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Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,748
Posted By rkover1
Never thought of myself as a Harley guy, but I...

Never thought of myself as a Harley guy, but I find myself tempted. If for no other reason that at least 95% of the bikes here seem to be Harleys and that the shop is open seven days a week. (And,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,088
Posted By rkover1
I am 5'2" and would love to have an old airhead....

I am 5'2" and would love to have an old airhead. But the seat is just too tall for me, at 32". The first couple of years of the R65 had a lower seat height, but those are relatively hard to come by....
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By rkover1
I got my Dariens custom sized from Aerostich.

I got my Dariens custom sized from Aerostich.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By rkover1
2006 bmw f650gs

I had 113,000 on it (all mine) when I sold it last year.

Had the computer replaced early on. After that, a battery, radiator fan and steering head bearings. That's it, plus the usual small stuff....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,956
Posted By rkover1
Likewise, a 1972 Yamaha R5C was my first bike. I...

Likewise, a 1972 Yamaha R5C was my first bike. I bought another to restore, but that project is on hold, as I'm currently between garages.

doc
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By rkover1
Northshore

When we moved to Washington in 2000, a good school district was at the top of our list.

We narrowed it down to Northshore and Bellevue. We ended up in the Northshore district and lived in...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By rkover1
What a cool video and what a neat dude! Reminds...

What a cool video and what a neat dude! Reminds me of the time I net Helmut Fath, who designed and raced his own bikes to a couple of sidecar championships. A mate and I came so close to racing...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,956
Posted By rkover1
As a former Radiation Therapist (I still work in...

As a former Radiation Therapist (I still work in Radiation Therapy), I've given a LOT of those small blue dots. Heaven forbid, if a patient ever had to come back to us, those dots were a God send! ...
Forum: Regional forums 04-17-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 116,235
Posted By rkover1
I'm moving to Kona next week and I'd be more than...

I'm moving to Kona next week and I'd be more than willing to heft a brew (or more!) with you.

HiAdv has a rental business in Kona, he has a thread in the vendors area. Look him up. There seems to...
Forum: Vendors 04-11-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,004
Posted By rkover1
Cool! I'll be there in a couple weeks. I'll stop...

Cool! I'll be there in a couple weeks. I'll stop by.

doc
Forum: Vendors 04-11-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,004
Posted By rkover1
Aloha Jason! I'll be picking up a TW200...

Aloha Jason!

I'll be picking up a TW200 from Kiser on the 27th. I figure at some point I *may* want to do the Mauna Kea thing. Any thoughts or experience with getting one of these up there?
...
Forum: Regional forums 04-08-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By rkover1
Yea, what he said! Fortunately for me, I'm...

Yea, what he said!

Fortunately for me, I'm moving to Kona on the 24th, picking my bike up on the 27th (Yamaha TW200). And, even though I'm in the medical field as well, my hours are 7-3:30,...
Forum: Regional forums 04-03-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By rkover1
Well, good luck, wherever you end up! Hope you do...

Well, good luck, wherever you end up! Hope you do end up in Hawai'i eventually!
Forum: Regional forums 04-01-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By rkover1
San Diego?

The wife and I spent some time considering San Diego as an alternative to returning to Hawai'i. Warm most of the year, the ocean is right there, relatively cheap to live and to move to. And it's alot...
Forum: Regional forums 03-18-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 116,235
Posted By rkover1
I had considered going through Pasha early on,...

I had considered going through Pasha early on, but going through San Diego from Seattle on the way to Hawai'i, just wasn't going to be practical. Too bad, since they were way cheaper than anyone else...
Forum: Regional forums 03-18-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 116,235
Posted By rkover1
Mahalo again Jason! As of now, I find myself...

Mahalo again Jason!

As of now, I find myself leaning more toward the TW, if for no other reason than the perceived fun factor! But, I still haven't gotten to the point of putting money down. I...
Forum: Regional forums 03-18-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 116,235
Posted By rkover1
Mahalo Jason, Thanks for the good...

Mahalo Jason,

Thanks for the good information. I have seen the Honda, and it seems to be the better bike, but I just don't fit it. I am 5'2" with an inseam of about 26", so shorter is a big plus...
Forum: Regional forums 03-17-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 116,235
Posted By rkover1
Mahalo! Hawai'i is home for me, having lived...

Mahalo!

Hawai'i is home for me, having lived in Honolulu for many years. I've been in temporary exile on The Continent for a while, while my kids were going through public school in Woodinville....
Forum: Regional forums 03-17-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 116,235
Posted By rkover1
Coming home!

