Hawai'i

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  1. KevinMTB

    KevinMTB Been here awhile

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    I would recommend the 250r as the trails around here require good traction/tread. I once went up to Kahuku Motorcycle Track with SM street tires and it was OK on the dry packed dirt but once I hit any mud, I had to bail as the back tire had no traction especially if you hit what we call "Hawaiian ice" which is packed smooth dirt which turns to "ice" when wet. I love the e-start and fuel injection because you will be dropping the bike a lot and you don't have to worry about flooding the carb and I've been stuck on the side of a steep hill where it was impossible to kick start the bike.
  2. MurphCO

    MurphCO Been here awhile

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    If you are military or even a contractor with a CAC, talk to the G3 on Schofield about areas in the Range that you can ride....all the roads and access to ranges should be rideable, obviously staying clear of impact areas etc. is important

    Out the back of Schofield is Kolekole pass, there is a little bit of interesting stuff back there but the further over the mountain you get the less safe that would be
  3. yotatoy

    yotatoy Been here awhile

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    All excellent advice, will be looking for another bike for down there. Mahalo
  4. Flashback

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    All sage advice!

    Plating "Off Road" Bikes died in 2011 about two months after I plated a 200 XCW, what I have heard of late is that if you bring a plated dirt bike in from another state you cannot sell it as a street legal machine. The title will not be transferable.

    Done numerous races and rides in Kahuku, it's Never Too Wet to ride on a Smoker and if you're in survival mode! Though that doesn't mean I never wished I was someplace else!

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  9. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    LOL, reminds me of riding around in Waipio Valley; "to get to the big waterfall, turn left up the first stream..." I actually got a Suzuki jeep to float one time, while going down the big stream on the far side of the valley!
  10. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Took a ride out the Old Cane Haul Road the other day. They are harvesting eucalyptus about 2/3 of the way to Mud Lane, and they have scraped back the overgrowth on the asphalt all the way to the end of the road. Looks like a bomb dropped in most places. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Have a multi-month deployment in guam coming up. Been several years since last time on that island. Anyone have info on active riding community and possible rental of an adventurous mount to tool around on?
  12. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Be sure to eat a bat while you're there. I did.


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  13. mork

    mork Been here awhile

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    There is a ton on info on here that I'm trying to collect together for a trip for the lady and my 10 year anniversary. My idea is to rent a bike and two up as much as we can and hit smaller spots away from the resort lifestyle. From what I can tell, I should be looking at the big island or Maui. I have also seen the rental recommendations like hiadv, and they seem to have a couple good options. For two up, I'm thinking FJ09 or I would love to find a R1200R or GS. Any thoughts on other rental places for me to check out?

    Thanks!
  14. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Just a heads up; due to what turns out to be the illegal logging operation on Mud Lane and Old Cane Haul road, the Old Cane Haul road has been blocked about 1/2 mile from where it ends. You can still go down Mud Lane from the Waimea side, but it has been graded in places, which have now turned into a muddy mess...[​IMG]
  15. gfh

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    Thanks for the heads up haven't been in that area for a while
  16. DTDowning

    DTDowning Simpli Fy

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    Greetings!

    Moving to Oahu in Oct/Nov with the lady. I have a drz400, she's got an un-plated xr200, how is the track scene out there? Any rides going around the island?
    Used to work on a ship that hit the islands regularly but never lived there. How many inmates are out that way and ride regularly?

    Best Regards,
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  17. KevinMTB

    KevinMTB Been here awhile

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    Let me know when you get here and I'll give you the run down on where to ride, most of it is trespassing as the only legal areas are Kahuku track/trails and Kaena Point.
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    DTDowning Simpli Fy

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    Is it trespassing with a wink and a nod or stuff that will actually earn me bracelets? Ill hit you up when Im out there. Wife moves out there friday.
  19. KevinMTB

    KevinMTB Been here awhile

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    I've been riding it for eleven years and haven't had any issues yet, most of the good riding is just outside of Kahuku track on military leased training grounds. I've come across the military a few times and they have been pretty cool. If I see them training, I usually leave the area. I only ran into security once up there and it may have been due to new construction going on. If it's wet, we usually hit the pineapple fields as they tend to dry fairly fast. Kaena Point is short but sweet as you ride close to the ocean, you need a permit to ride it but you can get it online and it's free (good for a year). Maybe you should sign up for one ahead of time? https://sups.ehawaii.gov/dlnr-sup/w...waii.gov/dlnr-sup/j_spring_cas_security_check
  20. Big Bamboo

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    Honoipu Puuhue Road, North Kohala DSCF4034.jpg
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