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  1. The first picture in the last post has shiny yellow fuel hose. Chinese hose is shiny and will fail very quickly. Tygon is the only hose I've used professionally. Looks good otherwise!!!!
  2. I've been working on these things for 38 years. I must say those are some odd symptoms. Perhaps its flooding when not running? If it's tight valves I would suspect it would run poorly when hot. Best thing is to check spark when this happens and work down from there. Could adjust valves to be sure. I very curious myself. Please keep us posted.
  3. Better cooling systems, better metallurgy, better machining and better oil is why less oil is needed.
  4. I just read this post and the first few replies. I must ask......how did you own this for thirty years and not know about all the problems?
  5. I've had a twist throttle on every wheeler I've owned. I'm a dirt bike guy and wouldn't have it any other way. All my old dirt bike friends Love it. R I guess you forgot about the huge debates on the old sight. I bought up the sunject way back then in 2014 when I joined. The only problem is leaving it in gear with the engine running. You get off to do something and grab the bar to pull yourself up and twist the throttle instead. Lol it's happened a few times. I warn my friends about this.
  6. Thanks.......it was easy. The twist throttle was a great modification. LOL Let's see how many people complain about how dangerous a twist throttle is on a four wheeler.
  7. My brother in law is coming over tomorrow so we can replace the handlebars and install a twist throttle on his 2009 TRX 420 electric shift. I looked on You Tube for a tutorial for removing the display screen but nothing is available. Any help out there? Thanks in advance.
  8. Hey Sled, try the rotary part # 31-8786 for ignition problems on those old saws. It replaces points on breaker ignitions and it replaced the external capacitor on that type as well. It also makes many solid state modules spark again if the internal capacitor is bad. Just wire it inline on the kill wire. It's been many many years since I've even held one in my hands so hope the info is correct. It is still available.
  9. I like me a new Stihl!! I've only bought two new Stihls in my life.
  10. Those are great saws. I've been in the repair business since June of 1983 and they were popular back then. They weren't the fastest cutting saw but reliable. You probably won't get much for it so just hang on to it and enjoy it for what it is. Hint.......that stumble may be the metering lever too high or the high speed screw too rich. Also the Idle mixture sounds a little lean and a little too fast. Adjust the high speed screw so the engine "four cycles" at full throttle no load and smooths out to "two cycling" under a moderate load.
  11. I think he wants you to hit the electric starter. I have a suggestion.....when it's hot and won't start, pull the spark plug and stick a screw driver in the cap and make the spark jump to a fin. It should be at least 3/8" to an 1/2". If not you have weak spark. Then unscrew the plastic cap off the coil wire and cut about 3'8" off and screw into fresh wire....I had this happen only once or twice but worth a try.
  12. toodeep, good suggestion! It does seem to come and go a little but the loud metal tin tapping sound would be something else correct?
  13. I appreciate your cander Jeep. Me too, just not this time. LOL
  14. It sounded like the chain was slapping. I shouldn't be able to hear it that loudly regardless of the idle speed. In fact a loping idle helps identify a loose chain. Again, I can't be sure of anything. I'm just giving my opinion after 37.5 years of professional experience. Hope this helps.
  15. LOL, didn't see the post date. I am getting caught up on this site. I haven't been here much because all the covid talk mixed up with dooms days predictions turned me off quite a bit. I'm very conservative but I've learned to not get scared and allow the worst case scenarios get in my head. They did several times thru the decades and I've learned one thing.......most if not all the bad predictions are just plain false.........it gives me a stomach ache to hear my conservative friends get all worked up. Sorry for venting but I felt it needed to be said.
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