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How long do Yamaha gennys last?

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Posted by Robert Morein on August 24, 2004, 10:29 pm
 
Re: the small single cyl gas generators, such as the YG2800,
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/gen/yg2800i.html
I've heard a lot of rough statements, but no hard figures for life
expectancy.
Is it enough to replace the engine, or is wearout reflected all through the
machine?



Posted by SQLit on August 24, 2004, 11:13 pm
 


Sorta depends on how you treat it. I have an 20 year old Pincor that runs
just fine. The top end of the motor was rebuilt about 10 years ago. I use
Amsoil in it now. The idle adjustment needs a little help occasionally. It
looks like it has been used, but that is ok for me.



Posted by m Ransley on August 25, 2004, 11:59 am
 3600 rpm with synthetic oil run easy 2500-4000 hrs.


Posted by Ulysses on August 26, 2004, 8:47 pm
 I don't know about Yamaha, but I have a little Honda eu2000i that has around
7000 hours on it and it runs fine.  It uses something like a beefed-up
magneto to produce DC and runs it through a sine wave inverter.
Consequently it adjusts the engine speed to the load and most of the time it
is running at low RPMs.  I change the oil about every 50 hours and the old
stuff looks only slightly brown.  I have had to replace the pull start rope
a couple of times, the spark arrestor once, and the spark plug once.  I
think Yamaha makes some small inverter type generators now, and so does one
of the other big names (can't think of it offhand).  For what it's worth
while inquiring about getting a second Honda eu2000i I had one retailer
basically saying the Hondas are crap compared to the new Yamahas etc.

I had a Coleman Pulse 1850 that lasted about 600 hours.  I had a Homelite
5000 watt generator that lasted about 400 hours.  My suggestion is do not
buy a cheap generator.  You would probably be throwing your money away like
I did.  Better to pay 2 or 3 times as much and get something good.



Posted by m Ransley on August 26, 2004, 9:59 pm
 7000 hrs on a Honda !!! I didnt know they were that good. How long will
it go ?
 True cheap motors may only go 600 , that is about the same as cutting
my grass 15 yrs.


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