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Stihl 290/390
« on: December 13, 2014, 08:48:34 pm »
What are some thoughts on the hyway piston and cylinder kits for these saws. Have two parts saws here was thinking of making one.
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Re: Stihl 290/390
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 08:56:11 pm »
Some versions of the Hyway brand are the value of choice.

There's one saw application that Hyway is not the best choice as it has not been refined. It works OK with a few hand tool adjustments here and there?
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Re: Stihl 290/390
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 09:04:16 pm »
Mako is a better brand for the 290/390
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Re: Stihl 290/390
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2014, 11:11:58 pm »
Who sells the mako kits or who might you get them from.
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Re: Stihl 290/390
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 07:31:47 am »
Thanks 660. Send an email to the guy to see when he may have some more as they are on back order.
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Re: Stihl 290/390
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2014, 08:10:59 am »
That's the only place I specifically found the Mako brand.
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Re: Stihl 290/390
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2014, 10:32:33 am »
I HAD A 310 NEED TO BE REBUILT I BOUGHT A 390 MOTOR FROM BAILEYS COMPLETE FOR $199 I THINK FITS IN PERFECT RUNS STRONG I HAVE A 290 AS WELL WITH MUFFLER MOD CUTS GREAT I RUN A 18'' TO 24'' BAR WITHOUT ANY ISSUES ALITTLE OF TOPIC BUT WAS JUST ME 2 SINCE LOL

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Re: Stihl 290/390
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2014, 08:32:57 pm »
Is the baileys kit NWP or does someone else make it for them. I have run some of there big bore kits for 460/660 and was not impressed. They did not last long in pro use. That is good to here. Maybe there quailty has improved in the last few years since I bought my last kit.
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Re: Stihl 290/390
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2014, 09:48:18 pm »
Found out NWP is made by hyway but is a lesser quality  version of the hyway labeled kits
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