Hawaii: Renting Something OTHER Than a Harley in Maui?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Ben Carufel, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. motogon

    motogon Like wind

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    Look at conditions of road after Hana. Small dual sport would be best for this roads.

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  2. motogon

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    ... or look at this "pavement".

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  3. DurtKlod

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    Sounds like you won't be renting but if you do, make sure to read the fine print on any rental contracts IF you choose to go past Hana and complete the loop all the way around the south end of the island (same for the north end too). All the rental companies I've ever rented from have stated that your contract will become null and void if you choose to take your vehicle on these roads AND, IF you require assistance while on these roads, they will not be coming to help. However, due to this, the traffic is drastically reduced. I think the paved portion past the Seven Sacred falls, around the southern end would beat you to death on a scooter.
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  4. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    thanks guys, a sporty would be fun but for the length of time I'd want a bike, a HD would be very pricey for me, hey there's a recession going on, at least at my house.
    I'll talk with the rental place, I'm planning on 1st night at a hostel that rents scooters by the airport, I'd guess they'll have some restriction, I'll find out.

    an uneducated guess, HD and in other areas ( euro land for bmw) must have 95% of MC world rental market. I'd be happy to rent anything without forward controls. oh well,
    thanks again, :1drink
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  5. motogon

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    Sportster cost me $130 for 8 hours (including tax and fees) + around $15 for gas.
    Here is my ride report.
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  6. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    looks like a nice ride:1drink
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  7. BigNastybrp

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    I have done this a few times. if you like a full face helmet bring your own, I was not able to hind one. it was sunny at the start and than rained so hard I couldn't see. I had to turn around. if it is raining you will not be about to cross the wash outs. have fun and stop lots:freaky
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  8. Patrick46

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    Bumping this up as we're heading over in 3 weeks, (Feb 21-Mar 7th) and we'd like to rent something else (non-H-D) too...but I'm not finding much available.

    a V-Strom would be great!!


    any help out there????

    also, any reccommendations for things we shouldn't miss, that may not be on the 'usual' visitors lists??
    ...especially snorkeling locals!
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  9. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    This might beat a scooter... Maui Scooter Shack

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  10. Patrick46

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    I kinda looked at those Maui Scooter Shack CanAms Chris, but their website reads "call for pricing" :eek1

    .....that means WAY EXPENSIVE in MY book!! :deal

    I'd be happy with a DR 250!!....funny thing, is that I ride a Harley!! :lol3
    (just don't wanna look like a tourist pirate wannabe!)



    Thanx for the response though! :norton
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  11. mr. thumbs

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    Contact Mendo on these boards. He lives in Maui and might be able to hook you up with a ride. He came out to Cali and lent him a bike and took him on a 90 mile ride through the desert and mountains. I bet he might be will to do the same for you.
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  12. Patrick46

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    I might just do that.


    hey....it never hurts to ask, and the worst he could say is "no" :deal



    2 week countdown!!! :clap
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    You may want to check out Mauimotoadventures.com. I rode with Mike and Kalani last week and we had an epic day! They supply all the gear, new KTM's, and a guided tour of the single track madness! It was a blast - even though I likely ended up staring in the bloopers video. I'll be heading back next year to ride with them again!

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  14. Patrick46

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    aw man...there's an issue with the website!!


    appreciate the link though......I'll keep trying.



    altho I am looking for a dual-sport that the wife and I can buzz around on together kinda thing.
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  15. Patrick46

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    was just doing some more web serches, and found out that Eagle Rider has WeeStroms!!! :clap

    Woo-Hoo....Maui, here we come!!
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  16. bricaud

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    I'm in maui now and had planned on renting a Harley since that's all I was as to find online when researching from home. Last night in lahina I picked up a ad for a place that rents sports bikes. http://mauisportbikerentals.com/

    I have an aprila shiver 750 booked for Friday. Seemed like the closest to the dual sport I'm used to riding back home. Ill post a report and a few pictures later this week
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  17. DurtKlod

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    Fantastic! Looking forward to the RR.
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  18. Patrick46

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    That looks like a super fun bike!!
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  19. DurtKlod

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    Waiting patiently...
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  20. bricaud

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    [​IMG][/url] Aprilia Shiver 750 rented from Maui sport bike rentals by bricaud14, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [​IMG][/url] Aprilia Shiver 750 rented from Maui sport bike rentals by bricaud14, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Sorry for the slow response. Haven't been on in a while. We had a great trip to Maui in February. I rented an Aprilia 750 Shiver from http://mauisportbikerentals.com/shop/

    Austin the owner delivers all bikes to your hotel using his pickup. This was great as I was able to leave the rental car for my wife. After making my reservation a few days earlier, Austin delivered the bike right on time to my hotel and did a short intro to the bike and then left me with the keys, a helmet and and route ideas. $200 and the bike was mine for 24 hrs.

    I had a blast exploring the west side of the island and then heading to the high country and south side up by the winery and wind mills. The roads in this section were perfectly kept asphalt with no traffic.

    The Shiver was a blast and a welcome change to my dual sport. This would be a great second bike to have around town. Quick and snappy, with tons of torque.


    I did run into some bike troubles but the owner was quick to make it right. At the location in the photos above, I has stopped for a lunch break and photos. When I went to take off, the bike was showing an error code on the display and wouldn't start. After calling the owner, he immediately dropped what he was doing and delivered a replacement bike free of charge. Turns out the Aprilia has a few well known problems with its ignition. Out of the bikes Austin had in his inventory I settled on a Yamamha R1 to use up the rest of my rental period. Austin added an extra 24 hrs to my rental period free of charge. Needles to say this was my second time on a sport bike and the R1 was a handful but super fun. Returning to the west side of the island and to our resort was interesting. The R1 was very different from the dual sports and dirt bikes I am familiar with, very uncomfortable and VERY FAST. I ran out of road, way before throttle. Pretty fun, but a liter bike sure seems unreasonable on public roads. Glad I made it home in one piece.

    A day and a handful of rides later, Austin returned to collect a bike.

    I will do business with Maui Sport Bike Rentals when I return to Maui. Austin was standup and handled the broken bike correctly..
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