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« on: August 15, 2021, 05:54:50 PM »

I had thought my next machine would be the AK550, but the dealers nearby won't order one to have-Although with a large deposit, they would order one for me. I'm not going to invest $10K on something I can't even sit on. In looking for an alternative, I'm pretty sure I've narrowed it down to a PC800 for my next ride. Virtually bulletproof, comfortable, decent mileage, and unusual. Just the ticket! I'd appreciate any and all leads,  but I'm concentrating on the second gen, '94-'98.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2021, 06:33:18 PM »

The PC800, Pacific Coast, is a great motorcycle, and look for the “newest” one you can find.  I think there were some suspension and engine upgrades over gen 1.  We have friends that had one and they loved it.  My understanding is that the PC 800 is a very good handling bike, too.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2021, 08:23:14 PM »

I had thought my next machine would be the AK550, but the dealers nearby won't order one to have-Although with a large deposit, they would order one for me. I'm not going to invest $10K on something I can't even sit on. In looking for an alternative, I'm pretty sure I've narrowed it down to a PC800 for my next ride. Virtually bulletproof, comfortable, decent mileage, and unusual. Just the ticket! I'd appreciate any and all leads,  but I'm concentrating on the second gen, '94-'98.

I sent you a text on a site I found. Hope that is helpful.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2021, 10:13:15 PM »

Lou had his for sale.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2021, 03:58:51 AM »

I rode a Pacific Coast years ago.
It was butt slow.
Having had a Gold Wing, I don't think you'd be happy with it.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2021, 06:35:55 AM »

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I understand; that used to be the deal over here. Pay for it today & we'll deliver it in a couple of months.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2021, 11:06:39 PM »

I had thought my next machine would be the AK550, but the dealers nearby won't order one to have-Although with a large deposit, they would order one for me. I'm not going to invest $10K on something I can't even sit on. In looking for an alternative, I'm pretty sure I've narrowed it down to a PC800 for my next ride. Virtually bulletproof, comfortable, decent mileage, and unusual. Just the ticket! I'd appreciate any and all leads,  but I'm concentrating on the second gen, '94-'98.

I wish I would of seen this earlier, Mine sold this weekend for $2.000. It was pristine with only 28.000 miles on it. That said, it was an 1989.
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2021, 03:04:19 PM »

I wish so too. I just don't know how I would have gotten it. I'm having trouble trying to find a way, and the time, to get a trailer from the Chicago area.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 04:44:14 PM »

As some of you know, I went in an entirely different direction. When Mrs. Mini suggested I should just buy a bike to keep in Florida at our winter home instead of trailering my Silverwing back and forth, I thought about that (for about 1 second), before telling her "What a great idea, why didn't I think of that".
 I went to look at an older Helix and came home with not only that, but a clean, low miles Reflex also. Both are 250 Hondas but are as different from each other as night and day. I'm really enjoying riding both of them.
 
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2022, 07:23:45 PM »

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And she let you get away with that?

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2022, 04:09:26 PM »

Because she had already made a deal to buy an old Honda CH80 (like new) for herself- and "forgot" to tell me!
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2022, 07:13:29 PM »

Kind of like my wife when she books a solo vacation from Iowa cold to Florida... as she has the last few years... so she cannot really say much about me taking off on 5 motorcycle/camping trips 3 states away through out the normal riding season. 

Usually she tells me a few weeks before her reservation. Today she just booked herself an Air BNB in Florida but let me know about it 'cuz she needed some help with the booking.
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