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Check it out - Just had to show somebody!


And no........ I'm not stupid enough to do a poll like - "Tacky or Tastefull?"!!!!!!!
 

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Which part don't you get.



The honda Pacific Coast has a horrible history for being a good bike inside.



Imagine the best bike in the world and then cover it with plastic panels.



It has been called the Honda PC (Porta Crapper), Flying Potato, and even Rubbermaid.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Pacific_Coast
Ahhhhh, didn't realize that was a given general nickname. Thanks Stitch.
 

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Been riding my GL500I Since April of 84. It will always be my favorite bike.

Even if I had had unlimited funds back in 84 I think I would have still gone for

the GL500I (or GL650I). Its so cool. But its an aquired taste that few appreciate.



The PC800 thing just kinda happened....... a buddy offered to sell it to me after

me bugging him for 10 years so I had to buy it (ethically and morally speaking!)!

It was a good deal too. Its an aquired taste. Few like it.



I fueled up in Gatlinburg, Tennessee the other day and was surrounded by Harleys.

Felt like a fox among wolves! They all started their bikes and I couldn't hear myself think!

Then I started the Flyin Potato and it sounded like a sewing machine!



Its an aquired taste. All my friends say "Why'd you buy that?"



Few like it.



Oh well....





 

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Sdog, as I said before I, too, like the PC. They have such a low center of gravity and are easy to ride. Like the CX/GLs and the STs they are very reliable, maybe not easy to work on with all that plastic but a good bike! Don't back up from anyone on that bike. If they don't understand what it is, thats their problem! I seldom use ear plugs (and I should, not much hearing left!) but whenever I am around Harleys I wish I had them in! One of my neighbors & his wife both ride Harleys and I seldom ride with them for just that reason.

Gene



PS: As you can see I am located in the Boro, near Nashville, which grand division of Tennessee contains your home?
 

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I kinda like it !





However, I also have trouble seeing how people find the CX ugly, so I might be biased
 

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Im with you toehead. I like the look of the CX's
 

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Thank you soo much for the kind words.....



Hold it......... I'm Verklempt...... Gimmie a minute......









Ok I'm back!



I'm right at the Smoky Mountains in Sevier County - Seymour that is!



And as for the CX & GL looks - I've always liked them too. Esp the GLs.

I'm really amazed at all the different looks that can be created too.

Some of the custom work seen on this site is incredible!



In fact I would have to say that the looks of my GL500I was one of - if not THE

major factor in my outta control attraction to these bikes!




No comments on the "Chunky Gal" area of Western North Carolina?

I just had to take a pic there - got back home and ran into a dude who knew all about the area.



Apparantly there was a Cherokee Indian on one side of the mountain who fell fell in love with a

Chunky Cherokee Maid on the other side of the mountain. The 2 tribes had a kind of Hatfields

and McCoys Indian style thing goin' on!



Anyhow he goes to get her and carry her back to his place but he under-estimated the weight load

which slowed him down considerably and her father caught up to him!



The things you can learn on a Flyin' Potato!
 

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Thank you soo much for the kind words.....



Hold it......... I'm Verklempt...... Gimmie a minute......









Ok I'm back!



I'm right at the Smoky Mountains in Sevier County - Seymour that is!



And as for the CX & GL looks - I've always liked them too. Esp the GLs.

I'm really amazed at all the different looks that can be created too.

Some of the custom work seen on this site is incredible!



In fact I would have to say that the looks of my GL500I was one of - if not THE

major factor in my outta control attraction to these bikes!




No comments on the "Chunky Gal" area of Western North Carolina?

I just had to take a pic there - got back home and ran into a dude who knew all about the area.



Apparantly there was a Cherokee Indian on one side of the mountain who fell fell in love with a

Chunky Cherokee Maid on the other side of the mountain. The 2 tribes had a kind of Hatfields

and McCoys Indian style thing goin' on!



Anyhow he goes to get her and carry her back to his place but he under-estimated the weight load

which slowed him down considerably and her father caught up to him!



The things you can learn on a Flyin' Potato!


Sdog, your pause didn't delay me one bit! I didn't see the sign at first, it was to the right and I didn't scroll over. If your tale about the indians is correct shouldn't they have put "Chunky Maid"? I seem to remember reading somewhere that indians like a lot of meat on their women, so maybe Dad did come after him, she was probably worth at least 2, maybe 3 ponies!



Good to know where you are, maybe you can drop down & join us at TWO next spring or early summer!

Gene
 

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Do you buy a bike to look at? Or to ride? Obviously both, but what's the really fun part? Riding. And if the PC is a runner, than to hell with the rest.



Ugly, IMO, is the wrong word for the PC. Goofy. Goofy is the word. They look goofy. Nothing wrong with goofy. Esp. if goofy runs.
 

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Oh I totally agree.



Probably in a lotta cases the best looking bikes are not at all practical.



BUT......



If you are like me - my opinion of how it looks is mostly based on its functionality.

The more functional the more I am attracted. Within reason of course.



But some of those "Rat Rides" do make a lotta sense.



I think I'm gonna pull a "Jethro Bodine Clampet" (Beverly Hillbillys):

Jed would have Jethro go over the truck with a brick and a bucket of coal oil!


Now thats practical!
 
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