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  1. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Absolutely. I know I’ve mistakenly forgot to inspect key components after I found a smoking gun problem elsewhere. Bitter Lesson learned.
     
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  2. mortalitool

    mortalitool aka Nick Stoeckel

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    Whats up fellow 288 etc addicts.

    Where are you guys buying new A/V buffers? I know I can get OEM, but I have used some aftermarket buffers with good success. Looking to see where you guys have found some good deals on them.
     
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  3. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    HL Supply sells good AM ones
     
  4. Frank bierce

    Frank bierce Here For The Long Haul!

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    Been getting mine from HL supply. I usually stock up when they hit the deal of the day.
     
  5. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    Not sure of price on hl but dealer cost on OEM is not that cheap, just bought 6
     
  6. mortalitool

    mortalitool aka Nick Stoeckel

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  7. 00wyk

    00wyk Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Has anyone tried the 288 HyWay/Meteor piston parts kit the greek dude on EBay is selling? Does it last?
     
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  8. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    Do yourself a favor and save and get the oem, check local dealers, they are cheaper the you might think
     
  9. 00wyk

    00wyk Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I would. But we're in Ireland here. They aren't available at all. :( There is nothing wrong with my ported 281 top end, other than the fact it is impossible to turn over for my replacement on the farm. So I was hoping to get a working decomp in it. Machine work here is hit and miss and expensive, so simply tapping isn't really an option.
     
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  10. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    Ireland you say? Get with @ajschainsaws, I have shipped him.many saws and parts;) we can get this taken care of
     
  11. 00wyk

    00wyk Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Andrew is actually a personal friend of mine. I'll give him a shout. I did try a different route just now, though. Turns out Husqvarna still makes that top end. But you have to give them a date of 2017 or 2018 and not tell them the actual date of your saw. It comes up as a replacement. We're checking right now to see if it is a complete top end. The price, BTW, is nearly $400 USD and it has to come from Portugal I think he said(2 hours away by plane here).
     
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  12. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    DNT pay that, just let me know if you want one, I can do much better then that
     
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  13. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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  14. 00wyk

    00wyk Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Is HLS on the forum here?
     
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  15. Canadian farm boy

    Canadian farm boy 10,000 "likes" and still a fart knocker.

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    HLS owns this forum.
     
  16. beaglebriar

    beaglebriar Here For The Long Haul!

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    Sup buddy?
     
  17. hoskvarna

    hoskvarna Mastermind Approved!

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    Trade for some good Irish ☘️ whiskey


    Sent from Hoskey Hills
     
  18. Canadian farm boy

    Canadian farm boy 10,000 "likes" and still a fart knocker.

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    Hey DJ, hows things? Your jeep project sounds like it's coming along nicely.
    I've just been working. Feeling pretty burnt out as of late. Tons of stuff to get done and quickly running out of time.
     
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    p61 western Mastermind Approved!

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    I would seriously consider getting the oem top end from Dustin. His price will be great, and nothing beats the oem top end.
     
  20. cowroy

    cowroy Super OPE Member

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    I know for a fact I can buy a new one and ship it to him for way less than $400. Fedex shows 5-10 days shipping for $21.
     
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