Hank Ercheif: my 212 starts on the 5th pull and loves to kick back and rip the cord out of my hand.
kctyphoon: and they are very reliable - so much that they have their own class in cart racing, and a 6.5hp Chinese engine can usually be built to produce about 20hp with supporting modifications. most people that hate on these engines, dont have one - and just want to feel better about having spent more money on a honda
kctyphoon: for the record - honda ( a Chinese company) sells its engine designs and dies to other manufactures for mass production. the designs of the engines themselves are near identical, which is why you can replace any parts with actual Honda parts. they save money by using cheaper alloys, and cheaper bolt on parts like carbs and gas tanks.
Daniel Bargas: Lol there trying to hate on the people whose design they stole
Thurman Evelyn Maxwell: It's not the name on a engine or where it's made people want quality that's what you should pay for....
SceneOneVideo: I originally purchased a Predator 212cc Horizontal Shaft engine. The mounting holes were bored such that they were of a shape I can never recall having seen. I then returned it for the 346cc engine which was DOA out of the box. Movement of the throttle resulted in no movement at the carburetor. Springs were missing, so forth and so on. Absolute junk. (On a side note, do not EVER compare your Predator line to that of Honda, Briggs & Stratton, et al).
michael wilson: Honda copy compared to honda??
hankandtilly: Just so you know, Briggs engines are made in china now too.
But they still make one in the states but I forgot which one.
Non Applicable: They could care less? It's a good thing that they don't then.
Non Applicable: Anyone who spells enough as "anuff" is one intelligent individual!
If it doesn't run, I take it back on the 2 year warranty and get a new one. If you don't, then you're an idiot.
Alec Velasquez: does it use a gas oil mix or just gas
Josh v: U guys dont like them because ur not smart anuff to use them if it dont run i dont take it back i fix it
Josh v: I wish i had the $120.00 to by the 6.5 or the 400$ for 13hp
UGY ROMAN: Hondas start so good their the only runaway small engines Ive ever seen.
gbait3: How true! Some of the blame rest with unions and management that is paid on production goals. These managers could care less if the guy putting the lid on gets paid $100 for every bolt he puts in. They pay what ever is asked rather than miss a production bonus. Then they look for you and I to pay 3x the value. It's like they want obummer and his China buds to rule the world.
gbait3: Have you ever owned a Tecumseh? I wouldn't rely on one for a boat anchor.
Tristan102100: i agree! my honda atv started second pull on 4 year old gas that was at least 50% water!(i drained the tank and carb when i realized it had water in the gas)
Tristan102100: oh my god,this is dumb. they only work for 50 hours. may as well spend the extra hundred on the honda and get an extra thousand hours use! i have a '86 honda. she fires up on the first pull and runs like she is new. and man does she rock and roll! god only knows how many hours...
Braden Wuesthoff: 7the switch is off on the honda 0:37
galen frislie: I got a small 79cc predator engine from harbor freight no compression almost no start if I got it started at all. I had to take it back. I must have gotten a lemon.
Dagreat5x: I'am going to buy this engine online do you know if i will get a warranty?
Dyno Don: I bought a 212cc from HF and have been running it on my tiller. No probs yet. Is it better than a Briggs or Honda? Probably not but I am going to run it till it dies.
ianmccoy1999: They are really comparing it to a Honda ?
jameslick20: Predetor engine all the way
bradsengine: Thats a great size for a mid size go cart! 212cc will put out about 6.5 horsepower. I still would get a briggs or honda!
forrest751: He has no idea what he's freaking talking about just look at his channel.
Gatorsrok: cool story bro.....
Joe's Small Engine Repair: freakin Moron, Even though i am a big fan of U.S. made products, Hondas are probably the best small engines you can find!
bradsengine: yeah, sure, go buy your crappy harbor freight engines, i'll stick with my hondas, moron!
Gatorsrok: yeah ok maggot.....
Ahmed Shaker: These engines should not be called PREDATOR. They only run 2500 RPM unmodded.
jason reynolds: i put it on my go kart and it works very nicely, the engine was oringanaly a 5hp but the 212 cc is 6.5 but it works like a charm, i left it out side for 3 montsh thru rain and even a hurricane and it started on the first pul, it a nise engine
karmakaze6: pieces of crap, i work there and a lot of them come back. spend the extra money a get a good motor that will last ya. but thats just my opinion.
karmakaze6: lol. about 10% of the motors we sell at our store come back. i get a employee discount and i still wouldn't waste money one.
karmakaze6: California has much stricter emission laws.
Liftinq: What does certified for all states except california mean?
minibiker99: Haha if i only could afford a briggs. These engines would be out of my mind if i could.
mrpete pete: is the 212 cc model good for a go kart?
joseph42374: If your going to buy an engine, don't think of the cost. you need to think, am I going to buy an engine that will last ten years, or one that will last 2 years.
racerc2000: even if honda engines run better then HF.... I prefer kawasaki myself.
its all about cost. HF 212cc 6.5hp for $119 or $99 on sale compared to honda gx200 6.5hp@ $350 on sale
Alex's Bikes and Motors: wtf honda engines start and run way better than hf. Not trying to knock hf or anything, their motors are real good.
43128lucky4: Honda gx series on back table at :04
Dax Marshall: woud this run 45 roots blower
stangtrax: They are cheap so use it and when it breaks sell it to me no problem and you go buy another. cheaper in price than others. And mine runs fine on my Kart.
stangtrax: only some parts are like the honda. so know honda label needs to be blacked out
stangtrax: I have one on my Kart and only a few things are the same as Honda gx200. I know the crank shaft taper is different. Go to old mini bikes .com that forum will tell you a lot.
Brendon00000: getting a predator 212cc for a minibike, funny because its based on the gx200 from honda, wouldnt be suprized if you can interchange some parts
Joey George: "MADE in CHINA JUNK!!" I bought one of these engines and Harbor Freight Tool's USA will only give a 90 day warranty on engine "PARTS" only, in other words what ever part goes bad you send the bad part to them and they will send the replacement part amd you do all the work yourself ! ! !, if the engine goes fully out in 91 days after you buy this China crap engine your OUT!! cheap is just that CHEAP!!