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Old 12-24-2007, 10:59 AM   #1
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Yamaha 2400 & US carburetion - anybody done it

I just purchased a Yamaha 2400 Generator - was thinking about buying the tri fuel kit from us carburetion.

Anbody installed one of those? How hard was it? I am a semi-mechanically inclined computer guy and wondering how viable it would be for me to install this.

How well does it work?

Any thoughts / suggestions much appreciated!
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:08 AM   #2
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Use "Search" and you will find a lot on this. I bought mine with the conversion already installed. Works great.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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So if you want a web page that not only sells the system to convert your Yamaha generator to try fuel system. But awnsers all and every question, such as fuel consumption, warranty issues, ext...
Yamaha Propane and Natural Gas Generators
I did the switch to my EF2800iC...
I found that it ran better, sounds more quiet, works better over 9,000 feet.(live and play in colorado).. The amazing thing is when I change the oil how much cleaner it is... not black like when it ran on gasoline.. also It does not smell as bad as gasoline when running...(it maybe more cleaner, I would myself like to know the question to that)

The sight also sells try fuel generators! knowing what I know now, would never buy just a gasoline generator!

Also one last point I also purchased a remote start system... It is a must with a generator...

As for the do it your selfer... I would rank it 5 out of 10... You do need a drill if you want the try fuel, if you just want propane, you do not need to drill. (do yourself a favor buy a brand new drill bit you only have one shot so you want it sharp, I started with a smaller bit and then redrilled with a larger bit two times... this makes sure the hole stays where i want it and does not bore to one side or the other)

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Old 09-05-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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Does anyone know how to communicate with US Carburetion? The email address they list, tech@uscarb.com , doesn't work and the phone numbers are never answered. I have sent two web form questions that have never been answered.

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Does anyone know how to communicate with US Carburetion? The email address they list, tech@uscarb.com , doesn't work and the phone numbers are never answered. I have sent two web form questions that have never been answered.

Barry
I got a pre-built LP 1000 watt Yamaha from them. They are beyond disorganized and nearly unreachable. The product is high quality as is the conversion, but I think you've found the one sore spot, even 2-3 years since the purchase that I still clearly recall I had an issue with.....
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..... They are beyond disorganized and nearly unreachable. The product is high quality as is the conversion, but I think you've found the one sore spot, even 2-3 years since the purchase that I still clearly recall I had an issue with.....

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And re-ditto. I purchased my 2400 from them and had them do the conversion. Great quality work, never a problem with the unit. Communication however was, um, spare.

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No communication??

Wow..converted my Honda 2000i last Spring, only had to make 2 phone calls, but had no problems. Sounds like things have changed.

But all are right, it is a great conversion, went with the dual mode.

It does work great, on gas and LPG. Seem's quieter too, with a lot less combustion odor.

Pretty straightforward install, just read the pamphlet, get used to the terminolgy. When I did mine they had me send the carb to them for the mod's. Guess to many were having trouble with it.
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