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I guess I have an infatuation with 80's Honda shafties. I ride a 89 Pacific Coast also shafty and I just picked this bad boy up. I sold a 81 Silverwing also a shafty to get the PC earlier this year...Love shaft driven. Love Honda reliability, love Honda easy maintenance. Gotta be the easiest to maintaing 4 wheeler ever! The PC is the easiest bike to maintain ever. Honda did it right 800cc dual plug per cylinder vtwin, with hydraulic valves, spin on oil filter, and the greatest thing is integrated storage instead of saddle bags they are built in and the whole rear seat lifts up to reveal enough trunk space to carry 5 grocery bags worth of food.

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Friend of a friend was thinking about selling the 300 so I jumped on it. Never even saw it in person. Took my friend the money he picked it up, pulled and cleaned the carb, changed the oil, changed the spark plug, and I picked it up a day later.

In the process of ordering an airfilter and pads we discovered it was a 300 as I was told it was a 250, prev owner thought it was a 250 and this was prior to me seeing it. So I was really excited!

It needed some love. Mechanically the unit was great! But it was ugly. Check out my photo alubum already posted pictures.

I emptied the rear end best I could anyway since I didn't see a drain plug I removed the fill plug and picked the front end up and held it up to my chest and got the fluid out that way. Put a 75w90 synthetic GL5 fluid in there.

Pulled the racks, sanded the exterior down, fixed the battery box as the bottom broke out (thank god prev. owner kept the piece that broke), painted the body, hitch, muffler, racks, pegs, and put it all back together.

New air filter and rear pads are on their way...

Anyway glad to find a forum. I am a member of about 20 car forums for the different cars I have owned. Started driving in 1996 with a hardship and I am on my 27th vehicle which happens to be an 08' Charcoal Grey Quad Cab Hemi Dodge Truck. Will take some pics of the 300 in the bed tomorrow. First trip out to my buddies farm and my deer lease...:icon_ rocker:

Oh and this thing was built the same month I turned 7(10/87). Got it for 29th birthday so late bday present...LOL
 

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THANKS!

We had a ton of fun yesterday. Bought a 4 wheeler cause here in the North Texas area we have had so much rain the last 2 months. I almost feel like I should have webbed feet!

Anyway it's suppose to be a wet winter also. Since I didn't buy a four wheel drive I needed to beable to get from camp to the stands and I had already been told it's a swamp.

Went to the deer lease yesterday to check it out, kill the wasps in the stand, stuff like that and it was muddy as hell but nothing to severe considering what I have in my arsenal now. My truck would have gotten stuck easily.

Left there and went to my buddies land the one who helped me get the 300. He has an 07 Sportsman 500 AWD Auto. Anyway with his in 2wd mode I followed him all over the place and I made it through everything he did. There is only 1 place on the farm he has to use the awd and I wasn't ready to try that. It looked like you'd have to float through part of it and then climb out and since the four wheeler is new to me and I have yet to personally inspect the intake duct work and such I decided not to try.

We went through water that came upto the pegs in several places, and went through this mud bog type deal about 25 yards long, throwing mud everywhere, and fishtailing through the whole thing.

It was great!

Couple pics 1 in my truck and 1 with my son driving it...
 

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