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emcsparky1
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PC800 Pacific Coast

Post by emcsparky1 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:54 am



My bikes have all been Hondas, first there was a 1981 Burgandy CM400T, then 1985 Burgandy V30 Magna, followed by 1998 Red PC800 (Pacific Coast), and present bike is a 2001 Illusion Red GL1800.



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Re: PC800 Pacific Coast

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:08 pm

emcsparky1 wrote:My bikes have all been Hondas, first there was a 1981 Burgandy CM400T, then 1985 Burgandy V30 Magna, followed by 1998 Red PC800 (Pacific Coast), and present bike is a 2001 Illusion Red GL1800.
I really like the PC800, my wife currently rides a white 1989 Pacific Coast. She is not in love with it however - despite lowering it substantially, it's too tall (and too heavy to be that tall) for her, so I suspect we're going to look at replacing it this spring.

My wife on her PC800
My wife on her PC800


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Re: PC800 Pacific Coast

Post by emcsparky1 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:04 pm

I Loved mine sure wish I didn't sell it. Often tempted to buy another.

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Re: PC800 Pacific Coast

Post by Magnoliachief » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:16 am

May be your lucky day EMCSparky1...I have a red 96 for sale in NW Florida for 2400 obo if you are serious. I cant afford 2 bikes right now and it is just sitting since I bought my Goldwing. Shoot me a PM if you are interested.

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Re: PC800 Pacific Coast

Post by littlebeaver » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:17 am

800 cc that little sucker will move .... :D It looks outerspace like....

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Re: PC800 Pacific Coast

Post by urbanmadness » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:35 am

We just got one in our little group. My buddies son in law just picked one up as a starter bike, and I helped bring her home. My buddy Ray drove it for about three hours, and I finished spending about an hour on the bike.

It's no wing, but it is an absolute joy, and just a fun little bike. I might be temped to buy it when he moves up (he wants to get a wing, but he is not ready for it)

I think it's going to be a great little starter bike for him. It doesn't feel too heavy, it's got enough get up and go to run on the freeway without straining and it's very nimble.

It's not the quickest bike on the road, and I did think it would have a little more get then it does, but it's not bad. When I test drove it for him (I'm the mechanic of the group), it was on a nice twisty patch, and man it was just fun. Didn't have to think about it, just ride. I think it was more fun on that bit of road then my wing would of been.

Is the wing more comfortable? Oh yea... Is the PC 800 a good bike? I think it's an excellent bike for what it was designed for. The PC 800 is a urban commuting machine.

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Re: PC800 Pacific Coast

Post by NEDan » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:31 am

I know this is an old thread but I too have to sing the praises of the Pacific Coast or PC800 I traded my 1980 half dressed wing for it last year and never looked back. Only two inherit problems are reg/rectifier and stator. If the reg is caught in time it seems the stator is saved. oh and cam cover drying out and slightly dripping oil.(fix optional) Seriously that's it all other problems seem to stem from lack of maintenance/age or serious abuse. At my age and financial position it might be my last bike. Dependable as a hammer.

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Re: PC800 Pacific Coast

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:59 pm

NEDan wrote:I know this is an old thread but I too have to sing the praises of the Pacific Coast or PC800 I traded my 1980 half dressed wing for it last year and never looked back. Only two inherit problems are reg/rectifier and stator. If the reg is caught in time it seems the stator is saved. oh and cam cover drying out and slightly dripping oil.(fix optional) Seriously that's it all other problems seem to stem from lack of maintenance/age or serious abuse. At my age and financial position it might be my last bike. Dependable as a hammer.
The regulator on mine packed it in the day I bought it - the previous owner sprung for the cost of a new one, I installed it.

I also had the leaky cam plugs on mine, I replaced them when I had it torn apart the first winter I had it, and that was the end of that problem.

Great bike!

GL1500 and PC800
GL1500 and PC800


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Re: PC800 Pacific Coast

Post by urbanmadness » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:30 am

I really like the PC800. Someday, I'll get one as a nice little second bike. (or forth bike, as I have three right now)

WingAdmin.... What a great looking pair of Bikes!

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Re: PC800 Pacific Coast

Post by travellingtenor » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:46 pm

The Pacific Coast is a great bike. I have four motorcycles in the garage and my PC get's the most action. Near or far, it can do it all.





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