Mikuni TM series Flat slide Carburetors.
To select a TM Carb and all its associated accessories, “HOVER” over TM Flatslide Carbs (non-accel pump) on the menu to the left of the screen and then from the drop list select either the carb size you want or carb parts if seeking actual carb components.
Unlike many motorcycle manufacturers’ purpose modified versions, these factory TM Flat Slides are both 2 and 4 stroke compatible.
Mikuni’s (flat slide) carburetor, the TM Series Carburettors provide significant performance improvements over older round slide carburetors. Air flows faster and smoother through the TM Series venturi due to the flat slide design and the jet blocks which help create smooth bore effect.The high velocity of the air flow means a stronger vacuum at the needle jet providing more precise metering and better throttle response.
Renowned in Australia for decades as the ideal replacement for temperamental OEM carbs on big 4-stroke singles, when just wanting an easy starting, smooth operating carburetor which also as a bonus delivers some more power.
These carburetors can be adapted to a number of different applications from single to multi-cylinder engines, giving better throttle response, improved acceleration, increased horsepower and torque.
Each of these Mikuni carburetors were originally introduced as a high performance OEM Carburetor for a particular motorcycle and does often require the replacement of some jets to perform properly in any other situation here in Australia. For this check out each individual carburetor category where you can purchase a base tuner kit suited to your application from the related tuner kit listings or if your engine isn’t listed, have the option to choose one for another closely spec’ed engine so as to give you a good tuning start point.
Compare your existing carburetors dimensions against those listed for each carb for direct replacement compatibility and study the pictures taken on our graph board (the black lines are at 10mm spacings with 1mm increments in between), to determine available space if fitting in an unpublicized application.
With an unmatched air-cleaner spigot diameter or carb length and if still wanting to use the OEM air box rather than a Pod, check out our “Air-cleaner adapter listing”. If you can’t find a match, the manufacturing of special sleeves or extensions for some applications may be necessary. This is easily done by your local machine shop or any muffler shop with a pipe expander and the results far surpass the inconvenience.
If your OEM cables don’t match and if not available in our “Throttle and Cable assembly list”, you may well also need to have yours modified or new ones made for your application. (The picture in each carburetor description showing the cables, shows the required length of inner cable protrusion and securing fitting required at the carb end)