November 16, 2007 at 7:31 am #1178
Great site! Looking forward to being a part of this forum and hopefully helping future & fellow newbies as I go through the experience myself.
Currently live in Honolulu (military) but will be transferring back to the mainland in about 7 months. Absolutely no idea where yet, but thats an issue for another forum…November 17, 2007 at 9:34 pm #4773
Born and raised on Maui myself. Honolulu sucks! But it enjoy while you’re there!November 20, 2007 at 1:04 pm #4778
I agree – Honolulu sucks (and blows) 99.9997% of the time. I live close to the stadium so that is the .0003% saving grace, been going to all the UH home games and can walk there LOL. Anxious to get back to the mainland. That being said, I have island hopped to Maui & Kaui prob 7-8 times in the last 3 yrs and absolutely love those islands. Its just Oahu that seems to suck. Go figure. Haven’t made it to the Big Island yet or Molokai but hopefully will before I move next spring.
I am enjoyng North Shore/Haleiwa/Wialua though Gonna miss Sunset & Wiamea when we leave
All of your dreams can come true – if you have the courage to pursue themNovember 20, 2007 at 7:57 pm #4779BenParticipant
Hello Kari! Glad you joined up You’ll have to let us all know how it is riding in Hawaii, aren’t there a lot of scooters there? If you happen to get stationed in Northern California let me know and we can go for a ride sometime!
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminNovember 23, 2007 at 6:39 pm #4789
Coming from a surfer, I love the north shore. Though it’s to big for me. The most I would challenge is Honolua bay on a bad day. Which means the surf is pretty much 6′ Back and thats about the limit for me.
I loved Wiamea bay. I always liked when the waves splashed over that large rock out there. The sunset was indeed awesome. Did you go into the forest reserve back there? It’s really kool! It cost about ten bucks but it is worth it!
Watch out for sandy roads and ride safe.
BTW have they started the inter-island ferry yet? if so you should take a bike over to Maui and do the road to Hana! Just watch out for the curves, they will be very slippery!November 25, 2007 at 1:34 pm #4791
There has been an injunction on Super Ferry from going to Maui (Kahului Harbor), but the injunction was lifted this week. So yes, can take bikes back & forth YEA! (now I just have to find one) The Company running the Superferry placed some guidelines on what they would/would not do to protect marine life and environmental issues while pending a official environmental study. People are fighting it I think because of no one had done and environmental study on how the ferry would affect the marine life between the islands. And also, I think they were worried that if all us Honolulu people start coming over with our car’s, Maui/Kauai would become a traffic jam like Honolulu is.
Havent been back into the forest preserve up Wiamea bay yet – I drive by it all the time, but didnt realize you could go back in there….hmmmm…..Sunday afternoon adventure in my future
The road to Hana on a bike would be alot of fun! It’s kinda dicey in a car, so I can imagine taking it on a bike! I’ll have to be sure to do it on a Sunday morning, immediately after church and then say about 15 Hail Mary’s (just for good measure) LOL
All of your dreams can come true – if you have the courage to pursue themNovember 25, 2007 at 1:49 pm #4792
Hi Ben! I’ll keep you posted & if we end up in Northern Cali, I’ll definately let you know so we can hook up for some rides! Right now, I ride pilion behind my husband on his cruiser and we go out about every weekend exploring everywhere. There are some really fun & scenic roads around here to ride on. I have lots of pic’s & video’s I’ll post sometime under a new topic heading. If anyone is looking into vacationing on Oahu, some of the dealerships have rentals – mostly Harley’s, but a few Yamaha FZ type bikes they can get and explore the island with.
Alot of scooters! I think almost every college kid here has one and they have them in Waikiki as rentals for tourists so alot of tourists ride them instead of renting cars.
I’m getting closer to getting my 1st bike I really would like to find a Ninja 500, but when they pop up on craigs list, they are either already sold, or the current owner has mysteriously misplaced the title and cant find. The high theft of bikes here, Im not paying for a bike that doesnt have a title. A 1998 Suzuki GS500e popped up on craigslist and hasnt sold yet. The guy is deploying overseas and is trying to sell so he doesn’t have to put in storage. He’s asking 500 under KBB so going out to look at it this weekend so hopefully knock on wood….
All of your dreams can come true – if you have the courage to pursue themNovember 25, 2007 at 10:20 pm #4795BenParticipant
Ooo! Go for the gs500 That was my first bike and it rocked!
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminNovember 27, 2007 at 12:59 pm #4799
You said it right Kari. Motorcycle and scooter theft is VERY VERY high and worst of all, the cops won’t do nothing about it. If a bike is stolen, it’s gone forever. Unless of course you get Lojack, but the honolulu police dept. prolly still has Commodore 64’s so good luck with that
All kidding aside, make sure you have a good safe enclosed place for your bike. Do not leave it on the street or in a apartment parking lot, it will be gone before you can spell Mississippi 36 and a half timesNovember 27, 2007 at 1:02 pm #4800
Now that I think of it, it may be the next bay over or just shortly after that. I know its a park so you pay to get in but it’s not very much.
Last time I went to Hana (About a year ago) most of the back way there was paved however the part that was not was crappy like nothing else. So don’t think about taking the back way
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