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 Post subject: What would you replace your PC800 with?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:04 am 
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I like the PC for its' practicality. Pretty hard to beat really. But I also like to own different bikes, so one day the PC will go and something else will sit in its' place.

Being a scooter fan, I think the only type of bike that would work for me as a practical replacement would be a scooter, due to the carrying capacity.

I really like the Burgman 400. 200lb less than the PC, with 62(?) liters of storage under the seat. Great MPGs and I think it will hit 100mph +/-, which is good for me.

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Or maybe the Silverwing?

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What do you like for practicality other than the PC800?

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 Post subject: Re: What would you replace your PC800 with?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:49 am 
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If I could, I would add a beautiful ski boat back into our family's possessions. We all loved going to the river and the time spent together was magical.

+1 for boat

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On a completely insane; I'll never have that kind of disposable income level;

+1 for an AUDI R8 SPYDER

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 Post subject: Re: What would you replace your PC800 with?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:04 am 
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When I rode around Lake Superior last summer, an Internet friend of mine met me with his 650 Burgman that he'd just purchased a month or two earlier. (He also has a 1996 PC800 along with a couple other bikes.) He said that he "loved everything about the Burgman" so I kind of kept my eye on that, thinking it just could be something for me someday, when instead of lifting my leg waaaaaay up and over that seat, I could just slide right in! Hmmmmm? Not a bad idea for an old man!

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 Post subject: Re: What would you replace your PC800 with?
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That Burgie is very nice. The side bags are almost overkill as the trunks on those things are ENORMOUS. Enough room for 2 FF helmets and then some.

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 Post subject: Re: What would you replace your PC800 with?
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Are the tires sizes smaller on those Burgmans? that's the only thing that I don't like typically about scooters.

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 Post subject: Re: What would you replace your PC800 with?
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http://burgmanusa.com/bkb/650+Specifications

My Reflex had smaller wheels than the Burgie, but was very stable even at near 80mph. Scooters are a BLAST!

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 Post subject: Re: What would you replace your PC800 with?
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PacRat wrote:
http://burgmanusa.com/bkb/650+Specifications

My Reflex had smaller wheels than the Burgie, but was very stable even at near 80mph. Scooters are a BLAST!


I had a 2003 Reflex before the PC..... was a sweet ride just not enough oomph for me to get out of the way of a cager if I needed to make an escape. The PC has saved me on many occasions when a cager tried to run me off the road or pulled out in front of me. With the Reflex my only option would have been to try to brake or hit the ditch.

My wife had a 1997 Helix..... that was a nice scoot also.

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 Post subject: Re: What would you replace your PC800 with?
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I hate to admit it, but my Helix gets more ride-time than the PAC*RAT does these days. It is just SO DAMN FUN.

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 Post subject: Re: What would you replace your PC800 with?
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PacRat wrote:
I hate to admit it, but my Helix gets more ride-time than the PAC*RAT does these days. It is just SO DAMN FUN.



If you ever want a side car for it let me know..... have a complete setup that I took off the morning before she wrecked the Helix. It is a "home made" unit built by a gentleman that is an airplane conservator the Air Force Museum. Pretty sweet setup.

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PacRat......I really like the looks of your Helix although I don't know anything about them. I'll have to do a little research and see who carries those in our area.

I think those side trunks on Dave's Burgman are a bit large too, and that was also a concern of his. He sure had a ton of room on our six day trip though. Nothing had to go outside so that part was good.

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