Another reason I don't like SFs that much, I think I can take the side panels off my OG in like 2-3 minutes, I'm sure someone will say they can do it in 38 seconds lol. I never had to take the rear section off, that would take a few more minutes I guess.Working on the Grom is easy, but everything seems to require taking off the plastics which is tedious partly because you have to remove the rear section anytime you want to take off a side section. Also, I wish Honda would use hex heads, also known as Allen heads, instead of Phillips screws. Phillips screws should die.
It probably isn't much more than 3 minutes to remove the plastics on the SF. I'm guessing maybe 5 minutes max. Plus, I prefer the improved and more modern looks of the SF so I think it's worth it.Another reason I don't like SFs that much, I think I can take the side panels off my OG in like 2-3 minutes, I'm sure someone will say they can do it in 38 seconds lol. I never had to take the rear section off, that would take a few more minutes I guess.
And do yourself a favour, don't forget to ''maintain'' the girlfriend... :wink:
Over the years the stainless steel head pipe on my DRZ gradually turned black to match the rest of the bike. Leave it alone and don't try to polish it with anything or it'll ruin the uniform patina.Here's some more photos of my bike just because I think it's pretty. :cool2:
The Yoshimura RS-2 is turning a nice bronze color.
Oh ok, from your post and others I was under the impression that it was more like a 15 minute job, 3 minutes isn't that bad!It probably isn't much more than 3 minutes to remove the plastics on the SF. I'm guessing maybe 5 minutes max. Plus, I prefer the improved and more modern looks of the SF so I think it's worth it.
Eh I'd rather pay attention to my bike! LOL
It's something like 16 screws to get all of the plastics off. You don't usually need to take out that many screws unless you want take off both side shrouds. Going off of memory, the rear assembly, which I believe is 3 pieces of plastic that are bolted together, comes off with 8 screws. Then each side comes off with 4 screws.Oh ok, from your post and others I was under the impression that it was more like a 15 minute job, 3 minutes isn't that bad!
I hope she doesn't read this... :haha:
Same with my CBR. I'd get on and first the seating position throws you off, then the clutch grab, and the throttle response. Everything feels so much..... tighter. If you give it WOT like the grom you're gonna have a bad time. Or a really short good time depending on your appetite for thrill.Yesterday I rode my Buell to work. It takes me a little time to adjust to my Buell after riding the Grom. The Buell is everything that the Grom isn't - heavy, powerful, and the clutch grabs right away whereas the Grom is feather light, anemic, and the clutch doesn't grab until you nearly let go of the clutch lever. This makes adjusting to the Buell "fun" because you have instant torque and tons of it nearly as soon as you start releasing the clutch lever. If you ride the Buell like the Grom, with a fistful of throttle while you plan to release the clutch for a long time before it engages, you'd be on your ass. You have to be very smooth on the Buell which is something that isn't required on the Grom. You can ride the Grom as haphazardly as can be.
Anyway, after work I put my Buell in the garage and rode my Grom to Spud's in Kutztown with a friend on his Harley. It is about a half hour from my house and the route is mostly twisty back roads which is perfect.
So you were getting new wigs?We were lucky enough to find parking spots on the street directly across from Spud's. No, we are not getting our hair did.
The brake disc is a stock piece and not hard to find at all. It's not cheap though at around $325 though! Every part that I've looked for, which hasn't been too many, can be found new so I wouldn't say there are many hard to find parts for the XB Buells at this point. But they are very reliable and durable bikes believe it or not so you shouldn't need parts often.Oh 50-50 I forgot I wanted to ask how hard it is to find a front rotor for the Buell? I've never seen something like that. Any other hard to find parts?
You must be the most patient Gromer ever lol I'd have the cam in before the delivery guy even took off!I am awaiting Dinger Built mid-length intakes to come back in stock. The cam may go in after that.
Haha! I'm typically a very impatient person. The Grom is slow so it forces you to be patient when riding it. I've also been patient with installing the mods so I can get a good feel on the old butt dyno as well as some performance numbers in my "Dragy" device before performing an additional modification. I would like to put on the intake before the cam anyway. I may also install the 14T front sprocket before the cam. To be determined...You must be the most patient Gromer ever lol I'd have the cam in before the delivery guy even took off!
I have the same cam and like it a lot, I tried a TB cam for a while but just couldn't stand the delivery, felt like nothing happened before 7K. I went back to the Yoshimura cam and I'm happy to trade a few mph for rideability. Plus the fact the TB cam is not a regrind but it's shaped like one, that's just stupid. At least it's very cheap.