Originally Posted by TheNorthernMonkey
With less than 200 miles on the clock, it needs a few more to loosen up a bit.
Change the oil at 200, get it warm for 5 miles, then ride it like you stole it. It'll seem better by 350ish.
I wear a bright yellow helmet and a high vis jacket, but I've had a couple of people not see me. I don't get the odd wave from other bikers, but mostly confused looks.
I've never had a nod or a wave from any Harley rider on any of my bikes. I thought they only sold them to douches
Yeah I agree, its possible as the engine breaks in more this could close the gap between the Grom and the others. I already noticed a big difference in how it runs now with a 150 miles on it now. It seems during the first 50 miles the Grom was kind of stiff and it was kind of hard to find a gear that it was happy to be in. It got a little better between 50 and a 100 miles then even better with between 100 and 150 miles. Its like the torque had opened up. I am sure part of this is just me learning the bike but it also seems the Grom has a pretty steep break in process.