A note of caution on the HF 212

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by professor, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. professor

    professor Active Member

    This engine is a vibrator, the only smooth zone is idle to off idle.

    I did a search and it was noted on a mini-bike site that the 212 is nowhere near as smooth as a blue (196) clone.

    I put a rubber pad under the engine with isolators below and it helped a lot but I am still annoyed.

    I reccomend avoiding this engine in favor of the prior 6.5 engine or one that is still available at a different source (kart suppliers still use the 196).
    I have only a bit of experience with the 196 on some go-karts and they were fine.
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