The one that got away

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The one that got away

Tallpaul
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April 10th, 2018, 9:36 pm #1

Anybody else out there have a x favorite motorcycle that you wish you had kept? I have owned 2 Goldwings, 2 Harleys, a Vespa, but the one I wish that I still had,(as a second bike along with my T of course), is a Honda PC800. This is a poor picture of her, and I had to spend a lot of money to get her running right, but she was a sweet ride, and i6 just might buy another one someday!

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Tallpaul
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April 10th, 2018, 9:39 pm #2

Tallpaul wrote:Anybody else out there have a x favorite motorcycle that you wish you had kept? I have owned 2 Goldwings, 2 Harleys, a Vespa, but the one I wish that I still had,(as a second bike along with my T of course), is a Honda PC800. This is a poor picture of her, and I had to spend a lot of money to get her running right, but she was a sweet ride, and i6 just might buy another one someday!

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Oh, notice the "body by tuperware" decals I had made for each side?

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April 10th, 2018, 9:52 pm #3

Tallpaul wrote:
Tallpaul wrote:Anybody else out there have a x favorite motorcycle that you wish you had kept? I have owned 2 Goldwings, 2 Harleys, a Vespa, but the one I wish that I still had,(as a second bike along with my T of course), is a Honda PC800. This is a poor picture of her, and I had to spend a lot of money to get her running right, but she was a sweet ride, and i6 just might buy another one someday!

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Oh, notice the "body by tuperware" decals I had made for each side?

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Those are great! I have seen a couple for sale here in CA. Both in pretty good shape and also oh-my-god-what-happened... Very smooth ride -actually the first street bike I rode!


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April 11th, 2018, 8:09 am #4

Tallpaul wrote: Anybody else out there have a x favorite motorcycle that you wish you had kept? I have owned 2 Goldwings, 2 Harleys, a Vespa, but the one I wish that I still had,(as a second bike along with my T of course), is a Honda PC800. This is a poor picture of her, and I had to spend a lot of money to get her running right, but she was a sweet ride, and i6 just might buy another one someday!

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I know where a really nice one is for sale in Kentucky.  It's red and has been sorted out with extra tupperware pieces which are always in demand.
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April 15th, 2018, 11:47 am #5

There were quite a few PC800's for sale here in Cleveland a couple of years ago. Dave (the fellow who bought my old Tourer) picked one up and has been riding the devil out of it. Went Darkside and loves it!
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rod rounds
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April 15th, 2018, 2:36 pm #6

I read a story about a guy who road one up to Alaska and stayed all summer then flew home. The PC800 stayed outside all winter with just a tarp over it. Come spring he got on line and asked if someone(or many someones) could ride it back to his home. I think all they had to do was get a new battery and air in the tires to make it rideable. Long story short a bunch of riders got his bike back to him something like 3500 miles away. PC800 was and is a very good riding bike.

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So many roads so little time !
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Tallpaul
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April 15th, 2018, 3:16 pm #7

markspike wrote:There were quite a few PC800's for sale here in Cleveland a couple of years ago. Dave (the fellow who bought my old Tourer) picked one up and has been riding the devil out of it. Went Darkside and loves it!
Yea, they are around, some with not many miles and pretty cheap. Ugly looking bikes., but love the ride. My wife would just kill me if I naught another bike right now

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April 15th, 2018, 4:20 pm #8

rod rounds wrote:I read a story about a guy who road one up to Alaska and stayed all summer then flew home. The PC800 stayed outside all winter with just a tarp over it. Come spring he got on line and asked if someone(or many someones) could ride it back to his home. I think all they had to do was get a new battery and air in the tires to make it rideable. Long story short a bunch of riders got his bike back to him something like 3500 miles away. PC800 was and is a very good riding bike.

ROD
Thats cool!

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Tallpaul
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April 15th, 2018, 4:23 pm #9

Brian Carroll wrote:
Tallpaul wrote: Anybody else out there have a x favorite motorcycle that you wish you had kept? I have owned 2 Goldwings, 2 Harleys, a Vespa, but the one I wish that I still had,(as a second bike along with my T of course), is a Honda PC800. This is a poor picture of her, and I had to spend a lot of money to get her running right, but she was a sweet ride, and i6 just might buy another one someday!

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I know where a really nice one is for sale in Kentucky.  It's red and has been sorted out with extra tupperware pieces which are always in demand.
Yea, I found a couple on cycle trader last nite, they were close to me and really looked good. They have a club based in California. Maybe other places, don,t know.



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April 25th, 2018, 9:20 am #10

Mine I wished I kept was a 1980 Honda CX500 Custom Classic.   Was my first bike and really isn't good for much but around town stuff...but it was perfect and was a bike that never goes out of style.   Bought it for $1100 with only 1500 miles on it.   Sold it a few years later for $1700 and went to a Concours.   But I am sure today it would still be worth the same or more!   It we could only afford the $ and space to just keep on the bikes we like!!!   LOL
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