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Old 09-24-2012, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How good are Predator engines?

Looking at purchasing a 6.5HP Predator engine for my Quasi-Stellar frame. Want something that has kick to it without modification. I already have an OHV Briggs & Stratton 6HP on a Pepboys frame and that thing flys something fierce.

How reliable are these Predator engines?

I baby my engines so I am not worried about oil changes, treated gas or any of that nonsense. Just curious as to if they're any decent.
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excellent for the price. love mine and i own a few
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You will not be disappointed. Unless you have REally Really high standards.
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I put one on one of my minibikes and couldn't be more happier. For the price you can not beat it!
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Mine has been as reliable as my Greyhound clone was, but it seems to burn cleaner, and is super easy to start. I have no complaints.
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there 7 h.p read the specs on the box! best $99 i spent starts easy easy to mod and u can beat on them for hours and hours lol just break em in good and u will be fine
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Well I just got 2 from HF after doing a ton of research, and you wont find a better deal out there hands down !!

After market parts are also becoming available to really hop these things up, should you want to.

Buy it,,,, you wont be disappointed .

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yep i felt real good about the 100$ price tag after riding
you can't even resize a bore and buy a new piston to freshen a briggs for $100
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my engine machinist has one for a pressure washer. He said they have plently of material to be ductile sleeved just in case something happens.
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for $99. at HF on sale what do you you have to lose, if it clunks out after a year toss it and get another , a $350. Briggs clunks and you will probably cry. I have Briggs, Hondas, Robin and the Predator, my first choices is the Briggs and the Robin but the Predator runs just as good.
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