What sort of generator do you have?

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We went to a local show yesterday and there was around 130 old motorbikes there.
All local bikes owned by local enthusiasts.
One of the locals had a bit of spare time and strapped an old Yanmar generator inside an old frame and went for a ride on Lake Gairdner.
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Reply By: Albany Nomads - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:13

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:13
A Honda EU 20i (2 hp) very happy with it
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Reply By: Glenn C5 - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:59

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:59
Bushmaster 1kva $450 Goes great and no problems after 2 years. Time will tell whether I should have bought a Honda or not
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Reply By: Krooznalong - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 13:08

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 13:08
The ingenuity (crazy inventiveness) of some people is amazing!
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Reply By: gke - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 15:30

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 15:30
Hi Dave, I've a Honda EM500 dating from 1983. It still starts first pull when used regularly. Graham.
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Reply By: Mazdave - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 15:51

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 15:51
0.7 kva Kipor (blue) Bunnings special ($299) Runs 2 fridges and enough lights for camping. I use $10 spotlights with 16W leds. Had for 3 years and so far so good.

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Reply By: Member - willawa - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 17:40

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 17:40
I would't go pasta Honda reliable and quiet !
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 19:47

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 19:47
G`day Dave,

Happy birthday OLD CHAP.
Oh by the way, back onto topic.
My first ever generator was a 4 hp Briggs & Stratton motor driving a car alternator, belt driven, I used it as a basic battery charger, worked a treat, still got it in the shed somewhere.

Say g`day to Nora for me.

Scrubby.
I don`t know where i`m going but i`m enjoying the journey.

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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 19:59

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 19:59
G'day Dave. I have had my 2kv Honda Generator up to 105KPH in the boot of my van. Nah,probably doesn't count but it's fun doing it. Some people are so ingenious. Cheers,Bob.
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Reply By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 21:27

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 21:27
Dave
Your post reminded me of Burt Munro who ride an Indian motor bike at Bonnyville in the US in 1967. The bike was 47 years old and he offically clocked a speed of 305km/h (190mph) which was a world recoed and it still stands today.
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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 21:29

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 21:29
Forgot to say happy birthday
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Follow Up By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 23:27

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 23:27
Murrray, there was even a photo there of Burt Munro.
It was a great film too wasn't it?

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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 11:03

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 11:03
Dave
Yes it was a great movie, stared Anthony Hopkins as Burt Munro.

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Reply By: Stu & "Bob" - Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 21:50

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 21:50
What a corker!!

Love it!!!


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Reply By: allein m - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 10:47

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 10:47
Is that the bike show here in Broken Hill ?
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Follow Up By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 12:18

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 12:18
Sure is. It's on until Sunday.

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Reply By: allein m - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 13:18

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 13:18
cool thanks so you are a local as well nice too meet you i am down in lane street
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 19:45

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 19:45
That same motor in marine form powered my 26 foot/ 5 tonne yacht for many many years, I replaced it with an 18 hp Yanmar oh what a glorious day that was hahahaha.
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