I've had this generator for 17 years. Have used it for the race track and as a back up power source during the hurricanes over the years.
Just went through Irma. pulled it out after it sitting for a year. Battery was dead but thats what happens when you let it sit. One slow pull to get it on the compression stroke and then a good tug and its been running for 40 hours straight. I would never even consider another type of generator. This thing has NEVER let me down. I think I put a spark plug in it when it was 10 years old and change the oil when I think about it.
Can't imagine going through a storm without it. Thank you Honda for making a very dependable product.