Oil leak from foot gear shifter?

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Mon Apr 19 09:00:48 PDT 2010

That's a good idea Charles, but I think I'll try a new seal first.  I'll
look on Bike Bandit and see if the P/N's are the same and report back.  By
the way, I know you had the shop jet your bike, but did they tell you what
the magic carb pieces were that they put in it?


-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Charles Scappaticci
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 9:27 AM
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Subject: Re: Oil leak from foot gear shifter?

One note.  Many moons ago when I went to AMI, the professors there
taught us that leaky seals can sometimes be saved by removing the
spring on the back of the seal and exchanging it for an o-ring, one
size fatter and one size smaller.  Obviously one must be careful when
doing this and where they do it.

The same thing can be done on a new seal, especially if like Dennis's
seal it continues to happen over and over.  I figure it's worth a try
if the problem persists.  YMMV, and It does not always work.

One other thought, has anyone checked to see if the last year of ZX-11
(or the ZZR-1200) used the same seal or if possibly Kawasaki had
upgraded it?

Charles S.

John Soliday <johnsoliday at msn.com> wrote:
> Thanks Ian, I'll try that technique.

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