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All About The Honda Pacific Coast

MANUFACTURED NUMBERS & MODELS

Hondaline Pacific Coast Accessories 1990Honda claimed that they manufactured 13,000 Pacific Coasts, however, the microfiche does not support this total. Supposedly the microfiche lists all of the serial numbers produced for the bike and that's for the sake of the repair shops. They need to be able to match up serial numbers with the dividing line for parts that were changed in mid-year. According to the fiche, the total production for all years of PC's is around 12,000 excluding Canadian, European and Japanese bikes and it would appear there weren't too many of those either. The serial numbers, totals by year and by VIN category (CA [RC341], non-CA [RC340], non-US [RC342]). The numbers for everything except the '98s and the non-US bikes came right off the fiche that was used to produce the parts site (www.pc800parts.org ). The other numbers have been collected from owners' world-wide on the registry. The link to the serial number page can be found in the bookmarks at Yahoo or on PC800 links (www.pc800links.net). The VIN numbers collected in the registry thus far tend to support the numbers on the fiche. We've never got a number that was outside those ranges except for 1 Japanese bike that is owned by a listed member in the UK. It has no VIN number at all and the frame number doesn't match anything we know about the rest of the PCs in the world.

      

    French 1989 - Color: White (pearl or just plain white).
    Italian 1989 - Color: White (pearl or just plain white).
    French 1990 - Color: Light metallic blue over silver.
    Italian 1990 - Color: Light metallic blue over silver.
    Canadian 1990 - Color: Red.
    Japanese 1991 - Color: Hazy grey metallic (LIMITED to 400 models).
    Japanese 1993 - Color: Black over silver (same as USA 94-95) (300 models).
    Japanese 1995 - Color: Hazy grey metallic over black (Limited to 200).

    The 1990 Italian PC800 had a HI/LO/PASSING high beam switch.

    So the total number of PCs in the WORLD might be only 15,000 or so.

    All Euro bikes had HEADLAMP ON/OFF switches.

    PC800 Manufactured Colors:

     1989 (First Year of Production)

    Upper body color: Pearl Pacific white.
    Lower body color: Ocean grey metallic
    (Sort of a pearl olive colour).
    Seat upholstery color: Atlantic grey with imitation stitching.

    Dashboard color: Atlantic grey.
    Instrument bezel: Matt black.
    Fairing panel/pocket door color: Atlantic grey.
    Handlebar plastic covering: Atlantic grey.
    Foot kick panel: Black with silver inlaid strip.

    ISSUES/CHANGES/NOTES:
    Known stator failure problems
    Known left side trunk liner wear-through problem
    Known cold weather starting difficulty.

    1990

    Upper body color: Candy glory red
    Lower body color: Griffin grey (basically metallic silver).
    Seat upholstery color: Atlantic grey with imitation stitching.

    Dashboard color: Atlantic grey.
    Instrument bezel: matt black.
    Fairing panel/pocket door color: Atlantic grey.
    Handlebar plastic covering: Atlantic grey.
    Foot kick panel: black with silver inlaid strip.

    ISSUES/CHANGES/NOTES:
    Slightly larger stock windshield.
    Corrected (or at least improved) the stator failure problem.
    Corrected the trunk liner wear-through problem.
    Improved accuracy of the fuel gauge.
    Carbs changed to improve cold weather starting.
    Added vents to ignition switch cover panel to reduce rider backpressure.
    Sixty-something other changes, mostly fit and finish, including:

      improved tabs so they wouldn't break so easily
      addition of strap to keep from unlatched coolant fairing cover from flying off and into the wind while riding.

    1991 - No model produced this year in North America.

    1992 - No model produced this year in North America.

    1993 - No model produced this year in North America.

    1994 (First Year of Production after 3-year North American break)

    Upper body color: Black.
    Lower body color: Griffin grey (same as '90 lower color).
    Seat upholstery: Atlantic grey with imitation stitching.
    Dashboard color: Atlantic grey.
    Instrument bezel: matt black.
    Fairing panel/pocket door color: Atlantic grey.
    Handlebar plastic covering: Atlantic grey.
    Foot kick panel: black with silver inlaid strip.

    ISSUES/CHANGES/NOTES:
    Reduced number of internal harness/piping clips
    Returned to '89-style windshield this year and through '98.

    1995

    Upper body color: Black.
    Lower body color: Griffin grey (same as '90/'94 lower color).
    Seat upholstery: Atlantic grey with imitation stitching.
    Dashboard color: Atlantic grey.
    Instrument bezel: matt black.
    Fairing panel/pocket door color: Atlantic grey.
    Handlebar plastic covering: Atlantic grey.
    Foot kick panel: black with silver inlaid strip.

    ISSUES/CHANGES/NOTES:
    This model year is virtually identical to '94

    1996

    Upper body color: Magna Red.
    Lower body color: Karakorum grey.
    Seat upholstery color: Dark charcoal with imitation stitching.
    Dashboard color: Dark charcoal.
    Instrument bezel: Matt black.
    Fairing panel/pocket door color: Matt black.
    Handlebar plastic covering: Matt black.
    Foot kick panel: Black with silver inlaid strip.

    ISSUES/CHANGES/NOTES:
    Clear-coat paint finish dropped starting with this model year.

    1997

    Upper body color: Magna red (Year of several manufacturer cost reduction changes).
    Lower body color: Karakorum grey.
    Seat upholstery color: Black without fake stitching.
    Dashboard color: Black.
    Instrument bezel: Black.
    Handlebar plastic covering: Black.
    Foot kick panel: Black with black inlaid strip.

    ISSUES/CHANGES/NOTES:
    Dropped the front rotor covers.
    Installed smaller front fender.
    Dropped the self-cancelling turn signals.
    Wind deflector removed from beneath steering head.
    Rider foot peg mounts painted instead of chrome.
    Rear brake lever painted instead of chrome.
    No clear-coat paint finishes (same as '96 model).
    Dropped fake chrome exhaust cover on left side.
    Rear brake arm different than any other model year.
    Fork leg lowers changed to accommodate the smaller fender.

    1998

    Upper body color: Magna red (Last year of production).
    Lower body color: Ostrich black, (unpainted color of plastic).
    Seat upholstery color: Black without fake stitching.
    Dashboard color: Black.
    Instrument bezel: Black.
    Fairing panel/pocket door color: Black.
    Handlebar plastic covering: Black.
    Foot kick panel: Black with black inlaid strip.

    ISSUES/CHANGES/NOTES:
    No front rotor covers (same as '97 model).
    Smaller front fender and fork leg lowers (same as '97 model).
    No self-cancelling turn signals (same as '97 model).
    No clear-coat paint finishes (same as '96 & '97 models).
    Painted foot peg mounts and rear brake lever (same as '97 model).
    No fake chrome exhaust cover on left side (same as '97 model).

    SPECIAL ADDED FEATURE

    Identifying PC model years from a distance.
    If it's pearl white it can only be 1989.
    If it's red (requires the most work to determine).
    If it's metallic red (candy color) it's a 1990.
    If it's flat red, check for front rotor covers: with = 1996/without = 1997 or 1998.
    If it's flat red, without rotor covers, if lower body color is grey, then it's 1997 or lower body color is black then it's 1998.
    If it's black/silver, it's either 1994 or 1995.
    If it's any other color it's either been repainted or it's a non-North American bike. And, of course, any model year could have been repainted to look like a different model year.

    All the above is clearly for the U.S. (or perhaps North-America) only. But what about Europe, Asia, South America, etc.