Go find some of the Alaska forums
that those guys run their Honda’s for almost forever, some claim several thousand hours out of them. They only complaint is in real cold weather
apparently the crankcase vent freezes shut and a crankshaft seal then gets blown out and they have a mod for that of course, not that we would likely have that problem.
I put an hour meter on mine when new and it’s approaching 1000 hours and doesn’t burn a drop of oil
and in fact still has it’s original spark plug
I change its oil
at 50 hours, once I ran it to the Honda recommended 100 hours but as it was coal black I decided not to do that anymore.
mine has ever had is change the oil, I did clean the carb once, but it really didn’t need it, just had a slight stumble at min RPM
, under any load and it ran fine.
The key I believe is to not overload them, a Honda will make significantly more power than it’s rated at, but it’s really screaming RPM
and is noisy too.
buy the 2200, even if you only need 1000W, the 2200 will be very quiet at 1000W and the 1000 will be noisy.
I got so that I almost never ran my Diesel
generator, the Honda made enough power and was so simple to service
, I didn’t need the built in Diesel