Honda PC800 - Pacific Coast riders - opinions and pics please

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

  1. spuh

    spuh Been here awhile

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    Or you could bolt a corona mount tank bag to the plastic pseudo-tank. Conflict of interest here as I have just such a bag I could sell.
  2. CharlesH

    CharlesH Support those who support you.

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    I've read of a few people who would glue magnets underneath the plastic tank cover. It'd then allow the use of a magnetic tank bag.
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    CharlesH Support those who support you.

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  4. ETZ

    ETZ Gary

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    Did that.
    Useful hint:
    Mount and position the bag and magnets ‘before’ gluing. This ensures that the magnets are oriented correctly and also hold the magnets in position while the glue is hardening. I used 2 part Araldite maximum strength and lots of it. Got the magnets out of old hard drives.
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    Just reduced the price on my PC to $1600. Details in the flea market.
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    I wish I'd liked my PC enough to buy another one. That seems like a great deal, but it just was not the bike for me.
  8. procycle

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    They aren't for everybody but what specifically did you dislike?
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    No complaint about the performance or utility, but it felt like it didn't fit. The stepped seat was essential for the trunk but it limited my ability to shift rearward for leg extension and comfort. I'm about 6'0" with a 34" inseam (ride 24"-25" road bicycles), so not outside the norm. The buffeting from the windshield was terrible. I could have spent money on a different seat and/or Mick-O-Pegs or tried to fab up some peg arrangement, and also a different windshield but did not want to put that much into it at the time. Most of my riding was commuting and I retired so riding time, believe it or not, was cut back due to having moved to a fixer-upper. It's still not done, but I'm looking ahead to having a small dual-sport instead of getting another road burner.
  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I had my first one for over a year before I got to liking it.
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  11. procycle

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    20 years ago my brother had a PC that he thought was wonderful but I thought it was pathetic.
    Now that I have one I have come to understand its charms.
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    Dennyf Been here awhile

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    Most of us in the US don't buy a motorcycle for "practicality, " but once you discover how cool it is to have a bike that you can treat like a car and actually use routinely for useful errands, it can grow on you pretty fast.

    PS: mine has been sold to a guy who already had two!
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  13. thumpism

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    Don't get me wrong, I wanted one since I first saw the spy photos in the magazines (remember those?) back in the '80s. Waited 20 years while patiently riding my XV920 and finally got a nice '89. Fine machine, pure Honda, but just not the one for me.
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    Those XV920s were cool...:ricky
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  16. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Fair price for the miles, plenty more to go.
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    I wonder why the designers decided to put zero clear coat on the red parts of my 96 PC? I thought that after a period of time the waxing would geteasier. Not so. The plastic takes well to my DriWash n' Guard but it is a PITA every time I do it. IMG_0037.JPG IMG_0038.JPG
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  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I don’t think Honda was clear coating reds or whites back then.
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    The candy red fades like crazy. I saw one years ago that was so bad it looked like dull silver with pink fogged around the edges. Must have been parked outside in a desert for a few years.
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