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  1. Simondo

    Simondo Pinnacle OPE Member

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    What do you think of the KM 90 Dave ? I have worked the 100 and the 130 but not the 90. There a bit more "vibey" than the 2 stroke stuff i feel , different frequency as well.
     
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    Czed ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Absolutely hate them the weight and the way they feel.
    I don't mine the older generation stihls but the 4 mix suck at least too
    Me.
    I know they have good power
    But give me a shindaiwa/echo redmax or my 25 yr old alpina vip 25s any day over these stihls.
    I have a echo 230 that i can run all day no problem good power light and very little vibes.
    And that wonderful foam handle lol
     
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    Have to say the KM multi system wouldn't be my first choice regardless of 4mix . I like having a poll pruner and hedge trimmer combo that the head swaps across rather than splits in the middle and a line trimmer /brush cutter as a separate machine. Iv used a Stihl FS 90 4 mix with a harness and cow horns, much better than the D handle sort as you get isolation from the motor. My personal trimmer ...i like my 244 gx , still strong 20 + yrs down the line and still a pretty fair bit of kit.

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    While I'm on the subject of line trimmers .
    A customer asked me for a simple mower to cut rough grass in between raised beds . He didnt need to collect so i got him this as it will go up to the wooden boards , so doing away with the need to use a line trimmer as well as mowing. These things are not bad at all for other scrub work to in and about the place.
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    I've worked on a couple of them great for flat and some sloped cutting.
    Most people use them a few time's around here and sell them when
    They get the job finished enough
    To use a mower.
    Today putting a wt 215 for
    a 250 on a 170 it really peps them up.
    Muff modded new lines as well runs great.
    I have to add a tank vent and it's done. 20170618_110643.jpg
     
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    dall Soon to be banned fart knocker.

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    cool dave i have a 170 here i want to add a bigger carb to also
     
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    That a direct sub over Dave ... Other than some more holes to get to the carb jet screws and vent?
     
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    Some I've done didn't need another vent but this one does.
    After a few minutes it vapor locks
    I switched to another new carb
    It did the same.
    That's it simon just an additional hole for the high needle and a vent if necessary on your saw.
    I had to slightly flatten the hook for the carb linkage 170 open 250 oval hole and it pops in now.
    I think i will just add vents to all those i do 170 180 211 in case there is issue's now we have hot weather now.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    What kind of vent are you using ?
     
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    backhoelover SERVICE MANUAL MASTER

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    if you dont mind me asking what type sync tool do you use for your carbs?
     
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    Stihl fs44 i truly hate these lol
    Mud daubers present
    Looks like little to no oil to me.
    Any exhaust daubers are attracted to for some reason that's why i leave screens in.
    Part's price makes it not worth fixing. 20170619_102123.jpg 20170619_110806.jpg
     
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    Yup...thats a right mess ! Bet your so sad you wont be fixing that thing ! :D Never had one of those to work on.
    Stuff in today is a Ms 200t with posable carb and line issues ...Hayter harrier 48 mower service to do and a Hayter Harrier 56 mower in tomorrow with what sounds like the mag/ign braking down when its getting up to running temp. Weathers hot for us at the moment...90 f ..32 C today!
     
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    94f yesterday 80f today raining though.
    I have yet another stihl trimmer coming in.
    I just do this on the side can't take every job.
     
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    How you fit it all in Dave i dont know. Whats your...work ,work day , time wise ?
     
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    4am to 1pm work 40hrs sat sun or sun mon off.
    So i work on stuff of the evening's
    I cut trees for the neighbors i have
    Several dozen dead ash to drop for a farmer.
    Not bad but the summer heat slows me down lol
     
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    Thats a full diary ! If you like doing the OPE stuff on top of everything then i guess you dont find it to much of a bind. I wont be into any timber work till later in the year , am ahead this time with firewood in stacks drying . Aug/Sept maybe for pulling out a few trees that are on the ground before the banks get slick. Parts ordered for the ms 200 (genuine fuel combined breather line) and the carb has a new kit in it.
     
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    These are like .80 off ebay work fine. 20170619_125230.jpg 14978922417842086409242.jpg
     
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    20170619_111249.jpg I've not used it yet but this is the shop tool.
     
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    Stihl fs55r owner heard amazing tales of seafoam so he adds some.
    Then it won't start so i look at it.
    100 percent seafoam he used no 2 cycle.
    Luckily it wouldn't start on seafoam so there is no damage.
    Primer bulb change lines are great
    It's in good shape.
    Didn't even charge him he gave me a 20 horse riding mower last year lol
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    Ah..so thats what this "Sea Foam" stuff is all about... Not seen it myself in the UK . "Redex" is maybe the closest thing to that i can think of.
    I bet it wont tell you to run your engine on the stuff neat ! proves the instructions were as likely as not looked at!!
    Pet hate of mine that...:rolleyes: .
    For me that FS 55 and the other ones in the group are less of a headache with the choke in the housing rather than the choke in the carb...makes finding new carbs easy as there are cheep and sub over . The other Zama sorts tend to be OEM mostly here with the primmer body having built in check valves that can give agro, whereas the other sort with the mushroom top duck bill valve in the primmer bulb are easy sorted .
     
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