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Old 06-13-2015, 03:43 PM   #11
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Take a look at this video and maybe it will help with the decision. Frank

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Old 06-13-2015, 06:01 PM   #12
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I have friends with both the Yamaha and the hondas. They seem quite similar and I hear no complaints about either. Me, I bought the Polaris. Same basic thing but I have a dealer 5 minutes from my house. I think all the major manufacturers make a good unit. My next unit will have remote start...
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:21 PM   #13
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Just be careful of Db sound level regardless of what you buy. What you think is negligible may not be. 59 Db is twice a loud as 56Db. It's NOT a linear scale.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:59 PM   #14
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Champion Vrs Yamaha

Check out the Champion 3100 engine. Same as engine as Yamaha. Pure sign wave, fuel shut off, two year warranty, electric start, etc, etc $980 from Bottomline trading, no tax. I can get another one and still have money for the way overpriced Yamaha or Honda, and I can lift it by myself. Where I could not lift my Honda 3000is.
also thermoplastic not rusting like my Honda or Yamaha.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:25 PM   #15
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on the iu honda 2000 it is very simple to run carb dry...bottom right when side panel removed is a elec coupling which disconnects the off switch when you turn it down to off....will run for 3mins and quit....learned that on you tube which is a powerhouse of info.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:46 PM   #16
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bottom right when side panel removed is a elec coupling which disconnects the off switch when you turn it down to off
True. But not everyone wants to whip out a screwdriver, remove the side panel, disconnect the elec. for every shut down.. then reverse the whole process for every start up.. only to do it all over again. I like "ON" and "OFF".

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Old 06-13-2015, 07:56 PM   #17
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Same as engine as Yamaha.
But not the same governor and electronics that it's driving. Output is slightly lower, fuel burn is a little higher and the PSW is not quite as clean. Longevity... that's yet to be seen. I'm not saying it isn't a good deal for someone, but dropping a cummins into a Toyota Tundra doesn't make it a Dodge.

Seriously though, there are a lot of different options available at various price points that will suit a bevy of different consumer needs. It's good to be an informed buyer. That doesn't mean that everyone is going to be buying the same thing.

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Old 06-13-2015, 09:01 PM   #18
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When I looked at the Yamaha it had two handles and you carries it with both hands in front of you. My back will not let me do that anymore.

I can carry two Hondas at the same time, One in each hand. Carrying that much weight on the side does not bother me.

I am 62 and not getting any younger or stronger.

So far, this is as old as I have ever been.
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I have a Honda generator and with only a few hours on it the belt broke and destroyed the engine. After being in the shop for four months because Honda kept sending the wrong replacement parts I was given a new generator.
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True. But not everyone wants to whip out a screwdriver, remove the side panel, disconnect the elec. for every shut down.. then reverse the whole process for every start up.. only to do it all over again. I like "ON" and "OFF".

you don't reverse the process to start...leave the wires disconnected....its a one time deal...to start just rotate switch up choke and pull....
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