New honda monkeybike coming soon! Honda Grom

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

  1. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Went riding for a bit, found some new roads. I was partway through a tank and filled up early on, 92mpg. Then less than I mile from home I filled up agian so I would be ready with a full tank next ride. Got 102 mpg.

    It's opening up a bit more each ride. Easier pull to 55 mph, went 68 mph down a 1/4 mile stretch of a hill. There was more hill and more rpm's but the car in front of me was slowing down for a car turning so I eased off.

    Stopped at a local famr and picked up some apple cider donuts, apples, and hard cider.

    With a couple other things in my backpack it weighed 15 pounds on the last leg of the ride. Time for a rear rack.

    I went all the way around Lake Waramug for no reason, came back out the same road (Flirtation Ave). https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Lake....528374&oq=lake+&t=h&hnear=Lake+Waramaug&z=14

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  2. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    Where did all the Grom people go?...

    ...Riding?
  3. Stray Dog

    Stray Dog Been here awhile

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    Over on the From forum I expect.
  4. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    my temp reg ran out, so i stopped riding the grom...
  5. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    The "From" forum? Looks like a victim of auto correct.
    Every time I try to type "Grom" on my iPhone, or in the Mail program on my Mac, it automatically changes it to "From.".
    :D
  6. Stray Dog

    Stray Dog Been here awhile

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    Hadn't noticed the bloody auto correct.
    yea Grom not From....:lol3



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  7. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    JerryH must have nailed it. They all died from getting run over or they quickly tired of their bikes.
  8. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    i was looking for spikes for ice riding, anyone know of some 12" spiked tires?
  9. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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  10. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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  11. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    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.
  12. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    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?
  13. minimotos95

    minimotos95 what bike is next?

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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
  14. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Run for your lives, JerryH was right! Hooligans!!!

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  15. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    impressive. :clap
  16. RVDan

    RVDan Long timer

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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.
  17. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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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. :evil

    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. :lol3

    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?? :eek1:D:muutt

    Jim

    I know: back in my corner.
  18. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    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. :rofl
  19. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Two-bit throttle bum

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    I'd start looking for the rest of the Shriners. :hide :lol3
  20. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    :rofl :rofl