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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-27-2015, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Aloha from Maui 2

Aloha from Maui 2,

I started riding at 7. Honda Mini-trail 50, Hodaka Alsport Steen 100. Mohave Desert, Lake Elsinore, Rawhide Park... Stopped riding at 11. Needed cheap transpo early 20's, so Vespa for a few years. Got it up to 75 downwind, white knuckler.

30 years later, back in the saddle and it's wonderful... and on a great bike. Intimidating at first, size, weight, power, but no problem. It's like riding a bike. Hi hi. No pun. Woke up one morning and said Bike. Within 2 weeks, permit, course, insurance, Bike, gear, full endorsement.

I highly recommend the MSF Course. Newbie or Experienced. Best $200 I've ever spent.

This is a great Forum. Excellent info on deciding to buy the Versys and great tips on maintenance, mods... Thanks to all.

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Welcome aboard! Your story sounds familiar as all get out (I had a similar set of experiences with various bikes over the years, including the mini bikes!). Have fun.

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Just curious I've been to Maui and while there noticed there is about 4 different kinds of cars (probably all the rentals) so how is the bike selection? Any troubles finding a Versys? Is there an over abundance of certain types?

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@Ian I was originally looking for a new bike, but the prices were really starting to climb and then I saw this used Versys. Then I found this forum, which really helped in deciding to buy it. There is really only one dealer on the island, but they do have quite a selection of bikes. Used bikes are hard to come by. You need to check Craigslist every morning and jump on it quick. I would not say there is an over abundance of one type, same with cars.
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Aloha!

I lived on Oahu for a few years. Too congested an island to enjoy motorcycling. I had to go to the Big Island to really enjoy two wheeling.

Maui is a great place to ride her. Let us know when you've taken her here: http://roadtohana.com/ . I haven't drooled in a long time.

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Thanks for the welcomes. @Drum The list; Hana Loop, Haleakala, West Maui Mountains Loop, La Perouse. And then do it all over again.

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In my two week vacation on Maui we drove over 800 miles. Road to Hana is epic as is Haleakala. The whole time I was there I kept saying "I wish I had a bike here, I wish I had a bike here". It was an amazing place. If I ever am able to go back I am renting a bike no matter the cost or bike they give me.

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There are plenty of outfits that rent bikes. Here is one that sounds interesting with a great video>>> http://www.mauimotoadventures.com/di...ls-maui-hawaii

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There are plenty of outfits that rent bikes. Here is one that sounds interesting with a great video>>> http://www.mauimotoadventures.com/di...ls-maui-hawaii
That looks amazing. I wish I could go back. From the sounds of it you are lucky to live in two of the most beautiful parts of the country.

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