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Revved up: Communities across Oahu are losing sleep over noisy, illegally modified mopeds

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Under state law, mopeds can’t have more than a 2-horsepower engine or exceed 30 mph. While Hawaii and Maui counties require regular safety inspections for mopeds, Honolulu and Kauai counties do not.

Manoa resident Bob Kern often gets startled awake at 2 or 3 a.m. when he hears the high-pitched buzz of illegally modified mopeds whizzing past his Wilder Avenue condominium. The noise of their engines, sounding like a swarm of angry bees, bounces off the densely populated buildings there. Read more

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