The needle bearing (the copper piece in that kit) would not slide directly on. It had to be fed into place by turning the outer gear clockwise I think... that way it would feed and seat itself between the rotor and starter clutch drive gear. I didn't think to take any pictures of the install...
Here's how it went:
I put the one way bearing in place and torqued down the new retainer ring. Then, I slipped on the new drive gear. Next, I lubricated the needle bearing and slid it on as far as it would easily go. Then, I twisted or spun (by hand) the drive gear it so it would properly seat the needle bearing. After that, it was just putting on the retainer ring, the clip, and the springs. The last "tricky" part was seating the final gear that meshes with the idler. I had to (gently) use a mallet to get it to drop back in between the spring sets.
The hardest part of the whole job was finding the little clutch springs and the "sprags" from the new one -way bearing when I dropped both of them on the garage floor!
Last edited by Aahz; 04-06-2014 at 09:26 PM.