1994 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast from United States of America


Best motorcycle I've owned so far


Choke cable needs adjusting.

45 mph wobble remains annoying (when hands are off bars).

Wheels are hard to keep shiny.

General Comments:

Love this bike for sport touring in the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, & Georgia. Good acceleration for a 800cc v-twin. I've logged 19,000 miles so far in the year & a half I've owned it, and plan on easily that many again in the next year.

I added highway pegs for super slab comfort, plus a GPS. Love the trunk space & seat comfort, and the smooth handling on curves when I ride with my sport bike & cruiser friends, and the 45-50 mpg I get while riding about 180 miles before fill up.

People stop to ask about the bike everywhere I ride, because many have never even seen one before.

The '94 is the black & silver model, which is my favorite color. For the price (I bought mine for $3,000), I don't know of any other bike that can match the value & performance of the Honda Pacific Coast.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2010

30th Sep 2011, 12:39

One of the reviewers with a 1996 PC800 put highway pegs on his bike. Where did they get the highway pegs? I just bought a beautiful 1997 PC800 and am having a hard time finding highway pegs for it.


2nd Feb 2012, 19:38

17th Oct 2016, 02:58

By now, I'm sure you discovered that PC800s don't have clutch cables. However, anyone out there who is considering buying one might want to know it. If the clutch isn't disengaging completely, chances are that you have a slight leak where the hydraulic line attaches to the tank on the bar. It's called a banjo bolt because it is shaped like one, and if it gets a bit loose fluid will leak out and be replaced by air. Put the bike on a flat surface, raised on its center stand, remove the plastic housing around the handlebars, then unscrew the top of the clutch slave cylinder tank and its rubber bellows, and tighten the banjo bolt. Then top off the tank with DOT 4 brake fluid. Be careful or you could damage paint with fluid spilling onto it. That should fix it. If not, you may need to bleed the system at the other end.

I have owned my '98 PC for three years and put 4,000 miles on it, and it's a wonderful bike for many purposes, as long as you don't try to take it off road. I have tried to find "the next step up", but everything I read leads me to think I would give up more than I would gain by going to, for example, an ST1100. The PC handles beautifully, but I plan to buy an Air Hawk seat cushion, because the butt does tire after about 200 miles. It could also benefit from a gear indicator. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing about it.

1989 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast from United States of America


Not a beginner bike, but it looks like one


Nothing has gone wrong, only falling over.

General Comments:

I wanted to add my comments that it's not a really good beginner cycle, and it's not a scooter. I have owned many bikes, and though I would love to love this bike, my opinion has changed as I have ridden a lot more bikes.

There is something that is so unbalanced with this bike when stopped that it makes owning it a scary experience. You will go down. I don't care how big or how long you have been riding, the PC will bite you in the ass. It corners just OK.

The hassle of getting to your engine and the plastic tabs is a horror...

If you're serious about a PC, look at an ST instead. Now looking back at it, I'm glad I sold it. Won't get another.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2010

9th Aug 2012, 13:27

I have a 1990 Honda PC800. I agree that the handling can be strange, but some of this can be attributed to incorrect tire pressure. You need to have at least 38 PSI in the front and 40 in the rear. Counter steering helps (push the bar) for the direction you want to turn. The bike IS heavy, but not as unmanageable as the reviewer suggests.