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Old 10-16-2013, 06:44 AM   #1051
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now the problem is finding 12' knobby tires that will accept the spikes...
That's what I need some wide 12" knobby tires.

I've been out riding my Grom. I'm even considering selling my KLX, other than the rougher dirt roads the Grom has handled all the local riding I like to do.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:22 AM   #1052
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now the problem is finding 12' knobby tires that will accept the spikes...
Thinking about it a bit a bunch of people on Grom forums are replacing the stock tires early on, find a set, drill though and bolt in spikes, run a tube maybe?
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:23 AM   #1053
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the widest 12" true knobbies i could find were 3.00. there's the DOT kenda 760 in 3.00 12(metric conversion is 100/80 right?),
i have seen pictures of a 100/90 street tire on the front of a grom and it didn't look too narrow for the stock rim. linky
i have always been told you want narrower tires to "cut" though the snow to get to tarmac/ice

non knobbie dualsport tires are available in 120/130 but i'm sure suck compared to a knobby in snow. of course on a plowed lake these or even street tires would be fine
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #1054
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:08 PM   #1055
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:27 PM   #1056
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I pick up mine tomorrow. Okay its not mine, its this girl I know who bought it, and doesn't have a license yet, so I get to ride it for a while. It was the last one in the province so I let her have it. My Grom will arrive in January.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:01 AM   #1057
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That is some fine control on that video posted above. I'm guessing that guy would "be a hooligan" on any bike... and most of those who try to emulate that (myself included) would have a very big accident.

I haven't done a wheelie on a bike in a lot of years... and I couldn't rotate like that guy. Well, not intentionally.

At the risk of starting a fracas, how would you feel if you were driving your SUV and a group of Grom riders started pulling wheelies while riding around you??

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Old 10-18-2013, 09:11 AM   #1058
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At the risk of starting a fracas, how would you feel if you were driving your SUV and a group of Grom riders started pulling wheelies while riding around you??
If I had a clear lane in front of me, I'd roll onto the gas and say goodbye, unless every single one of those Groms was sporting a 180+ kit I think getting away from them would be a whole lot easier than 100hp+ sportbikes.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:51 AM   #1059
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At the risk of starting a fracas, how would you feel if you were driving your SUV and a group of Grom riders started pulling wheelies while riding around you??

Jim

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I'd start looking for the rest of the Shriners.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:41 AM   #1060
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #1061
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Stock tail works pretty well to carry a small pizza.

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Old 10-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #1062
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Stock tail works pretty well to carry a small pizza.

That doesn't look like a stock seat. I sat on a Grom (for the first time) at my local Honda dealer today, man what a hard seat, reminds me of my KLX before I had it modified. I must be getting old.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:48 PM   #1063
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That doesn't look like a stock seat. I sat on a Grom (for the first time) at my local Honda dealer today, man what a hard seat, reminds me of my KLX before I had it modified. I must be getting old.
Stock and it is kind of hard just like my KLX seat, only thing is I removed the passenger strap, so I can sit back further and not have that lump under me.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #1064
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Rode the grom this weekend. Yep it's nothing but fun.

The learning curve for my friend who actually owns it has been steep, it's got broken plastics already.

I started her on my Z50 that has a 90cc Lifan with a manual clutch. I thought she had it figured out. All was well for the first 30 km or so, then after stalling it about ten times she popped the clutch with a whole bunch of throttle and took off with feet dangling in the air. All I could do was try to anticipate where I was going to be picking the bike up from.

It seems no matter how many times I told her to pull in the clutch and roll off the gas when you're in trouble, she froze when the time came.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:11 PM   #1065
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Rode the grom this weekend. Yep it's nothing but fun.

The learning curve for my friend who actually owns it has been steep, it's got broken plastics already.

I started her on my Z50 that has a 90cc Lifan with a manual clutch. I thought she had it figured out. All was well for the first 30 km or so, then after stalling it about ten times she popped the clutch with a whole bunch of throttle and took off with feet dangling in the air. All I could do was try to anticipate where I was going to be picking the bike up from.

It seems no matter how many times I told her to pull in the clutch and roll off the gas when you're in trouble, she froze when the time came.

Oh nooo!
That's exactly my fear and it's why my girlfriend hasn't been allowed to ride the Grom I got her yet. So after I got the Grom I got her an XR50 and a CRF150 for learning. Hopefully she gets those 'panic crashes' out of her system on the dirt bikes. But just in case, I got a spare set of plastics :)
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