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  1. Daserlon

    Daserlon Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I dont have the "cup" that goes around the decomp valve like yours has Mike. 0922182035.jpg
     
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    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    In my limited experience, I found the Mahle cylinder to be better than KS for a 288. Like to hear from more experienced hands how they compare with the 394.
     
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  3. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    Generally the Mahle are closer to the numbers most porters want, also I believe the transfers are smaller in the KS, not certain if that's a + or a - though, guess that depends on the porters preference in how they like them shaped and what size.
     
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    rattler ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    I dont know for sure Dale
     
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    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    That's exactly what I found to be the case with the two brands of 288 cylinders, at least with older specimens. Josh's new current production OEM KS 288 cylinder is quite strong though.
     
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    She’s ready to sing


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  7. Fruecrue

    Fruecrue I got wood

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    Picked up these 2 394s recently. Both run well. Just need a few small things. Cleaned up pretty well for the most part.
     
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    rattler ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Dang right looks great Aaron.
     
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  10. Fruecrue

    Fruecrue I got wood

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    Fresh rings and hone, all stock.
    The seal collar fell apart, new one on order.
    Couldn’t help myself, put it back together for a test run. My first 394. Perhaps it needs to break in but it wasn’t what I expected it to be.
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    cus_deluxe ONE OF THE WORST!!

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    8 pin on a stock saw in big wood will do that.
     
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    32 or 36? Square or round?
    If you go back up a ways my saw is a little bit of port work but will pull a 42 with a 8 pin in oversized fir and a 60” with a 7 pin all chains are square ground falling chains.


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  13. Fruecrue

    Fruecrue I got wood

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    32” round, freshly sharpened.
     
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    cus_deluxe ONE OF THE WORST!!

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    Yep, softwood and hardwood are different haha. Hard to tell dave but i feel like you could expect a little more from that too, but give it a couple tanks of fuel and see what happens. And put a 7 on it haha
     
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    I cut hardwoods too trust me with a 36 8 pin with square, I’m not a firewood guy I make a living falling timber the faster I can put down wood the more I make.


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    cus_deluxe ONE OF THE WORST!!

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    here ya go @Fruecrue. in midst of breaking down a bunch of big maple that a budy dropped off a couple years ago, lol. theres a little on the corner toward me thats punky but the rest is totally petrified.


     
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    cus_deluxe ONE OF THE WORST!!

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    didnt even watch the video, guess the cam shoulda been farther back lol. chain is ok, prob could be touched up but good enough
     
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    In my experience I’ve had saws that break in quick and others just don’t. It may take two or three gallons of fuel to really get it run in good.

    I need another 394/395. They are just a great saw for long bars, and I’ve got several big trees coming down soon.
     
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  19. Fruecrue

    Fruecrue I got wood

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    I’m not stuck to it, I can bring it to Tennessee if you need another.
     
  20. huskyboy

    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    This is the 394 I have here when it was stock with 28” 8 pin semi chisel in dead ash I believe. It was a ahead of a stock 661 by a touch with short bar. Never tested with a long bar.
     
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