It’s inevitable… if you own a Honda EU2000i generator, sometime during your ownership you are going to have to replace the starter rope. We’ve heard from other owners that their starter rope frayed and had to eventually be replaced. And, so it happened to us. At first glance this will seem like a daunting task, and rest assured… it is. 😉 But the end result is achievable.
So now we are about to take you through our journey, step-by-step, and show you how painless this process really is. Hopefully doing this yourself will save you a few bucks from a visit to your local authorized Honda service center. So let’s get on with it.
We’d like to credit tripledir on the RV.Net Open Roads Forum for their instructions that were instrumental in our success.
Disclaimer: We are not responsible in any way, shape, or form if you mess up your generator by following the steps below. But they worked for us. 🙂
The basic tools you will need are:
10mm socket (deep socket) with ratchet
(2) Philips screwdrivers; one with a P2, and one with a P3 head.
3′-4′ of ParaCord
Dab of Axle Grease
If all goes smoothly and according to plan, the above items will be all you need for this project. However, we hit a few snags along the way. Mainly being unable to easily remove some of the screws and stripping two of the Philips drives in the process. Unfortunately, since we live in a remote location and being an overcast day (which didn’t help our solar panels) our alternative power was limited, and we ended up drilling out the two screw heads. So we were left with two missing screws when we reassembled the covers. Just a heads up. Okay. onward.
Reassemble by reverse order.
We hope these photos and instructions helped. Please let us know if they did. We’d appreciate it.
We also have the Honda EU2000i Repair Manual (Not the Owners Manual) available in PDF. Download it here. (Please don’t hotlink this, or we’ll have to remove it, and you’ll spoil it for everyone else.)