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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2011, 09:12:58 pm »
I;m going to have to try a 16" on my 268/272. For some reason 272 feels heavier then my 372's PHO though.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2011, 07:11:43 am »
I think the 372 is supposed to be slightly lighter than the 272, but they are very close. The difference in "feel" is probably more than the difference in weight. I'd say that it's more to do with the inboard/outboard clutch than the mounts.

I have a 16" on one of my 266's, and it makes the saw seem smaller some how. A nice handy package. I've had that same bar on a 371, and for whatever reason, the earlier 266/272 chassis seems to wear the shorter bar better. The 371/372 feels better with an 18", which is my favorite set up of all these saws.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2011, 08:33:02 am »
I he never used a 272, 268 etc. - but I can well imagine that the more compact powerhead with an outboard clutch feels more at home with a short bar, than the 372xp does.

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2011, 10:39:48 pm »
 The 272 would be better with the longer bar also because of it's "closer to the center" b/c for better balance. As I see it you lose balance in a saw when you want the convenience of a inboard clutch for sprocket rim removal.
I put the tape measure to the 272 and 372 tonight and found this:
The guide bar on the 272 is 2" from the center of the crankcase [gasket]. On the 372 it's 2 3/4".
 3/4" difference might not sound like much but it's really noticeable when holding both saws.
 
Now someone thinking the inboard clutch 372 would cut lower to the ground is wrong. The 272 is lower by a 1/4".
The center of the bar on the 272 is 1" to the edge of the sprocket cover, the 372 is 3/4". Now what makes the 272 lower to the ground is its top handle is flush square to the sprocket cover. The 372's top handle sticks out a 1/2"  past the sprocket cover [reason is to compensate for the wider b/c position].

The 272Xp like the 630 Jonsered as I remember will have really nice balance.  I just haven't cut a stick of wood with the 272XP yet to make a report on it.
At the moment with my busy schedule I'm waiting for a sunny day and some spare time to take lots of good quality [once in a life time] photos of the mint 272 before it gets all scratched up and dirty.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2011, 12:02:49 am »
Well the other day I put the 272Xp to work for the first time. I took lots of pictures but to post them on here I would have to downsize them even more.
Very firm handling, well balanced saw. After a few tanks  I resetted the rich factory carb settings and for only running 2 tanks she motors!
Setting the carb brings back fond memories of my old Jonsered 630, with the 272 idling on its side resting against my leg, left hand holding the rewind side of the top handle and right hand turning the screwdriver. Try and do that with the 372..... impossible, with the 372 you got to shut it off ,pull the top cover and filter so you can see where to find the carb screws.

I have a question for Spike 60 or Niko. I remember  my Jonsered 630 had 2 different sets of rubber AV mounts available , one set was soft the other set were firm. I believe seeing my 272XP came with dual felling dogs for use of long bars, it probably has the firm mounts. I notice a fare ammount of vibration  with this 272, but then I'm so used to my newer Huskies with their smooth springs.
My 272's mounts have  ridges going round them, if I remember correctly the soft ones were smooth.

I would appreciate if you guys could find me some part #s and maybe steer me towards some of the soft mounts if still available.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2011, 12:07:15 am »
Thats why I upload pics to free photobucket account and you never need to resize to do so. Then you just use their link and they are saved there if your puter ever crashes.

Lost a lot of stuff like that over the years.

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2011, 09:17:32 am »
501-7734-01 and 501-7735-01 Soft mount PN's.  Will look and see if I have.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2011, 10:31:04 am »
Here is the 272 IPL with hard and soft part numbers listed. Section E or around page 5.

http://s30387.gridserver.com/partsDiagrams/Husqvarna%20272.pdf

501 77 35-01 (Soft)
** 501 69 91-01 (Hard)
* compl 504 6/8 74-04 (G)
501 27 63-01 (Soft)
501 26 97-02 (Hard


501 77 34-01 (Soft) **
501 62 87-01 (Hard) **
501 53 05-01 (Soft)
501 59 41-01 (Hard
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2011, 10:14:41 pm »
I thank you big time for the 272XP IPL.
 This morning I went to my Husqvarna dealer , ordered the soft mounts, HD air filter complete kit, and winter rewind housing cover.
It appears Husqvarna Canada has all these parts in stock.  8)
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #49 on: December 15, 2011, 12:26:26 am »
Well a while back I upgraded my "brand new" 272XP with the soft rubber mounts and HD airfiter. And to date I have approximately 50 tanks of fuel through it. Having missed out on these saws years back when I worked for Stihl pushing the 044, I now see what I missed out on. Sure the 272 doesn't have the side chain tensioner what the 044 bragged about back then, no big deal at all. My brand new 2010 395XP has the same front tensioner and no one complains about it.

I really enjoy running this hyper compact outboard clutch 72cc saw. With the 16"b/c, 8 pin 3/8 rim , smooth bumper [no dog teeth] and better centered b/c, it is alot of fun to use.
 Plus the ease of setting up the carb with the screwdriver when the engine is running is sooooo much nicer and easier then what is done with my 372. Tuning by ear is slowly going the way of the doo doo bird with all this new AutoTune and all, whats next....hand filing, with the future of "push button sharpening"?

BTW having replaced the steel dogs with the aluminum bumper and removing the inertia weight from the chainbrake lever, my 272XP powerhead is now lighter then my 372XP powerhead.
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