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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 06-06-2005, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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does autobahn have power in the pits?

i heard a while back they didnt??

is this still true, i really dont want to go buy a generator.



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i heard a while back they didnt??

is this still true, i really dont want to go buy a generator.
I got a generator Ken, just setup up your Paddock close to my van and you can run your warmers without issue. Just help me keep gas in it and we'll let her run all day for us. I'll be there all three days.

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Can I plug in also Ron? Gas is not a prob.
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Of course.

Where is the best place to setup the paddocks?

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Hey Kruz,

I may have spoken too soon. Let me check the wattage rating on the generator to see how much it can handle.

I was looking at the Chickenhawk Tire Warmers online and it looks like they pull about 600 watts each (or 1200 Watts a set). That seems awfully high, does that sound right?

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1200 watts/pair and up depending on the particular brand.

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1200 watts a set is right for Chicken Hawks.

Does anyone know if they have concrete pads to set up on, or is it just grass and gravel?
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OK, I'll check the rating on the generator tonight and post back up tomorrow.

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Yeh its 1200 total per set...not a problem.
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I talked to my buddy Mike. He is coming to Autobahn this weekend cause he is trying to sell his 03 CBR600RR track bike. Last time we went to BHF he brought this huge Generator, I asked him to bring it if he could.

By the way, I did a little looking around online and I think my generator is the Coleman Powermate 1850. So it can prolly run 2 sets without issue, not sure about 3 sets though. We can always try it!

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This one right?

You don't want to run 2 sets of warmers....that's 2400 watts continuous.

Yours is rated at 1500 continous and 1850 peak...it can't even handle peak.

That's the one Im considering picking up...saw them at Menards. Where did you buy yours? How do you like it? Is noise an issue?
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how much where they at menards john? i may just go pick one up before the weekend for myself

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I can't remember, but I believe it was <$500.

It looks small, but is kinda deceptively heavy from what I remember...something like 70lbs.
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This one right?

You don't want to run 2 sets of warmers....that's 2400 watts continuous.

Yours is rated at 1500 continous and 1850 peak...it can't even handle peak.

That's the one Im considering picking up...saw them at Menards. Where did you buy yours? How do you like it? Is noise an issue?

Yep, that's the one. It ran my warmers effortlessly for 2 days at RA last week so I thought it could prolly run another pair without a problem...maybe not.

It was pretty quiet. I mean, it is not as quite as a Honda, but it is definitely not loud. And it is a lot less expensive.

It is also GREAT on gas. It ran all morning and I went to put gas in it after lunch and it was almost completely full.

It is not mine, it is a buddy's generator. I would definitely buy it though, if I wasn't so broke from buying track days, warmers and tires!

He said he bought it for $199 brand new, but that sounds a little off to me. I saw them more around the $400 - $500 mark on the net. Maybe you could get lucky on ebay?

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I can't remember, but I believe it was <$500.

It looks small, but is kinda deceptively heavy from what I remember...something like 70lbs.
not too heavy...I picked it up and moved it pretty easily by myself.

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The one I linked above that Ron has in $379 a Menards. They sell for $399 at Walmart as well.

They also sell what looks like a newer design at Home Depot for $399. This is the one Im leaning towards...it has 2 DC outlets as well.
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JRS....

1 quart fuel tank? RUns for one hour only? Is that right?
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1 quart fuel tank? RUns for one hour only? Is that right?
Here's a good link...

Yea, I noticed that too. I think that is right. As they get bigger, the gas economy goes away pretty quickly. That 1850 will run forever on a little bit of gas.

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Yep, that's the one. It ran my warmers effortlessly for 2 days at RA last week so I thought it could prolly run another pair without a problem...maybe not.
Hmm... You're not going to leave the warmers plugged in constantly, are you? Do they need to be kept hot even when they're off the tires? You might be able to go a little above the continuous rating if not.

I'll bet there is a way to get 3 sets of warmers to run on this generator, but it requires more hardware than you're gonna get before Friday.

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Sam's Club in Rollings Meadows has a Colman 5000 watt generator for $399 I believe.
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