Hawai'i

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Dirty Barber, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    I seem to remember tires just plain being more expensive there in Hawaii. Especially if they ahve to be special ordered. The Harley shop down the street from South Seas on Nimitz HWY might have something in stock. You might also try Motorcycle Superstore or Rocky Mountain ATV and ask customer service about their shipping policies to Hawaii. I think I remember tires going on the slow boat.

    Good luck either way.
  2. stan.riner

    stan.riner Been here awhile

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    See Kim at Cycle Sports Iwilei. They order from Tucker Rocky and Parts Unlimited so it shouldn't be that bad.
  3. stan.riner

    stan.riner Been here awhile

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    Sent my registration and got our plane tickets for the MK200. Going over on Wednesday morning so we can do some touristy stuff and look at property. Anyone else doing the race this year?
  4. sfront

    sfront Chaos in Motion

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    We'll be there.
    Already signed up and I'm in the process of getting my bike in order.
    I think Jonathan from Virginia is heading out also.
    We fly into Kona on the 18th.

  5. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Seriously bummed not to be able to race this year, this is pretty much the first time since '05 I haven't been directly involved in course work or racing and had dabbled around with the MK200 since '93.

    Currently on the mainland taking care of some family matters in Nevada, this should have been my MK200 trip. Oh well, I haven't twisted a throttle since I rode the KTM into the storage room after cleaning it last year so I'm probably saving myself from a Brutal Thrashing!

    Keep it Pinned and Best of Luck!
  6. ksmason71

    ksmason71 Mason

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    Follow up on my findings... I rented a wee-strom from the Eagle Rider in Lahaina. They were okay to deal with, but they were the only place that had anything other than a Harley. Here is a pic...

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  7. CordR

    CordR Been here awhile

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    I rode that same bike about 2 weeks ago! I also saw a black one in their Kihei location later on.

    It was actually perfect for what it was. I highly recommend the loop on the northwest side going past Kapalua ending up in Wailuku. Best motorcycle road I've been on.

    We did a two day rental on that, 2up with my wife. I'm glad we had the smaller Wee for it because some of those twisties were really tight and the lighter weight was nice for the slower speed stuff. We did one day on the coast and one day going Upcountry. Also a very nice ride and a little off the tourist track.

    Two days later my wife said 'let's get the Harley today'....Now I'm not a huge HD guy, but who am I to argue when she wants another day of motorcycling?!

    That was my first time on something like that. I will say this for it....it was smoother than I thought it would be when we were at speed and I did find it fairly comfortable. Also having that extra weight was nice in the crosswinds on the highway (it was really windy when we were there). However, slow speed parking lot maneuvers are definitely a challenge on that 800+lb gorilla and I'm glad I had the Wee on the twisties.

    (but now that my wife has been spoiled with the luxury backrest and comfort, she'll be eyeing up all the heavy touring bikes I'm sure).


    C
  8. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    I did a loop around Maui last year to Hana, in a car though. Strange how going down it was almost like desert, dry with cactus, and amazingly lush and rain forest wet coming back up the other way.

    Only wish I'd been on a bike.
  9. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Just in case you have a bike:
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    There's a two day 400 mile DS ride on 23 and 24 November 2012, the 25th must be reserved for a trail ride....
  10. mommer

    mommer bring on the world!!!!

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    hey thumper,
    if i have my driver liscence back i would love to come over for this ride! who is in charge of it? and how do i get into it?
  11. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    It's being put on by The Big Island Dual Sport Assn, a rather loosely knit gathering of folks that like all things dirtbike. Don't be surprised if you don't get timely responses from them, it's the Big Island....