Aloha everyone,

Through happy circumstances at work, I find myself moving to Kona Town, to start work May 1st in Kealakekua.

I currently ride a BMW F650, but will be selling it before I leave...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,296
Posted By rkover1
I would very interested in this as well. Even...

I would very interested in this as well. Even though I don't have an airhead (yet)!

doc
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By rkover1
Congratulations! Hope you'll stay with us...

Congratulations!

Hope you'll stay with us and share in the adventure! Looking forward to hearing more.

doc
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By rkover1
Ls

Yeah, I too like the looks of the LS. Unfortunately with my stature, if I want an airhead, it'll be an early R65. :deal

doc
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By rkover1
Thanks

Thanks! That helps. I should be able to do most all of that if needed.

He's asking $2200. Listed on CraigsList, he hasn't gotten back to me yet.

doc
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By rkover1
1979 R65: What to look for?

I am in a bit of a conundrum in that in a couple of weeks I'll know whether I'm moving back to Hawai'i or in the market for an R65. If I believe in the latter, there is one available locally that has...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By rkover1
On my 2006 BMW F650GS, they do stick out far...

On my 2006 BMW F650GS, they do stick out far enough to interfere with the Touratech chain guide. I haven't bothered with trying to file them down shorter. In the meantime, the chain guide is lying on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By rkover1
I'm 5'2", with a short inseam. I have a 2006...

I'm 5'2", with a short inseam. I have a 2006 F650GS, not lowered that has worked well for me (almost 100,000 miles). The lowered version (either OEM or via Kouba Links) would give a bit more...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-11-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By rkover1
Circle Island

A circle Island tour would be a good choice. Head out past Sandy Beach and Makapu'u, up the windward coast to the North Shore. If the waves are up, the bikes will help get you through the traffic....
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14,578
Views: 1,697,520
Posted By rkover1
Yep. I tried to rig up a system to catch it all,...

Yep. I tried to rig up a system to catch it all, but of course....

doc
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14,578
Views: 1,697,520
Posted By rkover1
My '06 came from the factory with the bolt...

My '06 came from the factory with the bolt instead of the vent nipple. IIRC, they were not interchangable.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,059
Posted By rkover1
520 bridge tolls

Be aware that the 520 bridge is a toll bridge now, with no breaks for two-wheelers. The actual toll is determined by time of day.

doc
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-03-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By rkover1
Awesome! My sentiments exactly. I've sent emails...

Awesome! My sentiments exactly. I've sent emails to some of these companies, with no reponse from any of them.

Even though I do try to distance myself from these trucks, there's little you can do...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,527
Posted By rkover1
So, at 5'2" and 27" inseam, is an airhead not in...

So, at 5'2" and 27" inseam, is an airhead not in my future?

doc
Forum: Americas 04-24-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By rkover1
Kgm

KGM assemblers in Kent will crate and ship a bike to Hawai'i. They say you can pack other stuff in the crate.

Which island are you headed to?

Let us know what you find out and who you settled...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By rkover1
Who did you go with? I'm probably headed for...

Who did you go with? I'm probably headed for Lihu'e by June.

Doc
Forum: Regional forums 03-08-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 116,235
Posted By rkover1
Mahalo. I'll give them a try. I got a quote from...

Mahalo. I'll give them a try. I got a quote from ABF a year ago, when I though I was headed to 'Oahu.

doc
Forum: Regional forums 03-08-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 116,235
Posted By rkover1
Mahalos! Da wife is staying behind for a...

Mahalos!

Da wife is staying behind for a while, so would probably hold off on a container for a while. I plan to travel lightly, renting a furnished place for at least the first year. So the bike...
Forum: Regional forums 03-08-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 116,235
Posted By rkover1
Shipping a bike to Hawai'i

So, it's looking like I may have a job on Kaua'i soon. :clap I have a BMW F650GS that I'd like to send over from the Seattle (Woodinville) area.

For those of who who have shipped bikes over, how...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,814
Posted By rkover1
When I was shopping for pants, I went with the...

When I was shopping for pants, I went with the Aerostich Dariens and had them custom-sized for me. Not that much more money. Plus, they fit!

doc
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,300
Posted By rkover1
Good luck Ed! I remember you when you were...

Good luck Ed!

I remember you when you were racing in Hawai'i. (Sportbike Hawaii?) Keep up the good work.

doc
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,271
Posted By rkover1
I've had a hi-viz for a couple of years. After a...

I've had a hi-viz for a couple of years. After a prolonged rain, it will wick water up from the bottom and get the front of my shirt wet.

The bigger issue for me is the crappy velcro, especially...
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