FAQs

01 WHY DO I NEED TO SYNCHRONIZE MY CARBS ?

With use, the chain of cables, rods and linkages that connect the throttle to the carburetors will stretch and change their tolerances which results in the carburetor sliders or butterflies operating at slightly different times from one another. This produces an imbalance in the carburation of the engine due to unequal amounts of air entering the cylinders at any given time.

02 WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF UN-SYNCHRONIZING CARBS ?

Any imbalance in the timing, or amount of, throttle opening amongst the carburetors on your engine will result in reduced performance, poor throttle response, excessive fuel consumption, increased vibration and increased stress on the crankshaft and bearings.

03 DOES THE TWINMAX WORK WITH ANY ENGINE ?

Yes, the TwinMax is suitable for both carbureted and fuel-injected engines of 2, 3, or 4 cylinders : 2 cylinders motorcycles (BMW, GUZZI, URAL...), 4 cylinders motorcycles (HONDA, YAMAHA, KAWASAKI, SUZUKI...), snowmobiles, classic cars, motorboats, 4 cycle outboard motors, light aircraft, ultralights (ROTAX...), etc..

04 WHY IS THE TWINMAX SO DIFFERENT ?

Other balancers use either dial gauges or tubes containing mercury or spring-loaded weights with one gauge per cylinder and any adjustments to the carburetors are made according to the readings on each of these gauges. This means that not only is there the potential for errors due to the moving parts of each gauge, it is very difficult to ensure that each gauge gives exactly the same reading on a given amount of vacuum, due to variances in manufacturing tolerances, friction differences, volumes of mercury or tension of springs

The TwinMax is different. The TwinMax works by comparing the vacuum present on either side of a single pressure sensor and shows this difference as a meter reading. Synchronizing carburetors with the TwinMax is simple, quick and gives professional level accuracy every time.

05 IS THE TWINMAX EASY TO USE ?

Yes, the TwinMax is a precision electronic tool, contains no mercury, has no moving parts, ensuring it is compact, portable and can be used in any orientation or position and can be used on the road for real world checks. For more informations, please download the user manual for free

06 IS THE TWINMAX GUARANTEED ?

Yes, the TwinMax is guaranteed for 2 years but don't worry, some of our TwinMax are still in service after 20 years.