Ok on the governor. Sounds like this unit is electronic given its protection systems. I'll check the service rated transfer switch instructions. I know there is a way of manually switching from utility to generator power, but I don't know if this really duplicates an outage. If not, I will install a separate shutoff for utility power (before the transfer switch.) I'll have a flashlight handy, just in case. Wow, that's great that you don't need the warmers in MI. Guess I didn't need them either. Oh well. Maybe the battery will last a bit longer... I'll use the synthetic oil as well. You're welcome. Thanks for all of your info too!