General Just realised, I do own a Honda...

Discussion in 'Energy & Marine' started by vzh7gk, Tuesday 26th Aug, 2014.

  1. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Having been an occasional follower of this forum for a year ('ish) I have just realised that I do own a Honda - a little 12V 17A gennie. Doesn't get a lot of use, but occasional forays to the hills with radio gear the gennie comes into it's own, preventing flat vehicle batteries. Haven't been out with it for a while, hence forgetting.
    Thought my last Honda was a CB450 Black Bomber - MAD 39F - my folks certainly thought I was mad for buying that one back in the 70s. Before that was a little CB125, 4 speed, single carb model. It was actually newer than the 450. Memories!! :Grin:
     
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  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    But the most important question is, how many horsepower? :Laughing:

    Given that you're the first generator owner posting in the section, pictures are mandatory :Whistle:
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    :Need Pics:
     
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  4. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Good grief, you want photos of a gennie???? :Rolf:
    Will likely have to wait for the weekend....
    Horsepower? No idea, I'll see if there is anything on an ID plate. I took it over from another radio amateur, who had also been given it for free, so no details. So long as it has fresh fuel it starts and runs. I clean the plug occasionally and one of these days I will change the oil...
     
  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Oh I was kidding about the HP mate. But yeah we love photos of all things Honda :Smile:

    Sounds like she's reliable enough, I keep meaning to get a backup generator at some point. Just something small incase I need to power a device in an emergency :Smile:
     
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  7. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Yeah it is, but this is the first one that's been posted about in the Marine/Energy section.
     
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  8. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    :Laughing:
    Well, one of the Morgan forums I'm on are also insistent on photos, so will try at the weekend... :Smile:
     
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  9. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    ED400 - selectable 12 / 24V portable generator ED400.JPG
     
  10. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Hmm, she's a beauty! :BooYeah:
     
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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Looks a beast!
     
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  12. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    12V 17A, can't remember the 24V rating but will be approx. half that at 12V.
    Must have fresh fuel to start, will not run on fuel older than approx. 6 weeks, like many modern motors.
    I should use it more really and it could do with a bit of a wash and brush up...
     
  13. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Now there's a Honda relic, unsurprising that she still starts and runs well :Smile:
     
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  15. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    You always want anything with a Honda badge on... Well almost anything. :gotcha:

    Can we start a detailing thread for 'Non-car Honda Products'?
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Hell yeah

    102-197-large.
     
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  17. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    :sleep::nea:
     
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  18. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Now that's either a mistake, or the real CJ has been replaced by a cyborg.
    It should
    21468-81f92a1e6eecdf38ee60af22b6329d9b[1].

    Was Joking :Devil:
     
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  19. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Final amendment:

    honda.

    :Laughing:
     
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  20. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I like a hot bed.