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Old 05-20-2008, 07:41 AM   #31
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There is an 89 on Pensacola CL for $2250. 14K miles in immaculate condition.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:52 AM   #32
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Where's a good place to look for Mirrors ?

Good luck with that.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:40 AM   #33
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Used is a crap shoot, EBay is a good resource

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No pics yet. Will post soon.

First riding impressions, from short test drive: This bike doesn't want to be steered with the handlebars - it want's to be steered with your ASS. Love the idle sound. Gets up and goes enough to get out of the way. My gearbox seems a little clunky.

Are there any PC owners that wouldn't mind a little Q&A session through Personal Message?

Where's a good place to look for used Fairing protectors and Mirrors (other than ebay)?
I've found a bunch of stuff on eBay, but someone has to be selling it....

Service Honda http://www.servicehonda.com/hard%20parts/hard_parts.htm is a good source of new parts. The mirrors have a lot of parts in them, If you still have what's left of the old ones you can probably just buy what parts you need.

Give me a shout, I'll let you know what I know.
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:44 AM   #34
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WOW .... just spotted this thread. I have been thining about a PC800 for a few years now. This is very encouraging information. Just 2 questions ... at 6'3" any issues with leg room? and 2) Anyone know of any VERY clean ones out there for sale?? (Concho ... yours looked sweet! )
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:47 AM   #35
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My gearbox seems a little clunky.

Are there any PC owners that wouldn't mind a little Q&A session through Personal Message?

Where's a good place to look for used Fairing protectors and Mirrors (other than ebay)?


I've had 2 and both of them are clunky. Fresh oil helps a little bit, but not much.
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:50 AM   #36
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...Just 2 questions ... at 6'3" any issues with leg room? and 2) Anyone know of any VERY clean ones out there for sale??
1 - I am your height and find it to be VERY comfortable

2 - You have to look on eBay, CycleTrader and Craigslist. Have patience.
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:58 AM   #37
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1 - I am your height and find it to be VERY comfortable

2 - You have to look on eBay, CycleTrader and Craigslist. Have patience.
Thanks for the feedback. I have those sites on my daily check list but was just checking if there were any floating around the local areas that may not be posted.
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:10 AM   #38
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Thanks for the feedback. I have those sites on my daily check list but was just checking if there were any floating around the local areas that may not be posted.
The big PC group.
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ipcrc/
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:24 AM   #39
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:31 AM   #40
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Thanks for the feedback. I have those sites on my daily check list but was just checking if there were any floating around the local areas that may not be posted.
OOPS - Forgot to post the link to PC800 Buy/Sell registry HERE
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:13 PM   #41
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OOPS - Forgot to post the link to PC800 Buy/Sell registry HERE
Yep ... that seems to be the best site for used PC's .... looks like I missed out on one that was only posted there a day or two ... won the under 950cc class at Americade in '06 and '08 ... it really looked pristine. But I will keep looking.

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Old 08-01-2008, 06:17 AM   #42
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I had one from '97 to '04. Put about 36,000 miles on it before I made the fatal mistake of demoing a Yamaha FZ1 at Bike Week in Daytona. I got an FZ1 the next day and only rode the PC once after that. Sold it later in the year.

It was very comfortable. It handled very well and was good for a 600-mile two-up day. I put on a 50 liter Givi top case and it was like a mini Gold Wing. My wife loved the bike.

It had no guts. Topped out at 107 GPS-verified mph. Two downshifts to pass anything and forget it if it's uphill or fully loaded.

It was a great bike but eventually I needed more power. Maybe I should have gotten a Kawasaki Concourse.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:37 AM   #43
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pc800

Bought a leftover 90 in 92, sold in 00 with 80,000 miles (75,000 indicated, was slow replacing speedo cable.
Sold cause of short in wiring. Fixed with time and patience, over 100,000 now.
Good, it works.
BAD, You adjust to it. Hated flat pegs and too high bar. Hated removing puzzle palace bodywork.
Best changes, aftermarket windshield and shocks. Dunlop pads and Galfer brake lines (and clutch, I think).
Prefered the OEM Dunlop radial tires K555?
Wouldn't buy another (unless a bargain, lol2).
Worse ways to travel.
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:27 PM   #44
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Pc800

I am lucky enough to own two 89's,, however, at 72 years old it is time to thin out the stable... am considering selling one.. I live in southern New Mexico. It is a very good bike, I just rode it to Austin, TX and back and it performed as all PC's do,,,, flawless!!!!!! total mpg that trip, 52mpg, some hill country back roads and some I-10... If intrested PM me.. bike was ridden 4600 miles a year.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:36 AM   #45
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Thumb My 45k on Honda Pacific Coast (PC800)

A fine bike for both adventuring and everyday.
Got a Pacific Coast when I retired. Started to ride it all the time, due to utility and joy factors.
Only use the truck now for big loads and adverse weather.
It is a sport-tourer and not a bad compromise of the two.
In addition to many local rides and regional tours, rode it from NJ to Deals Gap twice for Pacific Coast group gathering,
and twice to Daytona Bike Week.
Rigged hitch to pull Mini-Mate camper, which was rather a load but it did OK riding one up.
I ride the off-season Polar Bear Grand Tour using wrap-on grip heaters and a Widder electric vest with no electrical problems.
Improved the lighing with an Osram Silverstar bulb.
Can't say enough for the above mentioned Internet Pacific Coast Riders Club group. In addition to online tech expertise,
they also schedule ride in events around the country. Many stay in the group even after they move on to other bikes.
MIne now apart for a new muffler and exhaust pipe. 71,980 on the odo.

This is a 1990 with Honda Tall windshield & aftermarket Givi top case - camped at Americade


Caught by sleet returning from Daytona with camper
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