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This is a discussion on Tail Light Gap within the Grom Talk forums, part of the Honda Grom Forums category; I bought a 2017 Grom a month ago and just noticed a rattling sound from the license plate tail light housing. I took it back ...

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    Question Tail Light Gap

    I bought a 2017 Grom a month ago and just noticed a rattling sound from the license plate tail light housing. I took it back to the dealer today for a different adjustment and also mentioned the tail light gap issue and they told me that all the Groms and pocket bikes are like that. I feel like this should be considered a defect since it potentially exposes the wiring and the bulb to weather elements and that Honda should do something about it. Anyone have any suggestions on a fix for the gap issue without having to install a fender eliminator?

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    The deal is that in the United States it is illegal for a motorcycle manufacturer to produce and sell a bike without at least one defect. Since the Grom is perfect, Honda had to add that feature in order to be able to sell the bike. Yamaha and Kawasaki follow a different path, often choosing to put in defective pistons or cranks.
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    My buddy and I each purchased a 2017 Grom; both our bikes have the same issue: The license plate lamp housing doesn't appear to be screwed in place all the way -- there is a visible gap between the lamp housing and the rear fender assembly, with a gasket very loosely occupying about half of the gap. I have not yet arrived at a solution; I can tell you that simply tightening the mounting screws will not resolve the issue.

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    i snapped mine off the first nose wheelie when i came down. held on by electrical tape till i get a tidy tail. FAAAAAAAAAK
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    Cool

    I used some clear silicon and tape to hold overnight,

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    My 2019 was that way from the showroom floor. I tore off the factory tail anyway, but tightening the screws does not fix the loose plastic cover issue. Weird.

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    Is it rubber mounted? I forget.

    What you're experiencing is part of the cost cutting measures to make the Grom cheap yet profitable.

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