Great machine - better than expected
I bought mine 10 years ago - its now done 4000 hours. Starter rope broke at about 1500 hours, took a while to find a rope strong enough and narrow enough to fit, but that has been the only "can't start" fault. Fuel tap began to leak at about 1200 hours - bought a new one on eBay. The engine in these should have a support strap to hold the bottom of the air filter. This was missing on mine, with the result that the air filter body came apart about 2000 hours , but again I had no problem buying a replacement on eBay.
As the engine wears, w...
Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores.
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Had mine for 4-6 years broke rope yesterday put new spark if in started 2 nd pull hadn't been started in 18 months with old fuel in no probs
or any attention to shutdown just turned off and put in shed. I would get another if needed but this one seems fairly indestructible... Touch wood lol
Unreal little generator. travelled the west in a caravan and put the gene on, and on with the air conditioner and cooked in the micro wave. Little bit of a grunt from the engine, but that's good, means it's doing what it supposed to do. One problem is the starter rope. it broke. rope too far in chassis and always on an angle when pulling to start putting pressure on rope and snap. Now looking for new starter.
Good for anything around property or caravanning. Gutsy.
Starter too far in chassis causing rope to snap.
I've one of these for only about 6 months, and it's done relatively low hours. So far it's shown no issues, and I've loaded it up considerably, probably more than peak output, and it's only tripped the breaker a few times.
It's been used for blackouts, and has no problems running the fridge, tv, computers playstation etc..., as well as lighting, small hot water system and a pump. Despite not being an inverter model, it has no issues running more sensitive equipment, although anything thats been plugged in has always been going through a sui...table surge protecter power board, and with tank water the pump cuts in and out regularly, and the generator keeps supplying constant power with no noticeable fluctuations. At one point i plugged a large-ish wall mounted air conditioner into it to see what would happen, and although it definitely feels the load (you can hear the engine working harder), it still runs it, both for cooling and heating, flat out. The only issue here was if the a/c compressor cut in and out repeatedly, the circuit breaker on the generator occasionally tripped. As it only has low hours, its hard to say how the quality is long term, but so far its been great machine. Seemingly good value, starts easily, surprisingly quiet (it's not and inverter), it'll take a surprising amount of load before it trips it's circuit breaker. A bit expensive from Bunnings, relatively heavy, cosmetics have a bit of a Chinese feel about them.
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Looking for a recoil starter for a KGE2500x does any body know where I can get one from?
Search for [KGE2500 recoil] on eBay. Alternatively, check with your local SPTools/Torini dealer - although the Kipor engine and the Torini/Loncin engines are made in different Chinese factories, th...e Torini/Locin 195 cc engine looks identical to the Kipor 195 cc engine to me. These engines are a Chinese version of a Honda engine - that may be another source.
I have a kge2500x and havn,t started it for 4 years. I decided to change the fuel and oil but I have a problem with the fuel tap. I need a washer at the base of the tap and also at the fuel filter gauze. Im happy to send the $ If you could post them.
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