Honda EX650

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 10:47
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Hi I can buy one of these generators from someone I know for $300, it reasonable condition. Just wondering have they been a good unit over the years and how do they compare noise wise to the new Hondas.

Also I assume 650w is max what is nominal output for these. Thanks...
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Reply By: pepper2 - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 12:45

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 12:45
have used my mates unit easy to start worked well noise reasonable but it used approx 1 liter of fuel per hour just seemed a lot to me.
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Reply By: madcow - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 14:37

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 14:37
I have an honda EM650 which is basically the same unit that is bought into the country by an importer. Honda branded stuff is excellent and you will have no problems provided everything is serviced correctly. We get 8 hours of running out of a tank at low speed. The new inverter genny's are better, lighter and quieter but a lot more expensive. It all depends what you wish to run with one.

550w is nominal output with a 650w peak under load.
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Reply By: Garbutt - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:27

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:27
I have one, works great, unsure how old it is but always starts first time, prob uses more fuel per hour than more modern one's but does the job for me perfectly. And that's a good price if it's not worn out. It's certainlu quiet enough, on the end of a 20 metre lead you can forget its thre nearly.

GB
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:39

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 17:39
FIL has had one for about 10 - 12 years, and it has been around oz many times and done hundreds of hrs of service with minimal services.
will give you about 500w continuos.
If you dont want it i will take it!

Cheers Pesty
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 18:14

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 18:14
Sounds like you have the goss on this great unit, but I will add another vote for them. I have had an EM650 for 10 or so years and run it most days in the beginning for up to 300 days a year. Only gets started about every 4 or 5 months these days, but still starts easy and gives good service. Mine is still going strong today and at $300 I reckon the unit you speak of would be a bargain if running well.

Regards, Trevor.
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Reply By: BorisK - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 19:13

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 19:13
I bought one of a mechanic mate of mine for $250 and I am very happy with it. I use it to charge batteries when away, very quiet. EU10's are lighter and smaller almost twice as powerful but a lot more expensive.

Regards Boris
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