So, BMWeuro, you used the original sized (larger) bearings of the "big tube" swingarm with the longer (earlier) pivot pins (my question seems redundant, but I am just making sure)?
I did use the wider bearing and the early shorter pivots. I got everything adjusted and torqued down tonight ans ran the swing arm through it's travel and it worked great
Also, how do you test a swingarm bearing?
I removed the bearing and the race, Cleaned everything very well and did a visual inspection.
My swingarm bearing and seal setup doesn't really look like any of the ones from the microfiche.
The info from the fishe sucks. I ordered a bunch up parts and most turned out to be wrong. The seal let up has seals that you can clean and reuse.