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Beo

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Hi Chris.

For sure Twins are expensiver....too bad I have none.

Yes, in this colour 642 are rare. I searched very often the web to find one in this colour sheme.

I fitted a longer bar on her.
 

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If I can't have a 642, I still have these (my most recent anyway) Solos to mess with.

A nice 125, with a crappy paintjob. My understanding is the 125 was renamed or rereleased as the Rex. There's not a lot of information on the 2 as separate models and Solo clearly kept changing details on the saw without over marketing a new model it seems. Sort of contrary to McCulloch and Homelite releasing a zillion nearly identical model saws. I have 2 125s that are clearly different. If course, maybe my first 125 is really a Rex with the wrong recoil cover. I don't know.





Not sure about this one yet. The handle says 655 or 660 but a cursory check of the bore and stroke says 650. Nonetheless, my junk 620 donated all its AV mounts to fix this one up and I've never seen a full wrap on these saws.




 

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If I can't have a 642, I still have these (my most recent anyway) Solos to mess with.

A nice 125, with a crappy paintjob. My understanding is the 125 was renamed or rereleased as the Rex. There's not a lot of information on the 2 as separate models and Solo clearly kept changing details on the saw without over marketing a new model it seems. Sort of contrary to McCulloch and Homelite releasing a zillion nearly identical model saws. I have 2 125s that are clearly different. If course, maybe my first 125 is really a Rex with the wrong recoil cover. I don't know.





Not sure about this one yet. The handle says 655 or 660 but a cursory check of the bore and stroke says 650. Nonetheless, my junk 620 donated all its AV mounts to fix this one up and I've never seen a full wrap on these saws.






Wow, very nice Rex!

The later Rex were named 125. Because Solo has made a complete new Series. Solo 50, 70 and 125. The 125 fell later out of the program and the 60135 came for her. The 70 was modified to 60126 and the 50 to 60130.

But what the hell is that? Full wrap on this lovely 650???
Never seen, and I want one!!!

Great!

You must not make the work to check the stroke.

Straight standing spark plug is 620 or 650.
45 degree lying plug to the backhandle is 655 or 660.

The smaller have 34mm stroke, the bigger 38mm.

So you just must check the bore.

620 44mm
650 and 655 48mm
660 52mm

I have all of the in collection.

And the fronthandle lead to the back is not direct the big series.
Late 650 and 620 have had them also!

But what must my eyes see?

The big dogs on your 650!
These just belong to the bigger both.

My best congratulations to your full wrap!
 
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Wow, very nice Rex!

The later Rex were named 125. Because Solo has made a complete new Series. Solo 50, 70 and 125. The 125 fell later out of the program and the 60135 came for her. The 70 was modified to 60126 and the 50 to 60130.

But what the hell is that? Full wrap on this lovely 650???
Never seen, and I want one!!!

Great!

You must not make the work to check the stroke.

Straight standing spark plug is 620 or 650.
45 degree lying plug to the backhandle is 655 or 660.

The smaller have 34mm stroke, the bigger 38mm.

So you just must check the bore.

620 44mm
650 and 655 48mm
660 52mm

I have all of the in collection.

And the fronthandle lead to the back is not direct the big series.
Late 650 and 620 have had them also!

But what must my eyes see?

The big dogs on your 650!
These just belong to the bigger both.

My best congratulations to your full wrap!

My original 'rough' measurements yielded 34.05mm stroke and 48mm bore. I doubt I'm off 4mm on either measurement. Straight up spark plug. Somebody wanted this 650 to play with the big boys.

I'll trade you the full wrap 650 for your 642. Then we'll all be happy.

Chris B.
 
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Beo

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Chris, your rough measurement was fine enough! 650VA.

Oooh, this is no good trade.
This 642 can not leave me, my heart is grown together to this saw.

No chance for me to get this handle on another way?

Cheers Björn
 
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Fellas -

Why no love for the Solo Rex? I see complete ones for around $100 here in Europe. For a 125 cc saw from the late 50's and 1960's, that sure seems inexpensive. A comparable Stihl Contra (106 cc) will bring 3x that.

Thanks,

Scott
 
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I finally got the 680 running well. Runs strong.

Anyone know of a source for parts?
I need a sprocket set up. Mine has a well worn spur with no dust cover for the oil pump.

I don't even see an option for a spur in the IPL
 
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I finally got the 680 running well. Runs strong.

Anyone know of a source for parts?
I need a sprocket set up. Mine has a well worn spur with no dust cover for the oil pump.

I don't even see an option for a spur in the IPL
This is an old list, I have never used any of them for parts.

http://www.hud-son.com/
website shows sawmill parts, don't know if they still have chainsaw parts

http://www.rottmansales.com/solo/index_files/Page699.htm

Solo, Inc.
Newport News, VA 23605
804/245-4228
Solo saws and parts
http://support.solousa.com/default.asp?id=58&Lang=1&SID=
 
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Hey all, I recently purchased a Solo 660VA with a 24” solid nose bar to use mainly for chainsaw milling but also for getting through bigger trees than my Stihl 50cc with 16” bar can do. Well, started to mill today and in 30 seconds realised that the bar and chain aren’t getting oil.
The Solo has the oil tank and oil pump in the sprocket cover, will it pump if the saw is horizontal with the oil pump underneath? How do I check the oil pump off the saw?
Any other advice on this great old saw is welcome.
Thanks, Hermano
 
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Found a solo 640 with an 16" bar, suppose to be brand new from a closed shop. Asking $175 for it? Would you buy it? I am looking for a saw in the 40-45cc range. No solo saws on their website, do they still make them?
Also has a 641 for $150 with a 14" bar.



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Hey Guys,

I recently got given a Solo 650AV which has no spark. I will do some more investigating over the weekend and during the week, but would anyone have the Primary and Secondary OMH's reading that should be correct for the model of Solo.

Cheers

Justin
 
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