Honda PC800 - Pacific Coast riders - opinions and pics please

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by The PacRat, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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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.
  2. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    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 :knary 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.
  3. PC-Rider

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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.

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

    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. :shog
  4. Bruincounselor

    Bruincounselor North Plains Drifter

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    What tire pressures are you running? :ear
  5. PC-Rider

    PC-Rider venturer

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    They were set at 40.

    The new set is set at 35 !
  6. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Thats good mileage for Dunlops. I bet the back tire has been singing for the last few thousand? :augie I see cracks on the front tire. Mine do that too. I don't understand why? Maybe if they were older I would. I've never camped with the PC. I might cram some stuff in the trunk and the Givi and do a overnighter. That may or may not be fun? I've been spoiled with the Visa card.
  7. PC-Rider

    PC-Rider venturer

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    What is this Tire Tune you are speaking of?

    I do not remember any different noises lately.
    Then again I replaced the taller windshield with the stock one I picked up
    and the wind buffeting is a lot greater.
    But at least I can see the road better looking over this windshield than through the old one.
    I just know that winter is going to be a lot tougher and I need to get a better sealed helmet for my winter excursions ! :D

    As far as the tiny cracks I was told by someone, I can not remember who, that the tires may
    sit in a warehouse for a long time before they are bought.
    I would assume they have date coding like car tires do but I never checked that out.
    So what they are saying is is that we are probably buying pre-dry-rotted old tires from the suppliers.
    But not bad enough to be a safety hazard.
    :dunno
  8. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    The rear Dunlop will start to hum as it wears and gets flatter, unless your a canyon carver and wear the outside tread also. Some riders think its a bad wheel bearing until they change the tire. There are dates on the tire. I've put on 1 year old tires and they look cracked after 12,000 miles. I don't think its a safety issue either. I have a clearview +1 on my bike and also like to look over the top. The conditions have to be just right for me to get bad buffeting. A strong sidewind will do it and it gets worse if passing trucks. Take the windshield off and see it it still does it?
  9. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Very good, informative thread. I just finished reading all 20 pages! Whew! :lol3


    I've always thought the PC800 was an interesting bike, but never have tried one out.


    That's all about to change this Thursday. If all goes well, I'm going to go pick up an all original, pearl white '89 from the 1st owner with 2,300 miles on the clock. No, that's not a typo. 2,300!!!! Unbelieveable!

    If everything pans out, I'll post some piccys of the creme puff. :clap

    I was in the market for a GL1500 Gold Wing, but the PC happened to cross my path while I had cash burning a hole in my pocket from a recent XR sale. Finally! The stars aligned for me. :lol3

    Teaser of the actual bike...

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    About as "showroom new" as I could ever expect to find. Unreal. Yes sir, I will take it! 23 years old with 2,300 miles! :eek1

    Owner says there isn't a single scratch, mark or speck of rust on the entire machine, and I believe it!

    Should make for an excellent commuter.
  10. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    kirkster70,
    Where in Virginia are you. I'm in Richmond and bought my '89 about a year and a half ago. Makes a decent commuter for my 25 miles a day, but the engine heat is very noticeable on hot days and does not seem to help much on cold ones. Be sure to pull the parking fuse; this lets the taillights stay on if the key is removed when in the P position and it drains the battery while you're toiling away at your desk. Did that twice to mine before finally yanking the fuse. Good luck and enjoy your new ride!
  11. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Thanks!

    I'm in Front Royal and plan on using it for my 110 mile daily commute on twisty country backroads.

    There's no way it can be hotter than the ST1300 I sold a couple years ago. I wear overpants all year, so anything above 80 and I'm hot anyway. :lol3

    I think the size is a good balance for what I want it to do. I also owned 2) ST1100s in the recent past, and just wanted to try something a bit different this time around.

    It met all the criteria for what I was looking for - shaft drive, tubeless tires, storage, weather protection. I think I will like it. I've looked at some used ones in the past, but they were all broken up.
  12. The PacRat

    The PacRat I'm that other guy

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  13. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Yes, I favorited that yesterday, but haven't had a chance to browse it yet. Thank you.

    Looking forward to picking up the creme puff tomorrow! :clap
  14. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Vermin, do you need a cack replacement yet?

    Here's one that's only about a third used up for dirt cheap!!!

    1998 Honda Pacific Coast - PC800 - $950 (concord / pleasant hill / martinez)


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    This is the classic PC800 from Honda and is for sale at Contra Costa Powersports.
    The bike has just under 105k miles and is in pretty good shape for that many miles.

    Because of the miles the bike is being sold as is at the very low price of $950 (price is firm).
    It also comes with a locking Givi trunk as show in the pictures.

    A test drive is mandatory before purchasing the bike.
    Please contact us at (925) 687-7742 if you're interested.


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  15. Meter Man

    Meter Man Living on a prayer

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  16. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Ahem. Just like the one above your post. :lol3
  17. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    105K miles? Really? :eek1


    Looks pretty good for a high mileage ride...of course, it's not close enough to me to check out and buy! :baldy
  18. Meter Man

    Meter Man Living on a prayer

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    205'd at 2:05

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  19. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    Well, patience and persistence finally pays off. (and luck!)

    I submit for your viewing pleasure my "new" 23 year old motorcycle. After 4 hours of crawling on the ground, she shined up like a new penny :clap 2,300 original miles with an original matching Hondaline helmet. Best purchase ever!

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    I bought it for commuting, and I almost feel guilty for putting miles on it.
  20. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    Looks like a great find...


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