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Old 11-20-2007, 02:25 PM   #29
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This conversion is not for the faint of heart. You take the covers off and remove the gas tank and all associated fuel lines to the carburator. You then remove the carb, remove the fuel bowl, then remove the high speed jet. Then, you (gulp!) drill out the passage where the high speed jet was, to 15/64. After that is complete you clean the shavings out, and screw in the new propane jet, remount the carb, and do the rest of the propane plumbing, which includes the carb vapor regulator. Then put it back together and hook
Hello Pick,
I am knee deep in the eu2000i conversion. I have a few questions that the US carb kit does not answer.

Did you remove the fuel tank?
Where did you mount the regulator? The instructions say to mount it outside but yours appears to be inside.

Thanks for any info.

Boatboy
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:37 PM   #30
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I'm wondering if anyone will have problems running on propane during freezing temps. I had a forklift that ran on 33# propane tanks and it used to frost up and quit unless we plugged it in. It had a water circulator that was connected to the engine and once the water in the engine was up to temp it would keep it thawed out. For some reason I would have more trouble just around freezing
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:05 AM   #31
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Hello Pick,
I am knee deep in the eu2000i conversion. I have a few questions that the US carb kit does not answer.

Did you remove the fuel tank?
Where did you mount the regulator? The instructions say to mount it outside but yours appears to be inside.

Thanks for any info.

Boatboy
Update - So I removed the gas tank and the regulator would not cleanly mount anywhere in the interior wall of the generator. So, after scratching my head, I took our my sawzall and cut the gas tank into three parts. I then mounted the regulator in the portion of the gas tank that had the mounting tabs and then remounted the gas tank in the generator. Now, all that is left is some basic plumbing. I will post photos later.

My email to US Carb has gone unanswered but I suspect they are closed for the holiday.
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:11 PM   #32
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HI Boatboy,

I've converted 2 Yamahas, an EF1000iS ans an EF2400iS. In both instances, I had to make brackets to hold the Garretson regulator. Just be sure that you can access the primer button at the back of the regulator. You will need to prime the unit before you can start it, as the Garretson is a demand type regulaor and will not allow LP to flow unless the motor is running.

BTW, US Carb is not very good at returning correspondence, as yo probably know by now!
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:59 PM   #33
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Great Post!
I have come to the same conclusion that lp conversion is the way to go. I want to use solar but batteries are so heavy. Is there concrete evidence that the Honda is measurably better than the Yamaha or Kipor. Everyone I encountered that had a Honda waw very pleased with their choice. But Yamaha has an excellent reputation and they have a model that comes equiped for LP. I am ready to buy but my reseach says either model is a good buy.
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:53 PM   #34
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Great Post!
I have come to the same conclusion that lp conversion is the way to go. I want to use solar but batteries are so heavy. Is there concrete evidence that the Honda is measurably better than the Yamaha or Kipor. Everyone I encountered that had a Honda waw very pleased with their choice. But Yamaha has an excellent reputation and they have a model that comes equiped for LP. I am ready to buy but my reseach says either model is a good buy.
LRP,

Just my humble opinion.....both Yami and Honda make great products and have many loyal fans here. I would stay away from the Chinese Kipors. They just aren't there yet...and the factory service is virtually non-existent!
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:11 PM   #35
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I've had great success using the propane conversion kits from Central Maine Diesel

My specific experience has been converting the Honda EU2000i to a tri-fuel generator that runs on gasoline, propane or natural gas. I haven't tested the natural gas option but it works great with propane and gasoline.

I've done this conversion for a good number of people on almost a dozen generators and that's only because the kit that comes back from CMD is easy to install and can be done in under an hour if you have the tools (which amount to a drill with a couple different sized bits, hose cutters (shears or scissors), wrenches and a.screwdriver.)

The carborator does need to be modified but CMD will do that for you as part of the kit price, you just have to ship it to them and they will return it modified with the rest of the kit. They will also ship you the whole kit with a carb already modified for $100 core charge and you can keep the unmodified carb in case you want to a spare or send it back to CMD for a refund of the core charge.

For around $200 for the kit it's a great way to go.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:21 PM   #36
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CDM Conversion for Honda Eu 2000i

I used the CDM conversion and in the process of removing the carb from the gen. set, I removed the small throttle controller on the top of the carburetor and sent it in for conversion. Well, when it returned, I started to reassemble it but that small controller won't fit. It's unwritten, but if the whole assembly is sent in with this throttle controller, the standoff's that hold the controller have to be modified to fit over the new gas tap and all is well.
After a call, the sales rep said that his tech uses a small dremel tool and removes some plastic for the bottom of that part to make the clearance for the tap. Vo la. A small undercut and I had room to remount the control unit without loosing the small spring that is lash control on it's coupler.($5 spring).
I have a second one to have converted but I'm not sure if I want to find out how to fish out the cable that attaches this small control unit in the generator.????? It runs down and around and into the electrical circuits..Disassembly was intimidating!?
Has anyone done this for the Honda 2000?

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