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Old 09-10-2016, 02:51 PM   #1
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Honda vs Everything Else

I'm not posting this topic to start an argument, but just to reminiscence a little,

From what I've seen, almost every time there's a generator question in the forum, that thread will eventually turn into a debate of Honda vs everything else,... I'm sure some Honda owners are Honda owners because that's what they wanted, they bought it and that's that,..... but some Honda owners do come across as almost offended and appear to consider you a moron if you don't have or don't want a Honda generator,.....

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",.......

Like I said, I didn't post this topic to ruffle any feathers, for me it's just been a short stroll down memory lane, ..... and I'll add, the Sears&Robuck "dungarees" that my parents could afford, served me and my brothers just fine, and I've never owned a pair of Levi jeans in my life, ........ ok, now back to the Honda vs everything else.........................
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:05 PM   #2
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I had a Honda 50 as a kid, rode it off road most every day for years and I think that I might have changed the spark plug once. Of course I changed the oil occasionally. Sold it for 20 dollars more than I paid for it.

Later on a Honda 90 in my teen years. Most of my friends also had Hondas. Never saw one that stopped running.

Thank God for a retirement check today and when I buy anything it preferably will be Honda, Yamaha or Suzuki.

Seen enough Chinese motors to know what I think about their reliability.

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Don't remember what jeans I wore as a teen, but today I like LL Bean because I can get them with "comfort waist." lol. Nice when you're squatting down to hook up a sewer hose.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:35 PM   #4
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Just like a Chevy vs. Ford vs. Ram vs. Toyota......
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,..... but some Honda owners do come across as almost offended and appear to consider you a moron if you don't have or don't want a Honda generator,.....
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.
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Who the heck wears Levis these days?
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Who the heck wears Levis these days?

People with more money than me!😁

As for the original topic, many people will defend their choice/purchase as if they have to justify to others. I enjoy my Honda products but also realize that all needs are not covered by one manufacturer and there are some very good values out there.

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Old 09-10-2016, 08:15 PM   #8
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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.
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Getting me a Harley-Davidson generator.
I've also had some nice Harleys.
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