Honda PC800 - Pacific Coast riders - opinions and pics please

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

  1. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    The bikers at IPCRC could answer this better than these goof balls. Google Honda Pacific Coast. Good luck........RedRocket is probably right.
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  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Try putting some fresh gas, and a battery in it. I'll bet it runs.
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  3. Chawlee

    Chawlee n00b

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    All body plastic off and cleaned! The PC looks like a fugitive from a Mad Max movie without its skin. Drained tank, fresh gas. Plugs good but what-the-hell, won't have the plastics off again soon (I hope) so new plugs. Oil/filter, rear gear oil, front brake pads, fork seals, eBayed foot rest and ordered Rifle windshield. Just needs registration and a-way-we-go.

    Thanks for advise:clap
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  4. CatsKill Mike

    CatsKill Mike n00b

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    Hey all!!!! Brand new to AVD here. New to riding too. First bike June 08'.
    1997 Pacific Coast. Love it, just love it. Much to say...later. just checking in.:D
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  5. RTinNC

    RTinNC RT to GS in NC

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    Welcome to the neighborhood. Great choice of bikes and great choice of places on hang out in the internet! :super
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  6. 2tallnwide

    2tallnwide Long timer

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    Welcome to the asylum....many safe and fun miles to you on the PC and beyond..:beer

    It's so funny reading posts from men worried about a motorcycle looking gay. Is it because ya'll are worried you might turn gay, or that it will finally open the closet door? :huh

    What kind of motorcycle do you have to ride to feel manly, and superior? Seems to me if I needed a compensation piece for a lack of manhood, sex appeal, etc, I damn sure wouldn't broadcast it on a public forum like some of ya'll do here....:deal

    No one ever said anything negative to my face about my little PC. One time there were a few snickers from the usual suspects gathered at the infield in Daytona International Speedway when we first pulled up and parked.....snickers turned into curiosity when I lifted the trunk lid and exposed the cooler on one side....then they tried to suck up (no pun intended) for a free drink...:lol3

    I was 6'4" and 240 to 265lbs while I owned my '89 PC, it was completely stock, trouble free, and fun to ride solo or 2up. I bought it new in March of '91 for $4650.00 OTD, and sold it in December of '93 for $4000.00 to buy a brand new Kawasaki Voyager full blown (once again no pun intended for those worried about losing their manliness) touring bike with all the bells and whistles....regretted selling the PC a month later, and ended up getting rid of the Voyager in Dec of '94. :baldy

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    :ricky
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  7. FocusPlayer

    FocusPlayer Minstrel on a Cycle

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    I'm hopping my friend buys a PC this year...he has a friend about to sell... I think it's a great bike, and untill I fork out the cash for more luggage, I don't have enough room on my Nighthawk for all our stuff. ( btw, the curse of owning a PC is everyone you ride with wants you to be the pack mule) :D

    We're both pretty secure in our manhood, and as we are both, large, ugly, and generaly armed... I think we can handle the "scooter" talk. :rofl
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  8. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I have a bumper sticker that says " START DATING MOTORCYCLISTS" and I've been thinking of slapping it on my PC800
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  9. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Once again, given the proliferation of large, highway capable "scooters" out there today, it appears Honda was years ahead of the game. Again.
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  10. RTinNC

    RTinNC RT to GS in NC

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    +1 :clap

    Have been saying that for years!!
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  11. gasandasphalt

    gasandasphalt Been here awhile

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    To all of you that have a PC,, don't ever think of selling it,,, if you need the money, get a second job:wink: At one time I owned Two of them,, a fellow heard this and called to ask if I would be intrested in selling,,, He stoped by, I set out both of them from the garage,, he ask how much for bike #1 I told him,,, he asked the price of the other,, I told him,,, He said,,"Ill take both of them".. So what's a man to do?? I told him the prices. He loaded them up, paid me and I have been looking for another ever sense....word to the wise:cry :cry
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  12. drtbkmic

    drtbkmic A Real Gem

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    You can have mine for $3500. Low miles and all. I'm waiting 'til spring to put it on Craigslist again. If I can sell it, I'm buying a scooter. :D
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  13. CatsKill Mike

