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LiteTek Keihin Throttle Shaft Seals

Discussion in 'LiteTek Carburettor Kits and Products' started by maelstrom, May 14, 2018.

  1. maelstrom

    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

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    There is a problem with working with the OEM style throttle shaft seals.
    Keihin_Carb_01_05-1.jpg
    The housing has been staked by the nice people at the Keihin factory. Not because they are stupid, oh no, this is deliberate. They just don't want you reconditioning their 30 year old carburettors. If they did then they would sell the parts (never going to happen). You have to restore this to a round hole before fitting an OEM type seal or you will never get it in without butchering it.

    So we need a solution and here it is.
    TS-007_Fitted_01.jpg
    I have designed a full rubber seal, made from FKM which is commonly known by the trade name of Viton. This makes it very easy to fit new seals and they could even be installed without removing the shaft. These seals are modelled on the Mikuni versions of the same part. You can simply apply some silicone to the back and sides to bond the seal into position.

    and here showing the fitment of the shaft.
    TS-007_Fitted_02.jpg
    Now I will be able to finish my carb rebuild, complete the guide, and offer comprehensive kits for Keihins.
    Cheers
    Blair
     
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    Blair, you're a genius man............thinking of buying an mc22 just to rebuild the carbs now :bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    Haha, buy a dodgy set of carbs first. Turn them into something beautiful, then find an MC22 to put them on. Preferably one of the "I just paid $986 at the Honda dealer to have my bike tuned and even with the bigger jets it runs like crap. I've had it with this piece of ****. I'm gonna sell it".
     
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    Niceone. Would these also work on the zxrs cvk d30s?
     
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    I can't tell you for sure. On the Honda MC22 these seals are used on the outside of carb 1 & 4 (only 2 of them) so they are clearly visible. If the Kawasaki has the same setup then you should be able to see that. All of the other seals are felt.
     
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    ahh righto . Yeah I've noticed the idle changes when spraying the middle of cylinder 2 and 3 on the throttle shaft and i've already verified the boots are good . So that would mean its the felt seals ?
     
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    Yes, they will mess up your idle and low speed more than anything else. Having said that, if you sprayed a volatile substance like ether directly into the felt seal then you would expect some to make its way into the intake. On the Keihins, the felt seal behind the ends of the throttle shafts that have nuts on them are the most exposed.
     
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    @TonyZXR sent a message to you regarding kits for the ZXR
     
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    Can you send me info too please Blair? Thanks
     
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