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  1. huskyboy

    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    It took about 10 solid tanks for it to break in the meteor piston and cabers. They are harder to wear in than oem rings.
     
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    I’ll be honest, I’m broke after buying 4 saws in three weeks. The Saw fund is pretty much empty. I sure appreciate the offer though! I’ve been out of the saw scene for a while, but it’s just hard to completely stay quit. I found some rare deals for my area and couldn’t pass them up. I always seem to fall off the wagon and start lurking Facebook marketplace. Used to be Craigslist. Anyhow thanks again for the offer.
     
  3. Fruecrue

    Fruecrue I got wood

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    What’d you buy? I need to fund a 371k project, I can’t fall off the wagon.... never got on it.
     
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    cowroy Super OPE Member

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    Three 288’s and a 390 ‍♂️
     
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    cus_deluxe ONE OF THE WORST!!

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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    @Fruecrue if you are running a base gasket, check squish. Most of the time they are very loose. I think mine was 49. A base gasket delete and a muff mod really produces good gains. Also, I tried out a shyknees coil and it felt like a 20% reduction in power while it was on the saw.
     
  7. trooney

    trooney Admitted Woodaholic

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    Yeah, but you got the 394 thats been souped up now!!! :campeon:
     
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  8. huskyboy

    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Agreed, my squish was over .050, it had a base gasket in it at the time of my video. I threw it out (.026 squish after), shaved the intake skirt of the piston, muffler mod and .020 timing advance. It responded well.
     
  9. Wolverine

    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    You know all about it! How’s its twin doin? Mine took a few tanks to properly break in but it’s an animal now! I’d love to put it on a dyno. Wondering if it has 10 horses. :pesas:
     
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  10. Fruecrue

    Fruecrue I got wood

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    Squish now is .050”, I’ll port it if it hangs around long enough.
     
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  11. huskyboy

    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    This is after I messed with it with a 8 tooth in oak
     
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  12. Fruecrue

    Fruecrue I got wood

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    Way more betterer.
     
  13. huskyboy

    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    I think I took 1mm off the intake skirt (thickness of base gasket included). The 395 piston skirt is even shorter. I was gonna try raise ex 1mm too but decided to be conservative. Didn’t even widen ports or anything.
     
  14. RIDE-RED 350r

    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    My 394 has been tampered with by myself and Shaun Carr (his work being the most extensive obviously). It pulls 36" round ground skip with 8-pin fully buried in hard maple with authority. Ask Josh ;)

    Check and make sure you are getting full throttle too. When I first got my 394 together I found out I had to squeeze the throttle ridiculously hard to get the last 1/8 throttle due to a worn throttle cable end that was causing the cable to bind that last little bit. New cable and what a difference it made in the cut!

    And I agree, don't kick that 394 to the curb till you at least dump the base gasket. That bump on compression really helps mantain RPM in the cut with big wood. Ifin ya REALLY want to have some fun, send that cylinder to Mr. Carr or Rattler Mike...you won't be disappointed! :) Just to give you an idea, my 394 exhaust is at 98 deg and still pulls 210psi.
     
  15. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    @RIDE-RED 350r your killing my chances of getting another 394 here. LMAO
     
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    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Lol!! Sorry neighbor!:campeon:
     
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  17. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    Its ok, #4 is waiting on me in TN already, should have enough to bud a few more here.
     
  18. huskyboy

    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    All stock saws will feel slow after you run a well ported saw. Especially a ported 394/5.
     
  19. srcarr52

    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    They don’t really need any more intake duration. I keep it as short as possible to keep the crankcase compression. A touch more exhaust duration and a little tickle on the transfers and they come alive.
     
  20. huskyboy

    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    I’ll have to try one that way some day
     
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