushings with bearings and serviced it from head to toe. I polished the bottom of the drive shaft and the inner bushing and face of it as well. My question is about the thickness of the bushing compared to any available bearings. The bushing is 5x9x3.28 and a 5x9x3 fits but the drive shaft just sits down a little bit more. I know some of my curados and my chronarc have a brass washer between the bearing and shaft. I think mattk said that the bearing should work fine. Can any of you Shimano gurus post up any info ya'll have on this. I'm actually fine with the polished surfaces on my reels(it's kind of hard to tell the difference after you polish up the surfaces)but my fishing buddy wants me to put bearings in his old citicas and I was wanting to make sure I don't jack up his real. If the brass washers are needed can I get them from shimano with a size in mm(like the bearings are listed) or do I have to have a part number..Thanks in advance..Hank