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“can't start Brand new”

Written on: 04/11/2013

Honda? Bought brand new . First use Ran and shuts off by itself. Starts right up. Did that twice in 3 Hrs of use. Didn't think much. Put it back in the bos for 5 days. Put new gas and tried starting. Not sputter or nothing. Have to call the power tool place tomorrow. What a disappointment. Still on the charge card. I guess I got the only new Lemon around. I though my first Honada wouldn't give me problems for at least 2 years. I t hasn't even been a week. I would sacrifice Name brand and… Read Full Review

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“The absolute Best”

Written on: 10/11/2012

After Sandy I fired up two linked eu2000i Honda generators - ran them for 9 consecutive days - 7 of those days 24/7. They performed without a hitch! Ran everything from lights to frigs to microwave and oil burner/heat for hot water and heat! What else needs to be said. Combined a GenTran parrallel connector kit with an APC transfer switch and we were off and running. Tremendous machine… Read Full Review

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“Ran Perfect for 11 camping seasons”

Written on: 23/10/2012 by KansasCamper (1 review written)

Purchased a Honda EU2000i in 2002 for dry camping with my travel trailer. Use it probably 60 hours per season. Works flawlessly, starts easily, even after being unused for 6 months. Usually run it on premium gasoline without ethanol, at elevations up to 11,000 feet. Changed oil annually, no other maintenance. After 11 seasons the carburetor developed problems, presumably gummed up jet, will only run with choke partly closed and reduced power output. Never expected to get that kind of use before… Read Full Review

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“poor warranty service”

Written on: 09/03/2012 by harold3 (1 review written)

I bought a Honda 2000i Generator 11/7/2011 from River Marine Miami. I brought it back to River Marine not working 12/6/2011. As of 3/8/2012 I still do not have a working Generator. I have also contacted Honda Power equipment to no avail. Owner and tech at River Marine have been pleasant but as yet have not to repair or replaced per warranty. They are an authorized service center for the product. Very poor customer service from River Marine and Honda… Read Full Review

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“After 4 months being stored with Stabil in it, it...”

Written on: 04/02/2011

After 4 months being stored with Stabil in it, it would only run on choke. The jets were reamed and 10 days later I tried to start it again and the same thing. The carburator is so sensitive it can't sit, even when the bowl is drained, and start. It's quiet though, especially when it doesn't run… Read Full Review

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“I have a 3 year old 2000 EU Honda, a few weeks ago the...”

Written on: 05/11/2010 by thall (1 review written)

I have a 3 year old 2000 EU Honda, a few weeks ago the entire thing caught on fire while being run. Internal parts melted and very luckily the thing did not blow up. My unit had only 50 or 60 hours of run time on it. Honda service rep had all kinds of excuses and basically blamed it on user error. One of his excuses was that I must have parked my car next to it and hot exaust burned a whole in the side of the plastic. I realized that the unit was not under warranty, but I fully expected… Read Full Review

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“Great inverter, however my only beefs are it is a pain...”

Written on: 03/08/2010

Great inverter, however my only beefs are it is a pain to fill with gas, and to change the oil. When filling with gas you have to pour very slow, if you are filling from a full jerry can expect to make a mess. The second issue is changing oil, impossible to do without making a huge mess, the oil drains into the bottom of the inverter and onto the legs, so be sure not to put it on the floor of your RV or truck, very little thought put into this by the manufacturer… Read Full Review

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“The Honda EU2000i is an outstanding unit. I've had...”

Written on: 12/06/2009

The Honda EU2000i is an outstanding unit. I've had other portable generators - non compare. Easy start - very reliable starting; usually first pull.
Very quiet
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“The Honda EU2000i is worth every penny! I love it! I...”

Written on: 05/02/2009

The Honda EU2000i is worth every penny! I love it! I bought two and use the "parallel kit" to power up our trailer's 15.5 BTU air conditioner! Works like a champ! ((((QUIET)))) That feature can't be beat by ANY other manufacturer! Sips gas! Very fuel efficient. Provides nice pure SIN wave, which is a must for sensitive electronics (i.e. lap tops etc...). Very reliable and durable. Makes a mess when you change the oil yourself. You have to lay the generator on it's side to drain the… Read Full Review

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“I kind of have a obsession for playing with my new...”

Written on: 22/09/2008 by Thebigmac420 (1 review written)

I kind of have a obsession for playing with my new generator. I have pretty much been running my Honda EU2000I hard non stop for six weeks now minus a few hard rain days we had, I had to put it away (bummer). I have a 15 thousand dollar Macintosh quad core (4 processors each processors (running at 3.2 gigahertz) with L4 cache= a total of 8 megabytes of cache total) dual 1050 gigahetz front side bus and ten gigs of ram, four 750 gig hard drives, a A.T.I. X 1900 512 megabytes high definition… Read Full Review

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“I just bought a Honda EU2000i generator after...”

