Honda vs Yamaha Gen Set

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 21:27
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Looking at purchasing a Honda Eu10i/20i generator, until I discovered that Yamaha are bringing out a model EF1000is which looks almost identical. Very similar features. The yamaha claims to lighter and quieter!! Does anybody know any info- price, specifications, on it. (was meant to be released early april) Basically what is the better buy.
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Reply By: Berrigan - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 22:22

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 22:22
The Honda EU10i and 20i are extortion to repair if the inverter unit packs up. You will be up for around $1,200 for the replacement unit.
I would check out what the Yamaha inverter will cost to replace and make a descision on that basis.
Yamaha generators have always been good reliable units and so have Honda, but the spares prices for Honda are heart attack causing stuff. The rate of failure on the Honda inverter models is higher than what is reasonably expected.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris (W.A.) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 03:44

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 03:44
Good point,
I was looking at those quiet Honda ones - although they're motors are reliable I'd definitely look into the inverter side of it ie. Give me a frigging warranty for the next 10 year type of thing!!
RegardsLove the bush.
Chris
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Reply By: David N. - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 12:29

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 12:29
Also with the Honda- a mate had one glaze the bore- fouled the plugconstantly and basically wouldn't run. It was still well within warranty- but they said it had been run too much at low power and was not a warranty item! (repair bill was humongous)
He eventually got Honda to pay, but only after a long battle and lots of threats- not a happy situation at all.
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Follow Up By: William - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:22

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:22
Nothing is ever Honda problem. Honda don't have warranty claims or any problems, it is always the customer that is at fault.
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Reply By: wherethefugawi - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:35

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:35
bloomin hell , Starting to wish I'd never bought one..honda that is
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Follow Up By: William - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:17

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:17
Generally they are a good generator, but if they fail they are to dammed expensive to repair.
Major issue with all generators people forget how long they run them and fail to change the oil. Do not overload or attempt to run devices you know in your mind will probably not run. Check the loading of things you wish to use in the generator. NEVER NEVER lend your generator to anybody. Look after it and it will look after you.
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Reply By: Shannon - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 20:40

Friday, May 02, 2003 at 20:40
Bob:
For what it is worth, I work for an equipment hire company and we have a small fleet (7) of the Honda EU10's and have NEVER had a problem with them! And we rent them to all manner of people, who treat them pretty harshly....
I always take one away with me!
Cheers
-Shannon
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Reply By: Cam - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 14:42

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 14:42
Bob, Just been on the Yamaha web site & noted that the info for the EF1000 is different to what I was given by the bloke at the shop. Looks as if it is identical to the Honda in terms of weight, dimensions & even price $1395.
Let us know if you dig up anymore info.
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