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I am a car guy, a mechanical engineer. None of my projects leaves the garage without having a rollcage, a harness and a proper bucket seat.
When my wife told me that she wanted a motorbike, I didn't knew what to say.
I do everything to be as safe as possible, and she wants to go drive in traffic along careless phone holding car drivers.
But she always supported me in my projects so I might as well help her as much as possible to do it right.
I have opened this account here for myself in order to read and ask stuff about the Grom.
She is 5'6" and about 125lbs and would like to see pictures of people this kind of type riding the Grom. Please tell me if there is an existing thread about size comparison or if I have to open a new thread just for this.
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Does you wife have an available sister? Or did you get the "good" one?
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Make sure she takes the motorcycle safety class/course
get a good set of riding gear/helmet
the grom brakes are ok/good to me at 215 lbs so lighter person will do great as far as brakes.
Make sure your front lights"head lights" are nice and bright so drivers coming the other way can see you.
You can buy cage and sliders for the grom to protect the groms plastics in case of a spill.
learn to use the brake/clutch/ and turn signals and always remember once the grom makes the turns make sure to cancel the signal.
I'm 5'6" and 155 pounds. He will fit just fine on the Grom unless her inseam is shorter than mine which is around 28".
Go to this website and select the Grom and then enter her height and, more importantly, her inseam. It's a pretty accurate website.
Oh BTW I along with another guy took our Total Control (No longer MSF) courses on the Grom.
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When I said: "My wife wants one", I meant: "I want my wife to ride one".
We arrived at the dealer. It was right at the entry parked next to a monkey. She already liked the monkey, but the Grom instantly had a better riding position.
Told her it was one of the last one in the country and the dealers won't get new ones before 2020.
She bought it in a heart beat without testing it. Even if it was much more expensive than a regular cb125f.
She does look alright on it.