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 Honda Pacific Coast 800 
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Post Honda Pacific Coast 800
I just brought home a '89 Pacific Coast 800 with 36k miles on the clock. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to use her for or what I am going to do as far as repair/restoration on a 23 year old bike. It's a strange bike somewhere between a scooter, adventure tourer, and Gold Wing. The trunk on this bike is huge! I could probably fit a small body in it!

This is probably what it looked like 20 years ago:
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I've got a shot front fork that was supposedly rebuilt recently so that means I'll need a fork tube :( Plus a small valve cover oil leak. Plenty of rust to get after too. I'm starting to feel like the crazy cat lady who collects stray cats except I'm collecting stray motorcycles :)

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Good luck with your next project!!

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Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:20 pm
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Post Re: Honda Pacific Coast 800
NO!!! NOT ANOTHER PROJECT!!! :lol: I still haven't finished fuel injecting the Vulcan. I guess now I won't have the excuse that I can't work on the EFI project because I'm riding he bike instead of tearing it down. Now I've got another one to ride.

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Post Re: Honda Pacific Coast 800
That's a cool looking bike. I don't remember ever seeing one before. How many years did they make those? Good luck.


Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:48 am
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'89-'98 but they had a 4 year break where there wasn't a new model(selling off excess inventory is the going rumor as to why). If you believe wikipedia they only sold about 13,000 of them over 9 years in the states. I found some people who tour on these things and there are several out there with over 200k miles! It's a very practical bike. It kind of reminds me of an accord with 2 wheels instead of 4. She's got a gutless detuned 800cc 45deg vtwin. I thought the Vulcan 500 was quiet but this thing makes maybe half the noise. It's super smooth and low revving (4500RPM @ 70mph). I can even swap the final drive with that of a VT1100 to change the final drive from 3.4 stock to 3.09. The rear tire is a 140/80-15 if the PO hadn't put new rubber on I probably would have tried going darkside. It will never replace my Vulcan 500 though.

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Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:50 pm
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I have finally made some progress on this much delayed project. I rebuilt the forks with pretty much all new parts. New tubes, springs, bushings, seals, etc. I added some fork gaiters to protect the forks. They are mostly hidden by the body work so they won't be very noticeable when she's all back together again.
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Believe it or not this is an improvement. Prior to today the front forks were in pieces on my floor for about the past year. Thankfully I still had all the bits that get reused and was able to figure out how to put it back together again. I intend to have her roadworthy by end of April. :lol:

My (incomplete) to-do list, roughly in order of importance.
-New brake/clutch hoses
-New plugs & wires
-New brake pads
-Fix oil leaks in valve covers.
-Replace all coolant hoses
-Replace all fuel hoses and fuel filter
-Rebuild fuel petcock
-Replace carb float needles
-Install Stebel Nautilus air horn
-Install VT1100 final drive
-Install luggage rack and trunk
--wire brake light for trunk
-Clean up and paint wheels
-New tires
-Repair plastic body panels.
-Figure out how to carry more than 4.2 gallons of gas.
-HID conversion?

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Made some progress today. The coolant hose to the rear cylinder is no longer made. I figured out that I can make one out of the hose that goes to the front cylinder.
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For more detail see my post on the PC800 forum.

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