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Offline mweba

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Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« on: July 19, 2014, 11:20:53 am »
Well gentlemen, I have one here.   Been running her all week to get a feel for the saw.  First off, do not pick up a demo saw, or any 543 with less than seven tanks if you want the real story.  This saw was the most disappointing pro saw of any manufacturer I had ever run.  That couldn't be the end of the story so I talked with a couple others that have run the saw.  I was encouraged to get some time on it......and the saw will come to life.  Well, ten to twelve tanks later, they were right.  The 543 has become a totally different saw.  Is it worth the 499 msrp?  Jury is still out.

All rubber AV mounts.
543xp by mweba1, on Flickr


543xp by mweba1, on Flickr


Air filter cover has one finger screw.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

Outboard clutch.  Rim drive and adjustable oiler.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

Oiler with the cover off.  It is completely sealed off and the worm gear has a brass insert.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

Recoil is spring assist and you can see the mating surface for air injection.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

Air injection is in front of the rear AV.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

Intake is split for the strato.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

390 style carb limiters.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

Split carb similar to the 372xt.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

Three shoe clutch.  Another shot of the manifold.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

Quad port.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

Exhaust is to one side.  Also does not match the muffler.......at all.   Cylinder has ears for mounting bolts.

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

543xp by mweba1, on Flickr

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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 11:25:29 am »
So does it feel light in the hands for trim work?

Mitch you got a 242 to test against?  Spike was saying his new 543  tested out good from get go against his stock 242 and was going to test against a worked over 242 in future..
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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2014, 11:38:11 am »
So does it feel light in the hands for trim work?

Mitch you got a 242 to test against?  Spike was saying his new 543  tested out good from get go against his stock 242 and was going to test against a worked over 242 in future..

Not a runner.  Closest thing I have is my personal 435.  I have always liked the 435 and wanted this one for a replacement.  To be honest, I wanted to throw it in a dumpster for the first coupe tanks. 

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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 11:42:34 am »
Working on a video review of sorts.  It takes a lot of time so be patient.

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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 11:47:37 am »
I only had one 435 rear handle in for a tuning and I was impressed with it.   

Cool on the nice pics. Redmax saw for sure.  Wasnt there during my 1st post. 

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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 12:01:58 pm »
Mitch if that thing takes to porting the way the non strato redmax 3800 did or even close to the redmax 400 strato ones.  It will be fun to run.
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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2014, 12:08:00 pm »
Mitch if that thing takes to porting the way the non strato redmax 3800 did or even close to the redmax 400 strato ones.  It will be fun to run.

 I hope it does. 

Handles great and is very smooth for rubber AV.

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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2014, 12:30:45 pm »
Thank you for posting this, I have a new one I purchased in the shop. Been so busy I have not ever messed with it. Now I know what I'm in for!
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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2014, 02:30:56 pm »
Thanks for this Mitch! I've been interested in this one.

I'm in the middle of a 346xp build. Trying my hand at cutting a cylinder base. Be awhile before I get another saw...

 

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