1994 Honda Pacific Coast


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1994 Honda Pacific Coast

Post by ReedMan71 » Wed May 23, 2018 7:34 am



I got a great deal on this 1994 Honda Pacific Coast. Looking for any help or info from the forum members who have experience on this machine.

Machanically, this is a great bike. 48,800 miles and runs smooth as silk. Ran it up to 100 no problem. Very impressed. Tires need to be replaced, and I will change all fluids. Cosmetically, it needs some help. But that will come in time.

There is a corbin seat on it that is old and hard. I will use a pad on it until I decide what to do. Steering is a little twitchy. I wonder if it could be the narrow handlebars and old tires? Clutch engages almost at the end of its travel (Low fluid? I doubt there is any adjustment.). Rear brake pedal has a lot of travel. Will adjust when I remove the wheel.

Windscreen is scratched. I spent 30 minutes with Novus #2 and it cleaned up enough to ride the bike. I will put continued effort into polishing because I think it is an OEM Honda Tall. A Clearview with vent will most likely be a better solution but I am not going to sink a lot of cash into this just yet.

Self cancelling turn signals still work. Wife is jealous that they are not standard on all bikes (she rides a Vulcan S).

Trunk is huge! Have you ever seen one of these? Imagine how great the Goldwing would be if it had a similar configuration.

That is all for now. Hoping for tips and tricks from the extensive knowledge base on this forum.
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Re: 1994 Honda Pacific Coast

Post by WingAdmin » Wed May 23, 2018 8:38 am

We've got one. It's a great bike! It should not be at all twitchy. I suspect that might be tires, could also be old suspension.

The cam seals on them tend to harden and start leaking - your first indication will be oil leaking out the bottom, and if you follow it up you'll find it leaking from the cam seals way up at the top. Still available from Honda, but they are a bear to change. You want to do it with the valve covers loosened, but not removed, so that you don't have to re-shim the valves. You need to RTV the valve covers before tightening them down, and getting to the front of the front cylinder is a nightmare - it has to be done by feel.

Here's the front of ours after being done, as viewed by endoscopic camera (you can't see this without removing the engine):

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Working on these bikes is not fun. There are several pages in the manual on how to remove body panels, and in what order they have to be done. Taking off and replacing body panels often takes longer than the maintenance/repair process itself.

Final drive is very much like the GL1500, and needs the same care and feeding. In fact, as you work on these bikes, you will find quite a few "Honda parts bin" parts that are the same as you'll find on the GL1500.

Our PC800
Our PC800


PC800 without bodywork
PC800 without bodywork


PC800 carburetors showing leaking cam seals
PC800 carburetors showing leaking cam seals


PC800 torn down
PC800 torn down


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Re: 1994 Honda Pacific Coast

Post by ReedMan71 » Wed May 23, 2018 9:41 am

Wow! Nice post. I'll get there some day. For now, just some preventative maintenance needs to be done. Thanks for the post and the pics!
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