But...the problem I'm concerned with is the assembly. When it's installed, there is no room whatsoever for the spring washer and shim washer on the inside. I have the big fat washer on the outside and everything is snug and moves great. But there's a good 1-2mm less tube on the inside "side" than on the original piece.
Question: will it do any harm to run it without the shim/spring washers? Everything will be greased up and clearance isn't a problem.
EDIT: I guess it's also possible the holes for locating the shifter cam thingee were drilled 1-2mm to far "to the left". That would explain it too.