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I always get a slight chuckle out of those 3 letters, Lmk.

Lander Marine & Kawasaki used to be "The Oldest Kawasaki Dealership in the USA" for 52 years.
 

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while i'm now living in san jose, i grew up on the big island from '79 - '91. i rode only street back then, a few roads might be especially fun to try on a klr;

chain of craters - it's paved but, packed with smooth sweepers.

mauna loa strip - national park side, watch for on-coming traffic, bumpy pavement & tight corners.

mauna loa observatory road - must be real dual sport stuff, we bottomed out a nissan sentra rental in deep gravel near the beginning and came to our senses, i've never been...

cane haul / kealaiki road between pahala & naalehu - wanna get away? broken pavement and nice views of one of the least developed parts of the island

mauna kea summit - could a klr handle 13k+ feet? would the telescope protestors at the base allow passage? if yes to both, other worldly views if the clouds part!

waipio valley - if you and your brakes survive the descent into, a trip back into old hawaii with lots of stream crossings, be aware of the private property.


caveat - i only rode a few of these with my '87 vfr while i lived there. there's a reason you see a lot of 4wd trucks despite the gas prices.

i'm visiting the folks next month and would love to hear some of your picks!
 

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Right on, those sound like some amazing adv rides, ill try get some vids and pics when i go, I appreciate the info whole heartily. Mahalo nui loa!
 

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You from big island?
No. I've lived all of my life with-in 10 miles of my birth. But I have been to the Pacific and Caribbean shores twice each. Almost to the Atlantic shore once.
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