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    Whats up y'all. I should be getting my grom this weekend and have made a list of crap to get for it for the track. The grom is completely stock with around 500 miles with the exception of a Yosh exhaust. Take a look at what I have planned and let me know if there is anything else you think I may need to get/should do to the bike. Also, if you think something may not be necessary, lemme know. I have experience on big bikes, but not a grom so any help is appreciated. I am in the Monterey area and plan to race with M1GP and any other organization I can find when time allows.

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    I'm not really interested in spending money on making more power. As far as I am concerned, more power is the least of my problems.

    I'll update this as soon as I have the bike, and in response to suggestions. Thanks for your help and I hope to meet some of yall at the race track.

    - Mac

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    the stock chain sucks and stretches real easy. I would also add chain slack adjusters - it makes life so much easier. There's also the Hardracing engine support brace, which felt like it stiffened the chassis up. Also a shift shaft support brace so you can bang gears and not worry about stressing the long shift shaft.
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    It seems like there is always one more thing to buy, THEN Iíll really notice a difference in performance.

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    You're also going to want 50-60% stiffer clutch springs from Kitaco or Finbro or SMR.

    The Kitaco Rear shock is a less expensive alternative. It think it pairs very well with the non-adjustible Ohlin's front end.
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    Thanks for the reply! I’d seen clutch springs in my browsing. I’ll have to look into those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macattack0922 View Post
    Thanks for the reply! I’d seen clutch springs in my browsing. I’ll have to look into those.
    Don't waste your time with the 15% stiffer clutch springs.
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    How adjustable are the other rear shocks, ie not ohlins or k-tech?

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    Half the stuff on the list is a waste of money even for racing.

    Start off by replacing the rear swing arm rubber bushing with the these
    https://mnnthbx.com/product/mnnthbx-...or-honda-grom/

    after that install what ever shock you want

    good racing tires TT's

    front tubes upgrade

    better brake pads up front

    safety wire your drain oil plug and cam chain tensioner plug

    All ball bearings for your wheels

    2014 wheels and strip the black paint off, lighter wheels than the new groms

    good luck and race safe

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    Thanks for the advice! What would you say is a waste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macattack0922 View Post
    How adjustable are the other rear shocks, ie not ohlins or k-tech?
    The Kitaco has pre-load adjustment only. If you're heart is set on the Ohlin's rear shock because of the adjustment clickers, you should get the Racing Bro's fork kit. Costs about the same as Ohlins, and the rebound and dampening clickers actually work. Just make sure you use fork oil that is heavier than Ohlin's brand (I know this from putting together a buddy's forks). Probably 7wt is good.
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    Ya I am still deciding on what to actually purchase. I've been looking hard at the racingbros stuff.

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