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372XP Big Bore Kit
« on: April 17, 2007, 09:27:53 AM »
I guess they are right popular Bailey's sells out soon after they get them. I was going to get one but they are sold out now, and although they have been re-ordered there is no ETA on the that shipment.

Has anyone here tried one on a 372? I read in the archives where one has been doing well on a Stihl.
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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007, 06:48:43 PM »
Hello kevjay
I had read on another site that a fella has been using a 372  Big Bore kit, in the woods for three years now with no problems...
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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007, 07:50:42 PM »
You need more power? or is the old head worn out? Reid
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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2007, 07:52:45 PM »
Hello kevjay
I had read on another site that a fella has been using a 372  Big Bore kit, in the woods for three years now with no problems...


               Really, I thought they just came out a few months ago :D

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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 10:47:46 PM »
I think the big reason they sell so fast is that they are cheaper than  stock. More HP for less money who wouldnt try it
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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007, 12:31:21 AM »
I want more power the head is fine. I have modded the muffler and the difference was very gratifying. Giving it another little kick in the pants can't hurt anything. I hope.
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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2007, 12:25:27 PM »
I've got one to try out on a tired old 372xp I got from a customer.  Just need to find the time.  In hopes it will be the "logyard" and "employee" saw.  If it gets damaged, I'll be a lot happier than if my Walkerized MS460 does......

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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2007, 01:55:36 PM »
I think the big reason they sell so fast is that they are cheaper than  stock. More HP for less money who wouldnt try it
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Not so sure about the added hp, no reports on that so far (that I have seen).
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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2007, 08:25:06 AM »
treeape
I looked for the post where I had read about the Big Bore saw, I am sure it said three years. I bet SawTroll could shead some light on the subject of how long they have been around... 
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2007, 08:34:47 PM »
treeape
I looked for the post where I had read about the Big Bore saw, I am sure it said three years. I bet SawTroll could shead some light on the subject of how long they have been around... 


           I'm not doubting what you read, but.................................... ...... The 372 BBkit has only been out a few months. Some prototypes a little longer.  The 066 and 046 were out way before the 372 kits and I believe they have only been out for a year to year and a half. Sending an email to Baileys would answer this question.


     I also agree with Saw Troll in that while the big bore kits have a larger cc, I have not seen any claims they make more power in stock form.

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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2007, 08:51:46 PM »
treeape
I looked for the post where I had read about the Big Bore saw, I am sure it said three years. I bet SawTroll could shead some light on the subject of how long they have been around... 


           I'm not doubting what you read, but.................................... ...... The 372 BBkit has only been out a few months. Some prototypes a little longer.  The 066 and 046 were out way before the 372 kits and I believe they have only been out for a year to year and a half. Sending an email to Baileys would answer this question.
Yes, I also agree with treeape that the 372 BIG BORE kits have only been available for a few months and that Bailey`s could and would easily confirm this for you.

     I also agree with Saw Troll in that while the big bore kits have a larger cc, I have not seen any claims they make more power in stock form.
Infact from what I understand it appears that the mold for the big bores was made by boring an oem cylinder and using it as the form to make the mold. Because of the angles present in the ports this method has the effect of detuning the cylinder. I have also been told by someone knowledgeable and trusted that the combustion chamber is larger on the BB cylinder which has the effect of lowering compression.

Conversely I know of a professional cutter who was using a saw outfitted with one of these kits six days a week and it had been for about six weeks last I knew so the quality must be decent in contrast to the reports that I had heard regarding the chrome peeling from the bores of the earliest 460 and 660 kits.

I`d have to say that if a guy is just trying to revive a saw it would be money well spent.

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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2007, 07:55:34 AM »
treeape and jokers
I found the thread I was refering to and did I miss it, The thread said the guy was running a BB Kit for quit a few hours.. Thats not even close to Three Years. Leasson learned check facts before opening mouth...
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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2007, 08:20:51 AM »
treeape
I looked for the post where I had read about the Big Bore saw, I am sure it said three years. I bet SawTroll could shead some light on the subject of how long they have been around... 

If so, it was not the kit sold by Baileys lately, those appeared in production version just a few months ago......

Ooopppssss, that was already covered.....
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2007, 09:14:21 PM »
treeape and jokers
I found the thread I was refering to and did I miss it, The thread said the guy was running a BB Kit for quit a few hours.. Thats not even close to Three Years. Leasson learned check facts before opening mouth...
I`ve had my moments also Big Daddy, atleast you are man enough to admit that you misread the original thread.

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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2007, 01:42:59 PM »
Walkers saw shop said they had problem, with the big bore kits they are maed over seas.

Thats  why their cheaper.

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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2007, 01:45:56 PM »
Somebody once said "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." How true.
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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2007, 07:45:53 PM »
My question is, if you do not realize a gain in horsepower, why install  big bore kit? I have a tired 066 that i was considering a BB for.

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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2007, 09:05:36 PM »
Hello Striker
I think you can sum it up like this. If your driving though the mountains in a heavy truck, and you have a big block motor it wont have to work as hard as it would if it were a small block. 
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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2007, 09:15:56 PM »
Hello Striker
I think you can sum it up like this. If your driving though the mountains in a heavy truck, and you have a big block motor it wont have to work as hard as it would if it were a small block. 


Quite a contrast.......doesn't quite apply here though!!!
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Re: 372XP Big Bore Kit
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2007, 09:44:39 PM »
Why?   more cubes,= more power,= less work.
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