Written on: 10/09/2008

I just bought a Honda EU2000i generator after hurricane Gustav knocked out power to most of Baton Rouge, where I live. When the electric company told me it would be 3 weeks before power came on, I broke down and bought the generator. I'd been holding out because of concerns about noise and fuel consumption, but when a friend showed me their Honda Eu1000i, I decided to get the generator. It has started instantly for me, and I get 12 hours of run time on 1.1 gallons of gas. I'm running a small… Read Full Review

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“I bought this Honda eu2000i for use in an old classic...”

Written on: 09/06/2008 by maybe1 (1 review written)

I bought this Honda eu2000i for use in an old classic motor home I am lovingly restoring. I had originally planned on getting two and combining them to met AC requirements in combination with computer use and other light demands.
Superficially, the eu2000i is an easy unit to fall in love with.
Unfortunately, I know Honda for not standing behind their warranties. I learned this first hand with a commercial 13 hp ohv Honda engine on a pressure washer. Honda said water got into the cylinder and… Read Full Review

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“I use the eu2000i during extreme temperatures in...”

Written on: 17/02/2008 by Jeff Sturges (1 review written)

I use the eu2000i during extreme temperatures in northern Minnesota ice fishing. One night the temperature got down to -37, the generator didn't even hickup.
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“It's such a great generator that even my 9 year old...”

Written on: 08/02/2008 by 10MM (1 review written)

It's such a great generator that even my 9 year old daughter could start it. The ease in portablity for this generator was A+.
I highly recommend this machine for light weight portable work. Honda delivers… Read Full Review

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“If on eco throttle and a sizeable start up load is...”

Written on: 05/01/2008

If on eco throttle and a sizeable start up load is applied...(small air conditioner) the unit will many times die. Solution for this is to wait at the generator for the three minutes that the a/c unit takes to start the compressor with the eco switch off, then keep thermostat on a/c unit low enough that it never turns off and go to eco setting for quiet operation.I use it on a boat for ac, heat, battery charging etc...typical Honda product… Read Full Review

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“As far as small generators, I have not seen a better...”

Written on: 16/08/2007 by Jupp32127 (1 review written)

As far as small generators, I have not seen a better one. It's quiet, fuel efficient and true sine wave… Read Full Review

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“I plan to get another one so I can run the other...”

Written on: 10/02/2007 by sperry (2 reviews written)

I plan to get another one so I can run the other things. The oven will need a 220V transformer to work it. (Outback or Xantrex) You would wire it just as if you had a single 120V inverter and needed 240V.

The smooth sine wave output is as clean as ac utility power as far as I have experienced. The exception is the motor start of the refrigerators and furnace fan. When the eco-throttle switch is on, the engine needs to quickly compensate for the load when these appliances start up.
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“This is my 2nd Honda EU2000. I live in the high...”

Written on: 31/01/2007 by swlimos (2 reviews written)

This is my 2nd Honda EU2000. I live in the high desert of Utah. -20 winter +115 in summer. First unit blew up in 90 days after rod stretched, and took out head. Before engine loss, oil shut-off switch failed. Pull cord failed. Honda okayed repair under warranty after some bickering, but dealer went out of business, and unit was lost. Its was used to power motor home, and misc.
Bought my 2nd EU2000 roughly 10 months ago, same environment, but use limited to supplement solar system maybe an… Read Full Review

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Ulysses's Response to swlimos's Review

Written on: 16/02/2007

My first Honda EU2000 generator died shortly after the plastic oil splasher failed. It had about 12,000 hours on it. My second EU2000 died shortly after the plastic oil splasher failed. It had about 5200 hours on it. I've had it repaired twice by Honda under warranty, but it sure looks to me like severe engine damage occurs when the oil splasher fails, and these puppies are not designed to be rebuilt. It gets up to about 120F where I live, and down to about 20, so I guess that's pretty severe weather for me too. Anyone know if the flywheel shaft on other Honda engines (CG135 perhaps) is the same as the alternator shaft on the EU2000 (which is supposedly a GX100, but I thought the GX was an OHV and the EU2000 engine is an OHC with a plastic cam)? I'm thinking of making a Frankenstein type monster out of it. For $900 I expected a rebuildable engine.

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“I am a master electrician. I have first hand...”

Written on: 04/11/2005 by fatmike (1 review written)

I am a master electrician. I have first hand experience with 8 of the Honda EU2000i units. I own one with a second on the way to replace my Honda EM2500 from 1993, the 2500 still works perfect but it is louder and uses more gas because it runs at only one speed 3 gallons every 11 hours. With a parallel eu 2000i set up I expect about 6 gallons a day. With both generators running when I do not need 4000 watt capacity I will turn off one of the generators further reducing my fuel consumption. My… Read Full Review

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Gravisdavis's Response to fatmike's Review

Written on: 08/11/2005

Great review, just went through Wilma with a EU2000i using just 5 gal in five days - running about 10 to 14 hrs a day. Our expert reviewer confirms that a 1600 Watt Honda will more than do the job and that a typical house needs just 1K watts to run the core functions. Those big noisy generators were using 5 to 8 gals per day (they must convert 1/2 of that energy to noise production).

