Harbor freight 212cc engines

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by darwin, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member


  2. dirtwarrior

    dirtwarrior Member

    Who makes the HF engines
     
  3. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    They're Chinese, predator is the brand I think sold at Harbor Freight. Dirt the seller I linked to doesn't know if they run or not at that price. It's a crap shoot at best. Parts motor is what they should be considered. Some times you just get lucky though. You put one of those on a bike you better make sure your life insurance is paid in full, 212cc on a bicycle! Some guys here have done it and they are nice. Gotta beef up the whole drive train and make sure your brakes are up to snuff. I wouldn't do one that big but some do.............
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2014
  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I've put a predator 212cc on a bike before, they make too much torque for a typical bicycle wheel. you'll eat through anything under 3 inches wide in about 20 miles
     
  5. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    212cc is a motorcycle!
     
  6. birdmannn101

    birdmannn101 Member

    Wonder what you would you pay for piston and rings if you were lucky and the cylinder walls were salvageable.

    Good info Darwin but I would be thinking:

    New engine $100
    minus 25% coupon $75 for new engine or $56.33 for this one including shipping equals $18.67 saved .

    New rings $18.67 and time to fix engine if rings are the only problem.

    $0 break even ...
     
  7. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    You cannot use the 25% coupon on anything on sale...so the engines are $99
     
  8. birdmannn101

    birdmannn101 Member

    Well, I did. I asked someone in management at Harbor Freight if I could use the 25% coupon on a 79cc engine which was on sale for $99.99 and he said, "Yes."
     
  9. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    That's cool....here they won't let you use the discount on sale items..that means nearly half the store....oh well
     
  10. james65

    james65 Member

    What is the HP rating of the 212cc engine?
     
  11. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

  12. birdmannn101

    birdmannn101 Member

    It's 6.5 HP on the 212 engine.

    Now they don't have the 25% off coupon, just the 20% off and it is still good on discounted engines.
     
  13. james65

    james65 Member

    Would you know the HP rating for the 79 & 99cc Harbor Freight engines?

     
  14. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    the 79cc is 3 HP, the 99 was I believe 3.5 hp but it hasn't been available for a long time.
     
  15. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    That vendor I linked to has a boat load of those predators. He must have a deal with HF to buy their warranty return motors.
     
  16. james65

    james65 Member

    Thx
    Jim E
     
  17. Imthegrt1

    Imthegrt1 Member

    I have 3 times this year used the coupon and got my motor for 75.00.
    Here in Louisville .
     
  18. james65

    james65 Member

    The coupons that I have list several items that the coupon does not cover. Peaditor power is one of the listed items. Perhaps I'll try it any way, I don't have to purchase if they balk!
     
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