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Old 06-07-2012, 07:00 AM   #271
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May as well take a look at the stator while you're at it. If the wires and connector look fried you should probably replace it too.
Often you can sub a used Yamaha R1 stator for a Honda.


I need to correct myself. It's the R/R that you can sub from other makes, not the stator.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:40 AM   #272
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I tested the stator according to the protocol on the pc800 site. At least most of the protocol, I didn't have anyone there to help, and it takes a third arm to rev the engine while using the voltmeter, so I couldn't test that part of it, but the stator checked out fine with the first two tests, and from the sounds of it the third part that I didn't do is just confirmatory anyway. The wires also looked fine going to the stator.

So, it looks like the stator is fine, it was just the regulator. Sucks, but could be much worse, at least swapping out the regulator is a 5 minute job, unlike the stator. I'll make sure to get an aftermarket one with all the fins, I definitely don't want to deal with this again.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:35 AM   #273
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Sorry to hear about your troubles with your PC, but sounds like you have found all the surprises left by the previous owner.

Just wanted to add my $.02 worth. I purchased my 1994 PC800 last August and just went over 10k miles that I have put on it since I purchased it. All I've done to it over the last year is put on new tires (bought it knowing they needed to be replaced), changed the final drive fluid when i bought it, and changed oil every 3k miles. It has truly been a "gas & go" machine for me. As my daily commuter and weekend tourer it's been a wonderful bike. I'm very glad to have stumbled upon it and can't recommend the PC800 highly enough.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #274
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Well, since I replaced the regulator I haven't had any problems. I kind of expect there to be a few surprises like that with any used bike purchase. If all I have to do with this bike is new tires, battery, and regulator, I will be pretty happy.

It is by far the smoothest bike I have owned. I can do a 100 miles on this and feel totally fine that would have left me feeling worn out on my other bikes.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #275
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To all PC800 owners and knowledge-seekers, there is a new forum for you.

Feel free to visit us at http://pc800.freeforums.org
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:45 PM   #276
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I just checked that out, thanks for setting it up.

The Yahoo page has tons of information, but I feel like I need to bust out my old 33.6k modem to access it, and finding the information on there is difficult (at least for me--I'm not very familiar with the yahoo setup).
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:22 AM   #277
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Anyone have pictures of how they mounted a GPS unit to a PC ?
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:33 AM   #278
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I'm not thrilled with the mount, but I have used the RAM mount suction cup that I use in my car to attach the GPS just above the dashboard. I would prefer a more solid mount, but it seems to hold just fine, and I had a little cord tied off in case it fell. There is plenty of available plastic to attach the suction cup to.

I also tried it on the faux gas tank and it attached just fine, but the GPS was a bit too low for my tastes.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:06 AM   #279
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I used a motorcyclelarry mount. It's the same clutch reservoir as a goldwing. I think i used a medium ram mount.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:21 AM   #280
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Been quiet here. I thought I would bump this up. I got $50 of groceries into my trunk today. I had to go back with the car to get the watermelon. Anyone adjust their valves lately?
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:17 PM   #281
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Watermelons have valves? Damn evolution!

Nah, I've just been riding my bike. Commuting a dullish 25 miles per day. Just did my first 50 MPG tank, so that was exciting. Nice to have a machine that starts every time and runs with no drama. Still need to get out for a ride longer than an hour, so will wait until cooler weather for that.

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Old 07-30-2012, 01:57 PM   #282
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Watermelons have valves? Damn evolution!

Nah, I've just been riding my bike. Commuting a dullish 25 miles per day. Just did my first 50 MPG tank, so that was exciting. Nice to have a machine that starts every time and runs with no drama. Still need to get out for a ride longer than an hour, so will wait until cooler weather for that.
I've gotten my best mileage, low fifties, in the mountains, Smokies and Rockies. Makes no sense with it working hard on the uphills but it is what it is.???..We've had a very hot summer and I usually ride my DR 650 around town because its more fun to ride but the DR throws off alot of heat unlike the Pacific Coast where the heat exits out the bottom or the two side vents. My stock suspension sucks the big one. I need some shocks and front springs bad.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #283
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I just put new tires on !

I got 16,000 out of the Dunlops I put on almost two years ago.





I think I got my money's worth out of the back one !

We are usually riding two-up so the back tire is taking a beating.
But I can not complain about how many miles I got out of these.

I was going to show you where I have been the past 16,000 miles but I had too many pictures to share.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #284
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I just put new tires on !

I got 16,000 out of the Dunlops I put on almost two years ago.
What tire pressures are you running?
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:45 PM   #285
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What tire pressures are you running?
They were set at 40.

The new set is set at 35 !
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