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Fatmike's Response to fatmike's Review

Written on: 18/06/2007

Well it is that time again hurricane season in Miami. I got my dry run of generator usage in all ready I had the light pole behind my house come down two weeks ago, I was out for 13 hours. So I had a chance to test a few things. I traded some labor for a Kipor Inverter 3000, I made a 10/3 cord connection for it to the house, through this connection it will not operate the washing machine, however with a large gauge cord, 12/3, plugged directly in the generator it would, still not perfect but much better. I tested this issue with a honda eu3000i and had the same results. I have one friend that a single eu 2000 will run her washing machine, so your exact conditions may vary. However with the 2 eu 2000's (1 replaced after the divorce) it would operate the washing machine. It seems like there is a disproportionaly stronger punch with the 2 eu 2000's than with one eu 3000 for most all applications. For those of you thinking about a Kipor unit they are copies of the Hondas, not exact copies I already need to rebuild the carb (less than 50 hours on this machine) on the Kipor ( I know its complete history) because the fuel shut off valve does not work any longer and the seat inside the bowl does not stop the fuel. I have found only one dealer for parts and support here in Miami. Also the Kipors are not coupleable. The 3000 watt kipor seems to preform reasonable well, however I do not get that warm fuzzy feeling if I had to use it as my primary generator. Oh and changing the oil on the kipor is even worse than changing the oil on the Honda eu2000's, buy an Jabsco oil pump from West Marine for about $40 it is worth every penny, for either unit. The pump requires a drill to drive it. Unless you have two generators you will need a charged cordless drill. Also Pep Boys sells a "transmission fluid filler" for five bucks, it screws directly onto a quart oil bottle of oil with its long hose and valves it make a wonderful solution to funnels and small spills while filling the oil on any generator. If you still are on the fence about the eu 2000 you can buy one then if you need more power you can buy second one later or if you have close family or friends if they will buy one you can couple the units for more power when you need it. For those of you with large families you can loan one to her parents and one to your parents less fighting and guilt. I am not disputing the failures one the previous reviewer has experienced, I am very curious as to the exact conditons these units were operating under, are the units in the direct sun? Because it is very hot here after hurricanes and very few people ever shut their generators off until their power is restored. Mine ran for nine days after Wilma in 2005. More when I have it.

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Ulysses's Response to fatmike's Review

Written on: 15/12/2006

I also found Honda's service to be lacking. I recently took my second eu2000 to an authorized dealer because the little plastic gear inside the crankcase was broken. They did some tests and told me there was nothing wrong with the generator. I ran it that night and it quit running after about 2 hours. It appears to be deceased. BTW, the gear can be seen through the oil fill hole, but by the time you discover it is broken, it may be too late, as I suspect this gear is a main part of the lubrication system for the cylinder, rings and piston. On both my eu2000s the oil turned black, and they ran poorly immediately after the gear broke. Also, there is no replacement engine or over-sized piston for this unit, so when it wears out you are supposed to just buy a new one. They built it for durability but not for servicing. My first one lasted about 12,000 hours, and the second just over 5,000.

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John01X's Response to fatmike's Review

Written on: 16/09/2006

I don't get what you mean by "you get what you pay for" when referring to the gas leak/float problem. A gas leak is a serious problem and these thing are not cheap. My float did not correct itself after tapping or running for a few hours. It had to be taken to an authorized Honda dealer for repairs, where it remained for about 2 weeks. When it was returned to me, my new generator was scratched up and filthy. I expected more from Honda, especially since I paid a premium for this generator. I should have purchaed it's chinese clone, the kipor kge2000ti .
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Fatmike's Response to fatmike's Review

Written on: 14/11/2005

I have received my second EU2000i when you couple the generators the engine speed goes up and down on both machines even if only one machine has a load. I would recommend that you do use the parallel cables with a 30 amp. receptacle if you plan on having a heavy load regularly. I also discovered two more neighbours that have this same machine both are very happy.

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“I have had my Honda EU2000i for almost a year. It...”

Written on: 16/07/2005 by IslandManMitch (1 review written)

I have had my Honda EU2000i for almost a year. It replaced a Coleman as the primary unit with the Coleman as a back-up. I just bought another EU2000i to replace the loud gas sucking Coleman. I live in Florida and have gone through 4 hurricanes and use these for emergency power. I have used a lot of different brands and types but I have to say I am sold on the EU2000i… Read Full Review

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