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Old 10-12-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

I had a eu1000i for many years and now a eu2000i for 2 years, the thing I did/do not like is one can not run the carb dry. So I added a separate run switch to the eu1000i and today to the eu2000i. The 2000 was much easier, as I was able to reach is and cut the two wires between the fuel/run switch and plug, and extend them to the new switch without taking the case apart. The switch I got at Ace Hardware is advertised at having an O-ring to keep moisture out.

BTW the switch closes to stop the generator, so I could not use the little on/off tab, as it was reversed for this application. Chris

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Old 10-12-2019, 07:18 PM   #2
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Would not a inline on/off lever on the fuel line above the carb work? I did not realize the Hondas do not have that feature, heck all the honda motorcycles I had had a lever like that. The Yamaha genny I own has a rotating switch on the outside that shuts off the fuel supply to run the carb dry. I just used that switch yesterday to shut the fuel off and maintain the gas tank full of fuel til a hunt trip in 2 weeks.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:33 PM   #3
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Would not a inline on/off lever on the fuel line above the carb work? I did not realize the Hondas do not have that feature, heck all the honda motorcycles I had had a lever like that. The Yamaha genny I own has a rotating switch on the outside that shuts off the fuel supply to run the carb dry. I just used that switch yesterday to shut the fuel off and maintain the gas tank full of fuel til a hunt trip in 2 weeks.
Honda on/off nob turns off the fuel and ignition at the same time!!!! You can turn the fuel off, however the motor stops also. I understand that Honda now has a new switch that has three positions allowing one to run the carb dry. Also Hutch Mountain has a plug and play switch, that you just have to drill a hole, mount the switch and plug it in. Cost is 4x of what my cost was.
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Old 10-13-2019, 03:44 AM   #4
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I just open the drain on the carb bowl, hold a cup under the hose to keep from making a mess.
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just curious on why you do this?



if you put stabilizer in it should be fine, I've never had a problem with the gen sitting there for months. Or I just run the gen dry when leaving it for a long period.
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just curious on why you do this?



if you put stabilizer in it should be fine, I've never had a problem with the gen sitting there for months. Or I just run the gen dry when leaving it for a long period.
Because riding in the back of the truck it tends to spill a bit of gas out of the carb bowel vent. And in storage in the man cave it smells of gasoline.
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Seems like these smaller engines that are carbed and left with fuel in it gum/plug up the jests really easy. I believe having the carb drained before storage is a must. Best to drain, but running the fuel out works. Even though I do that on my 9.9 outboard, use stabilizer in the fuel, most fuel is non ethanol it still needed to rebuild the carb 2 times in the last 10 years.
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