Expert Advice

This section will help you to get the best from your TM Racing machine, it contains some useful advice on simple maintenance routines and basic information which answers the the most frequently asked questions.

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Your TM Racing machine has been constructed to exacting standards using the best components to ensure maximum performance, reliability and safety, TM UK recommend that only genuine TM Racing spare parts be fitted to your TM Racing machine, parts which are designed, engineered and manufactured specifically, ensuring the correct operating tolerances and longevity.

Not all ‘spare parts’ are made to TM Racing’s exacting standards.


Failure to adhere to any or all warnings, ‘running-in’ procedures, the use of incorrect parts, fluids, fuels and improper, unqualified maintenance, could lead to performance loss, damage to your TM Racing machine, potential injury and invalidate any / all warranties on your machine.

Please note the special requirements relating to TSi (Fuel Injected 2-Stroke) machines and the correct priming and setting of the oil control circuit system for engine lubrication. This information can be found within the correct model User Manual and within the ‘Engine Starting Procedures’ section and must be adhered to. 

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Oils, Fuel and Electrical System ⛽

Information on oils, oil specifics and quantities, fuel requirements and fuel systems, electrical systems and their components. Also included are some ‘need to know’ 4-stroke engine advisories.

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'Running-In' Procedures

A guide on the ‘running-in’ process of your new TM Racing machine. 

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Engine Starting Procedure ϟ

A guide on how to start your TM Racing machine easily. Covering 2-Stroke engine machines and 4-Stroke engine machines with either carburetors or electronic fuel injection. Also contains instructions on TSi (Fuel Injected 2-Stroke) machines. 

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Cleaning 🚿

A complete guide for cleaning your TM Racing machine. Covering pre-wash preparation, washing the machine thoroughly and post wash care.

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Basic Maintenance 🔧

Some advisories and simple maintenance routines to help keep your TM Racing machine in race-ready condition, this guide covers pre-race preparation and day-to-day care, race-day and track-side maintenance and an insight into the periodic maintenance schedule. This section also includes some ‘hints and tips’ and ‘do’s and do not’s when maintaining your TM Racing machine.

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TMEES / TMEES-2 Electronic Exhaust-Valve System ◓

Information on the TM Electronic Exhaust System (TMEES / TMEES-2) on 2-Stroke engines. This section contains set-up guides to ensure correct powervalve operation, with helpful downloadable pdf instructions and videos . Also included are some informative advisories regarding carburetor jetting and specifications.

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Tightening Torques 🔧

A useful selection of TM Racing torque settings used for engine assembly and chassis part fixing. This page has been collated using the torque figure tables extracted directly from the TM Racing user manuals.

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FAQ’s: ❓

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions relating to TM Racing machines. Many of these answers can also be found in your TM Racing User Manual. 

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