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Bought me a new Honda Black Max.....some may have heard of this one...
2 Wheels, lots of power, runs strong....electric Start.....great.
Here's a picture, it was a life saver during this ice storm. No power or water for two days, no power for 4 1/2 days....power back Saturday at 2:00 PM....I was having Internet withdrawal.....
All is good now....thanks to all those Utility workers braving the cold and ice...I wouldn't want their job, even in the best weather....they are doing great !!:superman1::superman1:
We had crews from Georgia and Alabama come up to help out....wish there was a way to thank them in person, I will if I see them on the road.....:bow::bow::bow:

Thanks Guys and Gals......:thumbup:

 

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thought of 'triking' it?

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No, not until now....cool.....only 3 wheel in town. But, then everyone would want to ride it....;)
 

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Are you runing AMSOIL in that thing?
OMG, a oil thread???????????

It does say change it after 20 hours....in all honesty, would synthetic oil be OK, good, bad for a generator?????? They do run all the time when in use...only requires one quart so price is not a issue.....maybe Mobile 1 V-Twin ( air cooled motor)....just asking :shrug:
 

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You would not need to use bike oil, any Mobil 1 would work fine. No wet clutch...
I use Mobil 1 in all my equipment with good results.
 

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Good call, we only spent one night with no power or heat and I'm considering one. Supposed to be another bad winter storm this next week too.
 

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Another big thanks for any lineman that may be on here. Tough job under even tougher conditions.:yes1::yes1:

It's been about 6 months since I started mine, better add that to the to do list.
 

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I want one of those.... problem is , I live on the same grid as the hospital...the last big storm we had , I lost power for 7 hrs ...some people were out for 30+ days :shock: .
 

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Bought me a new Honda Black Max.....some may have heard of this one...
2 Wheels, lots of power, runs strong....electric Start.....great.
Here's a picture, it was a life saver during this ice storm. No power or water for two days, no power for 4 1/2 days....power back Saturday at 2:00 PM....I was having Internet withdrawal.....
All is good now....thanks to all those Utility workers braving the cold and ice...I wouldn't want their job, even in the best weather....they are doing great !!:superman1::superman1:
We had crews from Georgia and Alabama come up to help out....wish there was a way to thank them in person, I will if I see them on the road.....:bow::bow::bow:

Thanks Guys and Gals......:thumbup:

We got hit a lot harder over in the Western part. I bought the same generator yesterday at Sams Club so I would have a backup to the Troy Built one that I'm using now. Wed. morning we had no water, no cable, no electric, not a store or gas station open within miles and a low forecast or 15* Wed. night. If I get the power back on in 2 weeks, I'll feel lucky. I think a lot of people will be with no power for a month. The phone lines are working and with the generator I got back on line with Netzero.

Here's my new front yard:

 

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My wife's a fire fighter and most of the guys at the station had been there for 48 hours, so it was very important to get her to work Wed. morning. It took us over an hour to go ten miles in the pitch dark while it was snowing. On the way back home I took a few pictures of the obstacle course we had to go through to get there.

 

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Yep, no electric no pump................some customers in the rural parts of Kentucky are being told it will be 4-6 weeks before the power comes back on. Lots of people staying in motels around here.
 

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What is that, a Coleman?? If that was a Honda generator, you would have paid quadruple what you paid.:nojoke:
 

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What is that, a Coleman?? If that was a Honda generator, you would have paid quadruple what you paid.:nojoke:
Got it at Sam's Club, $1000.00 no price gouging...friend of ours bought the same one in Blowing Green KY, price 2999.00 wow.....

It's a Honda motor, 390cc.....works great, easy start, has electric start and pull start....I went into SAMS and they had 25, before I got out the door, 5 left....
 

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Got it at Sam's Club, $1000.00 no price gouging...friend of ours bought the same one in Blowing Green KY, price 2999.00 wow.....

It's a Honda motor, 390cc.....works great, easy start, has electric start and pull start....I went into SAMS and they had 25, before I got out the door, 5 left....
Bought one of those about 3yrs ago after rita(huricane)except mine did not have electric start.Check to see if its brushless.Mine has brushs,used it for 20hrs then it setup for 3yrs of course I was starting it up every now and again.Used snythetic oil,and the day I needed it (ike)it started fine but the brushs were stuck.:oops:
 

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Bought one of those about 3yrs ago after rita(huricane)except mine did not have electric start.Check to see if its brushless.Mine has brushs,used it for 20hrs then it setup for 3yrs of course I was starting it up every now and again.Used snythetic oil,and the day I needed it (ike)it started fine but the brushs were stuck.:oops:
Will do, thanks:thumbup:
 

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Ok... maybe someone can enlighten me on this subject. It's something I've wondered about for a long time in re ice storms like this, hurricanes, etc.

I understand that, when these things happen to our current grid... people want their power back on ASAP, and that long-term planning is on the back burner.

BUT.... why don't municipalities REQUIRE that all of these power, telephone, & cable lines be run UNDERGROUND??? At the very least, they could require it for all new developments (neighborhoods) being built.

I know there's a cost issue involved... and I would imagine an 'ease of maintenence' issue too.

But in nearly every type of natural disaster we have... the one thing common to all of them is the loss of power (and thus, the loss of water, communications, etc.). Hurricanes & other high-wind storms are always blowing power lines over. Ice storms do what we see here. Same thing with flooding, as houses break away and slam into power poles.

I know it'd be expensive to place them all underground at first... but it seems the benefit would far outweigh that down the line.

Now, I know that I'm not the smartest guy on the planet, and I can't be the first to think of this... so what am I missing?

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Have you considered putting CT's on that generator?:joke:

Good to hear you are recovering from the ice storm. We had one several years ago and the damage was incredible.
People pull together at such times. Hydro crews from Ontario, Québec, and New Brunswick are often on the road to various parts of North Eastern Canada and the US to help out during such events. It wouldn't suprise me to see some in KY.
 
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