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Old 12-25-2011, 01:50 AM   #15
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Hi, my generator is blue and I'm very happy with my choice.
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:25 AM   #16
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You should be able to find a new honda eu2000is for $850.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:25 AM   #17
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I didn't catch the difference in the distance on the db level specs. Thanks for pointing that out. I did look at a U Tube video where some construction equipment supplier(?) was testing the Kipor and it did sound rather noisy. I think I might just put out another $400.00 and go with the Honda. The only problem I have is I don't know how much use either one of them would get. So is it worth another $400.00?
Absolutely; you will never regret the Honda. Check on line for used ones and you will see that most folks are happy with and do not want to sell their Honda gens. IIRC - apparent sound levels double with every 3 db increment ... so consider all of the data before expending $$.

Yes, we have two Honda Eu2000 gens; one is the companion model ... everything we could ask of a generator and VERY happy with them (although there was a technical service bulletin out on the eco motor on the companion).
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:27 PM   #18
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I'm not pushing Kipor but it sure gets tiring hearing people would 'throw them away' if they were given one.

In the Colorado Front Range I've seen Eu2000's with 3000 hours on them, Eu3000's with 5000 hours on them before they loosen up and start knocking holes in cases, its a given there is something to them.

If you're hanging on to counting those few decibels, know they are manipulating the tests, their marketing people have to find some edge when the field is leveled by the Laws of Physics.

- the honda measures sound at 3 meters (9 feet 10 inches) from the CONTROL PANEL SIDE ('Incredibly Quiet' foot note of javascript chart)... Not the broad side or partial front/top/side - they listen to the skinniest end - they advertise noise levels measured from the side farthest away from the noisy bits and the side with the most intervening layers of shielding from controls mounts and air intake, etc. Let's see you point the control panel at all your neighbors, campground office and your bunk at the same time!

And just to show the 'Butcher's thumb on the scale' let us note the lush grass they set the units on for their video "sound comparison"... When was the last time we saw turf like that other than our own yards?

And as to Kipor popularity in places not North America:
(Best price eBay today 2kW shipped $539)

eBay Australia
Honda Inverter Generators - 11 offerings, 2kW model $AU1879 ($1900USD)
Yamaha Inverter Generators - 4 offerings, 2kW model $AU1980
Kipor Inverter Generators - 26 offerings, 2kW model $AU1040, 2600W $AU1265

eBay Germany

Kipor Generators - 55 offerings, 2kW model EUR 594,00 ($775USD)
Honda Eu Generator - 19 offerings, 2kW model EUR 1.350,00 ($1760USD)
Yamaha Generators - 7 offerings 2kW model EUR 1.379,00 ($1800USD)

All Honda for me... when I win the Lottery!
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:12 PM   #19
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lots of choices in a generator, not just kipor and Honda. I got tired of looking and needed one in a hurry so I went with the Honda. I like it, I do not use it a lot, and it was worth the difference to me to have one that should be reliable and is quiet.
I think the Honda is actually made in China also, but to Honda specs. Doing it again, I might consider getting one of the 1000 size instead, but when I made my purchase I went with the 2000 because at that time I thought I might some day want to add another for the AC. Now I am pretty sure I will never do that.
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Anyone use a Generac?
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:49 PM   #21
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I think the Honda is actually made in China also, but to Honda specs. Doing it again, I might consider getting one of the 1000 size instead, but when I made my purchase I went with the 2000 because at that time I thought I might some day want to add another for the AC. Now I am pretty sure I will never do that.

Where did you get that idea?
It says MADE IN JAPAN on the Honda generators.
Also, krappors are not honda copies.
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our two red hondas say made in japan....the owners manuals say printed in china

global economy....
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our two red hondas say made in japan....the owners manuals say printed in china

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No tree's for harvest in japan.
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Costco generators are FINE

Pul-eeeeee-ze stop with the "Hondas are the only generators to buy"!!
The Champion generator from Costco is half the price, just as quiet, starts every time, and is stackable and assembled in the U.S. (Honda engines are made in China, by the way.)
Did I mention it's half the price?
You put 'da gas in, pull 'da cord, and 'lectricity comes out, same as a Honda!!!
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Pul-eeeeee-ze stop with the "Hondas are the only generators to buy"!!
The Champion generator from Costco is half the price, just as quiet, starts every time, and is stackable and assembled in the U.S. (Honda engines are made in China, by the way.)
Did I mention it's half the price?
You put 'da gas in, pull 'da cord, and 'lectricity comes out, same as a Honda!!!
No,,,same as a china goodyear marathon.
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Hyundai has cheap generators at Walmart (in Canada anyway). There is a 2000 inverter and then some bigger models as well...

Anyone convert their Honda to propane?
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Hyundai has cheap generators at Walmart (in Canada anyway). There is a 2000 inverter and then some bigger models as well...

Anyone convert their Honda to propane?
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