Generator Honda eu10i or Yamaha ef1000i

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Anyone got any views on which is the better unit to buy please.

Thanks,
Dave
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 07:50

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 07:50
Dave

We've had a Honda 650 for years ... great little job. Don't know anything about the Yamaha but expect it'd be a good unit. Is it 2 stroke?? If so noise may be a problem. The Honda is very quiet ... 8 metres away and you can't hear it over the surf. Need to be in the bush to hear it and then it's not too bad.

Cheers
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Reply By: captnsnooze - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 11:46

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 11:46
Hey Dave
We have a Honda Eui10 and before that had a little honda 350. Still have the 350 actually. The Eui10 is so quiet we set it up over the bank and about 20 metres away and run it throught he day to charge batteries and run the fridge and sometimes at night to run some lighting. During the day we leave the camp and come back and I find myself running over to see if the thing is still going. I have ramped it up under load and while the noise increases it is not significant or annoying..
I looked at the yamaha when I was buying, it is a good looking little unit but couldnt see much difference really.

cheers David...........
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Reply By: thomo - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 18:06

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 18:06
Hi dave i bought a yamaha 2800 inverter model in december and the dealer i bought it of is a yamaha and honda dealer and he wouldnt sell me the honda they have had a few problems with the inverters packing up and to replace them costs neally as much as the generators worth.A mates old man bought a honda about a year ago and its been back to get fixed about four times so far.
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Reply By: David N. - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 21:44

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 21:44
IMHO
Have seen both in action....very similar noise etc. etc., but I believe the Yamaha is more economic to repair if ever necessary.
A friend who sells them both said he would go for the Yamaha as it was a later design and they learnt from the mistakes of Honda.
I do know the Hondas are horribly expensive to repair....
Hope this helps
Cheers
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Reply By: Jack66 - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 00:23

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 00:23
Hi Dave
I own a ef 1000 and it is a lot louder(more of a deeper low pitched sound) than the eu10i that my mate has as for the service from the yamaha dealer in Perth that I brought it from well This is the second unit that I Have owned ( the first had to be sent back twice for the same problem ) I would buy a Honda next time

Jack
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Reply By: friar - Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 10:30

Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 10:30
Hi Jack66
Could you elaborate on the problems you had, I have just purchased
the yamaha & it hunts a lot when first started ,but settles down when
under load on economy
Friar
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Follow Up By: Jack66 - Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 00:22

Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 00:22
Friar
The main problem was that it would hunt a lot all the time load and no load sent it back and the dealer tried to say that it was bad fuel I had brand new jerry, new fuel ,only one tank run in genny,chances of bad fuel not a good guess
But they sent it back to me at my cost still the same
I sent it back and after lost of phone calls admited there was a problem so I got a new one which is fine but a lot of extra cost and time to get what I wanted in the first place

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Reply By: blue thunder - Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 10:06

Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 10:06
Dave,
A lot of good feedback (on the caravan forum) from people who have the GMC 850, only costs $198.00 from Bunnings.
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