Where do you see a Pacific Coast? What type of vehicle is it?
: This will stray off topic.
The Pacific Coast is in one of the pics in the link that Onewizard
It's on the far left in the pic of the lime green Versys pic there-
I spotted just the mirror
on the edge of the pic...
I wash bugs out of the crevice in that mirror often....
Like a Versys, it's was another misunderstood bike
. Oh, it's a GEEZER
They are kind of fun to work on. They don't need much care or feeding, really. I got mine as a barn find at 10,000 miles.... it's 17 years old!
It has a trunk that will hold several bags of groceries....
It has an 800cc V twin with carbs, shaft drive, 5 speed gearbox, liq. cooled, and is covered in Tupperware. It has hydraulic valve adjusters for easy maintenance- giving you even less to do with it. You can wash and detail her quickly.... no real bike parts exposed... the vents on the side work with ram air that comes in under the windshield to keep her cool. It has more crash bars than a stock-car, they are hidden beneath the plastics front, rear, all over... thus, the major gross weight...
It has underbody exhaust
, like another misunderstood bike we know about...
It sounds like a speed boat with underwater exhaust
.... she is almost silent running, at 75 MPH you sit with your helmet face shield up/open. It is eerie quiet at highway speeds.... you just hear the rush of the wind going over your head, with that billboard size windscreen.
You could sit and play cards,
read a paperback, your quite protected from the wind. They made them from 1989 to 1998, but there was a 3 year period in there when they stopped importing them. It never took off in the USA, very futuristic even for 1989. Mine is a 1997, they only imported 700 and some of them to the USA in '97. Less the next and last year.
Other countries made police bikes from them. Very low center of gravity, 30 inch seat, and 640
Fast enough to defend itself in traffic. But not Versys fast.
She is well planted in a side wind. It is quite hot to ride mid-summer, you get almost no air as the operator.... but in early spring/late fall, it's quite toasty.
It's a fun bike to work on actually, you have to dig to find anything to do on them.... Honda goofed up and put a bullet proof motor in them and great shaft drive. It's a great Sunday bike, just change oil and wash it. You can get almost 10,000 miles out of set of Dunlops on her that are not too badly priced.
Makes a neat second bike
. Like a Gold Wing, the tank is FAKE. It's the airbox actually. The real tank is set at the near bottom of the bike in a cage. I get 48-52 MPG. You can toss anyone the keys, and it's easy to ride if my group needs a backup bike now that I have the VERS as well. The dash looks like it came from a Honda Civic.
From a old published review of them:
The PC 800 might be too sensible. When the PC debuted, it was considered a radical bike -- the world's first motorcycle completely hermetically sealed within an envelope of plastic. In fact, the PC 800 seems ashamed of its motorcycle lineage. What this bike really wants to be is a car, all the way down to the automobile-like instrument panel and the textured PVC that covers the handlebars. Shhhhh: Listen closely and you can hear it whisper "I wish I were an Accord. I wish I were an Accord."
They would not
make a pretty (naked) rat bike. Just sayin.
Thanks for the chance to show her off a bit.. you see them on Craigs for as low as $1,300- to $4000 for a clean one.
TV commercial for them from 1989, apparently they came with a hot babe, a Rolex and a cup of coffee. Mine was missing all three.
THESE WERE $8,600 + in 1989, well beyond a touring BEAMER possibly of the day I suspect. Probably did not help the sales..