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Old 03-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #652
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Location: Kailua-Kona,Hawai'i, USA
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Mahalo Jason,

Thanks for the good information. I have seen the Honda, and it seems to be the better bike, but I just don't fit it. I am 5'2" with an inseam of about 26", so shorter is a big plus for me. I also like that both Yamahas are substantially lighter than what I'm used to.

Although I've been riding for about 40 years, almost all of that has been on pavement. A bike which is off-pavement friendly would also be a plus.

Mostly, I think I would be commuting, from Kona Town to Kealakekua, sticking mostly to the back roads. Eventually, I would like to do some exploring, Ka'u and Puna at first, then maybe more north. I have friends in Mountain View, so I'd make an occasional trip there as well. I think I'd like to do Mauna Kea at least once, just to say I've been there.

Thanks for the help, it gives me some more to think about.

Mahalo!

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