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    Hawaii Bound

    On our way back from New Zealand. We'll be in Hilo for a week at the end of January.

    Any BMW riders willing to let us borrow your bike for a trip around the block?
    Sure will be fun to say we've ridden a BMW in 50 states.

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    If all else fails there must be a BMW dealer there to provide a "test drive."

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    No BMW dealer anywhere AND the HD dealer in Hilo is out of business!

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    Hmm

    I am sure there must be somewhere to rent scooters, Engine, two wheels!
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    That's our fall back position, but I sure would love it to be a BMW ; )

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    Two wheels or four..get up to the Volcano National Park..it is awesome! Good luck on finding the scoot...and have fun!
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    Riding in Hawaii

    I started riding HD's. Hawaii was my 50th state on a HD. I now also ride BMW's and I rode on while I was there also. Now I will get 50 states on a BMW> Rented the bikes from Big Kahuna on Oahu, not where you will be. They had an R1150R with the most squared off tires of all time! Good luck in your quest.
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    KLR rentals on Kona side

    We went on an awesome bike tour on a KLR with Big Island Adventure. Tom, the German Hawaiian tour guide, was more into riding than touring. We did over 300 miles, Volcano park, to the top of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa! We rode hard and had a blast! That was our 50th state...

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    [QUOTE=vanmar27;531400]Two wheels or four..get up to the Volcano National Park..it is awesome! ............................./QUOTE]

    I am sure the 3 tourists that rode bicycles down the chain of craters road and were trying to ride back up with no water or food might disagree, they had a 16 mile 4000' climb ahead.

    I stopped at the rangers station to alert them of the potential problem, as they had started walking their bikes about a mile up from the bottom, small rental car I had would not have been much help.

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    In Hilo Now

    Well, we survived a (too) quick two week tour in New Zealand with Ted Simon and Fred Rau, and we are now in Hilo on the Big Island for the next week. We failed to find an MOA member who would let use accomplish a BMW ride in our 50th state but did find a BMW owner who is selling his bike who agreed to let us do a ceremonial ride. After that if we want to actually tour we'll rent scooters or a Harley over in Kona. Nothing available on this side of the island we are told.
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    Voni Paul, whats the logistics to get them there? from Houston? LOL..
    ONly thing is ya gotta bring em back!

    WIsh I could help yall, but I will play the lotto tonight....crosses fingers Eyes... etc..

    HEy ON Craigs list (HAWAII) they have some really sweet deals on some bikes, but ya never know, maybe they are a member and one is a sweet boxer. needs some TLC..

    ALso a R1100GS <38K 5500.. YA can test drive it as soon as ya say yalls names..

    Heck Guys if your ever in Houston way, come on down. The digs arent the beverly hillbillies, but I know where there is a cement pond! Just gotta climb over a fence...

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    Important Question

    Paul,

    Do final drives turn in the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere?
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    thats a good question and does the throttle - is it on the left side?

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    And, did any miles Voni rode actually take her further away from one million!!!
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    Two rentals just outside of Kailua-Kona that are non-Harley:

    http://www.thrillseekershawaii.com/

    http://klrtours.com/Welcome_Prices.html



    Our adventure on the Big Island

    And our favorite radio station there (we listen at home via internet now).

    Wish we were still there...
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