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Old 07-08-2012, 07:24 AM   #57
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Wow, 68 dBA at 23' (7m). I presume that is the no load rating since they do not say otherwise. The Honda is 53 dBA at 7m as a single and 56 dBA when in parallel. As I had noted, each 3 dBA increase is a doubling of sound power level.

So going from 56 dBA to 68 dBA is an increase of 12 dBA or 3 x 4. So that is an increase of 16 times (2 to the 4th power) the sound power level. I hope the math is right, I have not had my coffee this morning.

The two Honda are less noisy in a full load state. Believe me, your neighbors will notice the difference.

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This is not one of their quiet inverter generators. It is the old noisy type. You want to look at the 2000 W model 73536i or 73531i.

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Old 07-08-2012, 07:42 AM   #58
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Not that im knocking on the honda generators becuase they sound great, but you are also paying for the name thats true. You would think the honda 4 stroke motocross bikes would last as long as thier compeditors, the valves are shot in 40 hours. 600 dollar repair. It happens to all of them. And thats just the start of my issues with my honda i have had for only 4 years.
I misqouted the other day, the champion 1800 max generator says 65 decibles on the box. Ill be breaking it in tommorrow and report on how loud it is from certain distances. And it has a 2 year warrenty not 1.
Well I have 40,000 miles on my Honda VTX 1300 motorcyle and all I do is change my oil
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:43 AM   #59
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Keep in mind that most cgs have limited generator hours.
If you need AC all day you may not be able to use the generator?
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A honda vtx has a much different engine than a crf 250's little 4 stroke race engine, pushed to the max on the track! I would hope a honda street bike would last for many many thousands of miles! im actually looking into getting a honda fury.
Broke the champion 1400 in today, it is pretty quiet and doesnt seem to get much louder with a load on it. It must be rated at 65 decible at 7m i think. I can stand next to it and have a normal conversation. I kept walking away from it across the street and at 50' i could barely hear it. Had it about 20' from my garage and could not hear it in the garage at all. Even had a long reach funnel with it for the oil. With a 2 year warrenty i think i got my moneys worth on this little guy. Started on the first pull. Im happy with it and glad i bought this instead of that little 2 stroke thing.
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Second use, 1000watt chinese Kipor labeled Champion. It was hard starting,I had run it out of gas last time. What a difference between my little yellow one and my neighbour's little red one. Mine was much noisier.
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Some thoughts:

I am told a Honda EU-1000i can run, I think a 45 amp converter, (Might have been a 60)
This is an inverter generator, very fuel efficient, very quiet.

A GENRAC, 1000, (True 1000 watt generator) Can run a Progressive Dynamic 9180 with charge wizard and batteries so far down that lights won't. (If you have to ask how I know this.. Well, you might as well save yourself the trouble of reading on).

A Yahama Ef-1200i, (also an inverter generator) is a true 1000 watts.

Inverter generators are way more fuel efficient, also quieter,, I was at a rally where they demonstrated the Yahama, they had three of them there 1200, 2400 and 36oo, The 1200 I could not hear running at no load over the crowd.

The 2400 I could hear but the man with me could not

Of course once they loaded it down.. THEN we could hear it (Like 1500 watts and above), but over the background noise I could not hear the 1200.

This is the kind of generator you want, a very quite one, makes your neighbors (And spouse) happier.

Those 2 cycle jobs... I know they look good on paper, but I don't think I want a 2cycle generator.. There are two ratings that concern noise, one is the DB rating, and they do not do bad there. but the other is a "Quality" and 2 cycles are way more annoying than 4 stroke in most cases.
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Broke the champion 1400 in today, it is pretty quiet and doesnt seem to get much louder with a load on it.....Im happy with it and glad i bought this instead of that little 2 stroke thing.
Who is selling 2-stroke-powered generators?

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