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Old 04-28-2009, 12:56 PM   #76
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Bad news from RC looks like the Marines scheduled my facility on Memoral Day (who the hell work on holidays.. um Marines) so I may not make the event.
Downer, sounds like the work of 1st Bn, 3rd Marines.... Gotta feel for those fellahs, I think this is their third trip since I started working back on the Big Isle.

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Either small sailer, or Zodiac with a 50-100hp. Im torn betwen the two.
IMHO go with the Zoddy, you can launch at Honaunau, Road to the Sea, Milolii, Mahu Kona, Manuka, etc. etc. etc. where your 10 minutes troll away from some excellent dive spots.

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Thw only venor I found that will do inter-island vehicle tranport is "Young Brothers" and I was told I have to have the bike palletized when it arrives on the dock (have your own pallet) or you can rent a container but there is a waiting list and $$$ so I was told by them.
Pallet shipping cost $70.00 last year this time. You can get free pallets in Hilo at the Harley Joint but it's worth beefing them up with pop-rivets before you use them.




"G-Van" container was about $120.00 two years back, you can get two bikes in plus all your gear and stash.

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Old 04-28-2009, 01:56 PM   #77
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So that's what a G-van looks like...

The shipper in Maui told me about G-vans, but I couldn't understand what they were talking about. I thought it was a GM van (vehicle)! So suppose I bought a bike on Maui. Would I ride it down to the dock and try to find a pallet at the Harley place and then have it shipped to Hilo?
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:18 PM   #78
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That would work, I usually go the G-van route when I'm selling a bike and am splitting costs with the new guy cause there's always the chance the bike will be sitting in Salt Spray on the barge and stew at the docks for a while before it's picked up. If it's mine I make sure I pick it up right away and give it a good bath.

Since there's no direct service between Hilo and Maui Young Brothers charges you close double when go that route or Hilo to Kauai since everything gets cross loaded in Honolulu. Why not buy a bike on the Big Island and when you get tired of riding here ship it elsewhere?

There's a hell of a lot more riding here so it'll be a bit before you burn out, a serious trailbike (KTM, Husky, CRF-X. WR-F) with a plate will keep you entertained for years over here.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:37 PM   #79
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There's a hell of a lot more riding here so it'll be a bit before you burn out, a serious trailbike (KTM, Husky, CRF-X. WR-F) with a plate will keep you entertained for years over here.
Yup that is what I am thinking just buy something over there fly over cheap ride around fly back... but I need to stash the bike someplace when away. Craigslist

Yes you are correct 1/3 at it. Well I can float my holiday to another weekend just going to miss the big event.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:02 AM   #80
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IMHO go with the Zoddy, you can launch at Honaunau, Road to the Sea, Milolii, Mahu Kona, Manuka, etc. etc. etc. where your 10 minutes troll away from some excellent dive spots.
Im leaning that way, portability around the island is a plus with the inflatable.
However a cuddy cabin sailer would benefit me if I become homeless.
I will have my 4x van if it comes to that though.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:22 PM   #81
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Yup that is what I am thinking just buy something over there fly over cheap ride around fly back... but I need to stash the bike someplace when away. Craigslist
You can store it at my place, just read this first before you decide Bike Hunt . Mauna Kea (another ADVrider) keeps his XR650R here, I'm about six miles from the airport.

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However a cuddy cabin sailer would benefit me if I become homeless.
Well if you're gonna be homeless Hawaii has about the best climate for that sort of activity plus you can use the zodiac to fish for sustainment!
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:32 PM   #82
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You can store it at my place, just read this first before you decide Bike Hunt . Mauna Kea (another ADVrider) keeps his XR650R here, I'm about six miles from the airport.

That was a intriguing story of a quest for a missing M/C put together well. So, I guess your saying a cheap realiable bike is best! and to know I'd have a place to leave it (how many beers does it cost) makes me want to scoure CL some more but I'm not seeing much either, rocket or cruisers, DS's are far a few in between(that I can afford). I even conisdered the TW200 I saw (had one for 12 years great little donky ride). Well my budget is limited so I'm a lookin.


Well if you're gonna be homeless Hawaii has about the best climate for that sort of activity plus you can use the zodiac to fish for sustainment!
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:16 AM   #83
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Thumper Man DS's are far a few in between(that I can afford). I even conisdered the TW200 I saw (had one for 12 years great little donky ride). Well my budget is limited so I'm a lookin.
Yeah, quality bikes with a plate are a bit rare over here, saw a pretty good deal on CL for a XR650L over on Oahu tonight, not a great choice for single track though. PM me your e-mail, I can link you up with George who's Plated XR650R is sitting at my house and needs some exercise, not much fun in single track but a worthy Big Isle Steed.

Great guy! He's over there with you on Oahu and lives in Mililani, ride with him, chat him up, and I bet he'll say you can ride it when your're in this neck of the rain forest.

Or not...
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:44 PM   #84
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For the Scrubs that only Talked!!!!

Started a thread in Racing on the forest section of the Mauna Kea 200, link is here LINK .

95 or so folks signed up, the heat and humidity were a factor!!!

Tomorrow is Mauna Kea, top guys will be back in under 2 hours, if you live on this rock be at Mauna Kea State Park by 0730!!!!!!.
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Thanks for sharing the pics, got more or a online gallery?
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:45 AM   #86
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Thanks for sharing the pics, got more or a online gallery?
they dumped em all on www.MK200.com quite a load....
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they dumped em all on www.MK200.com quite a load....
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:44 PM   #88
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Question Easy Dirt on Oahu

Hey guys im just wondering where some real easy and basic Dirt riding can be found on oahu? Im getting my scrambler inspected on monday so I can get it registered and want to get a little dirty at some point... I have noo dirt riding experience except for jumping a curb into my neighbors lawn on my old sport bike because some J/A cager decided i no longer needed to be on the road... I havent ridden in almost a year now because of work and moving but im real eager to get back on and do some riding.
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There's tons of dirt roads in the Wahiawa, Haleiwa, Waialua area that were former sugarcane and pineapple fields, most are locked these days but you can usually squeeze through (just try to look like a farmer!) . There are some ADVriders over there and most are always ready for an excuse to ride, they ought to be able to show you around.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:52 PM   #90
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There's tons of dirt roads in the Wahiawa, Haleiwa, Waialua area that were former sugarcane and pineapple fields......
That's were I learned to ride back in the day on an old (new back then) XR75
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