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Old 12-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #1141
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Weather in the Northeast has been snowy and cold, but an unexpected couple of warm(er) days are coming. Hope to get out on the Grom a little bit in the next couple days.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:36 PM   #1142
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Cabin fever!!! Got out of the house today for a little 25 mile ride



One downside to the fender eliminator. She's a dirty girl now

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Old 12-23-2013, 06:47 AM   #1143
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i sold my grom to a fellow inmate. i will get another one someday...
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #1144
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Cabin fever!!! Got out of the house today for a little 25 mile ride



One downside to the fender eliminator. She's a dirty girl now

I left my rear fender just so I didn't get a wet back. I got caught in about 15 minutes of steady rain a while back with just my jean jacket on. When I got home the wet had not soaked through my front yet but my back was soaked!

So much for leaving the useful fender. It's coming off.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:52 AM   #1145
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Considering.
Very cool.
How's the ride.
I'm 6'1, how badly will I resemble a clown in training?
OK
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:54 PM   #1146
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Considering.
Very cool.
How's the ride.
I'm 6'1, how badly will I resemble a clown in training?
OK
The seats pretty hard, the clutch lever is a long reach, it's underpowered, I have trouble getting my boot under the shifter, the stock tires are really crappy,

But I love it.

With long legs I just sit a bit further forward to get under the bodywork lip, it feels a bit odd the first couple km but becomes natural fairly quick.

When I get my own I will make the seat a bit softer and taller and use some adjustable rearsets to get the pegs and controls in a more suitable position. The bars are fine stock but I may use some risers depending how they feel with the new seat.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:54 PM   #1147
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Cabin fever!!! Got out of the house today for a little 25 mile ride

You are pretty brave! Weather is in the 40s/ 50s here and I'm taking my Grom out! I'm waiting till we break 65 or more.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:55 PM   #1148
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Considering.
Very cool.
How's the ride.
I'm 6'1, how badly will I resemble a clown in training?
OK
I am 6ft tall and I look big on the Grom but not ridiculous. It's a real blast to ride. Yes your ass will hurt after about 30 minutes in the saddle but that just means you get to stop and let people appreciate your bike more often.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:05 PM   #1149
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OK, which Grom forum do you guys like
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:32 AM   #1150
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OK, which Grom forum do you guys like
gromforum.com - I'm on there the most and I'm on hondagrom.net too. It's kind of tough with just one product that the forums kind of repeat themselve most of the time.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:41 AM   #1151
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You are pretty brave! Weather is in the 40s/ 50s here and I'm taking my Grom out! I'm waiting till we break 65 or more.
Into the 50's? Man I would be racking up the miles. Different climates, I guess. I find my ability to brave the weather depends on how my body feels that day. Sometimes I can be outside in 20 degree weather for half an hour and feel fine and sometimes I can feel cold in 40 degree weather.

Tomorrow it's supposed to hit 44 degrees, I'm tempted to get out for another ride.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:20 PM   #1152
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Into the 50's? Man I would be racking up the miles. Different climates, I guess. I find my ability to brave the weather depends on how my body feels that day. Sometimes I can be outside in 20 degree weather for half an hour and feel fine and sometimes I can feel cold in 40 degree weather.

Tomorrow it's supposed to hit 44 degrees, I'm tempted to get out for another ride.
Believe it or not but 50 degrees here is cold - actually 50 degrees for the low temp is cold here. Summers often top 100 degrees and it consistently is at or above 95 for several months. It usually gets better by the end of February for us though. So 2 more months. C'mon, only 2 more months of this. I know I can do it.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:46 PM   #1153
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Believe it or not but 50 degrees here is cold - actually 50 degrees for the low temp is cold here. Summers often top 100 degrees and it consistently is at or above 95 for several months. It usually gets better by the end of February for us though. So 2 more months. C'mon, only 2 more months of this. I know I can do it.
While living in San Antonio I was blown away by how hot it felt in the summer. It made Vegas feel tame.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:50 PM   #1154
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While living in San Antonio I was blown away by how hot it felt in the summer. It made Vegas feel tame.
It's a wet heat.

We have been to our daughter's in Phoenix when it has been 116... but, it's a dry heat. So is a freakin' oven - and I don't want to be in there, either. North in the summer, south in the winter... goin' where the weather suits my clothes.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:42 PM   #1155
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YES!!! I went for a ride today! It wasn't a long one but it doesn't need to be. The wife and I took the opportunity to get our bikes out and have some fun.

Forecast for Wednesday is a high of 64. That will be enough to get me out. I'm keeping my fingers crossed so we can go for our first January 1st ride together (she got her license back in early April this year).

Yes she still smokes me on her PCX whenever she can.
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