Just wanted to share with any other Yamaha generator owners out there that Pinellas Power Products has developed an awesome 4 button remote control kit for the above unit.
I had been tempted to get the factory one from Yamaha but then discovered that by installing one of these...you will disable the manual choke, add to that the off/on off/on start procedure.
Pinellas kit is a tad cheaper than Yamaha and not only offers a remote on/ off start but also change the ECO switch remotely as well as being to operate a 15amp circuit remotely......all with one unit!
Simple plug and play install.....nothing too difficult for the average guy. Takes about 60-90 minutes.
The remote range is over 400ft as opposed to Yamaha's 75ft or so.
Needless to say I am very impressed! Now no need to go out and start the genset......Life is good!
We camp for over two weeks at a remote lake in Northern Saskatchewan. Soooo glad we have a generator. Purchased ours after the second year of RVing and havnt regretted it. Big enough to run the AC or MW and HWH.
I store farm equipment over winter.....and unless I'm going to use it during the winter....nothing gets put in. Have a truck that has a CAT 3116 and it goes into storage with summer fuel in the tanks. It comes out in the spring and fires up first turn of the key.
I bought a nice one at Costco. Bigger than most and a very realistic flame. It also has a cover and carrying strap. It was about $80 - sorry , forget the model.
I couldn't be happier with it!
CAMP CHEF! We have one too.......awesome!