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Recommendation? Generator for warmers

Looking for a reliable and quiet generator for 1 pair of warmers. Everyone and their mother recommends the Honda EU2000, but I just can't afford to throw down $800+ on one. My budget is about $400. Any solid recommendations?
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do not get a hf genny unless you want everyone around your pit to hate you.

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Take a look at the top rated ones on Amazon. Even if you don't want to buy online you'll at least be able to see how people rate them.
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i know you say your budget is $400.. but everyone and their mother says "EU2000" (or the yamaha 2k model that is similar price) for a reason.
they are QUIET.
COnsider this.. it is the one thing you will use the entire day while you are at the track.. ALL day, every time you are there. How many sets of tires will you buy? how many mods and other $$ upgrades will you do to your bike? is your sanity (and those around you) really worth $400 extra? This is a ONE TIME purchase hopefully. these things HOLD VALUE too. That $400 geni you buy? A) will be lucky if it lasts a few seasons B) if it does last, you might get $50 for it at a pawn shop.
The EU2000 regularly go for $600+ USED. I have had mine for 6 years, i don't use it every time, as i have an eu6500 as well, but it is stone reliable.. and i love how quiet it is.
This topic comes up on other roadrace forums all the time.. the "you will use it every minute of every trackday" is somethin to consider.

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Looks like I'll be saving up for the Honda, the high resale value is what convinced me. Probably pick up a used one off eBay or Craigslist if one pops up anytime soon. Thanks guys.
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Looks like I'll be saving up for the Honda, the high resale value is what convinced me. Probably pick up a used one off eBay or Craigslist if one pops up anytime soon. Thanks guys.
i love the "eco mode", that has it run only as hard as a draw requires. Instead of running wide open all the time, it will idle down if your just running a fan with the warmers on low or off during lunch. You can switch it to "WFO" too, but that eco mode is cool.
i can run 2 sets of warmers, but get one set cycling on-off up to temp before plugging another set in. All 4 at once i don't think will work unless you have TyreSox brand or something (they are only 800wt i think vs 1200wt like chicken hawk).

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An alternative to the inverter generators would be to come up with some type of enclosure for one of the louder generators. Maybe just a wood box without a bottom that you could set over the generator with some small mouse holes for exhaust to escape and cables to come out? I'm not sure how effective this would be but it would at least be a step in the right direction.
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