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Old 10-09-2012, 10:21 PM   #71
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I haven't gotten the gen yet. I completely understand what you are saying and appreciate your posts. What I was thinking is that if I let a Yamaha dealer do the conversion, it should provide a better guarantee against issues with warranty. At least if something would be found to be a problem related to conversion, it would not be my work under investigation. I paid $89 more for them to do it.

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I was finally put in phone contact with a Yamaha Tech named "Ty" who confirmed that I would really have no response or way to prove otherwise.
and, neither would they. Having a Yamaha dealer do the conversion tips the scale that much more in your favor.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:21 AM   #72
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I have a question to those that have the converted tri-fuel generators. I purchased the generator new. The modification was done by the dealer. In the manual it mentions to run the unit for 1.5 hours minimum to break the engine in BEFORE modifying it. Additionally, the U.S. Carb website states that the generator is shipped ready to run propane out of the box.

My conclusion is that I do not need to do the break-in run as it is already modified. It also seems strange that there would be a need to run the generator on gasoline to break it in. My father, a mechanic for years, said that break in should occur regardless of fuel used since the fuel is not a lubricant as in a diesel - doesn't make sense to him either. The only reason we figured is to make sure the new generator works/worked before the conversion as would be the case of someone performing the conversion themselves.

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Old 10-21-2012, 09:57 AM   #73
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I have a question to those that have the converted tri-fuel generators. I purchased the generator new. The modification was done by the dealer. In the manual it mentions to run the unit for 1.5 hours minimum to break the engine in BEFORE modifying it. Additionally, the U.S. Carb website states that the generator is shipped ready to run propane out of the box.

My conclusion is that I do not need to do the break-in run as it is already modified. It also seems strange that there would be a need to run the generator on gasoline to break it in. My father, a mechanic for years, said that break in should occur regardless of fuel used since the fuel is not a lubricant as in a diesel - doesn't make sense to him either. The only reason we figured is to make sure the new generator works/worked before the conversion as would be the case of someone performing the conversion themselves.

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Maybe they are thinking you should run the generator for a couple of hours on gasoline, then convert it and change the oil to get the construction crud out of it.
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Thumbs up Time for an up-date....

....... a few up-grades on the Honda LPG conversion.

The Honda tach/hour meter took a dump after 170hrs. Replaced with a Hardline unit. Much better quality, one wire connection.



Removed the clunky brass fitting that US Carb had put on the LPG carb supply line. Replaced the connecting line with RC fuel line,(yellow). Much more flexible, easier routing.



Removed the pinch clamp that I was using to shut off the gas and installed an in-line valve.



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