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    What size generator do u guys use at the track to meet ur needs and power up everything u have. I don't know where to start on how much wattage size I need for the pits

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    3500watt will do. Be sure to pay attention to the time it can run on a tank of fuel. I rather a little big than to have it surging. 3500-5500watt if you have a AC unit.
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    We run a 3250 watt and haven't had any problems. We normally use two fans, battery charger, laptop, and a cordless drill battery charger.

    Now that it is getting warmer we may try to run an a/c unit or a large fan so that should really put it to the test.
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    my favorite setup is using the 2000 watt generators. start off with one, which is plenty of power for a lot of people. if you need more, you buy a second 2000 watt generator and a parallel kit, which gives you an honest 4k watts. even with two, they're still MUCH easier to move around than the larger generators. you can do this with both the honda and yamaha models.
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    Those Hondas are nice but too expensive for me.
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    Sam's has a 4500watt Blackmax Generator on sale $299 and $29 for a 2yr service plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big J View Post
    Sam's has a 4500watt Blackmax Generator on sale $299 and $29 for a 2yr service plan.
    Good deal
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    I think the blackmax uses a honda motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATTMAN View Post
    I think the blackmax uses a honda motor.
    The 7000watt has Honda motor. This one says Homelite but looks like a Honda to me. I got one for my trailer. Cant beat it with a stick
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    If you are not going to get a quality generator, do you/your neighboring racers a favor and buy a LOOOOONNG Extra Heavy duty extension chord to place the generator far away (like in front of your truck) so everyone doesnt have to listen to the LOUD/Noisy SOB. Nothing irritates me more than having to listen to somebodys generator while Im trying to wotk on bike, talk to others, sleep, etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxre750 View Post
    If you are not going to get a quality generator, do you/your neighboring racers a favor and buy a LOOOOONNG Extra Heavy duty extension chord to place the generator far away (like in front of your truck) so everyone doesnt have to listen to the LOUD/Noisy SOB. Nothing irritates me more than having to listen to somebodys generator while Im trying to wotk on bike, talk to others, sleep, etc
    The 4500/3650 Blackmax is only 70db. Pops Briggs was so loud it drove me crazy, so I know what you mean.
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    I have seen the Cheap harbor freight and auto parts store generators and didn't buy one of those during a hurricane. It had to be chained down or it would run away from vibration and sound as though they operate at red line
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big J View Post
    I have seen the Cheap harbor freight and auto parts store generators and didn't buy one of those during a hurricane. It had to be chained down or it would run away from vibration and sound as though they operate at red line

    I'm guessing ur not suggesting harbor freight one

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggarjr View Post
    I'm guessing ur not suggesting harbor freight one
    not the smaller ones... as the wattage increases you can see the quality does too... I buy alot of stuff from Harbor Freight but have never bought a generator from there
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    just started my new one... THIS THING IS QUIET I've never had one this quiet...... $299 at Sam's Club
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