    Link Here: http://bidsa.mk200.com/
  12. burlap

    burlap n00b

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    I'm looking for exactly this, but on Kauai. I've called pretty much everywhere and it's looking grim. Will be there August 4-11. Any leads? this would make the trip for me, surely..
  13. mrider

    mrider Adventurer

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  14. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Haven't seen much in the way of actual riding on this thread of late so some 14 months after the last time I rode I figured I'd better go home and take some pics, all rather poor quality... I've been working overseas, traveling with the family and for work, riding my mountainbikes, stand up paddle boarding, and drooling over wheeled european exotica that is generally out of reach if I want to maintain a marriage (the KTM Freeride and OSSA Explorer come to mind).<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I got in on Saturday and called a friend about Sunday's ride they were headed "Up the Coast" and would pick me up on the way. Five KTMs (1 x 150XC, 2 x 200XCWs, 2 x 300XCs), a GasGas EC250, and a Honda CR250 are ready to hit the single track it'd rained the night before so it ought to be fun. The trusty '11 200XCW with 19.1 hours on the meter works as well as I remember though it took me 2/3s of the ride to get used to modulating a clutch again and by that time my forearms were fried.
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    Being off of a bike this long isn't the best way to maintain your skills base, I got brutalized by a couple of big logs, a tree or two, and some slippery hill climbs, OTOH hopping on a bike reminded me of how much I miss it. Gotta come back in December and do it again!<o:p></o:p>
  15. sfront

    sfront Chaos in Motion

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    Glad to see you back in the saddle!
  16. uxc

    uxc adventure nerd

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    Aloha, Hawaii!

    I will be coming down for a visit this November, spending a week on Oahu, then a week on Kuaui. I found a Triumph Bonneville to rent from "Cruzin Hawaii" ( http://www.cruzinhawaii.com/bike-triumph-bonneville.html ), and Big Kahuna also has BMWs ( http://www.bigkahunarentals.com/ ) but it looks like the only operation on Kuaui is Harley ( http://www.kauaiharley-davidson.com/ ).

    Does anybody know if it would be feasible to rent a bike on Oahu and transport it to Kuaui and back? I wish the InterIsland Superferry was running. That would make life so much easier.

    Also, if anyone has experience with Big Kahuna or Cruzin Hawaii, or other places on Oahu or Kuaui, it would be appreciated.

    Or, if you live on Kuaui and would like to rent me your bike in exchange for $ and sweet photos of your bike all over the island, let me know!

    Thanks in Advance!
    UXC (Rick)
  17. stan.riner

    stan.riner Been here awhile

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    We ship bikes inter-island for the various trail races. I doubt it would be very economical due to the transit time. I dropped off my bike on Monday in Honolulu and was able to get it on Friday in Kauai. You're going to be renting it the whole time. Also, you'll have to have a pallet or crate. You can also use a G-van. We usually put three dirt bikes in one of those. I've heard you can do two street bikes.


    Regarding rentals in general, my wife works at Montgomery Motorsports on Oahu (dba Cyclesports, the Suzuki dealer) and they rent Harleys. I told them about you guys wanting adventure style bikes but I guess there's just not enough demand to make it worth while.
  18. uxc

    uxc adventure nerd

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    Thanks for the info! Sounds like I should stick with a Harley on Kuaui. I was imagining a roll-on roll-off cargo boat that might make daily trips, but I guess that's not how it works. As long as it has 2 wheels, I'll be happy.
  19. AllBlackPearl

    AllBlackPearl Alpoholic

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    Hey y'all! :clap

    Me and a buddy of mine will be attending a conference on the Big Island in December!
    After that we are planning to hop over to Maui and stay there for a week. My buddy is gonna take a kite-surfing course and I'm planning to do some hiking and relaxing. :D
    I'd also LOVE to rent a bike for a day or so and try the roads!
    I've already checked the rentals (and parts of this thread) and know that there's Harleys and one V-Strom.. :lol3
    I'd prefer the Strom TBH, but I'd alos kinda like to test the nightrod. Hm..
    Anyway.

    Will it be a problem to rent a bike with my Swiss licence? Do I need anything special (credit card, sure)?

    I'll be riding roads only - if any of you is wiling to share his wisdom and suggest a must-do day trip, I'd be more than happy!!
    Also, if anyone wants to meet up or join for a ride while I'm there (14. - 20. December), bring it on!
    Looking forward to hearing from you and maybe meeting you!

    Cheers and all the best from the Swiss Alps! :freaky
  20. hiADV

    hiADV Island Explorer

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    Hey Thumper, are you on the Big Island? The wifey and I are moving to Kona next month and shipping our bikes over. This ride sounds stellar! Guess I need to email the BIDSA guys to get in on this?