Hawai'i

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  1. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    That ought to be fine all around machine for exploring Oahu, been years since I rode over there... Where'd you folks settle down at?
  2. Bald Kirk

    Bald Kirk Dances with Dirt Bikes

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    Thanks for the offer Red, I will let you know when things settle down. I look forward to getting out on the water and learning a few things from you.

    Hey hiflybrd I will keep that in mind. I think I have made up my mind on the Yamaha but you never know.

    And Mr. Thumper, my wife and I just settled on the sale of the house in Maryland today so that is done. We have decided to rent for a year or so before we buy again. We want to get more familiar with the island first. Right now we live in a highrise on Queen Emma Street named Capitol Place. We are looking to live in Aina Haina or maybe Hawaii Kai. This coming monday we hope to sign a lease on a home in a neighborhood named Mariner's Ridge and move into the home on November 2nd. I can't wait until the dust settles.

    The kids love this place by the way.

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    BK
  3. Southest US Thumper

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    Boy I tell you, being a kid on Oahu is tough duty, and now with a couple of extra Fridays off a month it can only be worse....

    Got some good friends in Aina Haina, up on Hema Place. Hawaii Kai and A. H. are a tough commute if you need to go into town during normal business hours though with a MC you can use the carpool lane.
  4. Bald Kirk

    Bald Kirk Dances with Dirt Bikes

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    Yes Thumper the kids are adjusting to the beach quite easily.

    I spoke with my wife multiple times about the commute from that side of the island. From what have found the traffic on the bottom half of this island is awful. This is the lesser of the three evils. After having spent years sitting in DC traffic we figure we can pretty much handle whatever the island throws at us.

    So my household goods, including my riding gear, arrived and we will be moving into our new house on Monday. I went to the bike shop today and bought a leftover 2008 WR250R and plan on picking it up next Tuesday.

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    I can't wait to be riding again!

    Bald Kirk
  5. Gotlabs

    Gotlabs Killing with kindness

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    I'm going to be in KBay HI for the week, anyone have a spare bike and feel like playing tour guide for a few hours?

    I'll be traveling west for the next 18hrs, email me at edisto_93 at yahoo dot com and Ill get back with you.

    Or mountain bikes and some good trails?
  6. Bald Kirk

    Bald Kirk Dances with Dirt Bikes

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    Hey,

    You have probably made it to the island by now. Sorry I don't have a spare bike. I will be picking up my new one tomorrow.

    I don't know if you have considered renting a motorcycle but there are several places that rent Japanese and American made motorcycles. I am looking for an excuse to ride the new bike later this week. If you are game pm me.

    As a side note, there is a restaurant in Wakiki named Dukes Barefoot Bar. The place gets good reviews and looks like fun.

    http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-21894586R-duke_s_restaurant_and_canoe_club_honolulu-i

    Bald Kirk
  7. Southest US Thumper

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    Tomorrow's the day, looks like South Seas Honda, BMW, Yamaha, etc. those guys have always been pretty good to me, congratulations! :clap

    You here with the III MEF DCG? he just popped over here via CH-53, I coulda tossed a K2 on board for you to cruise around on! There're some BMW's available for rent over there too. Good luck!
  8. Gotlabs

    Gotlabs Killing with kindness

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    Nope, I'm here on G14 classified type stuff.:freaky
  9. Southest US Thumper

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    Right... I figured it was a Boondoggle....... Maybe you can put the Hardley Rental on your travel claim..... :rofl
  10. Gotlabs

    Gotlabs Killing with kindness

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    Yeah, that would be awesome.
  11. ysr612

    ysr612 Long timer

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    I should be in the islands on the 9 th will be there for about 1 week visiting my brother. I don't even know if he has a running bike at this time. He is a ranger for the U of H research station at one time he worked on their telescopes so I hope to see some snow.
  12. Southest US Thumper

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  13. Idahosam

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    Ok Thumper, play is set in action, Bike we be there 23 I'll fly in early morning 25th. YooHoo
  14. Southest US Thumper

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    Sounds good, I'm off Thr, Fri, Sat, & Sun and there's a Night Ride around Mauna Kea planned for Saturday night, I gotta mod my stator and then I might be up for that, I got a bunch of Goretex and Snivel gear if you're interested. Something about riding at night, on Rocky Trails, at 9,000+ feet, and at Below 30 degrees doesn't really appeal to me but you never know... :norton I guess that might be alright if you followed it up with a soak in the hot springs... The crew did a 175 mile dual sport run today, I had to work a bit so came home and rode some trails in the OHV park.
  15. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Any idea if Brian is still the service manader at South Seas? I worked there (part time) for a while back in the early nineties. We were the#2 scooter dealer in the country for quite a long time. Some dealer in Socal was #1. I lost track of how many Razz and Elite 50 scooters I put together!
  16. Bald Kirk

    Bald Kirk Dances with Dirt Bikes

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    Hey 02TAC,

    I spoke with the service advisers briefly but havn't met the service manager. I will find out next time I'm in there.

    Baldness
  17. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    I guess that seeing as it has been almost 20 years I would have to be surprised if he is still there.
  18. Bald Kirk

    Bald Kirk Dances with Dirt Bikes

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    I am now settled here on the island. Have the WR set up with a skid plate and bark busters. If anyone wants to go for a spin let me know.

    This weekend I plan on going up north and poking around some more.
  19. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Look up Tantalus and Round Top drives in Honolulu.

    Also, if you have a mil ID card, Kolekole rd which runs from teh west shore over teh mountian to Wheeler AAF. Be advised following the speed limit is a very good idea on this rd.
  20. Idahosam

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    Hate to say it but you need more than that Mil ID Navy requires you to have a DoD sticker attached to the vehicle, this went into effect Feb 09 (one of my folks drives that route every day.