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Menehune Man June 6th, 2007 06:28 PM

Menehune Man's New Ride!
 
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A sexy "Rexy 50"
60 miles to a tankful and lots of fun! :)

LikaNui June 6th, 2007 10:04 PM

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Congratulations! Be safe, and have fun with it!
Looks like we're gonna have to create a Hawaii Threads Motorcycle Club.

:D

blueyecicle June 6th, 2007 10:13 PM

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Woot woot!!! Nice wheels MM! Does it come in pink?? :p
I am excited for ya! :D

Those things are SO much fun! But don't rev it into a concrete wall like my gf did! LOL

Menehune Man June 7th, 2007 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by LikaNui (Post 148881)
Looks like we're gonna have to create a Hawaii Threads Motorcycle Club.

And I've got the right sized "Bike"... for a Menehune that is. ;)

Menehune Man June 10th, 2007 02:33 AM

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I had filled up the tank with $2.83 worth of premium when the odometer read 60 miles.
I filled it up again today (took $2.80) and it read 155.

So that's ninety five miles on a approximately 1 gallon!

:D

joshuatree June 11th, 2007 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Menehune Man (Post 149259)
I had filled up the tank with $2.83 worth of premium when the odometer read 60 miles.
I filled it up again today (took $2.80) and it read 155.

So that's ninety five miles on a approximately 1 gallon!

:D

That's awesome. Maybe if Oahu just simply made some moped/scooter only lanes, traffic can be resolved. Btw, I wasn't aware that moped/scooters needed premium?

Menehune Man June 12th, 2007 08:37 PM

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The shop strongly suggested premium. I dunno.
She runs nice though. Since it's illegal to drive over the Pali...

I went from our place on Date Street, through Kahala, past Hanauma Bay, Sandy Beach, Makapuu, and Waimanalo to reach Mom's house in Kailua, this morning. Only took me the hour and it was a Great ride! I did a few errands around Kailua for her and came back home the same way. She cruises nicely at 35, will cruise at 40 and even do 45 when I make it. Just over 80 miles round trip and I enjoyed it all the way. Woo Hoo! :D

LocoBoy June 12th, 2007 10:44 PM

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Definately a nice cache-mobile :). Its funny now everytime a see a yellow moped I look for the Menehune Man on the side to see if its you:D

LikaNui June 12th, 2007 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Menehune Man (Post 149612)
I did a few errands around Kailua for her

Hopefully small errands. Hard to carry bags of groceries on a moped (or a chopper). :p

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Just over 80 miles round trip and I enjoyed it all the way. Woo Hoo!
Yeah, gorgeous ride, eh? And 80 miles... about one gallon of gas.
[/high five]

:)

Menehune Man June 13th, 2007 04:35 AM

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Originally Posted by LocoBoy (Post 149631)
Definately a nice cache-mobile :). Its funny now everytime a see a yellow moped I look for the Menehune Man on the side to see if its you:D

Yeah, if you or any HT'er sees me out there, take a moment to say "Hi!". K?! :)

Menehune Man June 13th, 2007 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by LikaNui (Post 149638)
Hard to carry bags of groceries on a moped (or a chopper). :p

Yeah, I've got a fairly large backpack to carry stuff. I considered one of those lockboxes for the back of the moped, but they really can't fit much either. :rolleyes:

GeckoGeek June 13th, 2007 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Menehune Man (Post 149612)
Since it's illegal to drive over the Pali...

It is? May not be a smart idea, but I don't think it's illegal. The Pali is not a freeway.

joshuatree June 13th, 2007 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Menehune Man (Post 149671)
Yeah, I've got a fairly large backpack to carry stuff. I considered one of those lockboxes for the back of the moped, but they really can't fit much either. :rolleyes:

Lockbox or rack in the back and a basket in the front. Come on, if those guys in other countries can haul all kinds of cargo on their bikes, you can too. :D

LikaNui June 13th, 2007 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Menehune Man (Post 149671)
Yeah, I've got a fairly large backpack to carry stuff.

I bought a large backpack just after I bought the chopper. Probably not "politically correct" to ride a chopper and wear a backpack, though. :p
About the Pali -- it's not that mopeds are illegal on it, it's just that they have a posted minimum speed of 45mph. That's the top speed of your moped, as I recall, and of course you won't get up to 45 going uphill. Your east end route is your best bet.
Also, the huge wind at the top of the Pali is a problem. Even the cops on motorcycles get blown over on their sides by the wind there sometimes!

:eek:

GeckoGeek June 13th, 2007 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by LikaNui (Post 149715)
About the Pali -- it's not that mopeds are illegal on it, it's just that they have a posted minimum speed of 45mph.

Huh. I'll have to pay closer attention next time. I can't remember a minimum much less one that high. Hmmmm. If min is 45, wouldn't the speed limit be 55? I don't remember one that high. But then I know my powers of observation can be really bad.

I know there's areas that the speed limit is only 35.

Menehune Man June 13th, 2007 02:20 PM

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I called the Police Department after trying to research the "Pali" question online to no avail. I was told that, and I quote...

