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    CDN Grom

    Picked up a used 2015 Grom a couple weeks ago here in Ottawa, Canada. Bought it for the wife who hasn't ridden since she got her license 8 years ago, except a couple times in the fall of 2016, just before we sold our Buell Blast. The Buell was supposed to be a keeper, but it was clunky at best. It was replaced by a 2016 KTM Duke 390, which had since been modded and put down 48hp on the dyno

    Bought the Grom from the second owner, a teenager who had it for two seasons. It was sold to first owner new in 2017, then sold to the guy I bought it from later that year. He was paying C$300/month for insurance! Bike was advertised at C$2200 and I picked it up for C$1800 with 3073kms. Right tank cover is cracked, left cover has a broken clip, front fender has some scratches. Otherwise was in excellent shape.


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    Got it safetied (required before you can register in Ontario) then ordered new ContiScoot tires, RideItMoto levers, Renthal Kevlar 32mm grips and Road Low handlebar.

    (I have an SF rectifier, TST frame sliders, and Core Moto brake lines on order but won't be able to install those until later in August after back from holidays.)




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    Nice start. pic of that 390?? i spy the back wheel already, thinking about a 3rd bike and the 390 is at the top followed by the CRF450L.

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    Nice find. Is it really for the wife or is it for you? LOL

    I'd also like to see the 48HP 390. How was the reliability on that bike before you modded it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50-50 View Post
    Nice find. Is it really for the wife or is it for you? LOL

    I'd also like to see the 48HP 390. How was the reliability on that bike before you modded it?
    Wife asked the same... It's definitely for her but I'm setting it up as I would for myself

    (I wouldn't have her ride something I wouldn't ride personally)

    The Duke had been reliable, has just over 8k kms now. It got modded basically day 1. PCV very early, which I think has helped ensure reliability and keeping it from running lean etc. A recent pic and from last track day back in 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Grom View Post
    Wife asked the same... It's definitely for her but I'm setting it up as I would for myself

    (I wouldn't have her ride something I wouldn't ride personally)

    The Duke had been reliable, has just over 8k kms now. It got modded basically day 1. PCV very early, which I think has helped ensure reliability and keeping it from running lean etc. A recent pic and from last track day back in 2017.

    I always thought the 2017-19 duke 390 was the best bang for the buck for a small motorcycle esp for riding around town or the back roads. I wonder if they make BST carbon fiber wheels for that bike.

    What exhaust system did you use and what sprocket setup for track day F/R, thanks
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    I like the 15-16 as lighter, shorter and more tunable... Different ECU.

    BST does make wheels as does Marchesini (sp?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiscoSanJose View Post

    What exhaust system did you use and what sprocket setup for track day F/R, thanks
    I'm running the original Competition Werkes GP pipe with the Tyga header.

    Honestly, it's too short for optimum power but it's very light compared to stock...

    I run 16T front, up from factory 15, with stock 45T rear.


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