Dual sport rental in Hawaii?

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by WAknobbyknuckles, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. WAknobbyknuckles

    WAknobbyknuckles Adventurer

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    Hey all,
    On vacation in Hawaii and was wondering if someone can point me towards a dual sport dealer on the Big Island? Thought there was one but I can't find any info.
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  2. mlyamkaw

    mlyamkaw Drill Baby Drill

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  3. Handy

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    I was thinking of getting one next time we go over there, but the fact that you can rent a car for a week for less than renting a bike for a day changed my mind.
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  4. NotAllWhoWanderRLost

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    My wife and I rented two KLR's from Maui Moto Adventures while on Maui for Thanksgiving and had a great experience. We had the bikes for a day and a half and made the loop around both ends of the island. The bikes were in great shape and came with all the gear.

    I plan to use them again on my next visit. Check them out if your looking for a different view of of the island. :beer
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  5. tod701

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    Anyone rent bikes on Molokai?

    We are heading that way for a couple of weeks this spring and bikes for a few days would be fun.

    Last year we had a Jeep, but bikes would be mo betta.
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  6. WAknobbyknuckles

    WAknobbyknuckles Adventurer

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    Thanks mlyamkaw,
    I am gonna get hold of them. This is vacation and I'm gonna ride :clap:clap

    Thanks guys.
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  7. tommybelvedere

    tommybelvedere Adv alacarte'

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    Thanks for the tip on the big island bike rentals, going there right after the 1st of the new year to celebrate my 50th with my wife. She's thrilled that i actually found a dual sport to rent to go chase the lava with! We will see how it goes.
    Ride on TB:clap
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  8. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    I went to Oahu in 2012 for my moms 50th birthday. What a great time. Too bad I didn't have my endorsement then. Im still pissed at myself for not getting it before the trip. I got it one month after getting back.

    You will have a fantastic time on the big island.

    Mele kalikimaka, Tommy B
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  9. richard.bessey

    richard.bessey Hard Rider

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    I rented a Yamaha 250 in Honolulu, long story short, I was pretty disappointed. The island is only 2 miles wide, all pavement, nothing "fun" just lots of 40 mph heavey traffic. I really did not enjoy it and would not recommend it in Honolulu.
    At home I am used to getting on the bike and riding at least 40 miles flat out. Honolulu, not such much.
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  10. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    What he said, ^^^^^ Aloha . . . . . . TommyB:wave

    Enjoy your vaycay - :clap:D:clap:D:clap:D

    Have fun & post up a few pix.

    :wink:
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  11. Sethro303

    Sethro303 Master of Disaster

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    He isn't going to Oahu.


    Have a great trip.....let us know how the riding was!
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  12. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Seriously? I grew up on Oahu and can tell you that it is more than two miles wide, and that there is a lot of good riding.


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  13. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    mannnnnn I can't imagine renting a drz400 for 2 days. Let alone on Maui. So jealous. Never ridden one before. That would be a fun way to try new bikes out too
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  14. Handy

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    I found some great riding in Honolulu, not to mention all of the great riding on the rest of the island. This was my wife's first time on two wheels and we came home and got her a motorcycle.
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  15. Robert_W

    Robert_W Been here awhile

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    Yeah a bike would be fun. I spent a week there last Nov. Small car / jeep rentals at the airport is it as far as I know. Very few people visit in comparison so not much call for it. There's only roughly 7500 people on the entire island. And very little in the way of dual sport tiding. The entire west end of the island is basically off limits except for the main highway. All private ranch land and closed up tight. The east end is for hiking. Only one road. No dirt to speak of. I don't think there was even a moped rental to be found. I didn't see any bikes that I can remember.
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  16. Mendo

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    Jason on Big Island has a great variety of dual sport bikes for rent!
    www.hiadv.com

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    On Maui I own Maui Moto Adventures and we also do Dual Sport rentals
    www.mauidualsport.com

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  17. Scott_PDX

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    Been to Maui once (Pre motorcycle nut), and wouldn't have guessed there was dirt bike riding there. But after seeing "Accidental Broadcast's" you-tube video's, some of which feature Mendo, I'm surprised at how much good riding there is.

    If I go back, I'll definately be checking into that!

    None of which has anything to do with the OP, but...just saying...good stuff!
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  18. tod701

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    The west end of the north coast has some dirty stuff we explored with a jeep, but bikes would have been better.

    I saw a couple of CRF and XR's using the road on the east end.

    Since Molokai Ranch got told F-U by the locals concerning tourism expansion, I've heard that they've pulled out most of their business and the Nature Conservancy is now the biggest threat to access.

    Could be wrong, but I am heading back end of next month to check it out.
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  19. Robert_W

    Robert_W Been here awhile

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    The locals story to me was not that they said no to tourist expansion...but that the developers of the ranch did a 180 on what they promised. Instead of keeping that end of the island as basically one big piece they decided that they wanted to break it up into McMansion properties. That is what they (locals) balked at. One of their biggest and most valid concerns is that there's very little water available on that end. Dunno. Just the stories we heard. We'll be heading back this year too.

    BTW...the ranch didn't pull out "most" of their business. They closed up shop completely as far as I could tell. There's nada left except for a skeleton crew to manage the basics.
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  20. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    The Nature Conservancy can suck it. Property they buy is generally off-limits. They have bought a lot of area around here, and it's all off-limits. Some of it is posted "Hunting by Written Permission Only" but they refuse it. Every time.
    They bought up a bunch of Pygmy Rabbit habitat. The bunnies are endangered, but they coyotes ate a bunch, and I offered to go shoot some coyotes. They said no, their policy was that they did not allow hunting on their properties except non-native species. I said sure, so can I hunt pheasant and huns, since both were introduced? Again, no. I was told i could write a letter to their national headquarters, but permission would be denied.
    Same thing with the ranch they bought outside Enterprise. Excellent elk hunting, which the former owners allowed on a limited basis. The Conservancy now sells hunts for thousands of dollars- seems to me they bought the ranch to make money, not their stated mission of habitat protection.
    Fuck em.
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