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More & more impressed
Written by lcshepp on 10/5/2010 at 02:27 am

Hi Elden,

> Mostly open interstate with 75 mph limit. I found the PC to be
> absolutely amazing. It seemed to be most happy at 80 mph. It would
> effortlessly run up past 90 during passing drills. I think it could
> have ran all day at 80.

I can confirm that they will. Four years ago, I did a Bun Burner Gold
(1500 miles in 24 hours) on my '90. I ran at 80 mph for 24 hours
stopping only for gas every 2 or 2.5 hours. I got about 40mpg on that trip.

When my '94 was new, I took it my mechanic. He had heard of PCs but had
never seen one before. He knew it was an 800 Shadow engine (out of the
'88 800 Shadow, I think) so I asked him what he expected for longevity
before it would need top end work. He said about 70,000 miles. When I
hit 100,000 we were both shaking our heads. When I hit 200,000 and
still no engine work had been done, our mouths were open. "We're going
for 300,000, right?", he said. I said we were. We didn't make it,
though. About 11,000 miles later the '94 started blowing oil from
somewhere. It was getting on the rear wheel and on the windshields of
cars behind me so I put it in the shop. I have a spare engine waiting
for it. As soon as I get the money, I will finish pulling the plastic
off and John (my mechanic) will replace the motor for me.

PCs are amazing bikes...

Leland

--
Leland Sheppard
Placerville, California, USA

...Life is good on the Pacific Coast...

'94 Pacific Coast, "Black Beauty", 211,500 miles
'89 Pacific Coast, "Shadow Dancer", 122,300 miles
'90 Pacific Coast, "Red Baron", 107,975 miles
'96 Pacific Coast/SuperSport sidecar, "Handsome Hannigan", 31,275 miles
'02 Ural Patrol, "Boris Blueanov", 15,282 kilometers
'89 GB500, "Little Bugger", 13,801 miles
'02 GL1800, "Copper", 59,200, '07 Aspen Classic, "Copper's Camper", 2,011 miles
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Message Thread for message #97620

elden_miller_96
10/4/2010, 07:12 pm
More & more impressed
Since I bought my PC late last fall I have been using it 100% for commuting. All below 45 mph and all on city streets and traffic. Been doing a lot of catch-up maintenance, just to bolster my confidence in the bike. This weekend I had an oppo

    spacetiger_j...
    10/4/2010, 10:40 pm
    More & more impressed
    Most excellent --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "elden_miller_96" <4egmiller@...> wrote: > >

    lcshepp
    10/5/2010, 02:27 am
    More & more impressed
    Hi Elden, > Mostly open interstate with 75 mph limit. I found the PC to be > absolutely amazing. It seemed to be most happy at 80 mph. It would > effortlessly run up past 90 during passing drills. I think it could > have ra

    skytoptrading
    2/24/2012, 05:53 am
    More & more impressed
    Likewise, eau Claire , wis to Estes park, co, no problems 75 mph all day long two days --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com

      wynndungey
      2/24/2012, 11:48 am
      More & more impressed
      On my Son and my trip to Yellowstone a couple of years ago, he set an 80 mph tempo on the back roads. Outside of a drop in gas mileage, the PC performed quite well. (After 100,000 miles of riding this bike, I expected no less.) --- In

        docta96
        2/24/2012, 03:07 pm
        More & more impressed
        Likewise! I did as Saddle Sore 1000 last September on my '95 PC from eastern Ohio to Cape Coral, Florida....ended up doing 1100+ miles in about 18 hours including stops....by the time I got back home the long way, it was 2500+ in three day...

          boysrus_racing
          2/25/2012, 03:17 am
          More & more impressed
          Scooter Cannonball? I've had my eye on that but can't justify it this year. Sounds like a blast going out... coming home, probably not so much. Bob --- In