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Old 11-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #2566
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Guys on Maui are just starting a moto rental business, I believe this is it:
http://www.mauimotoadventures.com/

They got a bunch of KLRs and do guided tours, I picked all this up on
Accidental Broadcast's Youtube channel (#1 moto vloger in my book).

I'd go there!
Those guys are nuts!
That business is ran by Mike and our very own Chris Puder. He did a pretty entertaining ride report on here a few years back. We ended riding together in Mexico and I visited him on Maui last year before the business started up. If you want a good ride in Hawaii definitely look him up, just don't bring your girlfriend or you will have to keep an eye out for this lady killer.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #2567
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Noah, I know some some guys on the big island. There are two on adv that I know.


http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=11546
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=397081&page=8

I'll cross post on there and ask them too help you out. I have a friend storing my ktm 300 on Oahu if you end up over there. You're welcome to use it. It needs to be ridden since I won't be there until May. I have good friends there that will help you with transport and will even take you riding.
Noah, what Stan said. Stan also contacted ADVrider Sfront from Florida who keeps a 530 at my place, you can ride it if you like with the understanding that it's returned in the same condition, I can check with another friend who keeps a street legal XR650R here as well.

When are you getting here?

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Old 11-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #2568
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Noah, what Stan said. Stan also contacted ADVrider Sfront from Florida who keeps a 530 at my place, you can ride it if you like with the understanding that it's returned in the same condition, I can check with another friend who keeps a street legal XR650R here as well.

When are you getting here?

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Thanks Robert and Steve.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:19 AM   #2569
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Wow. thanks everyone!

I'll be flying into Kona Airport the week before Christmas and flying out after the new year sometime. My sister lives near Kona so that's where I'll be staying. I'm hoping to explore the island a few days.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:31 AM   #2570
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As far as Hawaii goes, I'll be on the big island.. where there aren't to many people. Trying to hook up a moto there if anyone has a bike or friends with a bike
First of all AWESOME ride report, really been enjoying it, and when I saw you bought my friend Lukes 690 to continue the trip it made it even better!

When you are in Hawaii Jason over at www.hiadv.com rents dual sports on big island of all sorts. Great bikes and great guy! If you make it to Maui let me know!
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:09 AM   #2571
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Wow. thanks everyone!

I'll be flying into Kona Airport the week before Christmas and flying out after the new year sometime. My sister lives near Kona so that's where I'll be staying. I'm hoping to explore the island a few days.
I'll be off a fair amount of that time so let us know what type of riding you want to do, there are ADVriders pretty much all around the Big Isle so we have the terrain covered. HiAdv & Speedmonkey7 in Kona, Big Bamboo in Waimea, Gasser and I in Hilo with bigger bikes on the west side and twosmokes on the east.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #2572
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Great write up Noah, definitely enjoying your journey very much!

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I am 26 with a degree in mechanical engineering. (electricity scares me, I cant see it and it can kill me)
I'm a ME as well, but sometimes the ME stuff scares me quite a bit more then electricity. When you are standing 5 feet away from a piping system that is carrying hydrogen at 1600 deg F at 500 psig, you always wonder how the integrity of the metal and welds are holding up. Can't see that stuff either (at least while the system is online)!
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #2573
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Noah did you work on the bagillion windmills here in Tehachapi CA, I've never seen so many in one place, sprout out of the hills like dandelions.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #2574
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No need to quote, but I can't help but wonder what kind of hell that windfarm has inflicted on the bird population on that hillside.

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #2575
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There aren't any birds out there, just methheads.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #2576
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There aren't any birds out there, just methheads.
If methheads had wings I'm sure someone would complain about that too.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #2577
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No need to quote, but I can't help but wonder what kind of hell that windfarm has inflicted on the bird population on that hillside.

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I like birds and conservation but I wonder why no one has done a study on how many birds die due to burning coal?
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:13 PM   #2578
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Great write up Noah, definitely enjoying your journey very much!



I'm a ME as well, but sometimes the ME stuff scares me quite a bit more then electricity. When you are standing 5 feet away from a piping system that is carrying hydrogen at 1600 deg F at 500 psig, you always wonder how the integrity of the metal and welds are holding up. Can't see that stuff either (at least while the system is online)!
I work a fair bit in oil & gas and that's what I wonder plenty often, especially older plants. No way to know when a pipe or valve might blow.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:04 PM   #2579
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Exhaust?

Hey Noah,

Like many, I have been following along in the shadows, and enjoying your RR and also the really great info on your various repairs, etc. I've been lucky thru life w a ME father, who taught us how to build and repair w whatever might be available. A vanishing approach here in the lower 48. Gotta love the Nack.
With kids just about out of the house, I bought a '13 690 this fall. Never rode one. It just looked like the way to go. Super Stoked!!!
I picked up on your thread while searching for info. Wow! Captivating.
Another Gallatin Valley resident, class of '80. And yes, it's DUMPING here as I write!

On to the question: (Could not find reference in the thread, sorry if I missed it). Did you switch out the exhaust on either of your bikes? If so, to which type/ model? I see you reverted to the stock air filter on the '08, and recall your #2 map setting.....any and all related comments/clarity appreciated.

Hope you enjoy Hawaii, Thailand, OZ n NZ! looking forward to following along.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:06 PM   #2580
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On to the question: (Could not find reference in the thread, sorry if I missed it). Did you switch out the exhaust on either of your bikes? If so, to which type/ model? I see you reverted to the stock air filter on the '08, and recall your #2 map setting.....any and all related comments/clarity appreciated.

I opted for the wings exhaust and LOVE it. Lighter, cooler, and sounds sssooo good. And if you don't like the sound of the exhaust, you can change out the insert and it sounds just like stock.
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