Wen 56200i generator?

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  1. soad

    soad Rides with no training wheels

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    https://www.amazon.com/WEN-56200i-Starting-Generator-Compliant/dp/B00SMNLF4M

    I am considering purchasing this for track days, and would rather not spend the thousand dollars on a honda genny, considering track days will be about the only thing I'll use it for, and that's only maybe 5 or so a year for me. I have tire warmers, just no generator, also I have some amazon gift cards as well, so I can get this cheaper than that 414.99

    It is my understanding that the predator (harbor freight) 2000w generator is just a rebranded one of these, and going off the specs that hf has for it, this seems like a good deal to me.

    Does anybody have any experience with generator? it'll be used for one set of tire warmers and like, a cell phone charger.
     
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    Can you get parts for it?
     
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    I picked up a Generac IX2000 at my local Costco last week for $249.99. I was hoping to find a gently used Yamaha/Honda this winter, but Santa couldn't pass up a deal. Hoping for good results.
     
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    i can't imagine you wouldn't be able to order parts for it. its got a parts list and part numbers, so i wouldn't see why not?
     
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    I have searched this genny a bit, and you can buy them at Home Depot. Reviewers were saying it is built in China, BUT has a Yamaha Engine in it.
     
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    its got a ton of reviews and it seems highly rated on any website you look at, i was just hoping someone that uses it for track days would chime in. its a little less powerful than the Honda or even generac generators, with 1600W running watts, but i understand that a set of tire warmers will pull about 1100W so it shouldn't be a concern, i'd think.

    i'd really rather not spend a bunch of money on a generator because i don't plan on using it very often. just track days, and not even that many a year. i'd rather spend my money on actually going to track days, so this seems like its a good fit for me. i just cant justify buying the honda one for that reason. spending a thousand dollars to be able to heat up 2 tires and charge a cell phone about 5-10 days a summer doesn't seem very cost effective to me.
     
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    Initial cost is higher, but with the Hondas/Yamahas you can get nearly all your money back out of it. Those things hold their value well. That plus the proven reliability record sold me on a Honda.
     

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