Hawai'i

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  1. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Thanks 1911,
    650 it is, probably fit me better as I'm tall. Had a klr but think I'll try the dr. My son and are hiking the Kalalau Trail to Hanakapiai beach. I'd love to do the 11 mile overnighter but not this trip. Staying in Wailua and will try the local flavors, being a Kentucky boy I'm sure I'll butcher the Hawaiian names.

    Mahalo.
  2. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Hawaiian is pretty simple, if you see it you say it. Few things though, e is pronounced a, i is e and ai together is really one letter, i. So Hanakapiai is "ha na cop ee eye". W is w, unless it's the next to last letter, then it's v.
    Check out Waimea Canyon, especially at dawn and sunset. Go on a sailboat, snorkel, go deep sea fishing. Ask ahead if you want to keep any fish for dinner, though.


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  3. KevinMTB

    KevinMTB Been here awhile

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    Check out Anahola Beach Park. At the end of the paved road is a dirt road that has some trails that ride along the ocean's edge, some of the most scenic riding I did over there. Enjoy your stay, aloha.
  4. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Hey guys,
    Thanks for all the tips. Had a great trip to Kauai but didn't end up renting a bike. I was having too much fun on 2 legs and 4 wheels with the family. Hit all the highlights, the caynon, north shore, southern beaches, ancient Hawaiian sites on the east. High point for me was the hike to Hanakapi`ai beach with my son. Rocky, muddy, steep ups and downs. Loved it! Even think he enjoyed it.

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  5. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    Apologies for not reading through the entire thread.....

    What are options for renting dual sports on the big island these days? I am up for a guided tour of roads/trails without pavement. I'll only have about a day to spare, so rather than my usual approach of poking around and finding things on my own, I don't have time to waste finding the sweet spots. TIA.....

    Rob
  6. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    Thanks. I spoke with the owner a couple of days ago. Real nice guy, but not doing any dual sport/off road rentals any longer. Couldn't make that part of the business work, sadly. Still renting street oriented machines though, and great to have alternatives to Harleys.
  7. hiflynbrd

    hiflynbrd I know that shortcut

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    Looks like I'm headed back to HI for work again. Heading for the Big Island this time, not Oahu. Looking for a general transportation motorcycle if anyone has one they are looking to get rid of. I'll likely be living in the Kona area and also looking for a long-term rental reasonably near the airport and maybe with some elevation too. Feel free to PM me with anything of interest.

    Ray
  8. Euroatomic

    Euroatomic n00b

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    This might be out of place, but I am at my wits end here...
    Can anyone recommend a decently priced bike rental place in Kauai on short notice?
    My wife and I are going on a last minute 10 day trip and rental cars are impossible to get so we decided to rent a bike.
    Anyone in Kauai want to rent me your car/bike? :-) You can hold my wife's medical license as collateral :rofl
  9. Ccieurzo

    Ccieurzo Been here awhile

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    I know the HD dealer rents bikes if you want to go that route. There is also Kauai Motorcycle Rentals and Kauai Motorcycle Tours. KMR rents dual sports if you are looking to go off-road. No personal experience with any of them, but Yelp reviews are good for KMR and KMT.
  10. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Anyone aware of any Hawaii ToR games? Any interest in getting one started if we don't already have one or more in play?
  11. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Had a hard hit earlier today. Looking for someone local to the islands (preferrably Oahu) who can fix it and re-true the wheel.

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    I could probably use a hydraulic jack to push it back in place in my front yard but I'm not confident in my lacing skills.

    Who on in Hawaii should I go to for getting this fixed? Thanks.
  12. Ccieurzo

    Ccieurzo Been here awhile

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    I would suggest shipping it to Woody's Wheel Works. My experience on Oahu was not a good one with the only place on the island that was willing to handle motorcycle wheels. Granted it was an alloy wheel, but they ended up doing more damage to the wheel than it originally had. I ended up sending it to Woody's and it cost about as much as the local estimate.
  13. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Yah Woodys seems to be the consensus.
  14. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    Yup pull it off ship Only the Laced Rim! Remove Everything else! You'll have it back in two weeks! Best suggestion someone gave me and the best money I spent for a repair!
  15. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Unfortunately it's my main transport. Didn't like the local commercial options so used a combo of heat, a jury-rigged press, and a BFH last weekend to re-shape the rim in my front yard. Probably drove the neighbors nuts that day. For as soft as the F800 rims are they are damn sure hard to bend by hand.

    Final product looks ugly as sin and still has an ever so slight flat spot but it'll work for now.

    As soon as alternative transport is arranged the F8 hub is getting sent to Woodys for lace up on a 1.85" A60 rim - hopefully won't bend that one. :)

    Working on getting the old F650 thumper back on the road to use while the F8 is down for the wheel replacement. But I'm afraid that bike might be hosed with a disintegrated sprag clutch gear - no shop to pull the case and flywheel to find out for sure and/or do the replacement. Having a new starter shipped to island in the hopes that the 'easy fix' will be the right fix but I'm not holding my breath.

    Anyone know of a community shop space that might be available on Oahu if I have to tear the flywheel off the bike?
  16. yotatoy

    yotatoy Been here awhile

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    Anyone have experience with dual sports and safety registration in Hawaii? I am moving to Hawaii this summer and I am bringing my street titled 1990 DR350 with me. I have had it registered in MI and AK, I am worried about not being able to register it in Hawaii. Its a pretty bare bones bike. Headlight, Taillight, bicycle squeeze horn, and license plate. No battery, kicker with AC only. 1 Mirror, no speedometer or odometer (stock trip meter only, resets at 100 miles)

    https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/files/2013/01/mvso-PMVI-Manual-for-Inspectors-of-Motorcycles.pdf

    Ideally I would not use it as a commuter because of traffic, but would love to get out and do some ADV riding there, just not sure if it will take to much work to get it to pass inspection, might just let it expire and keep it as a dirtbike.

    Grateful to any advice

    Cheers :beer
  17. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    What island are you moving to?


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  18. yotatoy

    yotatoy Been here awhile

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  19. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Grew up there, Manoa Valley, and I don't think there's much ADV riding left. Kaena Point is a nature reserve now, not sure if motos are allowed. There's a great motocross track in Kahuku on the North Shore, with some good trail riding around it. But so much stuff is private/state/federal or Watershed Reserve and closed to riding. Maybe some kamaainas can chip in?
    Eh brahs, you can help dis guy out?


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  20. yotatoy

    yotatoy Been here awhile

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    That's what I am afraid of, almost makes it not worth trying to keep bike registered while I am there. But I do love riding some dirt roads if I can find any there.