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Old 12-12-2012, 07:11 PM   #391
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The higher MPGs in the mountains is due to the lower air resistance from the thinner air. I've experienced the same even in a car. Once you get above 5,000 or 6,000 feet, it becomes noticeable.

Are these bikes reliable even at 20+ years old? Assuming they have been taken care of.
I've ridden in West Virgina and N.C. in the mountains and gotten better mileage also. If someone keeps the carbs from gumming up and replace things that are rubber like hoses you can avoid most issues. After even 10 years or so electrical gremlins can cause problems in wire harnesses and connections on any motorcycle. Many people have gotten over 100 K with minimal maintenence on their PCs. If a PC was babied and well taken care of, 200K would be possible. I haven't heard of many people having problems with exhaust or radiators yet but wouldn't be surprised if those start being issues with the older bikes. Time is our biggest enemy.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:28 PM   #392
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They still do well even when 20+ years old and beat up. I just hit the 5,000 mile mark on mine, 4,000 miles after I totaled it last summer. It only has about 26K total miles on it but was parked unused until I got it and I've been using it strictly for commuting. No reason to think it won't last forever at this rate, a mere 25 miles per work day.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:08 AM   #393
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I just passed on a super low mile, high priced 97 PC. Winter sucks....................
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #394
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Ah, you didn't want to pay too much, especially in winter.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #395
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Ah, you didn't want to pay too much, especially in winter.
It wasn't the price so much as it being winter and 800 miles away. I have no way of transporting and a fly and ride is out of the question until spring.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:22 AM   #396
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Soooo.......anyone getting out on their plastic fantastics this winter? Not me, I'm a fair weather rider... Pictures of one in a snowbank would be nice.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:17 PM   #397
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Soooo.......anyone getting out on their plastic fantastics this winter? Not me, I'm a fair weather rider... Pictures of one in a snowbank would be nice.
I have been riding, but I am avoiding the snow banks !
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:54 PM   #398
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With the weather being as it is here, I've been able to ride to work almost every day this month. Was down a couple of weeks in December replacing the cam plugs, stator, and VR. Should be good for another 40k.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #399
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I have been riding, but I am avoiding the snow banks !
I kinda figured you would be riding.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:56 AM   #400
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I kinda figured you would be riding.


Just tough to get out and see stuff right now.
Therefor, not much going on on my thread.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #401
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We don't get much snow in central Virginia so winter commuting is doable. I'll ride with temps down to freezing and a little below and have ridden colder but it's not much fun. We'll be moving soon and my commute will be doubling in time and distance, so it might be time to try electric clothing. The bike itself does not seem to mind, but it does crank a little longer before firing.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:15 AM   #402
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My bike is hibernating in my basement waiting for spring.. I really need to break down and put some shocks on it and the battery is about seven years old, a new one might be a good idea. If a weather window comes along in mid March I'm heading south to SanAntonio....Maybe get in some and out behind the store in Luckenbach.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:58 PM   #403
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I put shocks on mine last year.
But you probably saw that post !

I had to go with the stock shocks because I could not find anyone who
carried aftermarket shocks for the PC. I had some techie guys trying
to get me to build some but they were expensive.
Plus I had no idea what they were talking about.
For the money they wanted they should have offered to bring to my
house and put them on for me!
You may find someone that makes them but it will take some time from what I remember, so order early.

The stock ones work just fine.
And they were easy to put on too.

I will be curious to know what you come up with.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:28 PM   #404
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I put shocks on mine last year.
But you probably saw that post !

I had to go with the stock shocks because I could not find anyone who
carried aftermarket shocks for the PC.

I will be curious to know what you come up with.
Hagon has PC shocks for just over $200. Works has them too for around $500. Hmm,.tough choice.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:41 AM   #405
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Wicked

Just sent mine off to the mechanic for rehab. Should be getting her back this week and out on the road this weekend. She's been in my garage for 4 years. I'm ready for some wind in the face
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