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[*] posted on 5-25-2018 at 12:46 PM


I have a Honda EU2000, and love the beast. It's over 10 years old and still works great! If you get one (or one slightly bigger) make sure to drain the gas from the carb if it is going to be in storage for an extended period of time. It will be much easier to start when you need it. :bounce::bounce:
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[*] posted on 5-25-2018 at 02:41 PM


Cheap and easy solution to run the gas out of the carburetor when shutting off Honda eu2000i-

https://hutchmountain.com/products.html#!/Bad-Gas-Ethanol-Gu...
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[*] posted on 5-25-2018 at 07:38 PM


Quote: Originally posted by pacsur  
Cheap and easy solution to run the gas out of the carburetor when shutting off Honda eu2000i-

https://hutchmountain.com/products.html#!/Bad-Gas-Ethanol-Gu...


Just ordered one! Thanks for the tip!




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[*] posted on 5-26-2018 at 12:37 AM


Ford's and Chevy's :biggrin::biggrin:
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[*] posted on 5-26-2018 at 04:14 AM


Thanks pacsur for the heads up on the EU 2000 carb switch! I now have one on order! :bounce::bounce:

[Edited on 5-26-2018 by basautter]
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[*] posted on 5-26-2018 at 06:47 AM


Quote: Originally posted by basautter  
Thanks Pacifico for the heads up on the EU 2000 carb switch! I now have one on order! :bounce::bounce:


Thanks, but Pacsur recommended that little gem! I wish I already received mine...I'm heading south on Tuesday!




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[*] posted on 5-26-2018 at 06:54 AM


Got it, correction made. Have fun on your trip. Just got back myself :light:

[Edited on 5-26-2018 by basautter]
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[*] posted on 5-27-2018 at 07:05 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Pacifico  
Quote: Originally posted by basautter  
Thanks Pacifico for the heads up on the EU 2000 carb switch! I now have one on order! :bounce::bounce:


Thanks, but Pacsur recommended that little gem! I wish I already received mine...I'm heading south on Tuesday!


See you down there, I'm following Tibby down on Saturday.




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[*] posted on 5-27-2018 at 08:16 PM


Quote: Originally posted by larryC  
Quote: Originally posted by Pacifico  
Quote: Originally posted by basautter  
Thanks Pacifico for the heads up on the EU 2000 carb switch! I now have one on order! :bounce::bounce:


Thanks, but Pacsur recommended that little gem! I wish I already received mine...I'm heading south on Tuesday!


See you down there, I'm following Tibby down on Saturday.


See you down there, Larry!




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[*] posted on 5-27-2018 at 11:29 PM
Thanks all


Some good feedback on this, thank you all for the information. I will let you all know what we end up with (I am leaning towards the Honda) and give you a report on its performance.

[Edited on 5-30-2018 by mooose29]
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[*] posted on 5-28-2018 at 04:52 AM


If you go with the Honda, here are a few more useful accessories. My favorite is the gas cap that connects to a boat gas can and gives extended run time. It may work with other brands as long as the threads are the same.

https://www.amazon.com/EnRand-Aluminum-Extended-Magnetic-Gen...
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[*] posted on 5-28-2018 at 06:53 AM


Quote: Originally posted by wessongroup  
Ford's and Chevy's :biggrin::biggrin:


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[*] posted on 5-28-2018 at 07:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by wessongroup  
Ford's and Chevy's :biggrin::biggrin:


Chevy crushes Ford.


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[*] posted on 5-28-2018 at 10:13 AM


Quote: Originally posted by basautter  
If you go with the Honda, here are a few more useful accessories. My favorite is the gas cap that connects to a boat gas can and gives extended run time. It may work with other brands as long as the threads are the same.

https://www.amazon.com/EnRand-Aluminum-Extended-Magnetic-Gen...


thanks for the link. just bought one and hope it fits my Champion.




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[*] posted on 5-28-2018 at 04:24 PM


Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
Quote: Originally posted by basautter  
If you go with the Honda, here are a few more useful accessories. My favorite is the gas cap that connects to a boat gas can and gives extended run time. It may work with other brands as long as the threads are the same.

https://www.amazon.com/EnRand-Aluminum-Extended-Magnetic-Gen...


thanks for the link. just bought one and hope it fits my Champion.


Be very careful with the aluminum caps! They tear up the plastic really easy if overly tightened...just be careful. I just made one using the stock gas cap; much better!




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[*] posted on 5-28-2018 at 04:55 PM


My brother picked up this Honda clone from Harbor Freight for $699. I was impressed how quiet it was. I know there's probably a lot of China haters out there but it seems to have good reviews. https://www.harborfreight.com/3500-Watt-Super-Quiet-Inverter...



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[*] posted on 5-28-2018 at 05:35 PM


The problem with HF/chinese stuff is that it is very hit or miss. Don´t get me wrong I shop there whenever I´m up north but sometimes you can get a great deal or royally screwed. Please let us know how that genny works out.
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[*] posted on 5-28-2018 at 05:54 PM


I have a Chinese copy of a Honda design engine on my log splitter. It works well, but if I don't shut off the fuel supply after running it, it sometimes dilutes the oil with gasoline.

I usually shut the supply valve and let it run until it sputters before shutting it off.

Edit; It has been so long since the governor on the throttle failed, that I forgot that I shouldn't have to keep setting the RPMs manually.

[Edited on 5-29-2018 by AKgringo]




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[*] posted on 5-28-2018 at 06:33 PM


China bought the plans for some of the older designs from Honda, but there is no guarantee they use the same materials, hold the same machining tolerances or have consistent assembly procedures. They do seem to be getting better, but I am not ready to chance it yet.
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[*] posted on 5-28-2018 at 08:49 PM


many feel there are 2 kinds of generators. honda...and everything else.
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