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  1. blsnelling

    blsnelling Friend of the Riff Raff

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    These pics come to us by way of @StephK87 from Germany. He was kind enough to void his warranty and send us these pics. Not only that, he will be porting this saw ASAP and gutting the stratos, Snellerized Style. I can't wait to see how this thing runs! It looks like a cross between a MS261CII and a MS661C.

    Stephen's initial comments are that it's as light as a MS362, as strong as a MS461 but with better acceleration, and much better handling than a MS441.

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    I LOVE the dawgs!
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    Looks like a 661 muffler.
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    Look at the angle of the exhaust port!
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    blsnelling Friend of the Riff Raff

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    Check out the molded in diverter!
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    I can hear it just screaming, "Gut me, gut me, gut me!!!" :)
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    blsnelling Friend of the Riff Raff

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    That's an odd shaped piston!
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    Why in the world did they cant the exhaust port like this?!
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    That's it for now.
     
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    does this saw have prefiltration?

    the answer I got is it does
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Any timing numbers?
     
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    expert of nothing ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    :thumbup: Excellent info Brad, do you think anything will be different with the NA version?
     
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    That is the tightest case I've seen without stuffers.

    I have some ideas.....but need some numbers !!!!!!!

    Thanks for posting these Brad.
     
  10. EvilRoySlade

    EvilRoySlade What’s my line?

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    I've never taken apart a new saw but it seems like a lot of cylinder scuffing already. Thoughts from people who have?
     
  11. Chainsaw Jim

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    The integral diverter scares me. The one in my 461 was cracked and needed replaced.
     
  12. blsnelling

    blsnelling Friend of the Riff Raff

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    I will post additional info as I get it. I'm sure port timing will be among that.
     
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    Completely normal. I've seen much worse.

    I've yet to see that. Of course I've just seen mostly new saws......
     
  14. Chainsaw Jim

    Chainsaw Jim #fartedinthebandwagon

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    That's good to hear, and if I'm the only person you've heard it from then even better.
     
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    Mastermind Ol Tweety Bird Staff Member

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    The most common issue I see and hear about is the jug cracking under the exhaust port on the 461. I noticed they added reinforcements to the 661 from the base up on each side.
     
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    This is exciting! I hope this saw doesn't need any beefing up and add weight because right now you get 60cc weight at damn near 80cc power!
     
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    This truly is exciting. How in the dickens did they make that thing so light?!
     
  19. MustangMike

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    I just hope it wakes up the same as other saws, or it's a yawn!

    Never saw a piston as funky as that.

    The 461 I repaired (for a local tree guy) had a chunk out of the bottom of the piston that I think was heat related, but the cylinder was OK, was able to clean it up and re use it. I vented the muffler real well, removed the carb limiters, and the saw is still running (in professional use).
     
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    From the info I have seen over a pound lighter than the 572, just hope it runs as well.
     
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