Hawai'i

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  1. MikkSteel

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    No, leave it behind. You will not need it on Oahu. Even in winter it’s always quite warm here.
  2. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    I was on Maui two years ago and rented a KLR while I was there. I'm going to be in Kauai in February. Would anyone know of a place there that rents motorcycles. I prefer a dual sport or non-cruiser style bike. Thanks. Ernie
  3. MikkSteel

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  4. Redoubt

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    Ok thank you.
  5. rkover1

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    At least until you get acclimated to the "winters" here.

    doc
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    The new end of the road in Puna, can't get to the lighthouse this way. IMGP3848.JPG
  7. rkover1

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    At least the rain appears to have stopped.

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  8. Rocketman223

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    34 inches in my yard is enough!
  9. rkover1

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    We are on Kona side. We had to watch TV to see the hurricane.

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  10. Big Bamboo

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    Eastern side of Mauna Kea from Opua Road (near Honomu) DSCF4919 (3).jpg
  11. Big Bamboo

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    Mud Lane about 1/3 of the way up from Cane Haul Road (now blocked off) 17.jpg Old Saddle Road near Waikii Ranch 12.jpg North side of Mauna Kea from Mana Road 96.jpg
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  12. Big Bamboo

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    Kohala Mountain Road 40.jpg Southeast side of Mauna Kea from Saddle Road 38.jpg Mana Road near south entrance 99.jpg
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  13. Big Bamboo

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    Old Mamalahoa Highway north of Hilo (near the botanical gardens) 169.jpg Mangrove tree tunnel on Puna Coast Road 300.jpg Mauna Kea at sunset from Mana Road 56.jpg
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  14. rkover1

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    Where are these places? I think I recognise a few of them.

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  15. Big Bamboo

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    Edited with locations
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  16. rkover1

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    Cool. Thanks. I think I need to hit Mana Road one of these days. A friend recently rode it from Mauna Kea Access Road to Waimea on a pedal bike.

    Is there a preferred direction?

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  17. Big Bamboo

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    That's how I have done it and would do it again. It starts at around 7,000' at the south end and ends up at 2,800' in Waimea (think; Grand Canyon). They are making improvements, there is even talk of paving it, but if there have been recent heavy rains in that area it can get pretty washed out and chewed up. There are/were some pretty gnarly steep downhill spots near the Doctors Pit, too. I was able to get down them on my BMW R75/5, but getting back up them in the other direction would have been impossible. More pics of Mana Road: headed out from Waimea (this was after it had been recently graded) 97.jpg 57.jpg 208.jpg
  18. Big Bamboo

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    Still going: 59.jpg 71.jpg 72.jpg
  19. Big Bamboo

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    49.jpg ...and the return trip 45.jpg 102.jpg Nearing Waimea Town: 44.jpg :D
  20. rkover1

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    Yep. Gotta go check it out. Waimea Brewhouse as the final destination.

    doc
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