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Offline HolmenTree

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #60 on: December 19, 2011, 11:19:26 pm »
I never meet Wolf but do know of him, he built quite a few snowmobile pipes , that is something I have down and hope to never build another set of snowmobile pipes in my life , your 064 would run in the 0-106cc class which is pretty much pure 2100's , One thing thou , you will need to be running on alcohol as gas is not going to help you to even be close
Thanks for the warning. Yes it's funny how history goes, back in the late 1970s- early '80s my 2 brothers and I were running ,85cc Poulans, 2100 Huskies and 090s all with pipes in the open class in 10"X10", 3 cut cold start.
 I had good luck with my 090, so then the brothers each buy a Bob Walker Mac 101 kart saw with pipes and big carbs.
To keep up to them I converted the 090 over to methonal with a Mikuni 34mm alky diaphram kart carb and reed valve intake manifold I bought from Russell Karting. To make the reed valve work on the 090 I had to cut 2 "boost ports" holes into the intake side of the piston. Lots of tinkering but I was able to cut with the Macs...... until the next year when a big strong kid comes in with a dealer sponsored 400cc Husqvarna bikesaw. That was Feb 1983. That year I built my 1982 Yamaha 125YZ liquid bikesaw and for the 8 following years I had lots of good runs with it just on gas.
 Last year in 1991 before our event was shut down I was up against 084s sponsored by big city Stihl dealers with cut off heads etc built out east.

I got the Yamaha on the bench right now all torn down , after a 20 year rest she still has lots of potential in her for the 140cc limit class......... now that I have a better idea whats best for her.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #61 on: December 21, 2011, 04:05:29 pm »
I think if you want Simon now you'll be mailing it west of Manitoba not east. He's staring at the backside of the rockies as we speak. ;D

I'm not sure if its clear but 0-140 are production classes only, then an unlimited class where anything goes,and is where  your 125 will be playing, with 250 Hondas and 325 Rotax's btw.

As Ed stated everything is on fuel and pipes and freaking fast.

Quebec does have a phenominal timbersports history, but new guys just aren't filling the void of the retirees.

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #62 on: December 21, 2011, 05:13:36 pm »
I think Simon is back home for xmas right now  but Jeff is correct , the 125 cc wound be running in the unlimited class , Some places do have muffler classes but most shows are by cc and run a pipe

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #63 on: December 21, 2011, 06:07:23 pm »
Here's a question Ed, could a 272 muffler saw be made to compete with the pipe saws?

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #64 on: December 21, 2011, 07:42:47 pm »
I guess it can be done but I think it would be very hard to do , sure you can make a real kick ass muffler saw to beat 10 saws out of 20 but those last 10 are going to be real hard to beat and I guess another thing is , it depends on the wood . I have seen 272 muffler saw cut 8 by 8 whitepine real fast but take that same saw and try cutting 10 by 10 in harder aspen and the amount in difference grows alot between the muffler and pipe saws

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2011, 01:19:02 am »

I'm not sure if its clear but 0-140 are production classes only, then an unlimited class where anything goes,and is where  your 125 will be playing, with 250 Hondas and 325 Rotax's btw.

I think Simon is back home for xmas right now  but Jeff is correct , the 125 cc wound be running in the unlimited class , Some places do have muffler classes but most shows are by cc and run a pipe

Thanks Ed and Jeff for the input. I didn't expain earlier but I have never competed east of Manitoba, always west. Thats the reason why I built the 125 bikesaw many years ago because the open hotsaw cc limit  under the CANLOG rules has always been 140cc max. The exception was a small non CANLOG show when that Husky 400cc bikesaw competed.
          2 cuts in 18"-24" [some show's also have 1 cut] cold start for the hotsaws. 3 cuts 12"-16" for stock appearing. They also have a 100cc open class for factory saws with pipes and anything goes. At home here on the prairies we always have cut 10"X10" or 8"X8".

I want a fast stock appearing 272XP for the Obstacle pole buck, Precision cut [Grande Prairie precision cut], Boring speed buck and Pole falling. Some shows have 3 different cc classes for stock appearing speed buck.
I have chopped underhand, standing, springboard, crosscut and bow saw [JP Mercier blade] ;).
Squamish is the best show of the summer.

I  want to try competing in Quebec some day, I have been learning French with the help of my 8 year old daughter who speaks it very well. 8)
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2011, 10:08:59 am »
Sir , one thing about competing in Quebec, you do not need to be able to speak one word of french , these people will do what ever it takes so you understand and have a great time , Shows in Quebec are far more fun for me than doing shows else where , now I have not down any shows for quite a while but hope to some day soon again, some one will speak english and will tell you whats going on

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2011, 10:45:53 am »
That's good to know. I have travelled through Quebec years ago and didn't find a problem communicating. But I want to learn the language, I've worked over the years with alot of excellent Quebec loggers here in Manitoba and they had no problem learning English.
I remember these guys talking about a big show in Rimouski, Quebec in the 1980s where wood cutters from all over the world came to. Competitors from Finland were said to do well at the chainsaw handling [limbing-precision] events.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #68 on: December 22, 2011, 12:19:54 pm »
I've just been watching timbersports on TSN2 and the game channel and Bill Deeba is showing lots of older shows. Kaslo BC is one in particular, just cuz I love the area but those events your talking about, I've just seen for the first time and know what your talking about. Grande Prairie.OP.choker
I'm wondering just how fast of a saw you would need.

It seems your doing more running/climbing than sawing and your cutting in uncomfortable positions. In a 30 second Obstacle pole race your using the saw for 5 seconds?
Wouldn't a hot gas woodsport and race chain work well.

Alky is just damn persnickety. I did see  someone have an older little(50 or 60 cc) red Jonny or home delight that were way faster than the other saws.

Canlog rules... dont get the east guys started on that stuff, every show has its own rules it seems..
East has it set just like a Stihl series events but with a couple  more chainsaws events any modification except bike parts and fuel goes.


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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #69 on: December 22, 2011, 12:35:49 pm »
Bill Deeba's channel, check out all the videos, I think he has 85 or something like that. Some old some from this October in Quebec

http://www.youtube.com/user/LumberjacksOnline?blend=11&ob=video-mustangbase

 

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