New honda monkeybike coming soon! Honda Grom

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Dezzie, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    The wife and I are getting ready for a scooter rally this weekend in Austin. There should be at least 200 scooters. Who knows how many Groms will show up?
    We are riding with another couple. They each are riding a Honda Ruckus. So it's going to be 1 Grom, 1 PCX 150 and 2 ruckus. Should be fun. Austin is about 100 miles from where we are. We are leaving tomorrow evening and coming back on Sunday afternoon. I'll try and post some pics.
    My Grom will need its 600 mile check up after that. I currently sit at 320 miles.
  2. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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    Have fun at the rally, and post some photos when you can. Also, isn't the plural of Ruckus Rucki? (pronounced: ruck-eye) :evil
  3. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    First tank 81 mpg. Already from seeing where the gas gauge is after 56 miles into the second tank I already know it's going to be better.
  4. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    May be ruckuses? :rofl
  5. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    Really? Just 81 mpg? Some guys on the Grom forum also report pretty low mpg for their Grom. I gassed up this week and got another 115mpg. I accelerate pretty hard but I don't try to push for a top speed too often. I usually ride between 45 to 50 mph. I am quite surprised by the low mpg.
  6. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Good amount of hills in CT to contend with, probably has something to do with it. Next fill up will be tomorrow and I'm guessing it will be closer to 100 mpg.
  7. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    my first tank was 60mpg, followed by a 90mpg tank. for my type of riding (WFO), i doubt i will get much better then 90. we shall see.
  8. DewaltDakota

    DewaltDakota Adventurer

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    I've been through four tanks, almost all of it at full throttle, and I've gotten 108, 113, 118, and 121 mpg. I should note though, that I'm only 5'3" and weigh 138lbs.
  9. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    yeah, with gear i am a 100 more then you... could explain it :huh
  10. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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  11. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Second tank 90 mpg. Hoping for the third to be over 100. :clap
  12. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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  13. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    :lol3 I'm in deep right now with medical bills.I knew you wouldn't go for it.
  14. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    my first tank was 60mpg, then second was 90mpg, then the third was 75mpg. midway through i did the airbox derestriction, and last night i went 72mph... on a downhill. :D
  15. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I'll be picking the bike up shortly, and I'll have more pictures to add later. For right now. Here's what's been done:

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    Airbox mod. I just turned the snorkle around, replaced the paper filter with UNI foam and added UNI filter buttons to the airbox cover.
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    Mondo Motos LED driving lights. The switch is Highway Dirt Bikes Perch switch. The brackets were fashioned from scrap found in the shop. I have something a little more elegant coming from Twisted Throttle. But Adam does great electrical work. I take all my electrical work to him.
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    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    Here are the rest of the photos. I'm going to try a Phillips HS1 35w Halogen from Ebay. Seller in Hong Kong. I do have the under cowl, seat cowl and fork pre loaders coming from Tyga. After that, I'm going to try to call this project complete. I do have the set of black plastics that came with the bike, that I'm going to wrap in a P40 version that I got from Power Sports Wraps.

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  17. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    I love that exhaust! Best looking one. Period.
  18. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    I will try and post pictures this evening but for now, all I can say is that the Grom drew a crowd at the scooter rally I went to this past weekend. Everybody loved it and wondered how I was able to get my hands on one of them as they are sold out through Central Texas.

    The rally was a lot of fun. Tons of friendly people, great riding roads, and good place where to eat. The weather turned rainy on Saturday evening but we kept on riding anyway. My wife and I scooterpooled to the night event and I am glad we did so. It poured! Being new to riding, she couldn't have ridden back on her own scooter. We rode back to our hotel in a heavy downpour. The PCX really shone in those extreme conditions. I just can't say enough good about the PCX. What an awesome little scooter.

    We headed back to San Antonio on Sunday and we felt it would be better to ride a mix of highway and access road (known as the frontage road to us Texans). Yes, I took my Grom on the interstate. I know: crazy. But the Grom did quite well. I was able to cruise at around 60 mph unless I was going uphill. The fastest I saw was 64 mph. Yep. Going downhill with the wind pushing me. The slowest I went was 50 mph. That's quite a range but the Grom really isn't meant for fast riding.

    We rode to Austin with another couple. They each were riding a Honda Ruckus. We averaged 25 mph over all. When we gassed up, my mpg was an astonishing 138 mpg and my wife's PCX got a 118 mpg. Highest numbers for us to date. I don't know what my current mpg will be as I haven't gassed up since running at full speed coming back from Austin. I am sure I'll get 100 mpg or less.

    The Grom was just about perfect for Austin streets. It's fast enough and has good torque to keep you ahead of car traffic. It's fun and easy to ride and I can't tell how many people asked me what it was or what the displacement was. I love my Grom.
  19. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    lol, you said grom and torque in the same breath... :rofl
  20. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    A few pics from this past weekend. The Grom was a hit everywhere we went.

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