    CatsKill Mike n00b

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    This is quite a site, a little sumpin' for every taste. For me when I first saw
    a PC I was curious as I have never seen a bike with a trunk before. WORKS for ME as the saying goes. The owner really talked up the bike, let me sit on it, and it "fit". I've owned dirt bikes as a kid but was never compelled to compete with "cagers" (I love that term) on the road so always passed. When gas got to 4.25/gal I threw in the towel and made the decision to
    go for (2) wheels. I made a pact with the wife and myself to NOT consume while riding, went to a beginner riding class, and left the protection up to
    the textile and The Lord. A little eBay searching had me bidding on a cherry 97 Red beauty from the wife of a Winger on Long Island. Her name is Clare and so...... is named the bike. Really great folks, brought the bike from LI to Albany for me on their way to Americade in June of 08'. " You meet the nicest people on a Honda" sure worked for me. I trucked it home and went about getting it on the road. I never rode once with a mentor on my permit staying close to home, ridin' the hood, learning balance, shifting, and just getting the feel for it. Many told me it was too much bike for a novice to which I say BUNK. A PC is very forgiving once you ride a little and have a 6'1" frame. The riding course taught me much and was well worth the expense and I spent the summer getting miles in and was getting my confidense about mid Fall. Rode to Nov 15th that year and couldn't wait for 09'. 09 started not to well as I put "Clare" on the ground with me under it
    in early May. STUPID!! Normally I like the woman on top but not in this case. No biggie really , elevation diff between front wheel on pavement and rear on gravel and too shallow a angle and to quick with the wrist. ( What??
    I'm not an expert after a half a year of riding) The crack in the Tupperware
    is a constant reminder to THINK DUMBASS. Not so cherry anymore. Any tips on repairing ABS?. 09's weather didn't let me get the miles in I wanted but did get in a few good runs with some buds. Did a real nice ride in the Catkills last year thus the nickname. I love those mountains, bike or not.

    Best story yet..... Caught 2 20 something "rocket" dudes jawing at a red traffic light and I coasted down to them just as the light turned. They're stopped and I still had about 8 mph left and I went up hard from second, third , fourth crouching down under my Clearview and hoped they took the bait. They did....... smoked my ass .......zooooom one on each side as they
    blew past. I laughed for 1/2 hour after that. God that was too easy.

    I love pulling into the drive-inns and landing Clare right in the middle of the
    chrome and black leather set. Bright red bike, red textile and floresent white
    modular full face.......and an open trunk.( Hey Mike!!... you always been a non conformist? ........yes).:rofl Really, the H/D crowd are mostly good folks as are most bikers I've met but it's funny as I don't consider myself a biker, or enthusiast or....? I'm just a guy who likes riding a Honda Pacific Coast. But... I don't care. No "uniforn" for me. Looking forward to 10'. Going to take the "advanced" course this year and due some charity rides.

    If your in the area between Utica and Syracuse NY this year and see a geeky
    looking goof on a red 97 it's me. (can't be another):evil Thanks for the welcome(s).
    Cat Mike
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  14. RTinNC

    RTinNC RT to GS in NC

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    What year ? Got pix? Send them along ... rstarrider@carolina.rr.com
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  15. longjt

    longjt Adventurer

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    I bought my '90 new in '92 for $4995 and it now has 108k miles on it. It needs a new stator says the dealer (Hollywood Honda) which they say costs $700 not including labor. Also needs new heads as these leak. Yes I over heated it a couple of times when the radiator hoses blew. I'm 6'3" and a little too big for the bike, even w/a tall Rifle on it, but I commuted on it for 17 years. Great commuting bike with outstanding weather protection. Very low maintenance too. Sad to say that I gave up joy riding on it for the past decade or so. I recommend changing out the hoses at 60k at least. The shop has had it for a year while they "searched" for a used engine. I need to dispose of it or get it fixed. In the meantime I bought a '05 1200 rt w/low miles. I love my new machine and find joy riding a real joy again. Just went up and down Mt Palomar this weekend.:D, and toured Death Valley with a group in Jan., and did Yosemite last Sep.

    As far as cruising speed goes, the manual says don't exceed 85 mph iirc., not that it started getting all hinky at that speed.
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  16. sprale

    sprale Tu ne cede malis...

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    I think you got your money's worth out of it. :clapMaybe time to look at the Dullville?
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  17. RapidRobert

    RapidRobert Viagra Donor & reprobate

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    About time I piped in here. Last Thanksgiving I sold my R1150R BMW (which I had for six and a half years, and put 65k miles on it) and picked up a pristine low-mileage '98 PC800 - my third one. Back in the 90's I owned two PC's, a black '94 and later a candy red '90. Both great bikes, but I was younger then and quickly grew tired of the PC's rather mellow power delivery. And since my riding buddies were all riding sport and sport touring bikes, I wanted something to keep up with them. In my mind, at least.

    I'm older now and less interested in keeping up than in riding my own ride. The PC just flat out works as a commuter and as a light-duty tourer. "PC" should stand for "Perfect Choice" (if not "Pretty Cool"...)

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    A recent snowstorm in Texas didn't stop me from wanting to get out and ride.
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  18. drtbkmic

    drtbkmic A Real Gem

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    What kind of seat is that and do you like it?
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  19. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Lets see it off road!:jump
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  20. RapidRobert

    RapidRobert Viagra Donor & reprobate

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    That is a re-worked Sargent seat on the stock seat pan. I had Sargent add their "Atomic foam" and re-cover it in their Carbon FX vinyl. Also had them add 1" of foam to the rider portion. I've only had that seat for two weeks, weather has kept me from enjoying it more. So far, so good. On the one hour-long ride I was able to manage, I could tell the firmer foam was to my liking, and some 500-mile days are definetly in the future for this bike.