"Mopeds aren't allowed on freeways or highways." :(

That caught me a little aback so didn't ask, but the East end route is all Kalanianiole Highway! :confused:

GeckoGeek June 13th, 2007 02:33 PM

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So you want to drive a MOPED

From what I can tell, as long as there are no signs prohibiting mopeds on the pali (like you see at the entrance of a freeway), it's legal. (But it may not be smart.)

joshuatree June 13th, 2007 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by GeckoGeek (Post 149719)
Huh. I'll have to pay closer attention next time. I can't remember a minimum much less one that high. Hmmmm. If min is 45, wouldn't the speed limit be 55? I don't remember one that high. But then I know my powers of observation can be really bad.

I know there's areas that the speed limit is only 35.

I wouldn't be surprised, the section of H1 along Makiki has min of 40 and max of 45 I believe. Talk about retarded.

Menehune Man June 13th, 2007 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by GeckoGeek (Post 149722)
So you want to drive a MOPED

From what I can tell, as long as there are no signs prohibiting mopeds on the pali (like you see at the entrance of a freeway), it's legal. (But it may not be smart.)

From the info GeckoGeek found...

291C-198 Speed restrictions on mopeds. (a) No person shall drive a moped at a speed other than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.
(b) No person shall drive a moped at a speed greater than thirty-five miles per hour (fifty-eight kilometers per hour). [L 1978, c 175, pt of  15]
Mopeds may not be driven on freeways: Mopeds engines are not supposed to have more than two horsepower. Freeway entrances are posted with signs that prohibit vehicles with less than five horsepower engines. The minimum speed on freeways is 45 mph. 291C-53 Restrictions on use of controlled-access roadway or highway. (a) The director of transportation by rules adopted in accordance with chapter 91, and the counties by ordinance, may regulate or prohibit the use of any controlled-access roadway or highway within their respective jurisdictions by any class or kind of traffic which is found to be incompatible with the normal and safe movement of traffic.
(b) The director of transportation or a county adopting any such prohibition shall erect and maintain official traffic-control devices on the controlled-access roadway or highway on which such prohibitions are applicable and when in place no person shall disobey the restrictions stated on such devices. [L 1971, c 150, pt of 1; am L 1983, c 123, 1; am L 1989, c 29, 2; am L 1993, c 224, 3; am L 1997, c 309, 1; am L 1999, c 262, 3(3)]


So If the minimum posted speed is 45 and the maximum a moped is allowed to drive is 35... Sounds like oil and water to me. Just don't mix do they?!

GeckoGeek June 14th, 2007 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Menehune Man (Post 149733)
So If the minimum posted speed is 45 and the maximum a moped is allowed to drive is 35... Sounds like oil and water to me. Just don't mix do they?!

Right. I don't know as mopeds are directly banned from the pali, but there might be minimums that are higher then they can go.

MixedPlateBroker July 4th, 2007 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by LikaNui (Post 149715)
Also, the huge wind at the top of the Pali is a problem. Even the cops on motorcycles get blown over on their sides by the wind there sometimes!

:eek:


That's why I never take pork over the Pali.:p

Menehune Man May 2nd, 2008 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by GeckoGeek (Post 149792)
I don't know as mopeds are directly banned from the pali, but there might be minimums that are higher then they can go.

At the end of this month (May '08), I'll have been on my moped for a year!

I have an appointment to install a "Big Bore" kit soon. It'll add torque and speed.

Especially for going over the Pali. I still do it a few times a week!
Presently I can only reach about 25mph going up, and should be able to do 45 afterwards. So the shop says. (?)

I head over from town to Kailua between 7 and 8am. Then return around noonish. Not bad trafficwise.

sansei May 2nd, 2008 06:44 PM

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:o hi this is sansei and in response to menehune man,i also own a moped and i have obeyed the traffic law's and i only go as the speed limit require's and not much more and my moped is stock and i own a sym moped and it's a nice color and i only go at the speed of 35 mph and not any faster and if their is traffic,i do wait and if they the city is fixing the road's,i wait in trafficgridlock and that's a true nightmare and it's true you cant go on the pali,i did it when i was young when i had a honda areo 50 the discontinued moped and that had a great power to go on only since by learing that that moped's engine could die anytime,i decided not to go over the pali anymore and a friend of mine in high school passed on when he had a accident with his moped and he passed on so i learned not to go over the speed limit so i thought to share this with everyone.

well thank's for your time:o

Menehune Man May 2nd, 2008 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by GeckoGeek (Post 149685)
It is? May not be a smart idea, but I don't think it's illegal. The Pali is not a freeway.

You're right GeckoGeek!

Guess I forgot to mention, but shortly after getting the moped I spoke with a couple of HPD officers. They assured me that it is indeed not illegal to ride a moped over the Pali or any other highway, only the freeways are they banned.

PS: I ride very defensively and with much aloha. :cool:

tutusue May 2nd, 2008 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Menehune Man (Post 194076)
[...]They assured me that it is indeed not illegal to ride a moped over the Pali [...]

Just don't ride over the Pali with a feral pig in your lap...dead or otherwise. Or even a bag of pork rinds, for that matter! :D


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