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An amazing story the humble beginning of Soichiro Honda (1946) A 2 stroke generator engine that ran a wireless radio from the Japanesse Imperial Army. Mounted it on a bicycle, the fuel tank was a Japanesse-style hot water bottle. His wife Sachi was the guinea pig that rode the bicyle around town. The very 1st product manufactored by Honda "A Fuel Tank"
The Power of Dreams.
http://world.honda.com/history/limitlessdreams/encounter/text01/index.html
 

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Cool story. Until now I only heard about the early motocycles he created, but using a generator for a radio for an engine? Cool.
 

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Ridge Man said:
An amazing story the humble beginning of Soichiro Honda (1946) A 2 stroke generator engine that ran a wireless radio from the Japanesse Imperial Army. Mounted it on a bicycle, the fuel tank was a Japanesse-style hot water bottle. His wife Sachi was the guinea pig that rode the bicyle around town. The very 1st product manufactored by Honda "A Fuel Tank"
The Power of Dreams.
http://world.honda.com/history/limitlessdreams/encounter/text01/index.html
This is my thousand post. I wanted it to be special. I must admit of being ignorant of Honda products until my first Honda experience with my wife's CRV. Driving that vehicle and looking it over in and out, over and under, I was scratching my head why have I been ignorant of this quality and performance? Well, that was the reason that I was the first customer to drive off my dealership in Manchester, CT with Silver Bullet. Please read the stories attached to the shortcuts attached. They kinda explain why Honda is commited to a quest for quality, practicality and optimum performance. Happy Thanksgiving.
 

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There are a lot of little deals Honda builds into the cars that impresses me. for example, in just about every honda I've changed oil, I noticed that the back of the oil pan is "cut" at an angle and the drain bolt is placed there. now, if you jack up the front of the car to change oil, that is now the lowest spot of the oil pan and all the oil drains out. Little thoughtful details.

Since my first Honda 1992 Civic LX, I've been a Honda man. I prbably will be for life unless they screw it up. :) But judging by what they do now and how they run the company, I think I'm ok. :)
 
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