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MetrickMetal
05-27-2008, 05:36 PM
I saw this digital carb / throttle body sycronizer in the lastest Aerostich catalog and it looks pretty cool, and I was wondering if anybody has bought one and used it, and if so how well did it work.

I found it and the adapters cheaper at www.ridenow.com/product/detail/TWINMAX.aspx

kurt
05-27-2008, 06:33 PM
They are very popular with the BMW crowd and work very well for twin cylinder engines. For three or more I'd get the CarbTune II.

dwoodul
05-27-2008, 09:10 PM
This tool seems to be big with the V-Strom crowd also. I read that it can sometimes make a BIG difference in how the engine performs. I plan on buying one in the near furture (1-3 months) and will post results unless someone beats me to it.

Thanks, Ol Dave

whitesands
05-28-2008, 01:58 AM
Interesting....

sproggy
05-28-2008, 08:07 AM
I have a TwinMax - I've used it on various twins over the last few years - BMWs, Guzzis, Ducatis and a couple of Japanese bikes. It's a good product once you get used to using its sensitivity in the right way.

But I wouldn't use it for an engine with more than 2 throttle bodies/carbs - although there are claims that you can use it this way you will lose far too much accuracy IMO by comparing only two cylinders at a time. As kurt said - something like the Carbtube is far better suited to the Bandit.

Tourmeister
05-28-2008, 03:04 PM
Just don't forget where you put it when you are not using it... :doh: :oops:

whitesands
06-05-2008, 01:09 AM
Sounds like you have a story...

MetrickMetal
06-07-2008, 10:31 AM
Thanks everyone. I don't like only being able to view two cylinders at a time, so I think I'll pass on getting one of these to use on the Bandit.

Anyone here have one of these.
http://www.carbtune.com/

kurt
06-07-2008, 10:36 AM
Yup, I have the older Carbtune II.. It works fabulously. That's why I recommended it. :-P

MetrickMetal
06-07-2008, 10:48 AM
Yup, I have the older Carbtune II.. It works fabulously. That's why I recommended it. :-P

Looking at the Carbtune and the one from Motion Pro, the Carbtune looks to be a lot beefier unit as far as construction goes and its currently $114 with shipping to the US which is just about what the one from Motion Pro would end up costing me with tax and shipping, maybe even a little less. :rider:

kurt
06-07-2008, 10:59 AM
The motion pro unit still has fluid which makes it a pain to store. Air mail from Britain was quicker the ground shipping in the US for me.

sproggy
06-07-2008, 12:44 PM
the Crabtube looks to be a lot beefier unit

With a slightly fishy after-taste :rofl:

Stephen Max
06-07-2008, 01:38 PM
With a slightly fishy after-taste :rofl:

Not if bought fresh. Stay from the used ones.

T.B.
06-07-2008, 01:47 PM
yeah. i like my carbtune. simple and fool proof

MetrickMetal
06-07-2008, 01:48 PM
With a slightly fishy after-taste :rofl:

Just remember, you can tune a piano, but you can't tune a fish. :rofl: