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Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« on: October 02, 2015, 02:23:30 PM »
I just bought this kit today at my Stihl dealer , 3 Picco 63PS chisel chains, 1 Picco 16"-3003 000 6313 bar and 1 Picco 7 pin rim sprocket. Plus 20% more cutting speed........ $99.95 :)
 

  

 
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 02:50:59 PM »
mine was much cheaper. all from the stihl dealer. sprocket was $10 the bar was $12 chain $18. yes the bar was $12 he bought a lot of them and said he paid $8 each. i put it on a 261

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 02:53:30 PM »
now that i looked at the pic you got 3 chains and with the exchange rate it would be close

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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 03:26:06 PM »
That seems like a great deal.
I'd rather be in the woods.
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015, 03:53:34 PM »
Just the bar retail price in my dealers book is $75 CDN :o
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 04:02:52 PM »
Do they make that for other models?
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 04:03:55 PM »
  I'm going to look for that, I hope they have them in the US, I like my 261 now but 20% faster would be sweet.
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2015, 05:05:31 PM »
PS chain improved my cut times more than 20% on my Redmax3800. If I remember correctly it was approximately 35%. Ya could really feel it.
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2015, 06:25:17 PM »
Just the bar retail price in my dealers book is $75 CDN  :o

It appears the bars we get here in Canada are the real McCoy Logosol 16" bars. $75.86
 

 
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2015, 07:09:37 PM »
Do they make that for other models?
Yes also fits the MS241 CM, older 024 026, 240 260 and the first series of 034 had the mini 7 spline drum/rim too.
I don't know if the 63PS yellow  chain is available in the U.S. I think you guys can only get the green 63PS3 chain.
 The 63PS doesn't have the extra baggage of  extra safety ramps and links. It cuts better then the 63PS3.
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2015, 07:26:00 PM »
That sounds like a really good deal to me, Willard. ;)
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2015, 07:37:45 PM »
That sounds like a really good deal to me, Willard. ;)
Yes I thought so too. At first I thought it was just for the 3 chains and rim sprocket as there was no bar inside the sleeve. But my dealer confessed someone swiped the bar and gave me a bar from his inventory.  I can run that bar on my 066 as I have a Logosol Picco sprocket drum for it for milling.
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2015, 08:47:32 PM »
That should scream! I've never run a bar that short on a saw that large, although when I bought my 090, one of the bars it came with was a 21". Not very balanced.
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2015, 09:00:18 PM »
How about a 17" I have for my 090. Full skip .404 chisel included  :D

 
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2015, 06:54:47 PM »
Thanks HT for this post

Just ordered a kit today from my dealer - he had not heard of it, but called Stihl Canada and they confirmed it was available for the 99.95.

It must be hard for the dealer to stock and sell this kind of kit, when they charge well over 30 bucks just for a loop of said chain - My dealer now sells mostly lawn and garden power tools and weekender powersaws - not many pro saws these days

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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2015, 10:44:48 PM »
You're welcome Tom. I don't think Stihl will keep these kits available for long especially at this price.
For the last year or so they've really been pushing the MS241 CM and the new 63PS chain. Good reminder to know it's available for the 261 also.
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2016, 05:42:07 PM »
Just found this thread, any of you guys switched over to it in the US ?
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2016, 10:58:28 PM »
tried looking this up at my local dealer and was not available in the us. might have to get a Canadian friend to order this for me.

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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2016, 02:45:46 AM »
Yeh, don't think we get them down under either. Promotional stuff seems to come out around 6 mths later also. ::)
If it hangs to the left, your likely to be a Husqvarna man.
If it hangs to the right, your likely to be a Stihl man.
Anything else is an uncomfortable compromise.
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Re: Stihl MS 261 Performance Tuning Kit.
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2016, 02:28:48 PM »
Calling a different from standard cutting attachment a "tuning kit" is quite far fetched anyway, as the option has been there since the model was introduced - and obviously has disadvantages.
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