Hawai'i

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Dirty Barber, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Snapper33

    Snapper33 Globetrotter Supporter

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    Redoubt, well, now you’ll have what you need for any Oahu occasion. Congratulations!
  2. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Smart. With the Amazon shuffle. Didn't think of that.
  3. Rocketman223

    Rocketman223 Adventurer

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    Al at the Hilo Suzuki place is a good guy, if you order tires thru him he will mount and balance for free. Ride to town and drop off the bike, walk down the street and get a bento box for lunch, pick up the bike when you are done. Don't forget to go across the street to pick up a growler from Mehana Brewing before you go home.
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  4. rkover1

    rkover1 doc

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    Good to know. Would make for a good ride from Kona side.
    (Also, I used to work with the physician that owns Mehana and Hawai'i Nui)

    doc
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  5. AKtiger

    AKtiger Been here awhile

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    I like dealing local if I can so the Honda shop gets a lot of my business but if your not finding selection or they can’t special order I have pretty good luck with Twisted Throttle they shipped free to Alaska on an order of heids k 60s so big island should be same deal
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  6. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Long timer

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    We definitely do ship to Hawaii. Click HERE to see what shipping times look like to get items to you in the Pacific! There is all the info you need, and if you have any questions, just get in touch. We are happy to answer them and chat motos.

    Email for more info: Info@TwistedThrottle.com

    The Twisted Throttle Team
    www.TwistedThrottle.com
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  7. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Looks like fun. I bet it was cooler up there too?
  8. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    We live in HPP, which is a Keaau address.
  9. pax maac

    pax maac Been here awhile

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    Hey everyone! I got a job offer in Honolulu for September to June. Doesn’t pay a lot but it’s better than being unemployed. Anyone in Honolulu here? I’m just looking to rent a room. I don’t need much, just a place to sleep and cook and bathe. I’m a musician so I might practice at home, but then again I might not.

    Thanks!
  10. pax maac

    pax maac Been here awhile

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    Everything on there is too expensive. Was hoping to find an inmate here with a hook up.
  11. motogon

    motogon Like wind

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    Welcome to Hawaii!
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  12. rkover1

    rkover1 doc

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    Double the price at half the value. Aloha!

    doc
  13. motogon

    motogon Like wind

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    Aloha hard!

  14. Redoubt

    Redoubt Socialist Distancing

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    Has anyone heard anything about the lane sharing on hard shoulders that was made legal in some areas?
  15. gentimmy

    gentimmy Been here awhile

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    Looking to rent on The Big Island October 19th or 20th while in town for a wedding/vacation. Any solid DS rentals to take advantage of either of those days? Google brings Harleys, BMW 650-850's, but nothing in the 250-701 range. Any help is appreciated!
  16. Redoubt

    Redoubt Socialist Distancing

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    Been on Oahu for a month. Still waiting for my vstrom and scooter to arrive. These are the worst roads I've ever seen.
  17. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Mr. Dual Sport Rider

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    A quick Google search shows Big Island Motorcycle rentals can rent you a CBR250R for a reasonable rate. Looks like they have a 650 Versys available too. Otherwise, it looks like either Harleys or Scooters.
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  18. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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    I rented a DR650 there about 5 years ago. I guess that guy is gone.
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  19. Honolulubimmer

    Honolulubimmer island-locked 20x40

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    Anyone contemplating coming to Oahu should be aware the Honolulu City Council recently made Transient Vacation Rentals (TVR's) illegal for less than 30 days unless you're in a hotel-zoned area. You can imagine what this does to those few rentals in Waikiki.... The neighbor islands don't (yet) have this restriction.

    I have heard (but have not confirmed) that 1/3 of Oahu housing sits empty because it's owned by offshore interests and they are parking their money here and don't need rental income. Few residents can afford to buy a home as a result of decades of poor land use planning by the City Council and State of Hawaii. And, of course no one will build low-income housing when a) there's no land (another land use planning fail on an island 20 miles by 30) and b) multi-million dollar apartments are still selling to offshore money.

    As for the roads, yeah they suck and don't expect they will get better. Decades of "I have to get re-elected" by this nominally one-party state have resulted in too high a debt load as a result of giveaways to the constituents.

    If you can't find housing on Craigslist you're in bad shape. Beware: lots of peeps come here, find it's much more expensive than they ever dreamed, can't find a job to pay the rent, etc., and end up homeless. Honolulu has the worst per-capita homeless problem in the nation. Not the largest numbers, but per capita. Best you come with a two-way ticket and a clear idea of when to bail. We do, however, have no shortage of meth-heads and mental cases on the streets. Maybe someone should look into the possibility that drug use and homelessness fly the same plane.

    That said, I'm a fifth generation resident on my mom's side and have scrimped and saved enough, with a considerable bit of luck, for my own place. Never had a new car (age 66), have always fixed my own stuff, got a cushion and only one wife. Very seldom travel. I have a civil engineering license but it doesn't print money. Kids grown and gone, both with good educations (another very difficult subject here) but they can't afford to buy on Oahu. Outer islands, maybe, but prices have risen there too. Median housing price is just over $800,000 and that's US greenbacks, folks. Cost of living was estimated at 138% of national average. Cost of gas has historically been the highest in the country, though nowadays we're being challenged on that.

    AAAA-LOOOOO-HAAA!
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  20. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    I grew up on Oahu and can't afford to live there.. everything he says ^^^^ is true.

    Heading down in a few days to visit family.