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Old 09-10-2016, 11:06 PM   #11
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Cut my teeth on Honda 90 back in 64.
I have my original 1978 Honda CX500.
Put 37,000 miles on a 2004 HD Sportster in 15 months.
I bought a 2010 HD Road King in August, 2009. Put 93,000 miles on this big dog in approximately four years.
No bar hopping for me. Strictly commuter one hundred miles a day, rain, shine, thunder or storm.
Splittin' lanes at 80 from Fontana, in Berdoo to the Los Angeles basin where I would bring it down to 75 all the way to L.A.
Can't say nothing bad about Asian bikes.
But after riding my Harley's for 140,000 miles in the recent past, I would never ever buy or ride anything else.
Just one note:
Harley Davidson scooters are routinely rebuilt and restored by innumerable bike shops.
When or where do you see Asian bike engines rebuilt and restored?
Rarely.
Whereas the HD rebuild and restoration market/industry is abundant.
You don't see it because they don't need it!

My problem with HD is that it seems like HD forgot to supply mufflers with most of them.
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I think I ended up with the best of both worlds...got my Honda EU2000i WELL used and ugly for $300. It had been rode hard and put away wet. A few maintenance items, a little TLC, and she's good to go. Considering I only use it a few days a year, it should last me till I am no longer able to pull the starter cord anyway.

Never bought any used jeans though.
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Old 09-11-2016, 12:37 AM   #13
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My take on that is the people with that kind of an attitude need to in some way justify the reason why they spent so much more money than was necessary for a good generator.
I don't think you'll find too many people with a Honda generator who think they've spent more than was necessary. They are the least loudest, most reliable and best seller for a reason. And I guess I'm old old school- wouldn't be caught dead in anything but Levis- no "Dockers", no "comfort fit", no Wranglers, and especially no "WalMart" jeans. Where I work we are required to wear black jeans. I tried the Walmart kind when I first started. My wife laughed at me! They lasted about 2 months. Went back to black Levis- they last about 12-18 months. The jeans stuff is just personal; the Honda generators have a very good reputation for a very good reason. Yeah, you can buy a Champion for almost half the cost, but they're just a little bit louder, just a little bit heavier, etc. etc. Having said all that, I also own a RAM diesel pickup, so yeah, I'm way prejudiced and probably way out of time.
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If a generator is quiet as a Honda or at least an Onan that's all I care about.
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:31 AM   #15
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They're all good till they break. For me it's Yamaha.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:21 AM   #16
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They're all good till they break. For me it's Yamaha.
+1..thats the truth other than the yammy part. For me it's well, nothing right now.
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What it reminds me of is being a teenager back in the sixties, then it was Levi's vs everything else,........ all the rich kids wore Levi jeans with that fancy patch showing everybody how little or how big your butt was,........and if you didn't, if all you had was the Wrangler Rustlers or Sears&Robucks brand jeans or anything else, then you were looked down on, because all you had was just "dungarees" not real official "blue jeans",.......
And these are probably the same people that still think they are better than everyone else!
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Just like a Chevy vs. Ford vs. Ram vs. Toyota......
So true. Why even have the discussion when we all know Ram trucks are the best?!
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I had a Honda 2000 generator, it quit working due to an engine cylinder problem. Bought a MUCH cheaper Champion almost 4 years ago and it's still going strong. Pay more if that makes you feel superior I guess.
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I had a Honda 2000 generator, it quit working due to an engine cylinder problem. Bought a MUCH cheaper Champion almost 4 years ago and it's still going strong. Pay more if that makes you feel superior I guess.
Ok.... Good post until the last line which completely devalued anything else you said.....
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