Good day!

I am busy re building the jet pump assembly on a 2003 XL700. When I took the drive shaft out, I found that there was no spacer between the bearings (as mentioned in It does not seem to be available and I cannot find a part number, although it is on the parts diagram. Is this spacer absolutely necessary or can I go without? Perhaps I can make one if any one can give me the dimensions? Any idea where to find one in Australia?