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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Dirty Barber, Oct 18, 2008.
Where is everybody?
We're all somewhere colder than Hawaii, wishing we were there right now.
No snow on the mountains yet, but the roads are a little icy...
I'm right here, where are you?
I live in Kona on the Big Island. Where are you fellow Big Islanders getting your tires? I have a BMW 650 thumper and found what I'm looking for at RevZilla. Although they offer free shipping, apparently their shipping methods are not compatible with my shipping address. Where are others going for tires?
I'm on Oahu but I have found that rockymountainatvmc.com or denniskirk.com will ship to the islands. If I recall right , it cost about $26 per tire to ship but they have the tires that I want and they arrive in just a few days, I believe they use UPS ground. Also, the tires are cheaper so in the end, even with shipping charges, it's still cheaper than the tires I can get locally and they usually don't have the tires I want in stock locally anyway. BTW, denniskirk sells the tires cheaper but adds a $5 charge per tire so the final cost are about the same from either company. I'm assuming that the cost would be the same or close to getting them shipped to Oahu.
I did hear back from RevZilla. Apparently their ordering web page automatically scuttles orders for some products shipping to Hawai'i. By paying $25 per tire, I was able to complete my order. I will for sure look at Dennis Kirk and rockymountainatvmc in the future.
Just a quick ride out to MacKenzie Park on Christmas eve. Beautiful day!
Beautiful day for ride! Went over the Saddle and up Hamakua. This is newest section of the Saddle road, with Hilo in the distance. The Highway Department is doing a really nice job on this section. Even the albizia forest on both sides of the road looked manicured!
Went down a couple sections of the Old Mamalahoa Highway north of Hilo, through the fallow sugar cane fields and ag lots.
Right after this section, the road dropped into some lesser used sections with lots of water damage. We had rainfall of 2" per hour in this area a few weeks back.
Lots of evidence of big flow rates in the riverbeds.
Everything is super lush in the valleys.
I was surprised, the roads going up Hamakua side were practically deserted. Took a walk out on the bridge over the Hakalau Gulch to take some shots.
There was some visible damage to the bridge near the beach park, shown in next post.
Here's an older pic of my BMW near the washed out section of that bridge.
Went up the mountain for Christmas day...
I need to get out of Hilo more.
Hi, I am going to Kauai next month. I've been trying to contact Kauai Motorcycle Rentals to no avail. Anyone know if they're still around, or an alternative?