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Old 04-21-2014, 10:23 AM   #1
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HOnda PC800, what about it?

Hi there,

A friend just got a bike for sale and it is a PC800. A very fast search I did and the bike seems like something I could like, shaft drive, 2 up comfy and all the basic stuff (huge trunk).

They stop making this bike more than 10 years ago, so parts could be an issue, right? I am not a wrencher but with a basic bike like this, I could be more involve.

So what are your comments and tough on this bike? NO I am trying to ask you "should I buy it?" but more in the line of what to expect from this bike, support and such. I worry that parts may not be available or too expensive.

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Old 04-21-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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Well there are a lot of adv resources on this one .....

Lets start with these links and see if you have any questions after reading them

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332782
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46496
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868094
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506447
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:32 AM   #3
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it really amazes me how much attention this bike gets, considering it's age and the fact that it didn't really set the world on fire when it was new. I think it's a true cult classic, bound to appreciate in value sooner or later. I wish I had one, and a Kawasaki Drifter...
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:06 AM   #4
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Parts are not a issue. The bike is rock solid. I've owned two PCs, ST1100 and a ST1300. I'm staring at one now for purchase. The Hondas are just boring.... Buy it!!!!!!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:35 AM   #5
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Fun, solid, comfortable bike.

Removing various panels every time you have to work on anything S-U-C-K-S.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:54 AM   #6
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Fun, solid, comfortable bike.

Removing various panels every time you have to work on anything S-U-C-K-S.
Which is about once every five years to replace a battery or spark plugs. No need to remove plastic for valve adjustments. I don't think its a big deal. The first time can be a pain. The thing is you forget the routine by the next time you have to do it. The good thing about the panels is it takes about five minutes to wash and dry the bike. And they reroute the heat from the motor to underneath the bike. I've ridden my friends ST and its like riding a oven with the door open. My DR650 is warm too on a hot day. I hate it when I can't wear shorts cause my bike burns my legs.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:00 PM   #7
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it really amazes me how much attention this bike gets, considering it's age and the fact that it didn't really set the world on fire when it was new. I think it's a true cult classic, bound to appreciate in value sooner or later. I wish I had one, and a Kawasaki Drifter...
Currently thinking of buying my old Drifter back. The guy's barely ridden it, selling due to health issues. It was pretty and comfortable....
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:01 PM   #8
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Not big cruiser fan but those were cool.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:17 PM   #9
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Heres a really cool one that was built by a guy in Georgia.

Saw it at a trackday in Jennings and fell in lust with it immediately.

Heres a link to it: (not the original owner/builder; he was a better rider no offence)

http://www.douglasvanbossuyt.com/201...1/frankenbike/

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Old 04-22-2014, 06:52 PM   #10
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Heres a really cool one that was built by a guy in Georgia.

Saw it at a trackday in Jennings and fell in lust with it immediately.
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Very cool! I'd like to see more shots of it....
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:53 PM   #11
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Very cool! I'd like to see more shots of it....RL]
Search canyondancer / pc800 / frankenbike on google and youll find more about it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:20 PM   #12
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It's a cool bike, especially for touring. It would be boring for me to just ride, kind of like a maxi scooter, but then most bikes are. But there is more than one way to have fun on a bike. And travel is my favorite. I have had an enormous amount of fun riding around the country on boring bikes (to me that means bikes without personality and character, bikes that don't necessarily look, sound, and feel like motorcycles to me) It's also a practical bike, with all it's storage space, and it's solid mechanically. Finding parts at a dealer might be hard to do, but most of them can still be found online.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:52 AM   #13
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It's a cool bike, especially for touring. It would be boring for me to just ride, kind of like a maxi scooter, but then most bikes are. But there is more than one way to have fun on a bike. And travel is my favorite. I have had an enormous amount of fun riding around the country on boring bikes (to me that means bikes without personality and character, bikes that don't necessarily look, sound, and feel like motorcycles to me) It's also a practical bike, with all it's storage space, and it's solid mechanically. Finding parts at a dealer might be hard to do, but most of them can still be found online.
Other than a few specially bolts or a battery I've never depended on a dealer for anything for any of my PCs. I did need a choke cable too. What I dislike about the PC is its lack of power. What I like about is its lack of power. WTF? It keeps my dark side at bay. Its all about the trunk. Super handy if I go to the grocery store or hardware or YMCA. I can leave on a trip at a moments notice. Credit card? Check. Toothbrush? Check. Clean underwear? What underwear?
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:03 AM   #14
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:11 AM   #15
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Pc800

I had been looking around at them for a minute lately, but can't pull the trigger on this guy.

Anyone around PA/MD/DC/WV should snap this one up, for sure, before a local CL looney does.

http://frederick.craigslist.org/mcy/4434556283.html

Not affiliated, just saw it and wanted to pass the info to inmates.

I feel like this is the deal of the century, seeing what other examples go for.

Good luck, kids!

EDIT: Between me posting this up and now, (about 5 minutes), the ad was deleted. Posted yesterday. A PC800 with 12K miles for $2K in MD. I know, right?

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