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So, now that we're scooping up the last of the blue clones, who's going to be the first to endeavor out there and test a predator 212cc? HF's site says these come with a cast iron bore and precision machined block. Why does it seem that, recently, they've stopped using HP ratings and have started rating them by the ft./lbs. of torque? I've seen this all over when we were looking for a new lawnmower and in this predator series where they list the ft./lbs. of torque, not HP. Apparently, Honda has ended the GX series and has debuted the IGX series, which is not compatible internally with the GX line.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:55 PM
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how long you reckon the blue clones would hang around?
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No stores around where i live have them. i got the last one that is even remotely close to chicago! If you want to buy one today and tomorow are your only options.
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they've stopped using HP ratings and have started rating them by the ft./lbs. of torque? I've seen this all over when we were looking for a new lawnmower and in this predator series where they list the ft./lbs. of torque, not HP.
Quite a few of the big manufacturers have faced lawsuits due to false HP claims.
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it would be very hard to get engines to a set horse power

every engine is differant

i havent seen hp in pamfletes or websites for ages

only recently have they stopped printing the hp on the engine its self
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Newrider3 got it right.
I posted an article about this fact some time ago.
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well i wouldnt buy an engine unless i knew how much power it made.
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i wouldnt trust a predator with anything
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so we had honda clones, what are thesse, briggs clones?
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http://www.harborfreight.com/predato...ine-68136.html

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1440&bih=809
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^^^ That proves nothing. These are something strange because of their displacement. As for HP and not being directly stated, just use displacement (as long as it's the same style engine, industrial-industrial not industrial-bike)
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well i wouldnt buy an engine unless i knew how much power it made.
remember these type of engines are made to power machines like lawnmowers etc etc. I reckon the torque figures they give are more relevent anyway

honda still give hp ratings and alot of the handheld twostokes have a hp/kw rating
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one review already,
http://www.harborfreight.com/engines...nia-68120.html
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LOL he said they were waterproof!!!
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haha is it ak47 proof? i should write a review that gives it 5 stars just to show its a bad engine
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well who knows how they run.... they just look crappy

(and there might be some relation there)
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yeah the greyhounds look cleaner and better they look like peices of **** http://manuals.harborfreight.com/man...8999/68120.pdf
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Shipping weight: 1.00lbs. I wonder if they're really cheap to have shipped?
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probablly not. they still have 11 and 13 horse and my harbor fright in clones, but i was looking at the predator engines they have and they look like ****, there low quality, the choke lever and fuel is hard to bull open and **** they look like **** the pull start broke when someone was looking at it, just no
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I found an alternative to these seemingly crappy predators.
Yeah, here it is} http://www.arcracing.com/servlet/the...a-Clone/Detail
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