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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2013, 01:40:11 pm »
All the later 181/281/288 saws use the same crank bearings and seals (on both sides) as the 1100/2100/298/2101 saws.
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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2013, 02:03:01 pm »
288's are still very much missed by the guys that used to run them. Probably the most enduring loyalty of any Husky. They were a tough saw that took a fair amount of physical abuse. The first saw in that family was the 181, which I believe came out in 1982. The 288 was still being sold in the US up until 2002 and they are still being made in other parts of the world. Not a bad track record.

They "lasted" a few years more on the market here, and as you said they are still made (in Brazil, I assume).

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2013, 02:06:03 pm »
Theres a lot of Chinese side covers floating around for 181/281, 288's etc

I would avoid those, if possible!

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2013, 02:44:09 pm »
Theres a lot of Chinese side covers floating around for 181/281, 288's etc

I would avoid those, if possible!

Same here.

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2013, 08:45:36 pm »
I thought David was asking about the spring/adjustable chain brake vs. The new style that are copied by the chicom dudes.
 The 181-2100 series are great saws indeed, built to last.   

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2013, 08:52:44 am »
i'm sorry guys I was refering to the spring in the front of the oil tank near the bar. you can see it in bloods pic.  Do any of you guys have a good oem 288 p & c, I have 3 52 mm jugs but I want to build a big one. 

Also, If i was to build a gas muffler saw would I be better with a 2100 or 288? or are they too close to tell?

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2013, 12:46:01 pm »
David, for a race saw the 288 is too big for 5 cube class. Better off with a 2100 or 181 if you want to play by the rules.  Lol

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2013, 01:46:41 pm »
Yeah its no fun if you don't play by the rules,  The rules are run what you brung stock appearing, no fuel. saw is running on the ground.  This is just a local fair in town.  I might be running against  395s or 3120s  who knows but ported with externals and half a chain, I might surprise some folks.

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2013, 02:34:05 pm »
Ported and chain will beat the bigger saws for sure.   Most times at fairs just good chain will let you beat the bigger saws.

Had guys crying foul when my 5000 back in the day was out cutting their 660's in the 3 cut hotstart racing saws running on the ground at the local fair. Those guys had no clue about chains.
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