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Well, my search for a builder is over... HOORAY 288!

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  1. RIDE-RED 350r

    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    So long story full of brotherly ball bustin short, @XP_Slinger hooked me up with a very sweet deal on a 281 that I will be building into a 288. I think I'd still like to do a 385/90 in the future, but I can't resist the allure of the 288 any longer. I only have one pic as of now but here it is.

    Plans are a full overhaul from the bottom on up finished with a Braapp-Shack port job.


    Let the games begin :D 38564.jpeg
     
  2. Milkman31

    Milkman31 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    It’s nice when you find that saw you have been looking for!
     
  3. RIDE-RED 350r

    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Well, it's been hiding 4 doors down the road from here and has been offered for a deal of some kind a few times lately. I've been reluctant to take him up because he was talking about building it back up as a 281 and I didn't want to screw his plans... But, he threatened me with bodily harm and other such stuff last night texting back and forth and we made a deal! LOL!
     
  4. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Welcome to the club big bro:). Funny how you get your second 2-series not even 2 weeks after completing your first with the 242. YAHOORAY!
     
  5. T.Roller

    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    Yes it is
     
  6. RIDE-RED 350r

    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    I think that a 242 and 288 is an outstanding 2-saw 2xx series plan! :D

    But that's assuming a 2-saw plan is what actually ends up happening.. HA!
     
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  7. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Right...you...stop building...at a pair. :risas3:
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    Good old 125. Nothing like it. Love my 288 too, my buddy wants it so bad and he's a Stihl guy.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Just something about a 288. I didn’t understand until I built mine, I’ll be pulling the cylinder to port it soon. Not because I’m unhappy with it, just because I know it’s got more.
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    Nice one, I'm jealous.
     
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    Good deal bud. Glad to see you finally got one. Can’t wait for the build
     
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    Onan18 OPE Sponsor

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    HOORAY 288!!!!!!!!!
     
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    *f-word yes mate...........*f-word yes!!!!
     
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  15. RIDE-RED 350r

    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    I can't help but think of Ozzy-Man with this post... LOVE that guy!
     
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    traffic903 Super OPE Member

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    Haha, that's exactly the tone it was said in mate!!
     
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    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    I will be reunited with my 281 and 288 in a week from today, can't wait to try them out since @ rattler added some venom to them, so dang excited it keeps me up at nights!
     
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    cgraham1 ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Thats a big gap... a 262xp would fill it nicely. :)
     
  19. RIDE-RED 350r

    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    You are SUCH an enabler!! Lol!
     
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    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    262 is a great Gap filler!
     
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