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Old 07-28-2013, 04:03 PM   #466
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I just discovered this thread. I bought my 89' brand new. It's a great bike.

I wish it had a larger fuel tank and a reserve. Hope somebody starts offering replacement plastics for it soon, maybe 3-D printing will be the answer.

I swapped my rear end with the 1100 one that's geared taller. Now it's better at highway speeds. It would be nice to have a little more HP with the taller gearing. I wonder if anybody's ever increased the compression ratio, or something to squeeze a few more HP from a PC800? I doubt many PC engines have ever been opened up, since they're so reliable.

I just had to replace my stator & regulator. It was $400 including labor, which is the most I've had to spend on repairs since I bought it over 20 years ago.

I always wished mine had a turbo under there.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:40 AM   #467
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LEDs ?

I just had to replace one of the rear tail lights. It made me think about converting them over to LEDs, so I looked for them on ebay. The prices are great, as cheap as incandescents are locally. But there are a few different designs and I was wondering which type is best. Should I use all the same type for the turn signals & the tail/brake lights, or is one configuration better?

I'm thinking I'll convert my XT225 to LEDs too since they're so affordable now.


Also, is there a LED headlight conversion available yet?

I'd like to get some heated gear & know the PC is a bit low on watts.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:50 PM   #468
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Got my seat reupholstered finally.

Old and worn.



New and beautiful !



The guy put some red stitching in there to make it stand out.



Done by a local upholstery shop.

That back seat is tough to get back on there, especially with the rack added to it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:33 PM   #469
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PC,
That looks great.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:21 AM   #470
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PC,
That looks great.
Thank you.

He also softened it up a little.
Helps in the long run, on the end of course!

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Old 07-31-2013, 10:33 AM   #471
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...The guy put some red stitching in there to make it stand out...
That looks GREAT! I'm definitely going to keep the colored stitching in mind, if I ever have a seat reupholstered.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:13 AM   #472
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Stanford PC800, son of CACK?

Looks like this guy may be following in the footsteps of our dear brother Vermin

Notice the wicked haze on the original windshield. I was awestruck

Have a great weekend!
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:24 AM   #473
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Found this over at ratbike.org

I'm having night sweats dreaming about this beast.... It tortures me so....
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:16 AM   #474
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"Beauty is only skin deep!"

But that totally naked PC looks more appealing to me than some of the batter & rigged & decorated ones I've seen.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:43 AM   #475
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Looks like this guy may be following in the footsteps of our dear brother Vermin

Notice the wicked haze on the original windshield. I was awestruck

Have a great weekend!
I hate it when that happens!

Damage on both sides, well three sides if you count the back.

That'll buff right out!!!

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Old 08-02-2013, 05:45 AM   #476
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Found this over at ratbike.org

I'm having night sweats dreaming about this beast.... It tortures me so....
Not totally sure how I feel about this!



It is interesting.

And I recognize a lot of those hidden parts for some reason!!!

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Old 08-02-2013, 07:13 AM   #477
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I'm having night sweats dreaming about this beast.... It tortures me so....

you know, that's kind of cool in a Ruckus sort of way. They may be on to something...
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:50 AM   #478
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Hey Guys,

In preparation for an up coming 2up road trip my wife sewed us up a soft side trunk bag for the PC.

The inspiration for her bag was the bags made by the folks at Giant Loop. The PC has a fair amount of internal storage but we are going to be doing some camping and needed additional room for some lightweight yet very bulky item too big to fit in the trunk.
Here is a few pictures of what she came up with:







It is possible to open the trunk with this bag attached and the internal strut holds it open just fine.






The bag is made from marine vinyl and has a full length zipper tucked behind both internal as well as external storm flaps. The outside flap has reflective tape trim for extra conspicuity. Not that Taxicab Yellow bag on a White PC isn’t already pretty noticable.
We anticipate it being only water resistant and everything inside will have to have it’s own water proof stuff bag or trash can liner bag.
She currently has it loaded with some scrap packing materials ( bubble pac) so we can test for fit and to help locate all the straps that secure it to her handholds. So far, so good. I have been weighing all the items we plan to put into this bag and it should be well under 25 pounds. A couple of Big Agnes Down sleeping bags, a couple of insulated, air core sleeping pads, 2 hammocks, 2 silnylon tarps, couple micro weight camp chairs (Helinox) and some extra clothing.
We also have an REI Half dome II that is located in the trunk ( poles for it go up top in the rear section of the bag) for those times when it would work better to have a tent. We plan to do some modest camp cooking but the bulk of the meals will be in town or simple heat and eat sort of meals. Not a lot of room for camp cooking gear is planned for.
We are doing a tour of Lake Michigan and working our way up to Lake Superior, west to Coper Harbor, back down to Escanaba and then back home to lower S.W.Michigan. Gone for approximately 12-14 days with some built in scheduling flexibility so we can work around rain and ferry scheduling etc. Nothing too firmly carved in stone, more like a general idea of where we wish to go, see, do, experience etc. Lots of Maritime history as well as beautiful scenery in the UP as well as all along the Lake Mi. shoreline.

This wil be our first (of hopefully many) camping trips on the PC and are very much looking forward to the trip.
This trip also coincides with our 20th anniversary and we wanted to spend it together, on the motorbike.

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Old 08-02-2013, 08:00 AM   #479
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Found this over at ratbike.org

I'm having night sweats dreaming about this beast.... It tortures me so....
I have seen a few deals on PC's with broken body pieces. This looks interesting to say the least. I would also add a pillion seat to that bike.

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Old 08-02-2013, 08:03 AM   #480
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Hey Guys,

In preparation for an up coming 2up road trip my wife sewed us up a soft side trunk bag for the PC.

Cheers,
Darrel
Looks great! Yes, let us know how it travels. And if you do a ride report post a link. A buddy of mine is vacationing in Michigan these week - we have talked about bringing the bikes up there (and Canada) for a future trip.



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