In poking around concerning Richard and Kraits TPS problems, I have found out some interesting things.
The zx-12r is a non-contact type sensor which uses a magnetic field to determine throttle position, not a mechanical arrangement.
For the life of me, I cannot understand why Kawasaki requires you to purchase the whole fuel injection body to replace the TPS switch. Unless I am overlooking something, that is bullshit.
Rich thinks the gixxer's may use the same sensor so I am going to check into that - while Suzuki WILL sell you just the sensor, it is like $70. Again, bullshit.
There has got to be a supplier of these sensors. Mine shows the number 160211 stamped in yellow on the top. Could another member with an '00 please check yours? The TPS is on the left side of the bike, sticking on the end of the #1 cylinder fuel injector body, and can be easily seen 3" directly above the coolant reservoir tank cap. The # 160211 is stamped on the top of it.
I can't believe that this sensor could possibly cost more than a few bucks to make. Perhaps if we can determine this is
the part #, we can track down a supplier from there.
We have GOT to resolve this and find a reasonable source for the various sensors on these bikes, as you never know when another one of us might need a sensor. These sensors (TPS, Temp, MAP, etc....) are extremely expensive from Kawasaki. Outrageously expensive even.
Here is Mikunis link concerning the sensor. Unfortunately, you cannot order from them directly as far as I can tell. http://www.mikuni.co.jp/e/sensor/NewFiles/New.html#