New honda monkeybike coming soon! Honda Grom

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

  1. DaBinChe

    DaBinChe Long timer

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    Been on the HU a few times and found it hard to navigate.
  2. Culcune

    Culcune Been here awhile

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    I'm sure you read this thread--not posted here on battle scooters, though, so a lot of scooter people might have missed it.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=988742

    Funny thing is, I don't think the father and son were trying to be outrageous by riding what they rode; they just wanted to be cheap and were not riding on any major interstates.

    Here is the thread put into a thread I started for discussion--a few people (while being polite) did say exactly what annoys you, while a couple were supportive

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ride-tales/tour-north-america-only-huge-77831
  3. Culcune

    Culcune Been here awhile

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    It seems like they fixed it up--it almost seems like advrider! :eek1
  4. Stray Dog

    Stray Dog Been here awhile

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    I am, and have stopped using that forum for exactly that reason....:puke1

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  5. vt1099ace

    vt1099ace Been here awhile

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    OK, went to see it myself...
    IT'S SOOOOOOOOO TINY !:huh

    Honestly, for a 125/150 cc my stella fits my better...even through the wheel bases are about the same, engine size, etc...there's something about the motorcycle layout (I've seen it on huge highway burners too) that seems to only fit a specific size range and if your not in that zone TS...
  6. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    Anybody else get a survey from Honda about the Grom? I got it this morning.

    "As part of our ongoing pursuit to provide you with the best possible product experience, we would like to invite you to participate in our online survey regarding your recently purchased 2014 Honda Grom. This is an opportunity for you to provide feedback which will impact development of future versions of the Grom and other models as well. Your opinion counts!"
  7. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Two-bit throttle bum

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    What kind of questions did they ask?
  8. pepperdust

    pepperdust Adventurer

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    hey man

    sure that was 99% me you saw, as I have a black grom and live in woodinville, and use it for errands..

    remember if the dude had a grey primer looking colored helmet?
  9. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    Typical survey questions. I don't have the ambition to type it all up.
  10. RABBIT170

    RABBIT170 CB750 Adventurer

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    I got the survey too.
  11. longhaul747

    longhaul747 Been here awhile

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    Hmm I can't seem to remember exactly but maybe it was a grey primer looking helmet.

    Been riding the Grom around some. Becoming more and more impressed with the performance on this tiny little bike. I am about 200 miles now and I think today I will dump the oil and replace. Modern engineering and oils makes this a little less necessary now days but I will do it just for the warm and fuzzy feeling in my tummy. Its easy to do that is for sure!

    No survey for me yet. I am sure its in the mail though!
  12. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    There's a couple guys in Boiling Springs,SC that run around on black Groms.It's cool to see them ripping it up.Makes me want one again.
  13. quasigentrified

    quasigentrified Ape Trumpet

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    did a recent scooter rally (300+ scoots!) here in wa state and at least 30 of the attendees rode groms (mostly modified, few stock). they were definitely a hit, and look to be the new ruckus for the urban ratbike set here on the west coast...
  14. longhaul747

    longhaul747 Been here awhile

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    Changed the oil in the Grom today. Gotta love Honda's high quality engineering and machining abilities. At least in my Grom it was pretty much a waist of time. Not a single hint of any metal glitter in the oil or in the bottom of the oil pan. Oil was still light in color and odor free. This was at 200 miles.

    I plan to do it again at 600 miles and inspect the valves. Probably just end up doing it myself since its all right there. A clown like me taking his sweet time I don't think it would take longer then 30 minutes tops.
  15. TheNorthernMonkey

    TheNorthernMonkey Clueless n00b

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    I changed the oil in mine at 75, 225 and 500 miles. The oil was definately slightly glittery at 75 and 225 changes. It was clean at 500, so I changed from 10w40 cheap oil to a 5w30 fully synth at that point
  16. RABBIT170

    RABBIT170 CB750 Adventurer

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  17. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    Tell us about the big bore!
  18. GlockPointer

    GlockPointer NachosRiflesAlchohol

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    That would be the BrianS kit?

    I don't remember if I checked in here or not.
    I've been hanging out in the XRL thread for years.
    I just found the Trail 90 thread today also.

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  19. RABBIT170

    RABBIT170 CB750 Adventurer

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    The 170 kit was design and made in the good old USA by Brian S of SRD racing. It uses a forged piston made by Wisco, I've been trying to tune via the EJK tuner and have had no luck, so I'm getting the PCV and WB2.

    Really help the low and mid power of the bike, I do plan on getting a cam over the winter time to help with the higher rpms area.
  20. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I just finished my 72 CT70, and took a couple pictures of it with the Grom. :D

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