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Old 02-19-2010, 08:38 PM   #106
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Yea, I love it when someone posts a photo of them riding "off road" on a gravel road. GS riders are bad about that.
I had two 1990 PCs. Good bikes. Was 98 the last year?
Yes 1998 was the last !
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:25 AM   #107
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The serial no. on my '98 is only 6 from the absolute last one reportedly made by Honda. Talk about being one of the last! I think they (Honda) had pretty much figured it out by the time they made mine.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:58 PM   #108
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I've done some mining road riding on my 96 in Colorado and the stock suspension sucks. Some aftermarket shocks and fork kit would help alot. If you tip over it WILL be expensive! I have been battling with myself about selling it and moving on to something more modern and know I will regret it when the time comes. Oh WTF!
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:16 PM   #109
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I just came across this PC800
  • 800cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine.
  • 45 degree V-twin engine design, for a low center of gravity and cornering clearance.
  • (2) 34.2mm Keihin carburators
  • dual-pin crankshaft design with a rubber-mounted engine.
  • Dual spark-plug cylinder heads and three-valve-per-cylinder technology
  • Maintenance-free hydraulic valve adjuster system.
  • Maintenance-free, automatic cam-chain tensioners.
  • Maintenance-free hydraulic clutch.
  • Digital electronic ignition.
  • Bore x stroke: 79.5mm x 80.6mm
  • power: 56ps/6500rpm
  • Torque: 6.7/5500rpm

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...608596409.html
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:36 PM   #110
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I just came across this PC800
  • 800cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine.
  • 45 degree V-twin engine design, for a low center of gravity and cornering clearance.
  • (2) 34.2mm Keihin carburators
  • dual-pin crankshaft design with a rubber-mounted engine.
  • Dual spark-plug cylinder heads and three-valve-per-cylinder technology
  • Maintenance-free hydraulic valve adjuster system.
  • Maintenance-free, automatic cam-chain tensioners.
  • Maintenance-free hydraulic clutch.
  • Digital electronic ignition.
  • Bore x stroke: 79.5mm x 80.6mm
  • power: 56ps/6500rpm
  • Torque: 6.7/5500rpm
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...608596409.html
Great price!
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:34 PM   #111
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Any one have problems with the speedometer reading a lot higher than the speed you know you are going ?

While cruising at 55 mph the speedometer went up to 105.
Now it will sometimes peg itself.
It is intermittent.
It is happening a lot more often now then it did earlier.
The speedometer will usually work fine when I turn the bike on, and then after some riding it will start acting up.

I changed the speedometer cable about 8 months ago and have had no problems until about a month ago.

The tac still works fine.
It looks as though there is some electronics between the top end of the speedometer cable and the dial.

Any ideas !!! ???
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:38 PM   #112
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Try asking over at http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ipcrc/. Surely someone knows the answer.

Otherwise, if you know the spedo cable is good, it could be the spedometer in the dash (forget if it is a direct mechanical link or if it goes electrical) or in the unit that senses the speed down on the front axle.

Try the IPCRC though. They really do know everything about our bikes. (and you probably already knew about it anyway :-) )

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Any one have problems with the speedometer reading a lot higher than the speed you know you are going ?

While cruising at 55 mph the speedometer went up to 105.
Now it will sometimes peg itself.
It is intermittent.
It is happening a lot more often now then it did earlier.
The speedometer will usually work fine when I turn the bike on, and then after some riding it will start acting up.

I changed the speedometer cable about 8 months ago and have had no problems until about a month ago.

The tac still works fine.
It looks as though there is some electronics between the top end of the speedometer cable and the dial.

Any ideas !!! ???
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:59 PM   #113
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Having considered since posting, It probably would not be a bad bike to do the Iron Butt on. Comfortable,dependable,and good weather protection. Just the need for extra lighting. Any thoughts.
HID doesn't draw much power.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:40 PM   #114
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I sold my 18 yr. old PC yesterday. It's been in the shop for a year while they "looked" for a used engine for it. A guy off of the Yahoo group bought it for parts for $350. What a machine it was. It never left me stranded once. I'll miss her. The best $4995 I ever spent.

I do love my new-to-me RT though. Talk about technological improvements...
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:01 PM   #115
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I sold my 18 yr. old PC yesterday. It's been in the shop for a year while they "looked" for a used engine for it. A guy off of the Yahoo group bought it for parts for $350. What a machine it was. It never left me stranded once. I'll miss her. The best $4995 I ever spent.

I do love my new-to-me RT though. Talk about technological improvements...
You spent $4995 for a new Pacific Coast eighteen years ago? What a rip off!I just bought my third PC this week. A like new,well farkled, 96 for......$4100. For what I got it was money well spent. I could have bought alot of motorcycle for that much money, but you don't buy a sports car when you need a mini van?
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:30 AM   #116
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. What a machine it was. It never left me stranded once.
Until the engine suddenly needed to be replaced?
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:25 PM   #117
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Until the engine suddenly needed to be replaced?
I would think "left me stranded" would mean driving to a destination and not being able to get back due to some mechanical failure. In that case, yes it never left me stranded once.

I would think "left me stranded" would not include not being able to start it in the morning at home. imho.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:57 PM   #118
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Pacific Coast

I had an '89 Pacific Coast... what a great bike that one was! I bought it new in '90 for $5100, I think.

I'd think nothing of jumping on that bike and doing a 500 mile weekend trip. I had a tall Rifle fairing and put a BMW quick-connect jack for my vest - and pretty much rode it year round even through NJ winters. Good wind protection... the only complaint I ever had was wind blowing up the pantlegs around the crash bars. It was really practical with the trunk, too.

The shame was that I thought I needed more power... since it was pretty heavy and I did a lot of two up riding. So I traded it in on a 94 Concours - which I never really liked and sold within a year. Still miss that Pacific Coast.

If you find a clean one, grab it. You won't be sorry...
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:11 PM   #119
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the only complaint I ever had was wind blowing up the pantlegs around the crash bars.
If you put your heels on the pegs that stops. I think that's why they're twice as wide as normal ones.

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Old 05-01-2010, 11:58 AM   #120
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Well uh..

My 90 (bought new in 92 for $ 4995), started mising intermittently about 80,000 miles, couldn't trouble shoot it for intermittent miss/spark loss in one cylinder.
Gave it away, or close to ($350), took two youngsters (to me) over 60 hours to find short in harness. Only there when engine ran. Figure one of them knew what he was doing and what shop time costs. Or mine.
NOTE: still going at above 110,000 miles..
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