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aftermarket carbs #214075 09/17/08 2:47 am
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anyone know anything about these aftermarket carbs
pkw or Steadfast cycle for that matter? eBay number 120303944768
any help would be much appreciated>>>brian


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Re: aftermarket carbs [Re: royaloilfield] #214363 09/18/08 5:50 pm
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They look like an aftermarket nock off of a flat slide Mikuni. I noticed that Steadfast doesn't give much info. They need to provide the width of these for side by side mounting. Mikuni's are too wide to fit on many side by side set ups so I'd want that dimension for sure. RE Interceptors have a fair amount of spacing between the two carbs, so they might just work. I'm not sure whether they would work on the Connie "Y" manifold or not though.

The other worry would be quality control. If they are a Red China made product, they might have issues. If from India or Taiwan, who knows?

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Chinese carbs??? Wahoo!!! I'd say beware! You might be better off finding a set of Berkley heads & running a Solex, SU, or even a sidedraft Weber! Ha!!! There must be a Chinese proverb somewhere about: Cheap is as cheap does!!!

Rotsa ruck!

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The PKWs are excellent. Search in the Triumph forum for dozens of references to them.

Re: aftermarket carbs [Re: J. Charles Smith] #214395 09/18/08 9:19 pm
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The PWK is a version of the Keihin carb (made under licence I believe).

There were some early quality problems (a thin float bowl casting springs to mind) but I reckon they'd have that sussed by now.

Tiger bought one for his beloved TR6 but he hasn't plucked up the courage to put it on yet (especially after he spent so much time sorting the Eccentric to perfection!). I'll ask him what he thinks of the quality...

Re: aftermarket carbs [Re: Melbourne Metisse] #214505 09/19/08 5:42 pm
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I din't realize that these were a Keihin product. I've since looked around a bit and found that the PWK is a series of carbs produced for small ATV and 2 stroke engines. I wonder how the flange is held in place? It looks like several screws fix it. Most of the newer Japanese carbs are spigot mount and I guess these can be converted either way. I'm sure information for these can be procured from Keihin or their distributors.

I've run the old Keihin carbs on Harleys for years. Their old butterfly throttle units aren't the top performers but are reliable and slow to wear out.

Kerby


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