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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    Stock tail works pretty well to carry a small pizza. :clap

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  2. klx250sfguy

    klx250sfguy Been here awhile

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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.
  3. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    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.
  4. RVDan

    RVDan Long timer

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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. [​IMG]
  5. OBD

    OBD Other Brother

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    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 :)
  6. ShapeShifter

    ShapeShifter M0d+Rocker = Mocker

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    Six Groms on top of Mt. Tamalpias 10/19/2013

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  7. DaBinChe

    DaBinChe Long timer

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    You F@##ing C^$#ing suckers!!! You're the ones that bought all the Groms in the BA!! Can't wait till they get more in stock and we'll do a larger group ride...I'm thinking Three Peaks. The VCLG does it every year on scooters and I done two with them, one on a ruckus in '07 and one this year on an elite110. Takes most the day.
  8. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    That's a great picture! :clap

    Yep, the Grom is just a kid's bike that will be outgrown in a few weeks...

    That's what some have said. :wink:

    Maybe that is just the advertizing to give the parents a good reason to buy one?

    "I bought it for my kid" (Someday I may even let him/her ride it) :rofl
  9. RVDan

    RVDan Long timer

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    I rode it to work today. It will do 100 km/h when drafting a semi, but without it 95 km/h is pretty much as fast as it will go in flat ground. On the hill a semi had to pass me.

    It's perfect in town though.

    Now the rear brake really sucks in my opinion, the pedal is hard but I don't feel like its doing a whole lot, I felt like I was going to bend it before it would ever lock the tire. Is this the way they are or should I be taking it back for repair?
  10. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    Very cool pic! We need a Grom rally! :D
  11. ShapeShifter

    ShapeShifter M0d+Rocker = Mocker

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    We made the Ducati rider take the picture...:D
  12. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    mine is the same way.
  13. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Same with mine. I've gotten it to lock up during some quick braking exercises obliviously helped by the weight off the rear up from the front braking.
  14. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    I guess... I think it's ok for a rear brake and its definitely better than the drum brakes I've used on several scooters including my wife's PCX.
  15. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    What day is today?

    It's Grom day! :clap

    Today is the day I really look forward to going to work.
  16. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    :D

    Enjoy! Sadly, I couldn't ride to work today, because I had to drive the car with trailer in tow to pick my V7 Racer up from the dealer where it was getting some warranty work. I will be leaving early so I can go for a little ride when I get home though :D
  17. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    I was just looking around my local honda shop at lunch and asked to see a Grom. "We had one and it sold the day we got it... order them every two weeks and they keep kicking the order out".

    Looks like it will be a while before production catches up to demand.
  18. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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    Everybody sing:

    Happy Grom Day to you.
    Happy Grom Day to you.
    Happy Grom Day dear Gore-TX,
    Who's a hooligan - it's YOU!

    :rofl
  19. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    My ComposiMo Tidy Tail should arrive with my mail today :clap

    Can't wait to ditch the stock tail!
  20. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Tail kit needs to be the first purchased mod for any Grom, it looks so much nicer without the stock tail.

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