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I'm one of you now!
Written by israel_96gtp on 5/21/2010 at 02:03 am

I have an owner's manual in the original sleeve if you need one.

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From: "Karen Boehler" <karen_boehler@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 10:00 PM
To: <ipcrc@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: PC800: I'm one of you now!

> PCers:
>
> My black, 1995 PC arrived on my doorstep this afternoon (late, but better
> late than never), and I've had a chance to make a quick run into town
> (about 14 miles round trip.) Tomorrow, I'll head 75 miles west to the
> AspenCash Motorcycle Rally in Ruidoso, so I'll have a little better chance
> to assess what I like and have questions about.
>
> For now though, a few initial questions.
>
> First, the former owner could NOT find the manual. Is it on line or does
> anyone have one they'd like to sell me? (Is the manual one of the things I
> can order from the "Order a Shop Manual" link?) Some of my questions are
> going to sound stupid, because the answers are probably in the manual, but
> since I don't have one, I'll ask. (And in no particular order.)
>
> No helmet lock? Does anyone make an aftermarket one, or do I just have to
> attach a carabiner to the grab handles?
>
> It does NOT have a rack. I saw two in the links section, althoiugh I can't
> seem to find them now. Are both still made? One better than the other?
> Others?
>
> Biggest disappointment is that the tank's plastic. :-( I just bought a
> beautiful magnetic tank bag. It DOES change over to strap if I can find
> the straps, but WHERE do I hook them? I LOVE the plastic, but is there a
> way to get the front strap around the front fork? And how the heck do I
> get the seat off to attach the bottom straps?
>
> In fact, how do I get to ANYTHING in the engine? (I know my mechanic
> knows, and I'll mostly let him do stuff, but I don't like to be totally
> ignorant.)
>
> LOVE the self-cancelling turn signals. Haven't had those since my BMW.
> Also the kickstand switch. That's cool! (Esp. for someone who tends to
> ride off with the stand down.)
>
> Do gotta get used to the lean (the Connie sits almost straight up) but I
> like that once it's leaned, it doesn't go any further.)
>
> It's missing one of the bar ends. Are those stock or how do I get just
> one?
>
> Gas mileage and tank size? NO idea what to expect. With all the plastic,
> I'm guessing there isn't a reserve, but maybe I'm wrong. If there isn't,
> is the gas gauge accurate, and since I live in the land of VERY LONG ROADS
> with no gas stations for 60-100 miles, at what point should I say, "OK,
> STOP and fill up?" (And remember, I'm used to a Connie with a 7.2 gal tank
> and 300+ mile range.)
>
> I'm going to think about the windshield. It's definitely taller than that
> on my Connie or SilverWing, but I can just peep over and I'm going to have
> to see how it does on the road (tomorrow) and at night. (I've got bad
> night vision, so need bright lights and a clear view ahead.)
>
> Speaking of which, how bright is the headlight? I saw some chatter about
> bulbs, and the Connie had the electrical upgrade for the big bright bulb.
> (Can't remember the wattage.)
>
> It was still not as good as the Wing at night, so if it's a Honda vs.
> Kawasaki thing, I'm hoping I'll be OK with whatever's in it.
>
> Oh, and crash bars/road pegs. I saw the Mick-O-Pegs in the database, but
> $299!!!!!! I'm a poor person. :-( And I want something that will save the
> plastic when I do inevitably drop it at low speeds.
>
> Suggestions?
>
> It is smooth, and I love the way it sounds (SO quiet) and rides. Obviously
> I'll know more tomorrow, but whoever said it was top heavy hasn't ridden a
> Connie. Even the gas rides lower in the PC, and I feel MUCH more
> comfortable at slow speeds and going around corners. I'm also sitting a
> bit lower, which makes me more comfortable at stops.
>
> Whew!!!
>
> I said just a few questions <g>, so I'll stop now. But I AM going to the
> MC rally tomorrow, so if anyone has suggestions for stuff I could get
> there, let me know.
>
> Oh, I AM digest impaired, so if you want to e-mail me directly, or copy
> your post, that would help.
>
> See what you're getting into with me on your list?
>
> KAB
> Roswell, NM
>
> ?Never underestimate the power of blind faith. It can manifest in ways
> that bend the laws of physics or break them entirely.? "True Blood," Aug.
> 30, 2009
>
>
>
>
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Message Thread for message #93333

motorcyclema...
5/21/2010, 02:00 am
I'm one of you now!
PCers: My black, 1995 PC arrived on my doorstep this afternoon (late, but better late than never), and I've had a chance to make a quick run into town (about 14 miles round trip.) Tomorrow, I'll head 75 miles west to the AspenCash Motorcy

    israel_96gtp
    5/21/2010, 02:03 am
    I'm one of you now!
    I have an owner's manual in the original sleeve if you need one. -------------------------------------------------- From: "Karen Boehler" <

      motorcyclema...
      5/21/2010, 02:11 am
      I'm one of you now!
      Israel, you wrote: > I have an owner's manual in the original sleeve if you need one. That was quick! Get back to me directly (

        israel_96gtp
        5/21/2010, 02:14 am
        I'm one of you now!
        First off, welcome to the group -- hope you love your PC as much as I loved the two I had. I have since moved on to other bikes, but the love for the PC remains. I'll dig up the manual -- shoot me your address and I'll get it over to you.

          c172myp51
          5/21/2010, 02:20 am
          I'm one of you now!
          When you get your manual, please copy & laminate the first section which tells you how to remove the plastic. It gets so worn, filthy, wet, if you just use the book each time. -Scott --- In

    c172myp51
    5/21/2010, 02:16 am
    I'm one of you now!
    Don't go much over 150 miles without at least looking for gas. I've run out before in the 165 range, but was going 75 or 80 for the entire tankful. Once you get back to a reasonable speed, like between 65-70 you will get high 40's-low 50's fo

    douglasvanb
    5/21/2010, 02:21 am
    I'm one of you now!
    Karen, Not to toot my own recently upgraded PC's horn :-0), but this page of links I've been putting together might be of some use:

    wayne277
    5/21/2010, 03:48 am
    I'm one of you now!
    Welcome to our world Karen. I might have an idea for crash protection, first - just don't. Failing that you can buy a roll of chrome body side molding at any parts store that sticks on with 3M tape. It gives you something between your bike an

    unlikelylogi...
    5/21/2010, 05:26 pm
    I'm one of you now!
    --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Karen Boehler <karen_boehler@...> wrote: > PCers: >... > For now though

    macjohno
    5/21/2010, 05:36 pm
    I'm one of you now!
    About the tank bag - I have glued magnets to the underside of the plastic faux tank shelter in the positions that locate the magnets on the tank bag, and it works very well. You have to use fairly strong magnets - I busted open some old compu

    dave_hiett
    5/21/2010, 06:09 pm
    I'm one of you now!
    Karen, welcome to this crazy but useful group. Before continuing: DON"T FORGET TO NAME YOUR BIKE! That way, we'll know you're gonna keep it. Kinda like a puppy that way. 1. Manual - Others have offered hard copies, but here's the