Exploring Hawai'i, O'ahu

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Redoubt, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Redoubt

    Redoubt The chair is against the wall.

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  2. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Thanks Redoubt!

    I know it ain't TN, but you're sure making the best of what you have, and displaying it beautifully.

    I'll show the pics asap to my buddy Tony the ex-Makaha local, he still owns the property that his bro lives on. The brother Abe drives big rig's moving dirt around the island, probably can't miss him, when they have local big rig get together's Abe wins the trophy for most detailed trucks.

    I sure hope another local, @Huladog, is keeping an eye on this thread!

    Thanks again for taking the effort in making these post's, so many of us living vicariously through these pics.
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  3. Redoubt

    Redoubt The chair is against the wall.

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    No problem braddah.

    There are a lot of big rigs here but the rig of choice by far are Toyota 4 Runners.

    Don't get me wrong Hawaii is a nice place to live but I need more roads like Big Island. Now I've been on all of the main roads I am going searching out the small ones and see where it take me.
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    Huladog Been here awhile Supporter

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    Huladog checking in after @sealsam woke me up.

    Yep, the island can feel confining when compared to the Big Island but what I’ve found as I got older is to ignore riding to a destination or even worrying about riding the same routes and just enjoy the mechanical-ness of the “ride”.

    Huh? Stop worrying about the destination or the scenery and enjoy the machine you happen to be riding, that you personalized, modified to suit you.

    Aloha, and wave when you see me doodling along on my black Bonneville T-120 with a single bag on the left side!
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    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    I definitely wouldn't own a big bike on Oahu and would probably just have a Ninja 250 or smaller, and in reading through this thread I keep thinking that with a smaller bike I would do exactly what you're describing.
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  7. Redoubt

    Redoubt The chair is against the wall.

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    Kokohead head. Similar to Manitou Incline in Colorado Springs but this was a military observation post.

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  8. Redoubt

    Redoubt The chair is against the wall.

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    Sarah Connor is alive and well on Oahu. That looks like the comfiest scooter seat ever. Didn't some Honda Elites come with a built in stereo?

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    I've been intermittent fasting and by the time I hit my eating window, a mre under my scooter seat (for emergencies) was for dinner.

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  9. Redoubt

    Redoubt The chair is against the wall.

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    Some pics from this evening at the Maili pillbox.

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    Redoubt The chair is against the wall.

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    I'm home resting after a "long ride" from the West side of the island and so have some time to ramble on.

    So my second motorcycle was a Buell Ulysses Xb12x. A bike I loved greatly. If it wasn't for parts availability anxiety I would have kept the bike. I always promised myself I would never buy a Harley Davidson after what they did to Buell. Which is sad as the first motorcycle I ever wanted was a Harley Davidson Fatboy after watching Terminator 2 Judgement day.

    Well time marches on and the new Fatboy comes out on the new 2018+ softail platform. Before I visited a Harley Davidson dealer and something I have never been offered in a Jap bike dealership-a test ride.

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    I love all of these "new roads" era Harley Davidson designs.
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    Redoubt The chair is against the wall.

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    The dealer let me ride the Fatboy and the Breakout. In comparison to my Vstrom 1000, yes both bikes were heavy. Especially when I was trying to do a u turn on the fatboy.

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    Having said that, I totally get the Harley thing. So I decided then I want a fat boy. My brother also a Buell fan but never owned one, is planning on getting a fat boy in Germany. Yes the tariffs are a real thing there. I think the price is coming to around 25,000 euros which is insane.

    Now when I set out to come to Oahu my plan was to pay off my home by the time I return. I have no debt other than my mortgage. Well I just made the final payment on my home and it's pending over the weekend. It doesn't feel real yet.

    When I return to the mainland I'm going to pick up a used black 114 for sub $15k cash. I have made a list of the parts I want and saved search them on eBay. As they pop up used/new under msrp to the point where I'm getting a good deal I will buy those parts.

    First item being the docking hardware for the holdfast sissy bar. Really this should be included with the sissy bar.

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    I don't understand how HD can justify the prices of their accessories.
  12. Redoubt

    Redoubt The chair is against the wall.

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    What happened to the right side bag?
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    LewisNClark Long timer Supporter

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    The bunked? Do you know if they were pre-Pearl Harbor Attack or after the attack. I’m pretty sure they were built after the Pearl Harbor attacks and I do know the Navy built most of them. When I was in Hawaii they were off limits.
  14. Redoubt

    Redoubt The chair is against the wall.

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    That must have been some time ago?

    From the research that I have seen, most are post WW2. There's really not much info on them. I think some bunkers had concrete poured in place and others were premade and air lifted in.

    Not all were bunkers with gun emplacements. Most were observation posts to spot aircraft and ships approaching.
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    Full moon over Kailua Beach. Which should mean the Portuguese Man O War should be on the shores a week from now.

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    Facing Waimanalo beach from Bellows. If you was to go dead center of the picture would have you at Robins Nest.

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    Nightswimming deserves a quiet night.

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    Sun rising over Moloka'i. This is the clearest I've seen the island.


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    Spent the weekend at Bellows. I need a really thick thermarest if motorcycle camping is to be a thing. I used to have a conversion van that was great for camping I do miss it.
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