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I have a friendly Honda store nearby. I was talking to the service manager about this today and he said he hasn’t heard of this. I think most people that bought one aren’t serious riders and the majority of these Groms are sitting in garages with low miles. I’m thinking about purchasing the 5 year extension warranty. Mine expires next month. It would buy me piece of mind. I shouldn’t have to but I do like the bike enough to keep it and I can cancel it anytime and get a prorated refund if the issue is ever identified and an easy fix. This wasn’t what I expected when I bought a Honda.
 

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I have a friendly Honda store nearby. I was talking to the service manager about this today and he said he hasn’t heard of this. I think most people that bought one aren’t serious riders and the majority of these Groms are sitting in garages with low miles. I’m thinking about purchasing the 5 year extension warranty. Mine expires next month. It would buy me piece of mind. I shouldn’t have to but I do like the bike enough to keep it and I can cancel it anytime and get a prorated refund if the issue is ever identified and an easy fix. This wasn’t what I expected when I bought a Honda.
I would expect if you report this problem within your warranty period, and they do come out with a fix, you will be covered. Chances are they will probably fix it if your bike is out of warranty and you had not reported it.

IMO those extended warranties aren't worth the paper they are written on. That's why the dealerships push them so hard on new sales. It's all profit for them.

If you have not had the noise, just drive the piss out of it, don't worry and be happy. No need in worrying about a problem your bike doesn't have.

If you have had the noise report it. Either to Honda NA (or where you live), or take it to the dealer.
 

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Progress on mine.

Called the dealer today and he says Honda wants me to bring the bike back so they can get into the transmission and look at "the gears and the countershaft." He said they think they know what the issue is.

So there's that.
Keep us updated, because mine does the exact same thing..I’m a bigger guy at 260lbs and thought it was just because I’m a big dude, but seeing others that’s smaller with the same issue makes me nervous
 

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Final word on mine and it's not good.

Dealer looked at the "countershaft and 32-tooth gear." Bearings went bad and my motor got hot enough that Honda has instructed them to replace all gaskets and the piston rings.

All parts are on backorder, of course. So who knows when I'll get my half-rebuilt bike back.

Not too happy with Honda right now.
 

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Final word on mine and it's not good.

Dealer looked at the "countershaft and 32-tooth gear." Bearings went bad and my motor got hot enough that Honda has instructed them to replace all gaskets and the piston rings.

All parts are on backorder, of course. So who knows when I'll get my half-rebuilt bike back.

Not too happy with Honda right now.

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If this issue is melting motors... uhhhhh.... I just don't know what to say...
 

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Dealer says in addition to rings, the countershaft, bearings and gears are being replaced. "Anything that got hot and discolored." So who knows what all else.

I asked if they could just get me a new motor from Honda. Nope.

I don't know about yall but I'm in Arkansas and I've seen a lot of four wheeler engines get rebuilt by dealerships because someone swamped them in a mud hole.

I've never seen ONE of those engines go on to be anything but a mosquito fogger after a couple months.
 

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Dealer says in addition to rings, the countershaft, bearings and gears are being replaced. "Anything that got hot and discolored." So who knows what all else.

I asked if they could just get me a new motor from Honda. Nope.

I don't know about yall but I'm in Arkansas and I've seen a lot of four wheeler engines get rebuilt by dealerships because someone swamped them in a mud hole.

I've never seen ONE of those engines go on to be anything but a mosquito fogger after a couple months.
This will 100% depend on how good the mechanic is that puts your motor back together. I would need to disassemble and re assemble the motor myself with lots of photos afterward. Just in case the mechanic fucked something up. (They always do) I would use a torque wrench on nearly every bolt during re-assembly. You will be lucky if a torque wrench touches your bike. I would give Honda hell for this.

Barring not getting a new motor, or your being able to pull it apart afterwards and see that nothing is fucked up, I would sell it. Sorry to put it that way but...

I have a very low opinion of dealerships. I never let anybody touch my shit. Honda does a recall, and it inside the motor, they are not seeing my bike. I'll do the work myself. If I have to. Out of my own pocket. Depending on cost...

YMMV

I am likely on the extreme end of things here but just my 2 cents. Don't put too much stock in a single opinion.
 

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This will 100% depend on how good the mechanic is that puts your motor back together. I would need to disassemble and re assemble the motor myself with lots of photos afterward. Just in case the mechanic fucked something up. (They always do) I would use a torque wrench on nearly every bolt during re-assembly. You will be lucky if a torque wrench touches your bike. I would give Honda hell for this.

Barring not getting a new motor, or your being able to pull it apart afterwards and see that nothing is fucked up, I would sell it. Sorry to put it that way but...

I have a very low opinion of dealerships. I never let anybody touch my shit. Honda does a recall, and it inside the motor, they are not seeing my bike. I'll do the work myself. If I have to. Out of my own pocket. Depending on cost...

YMMV

I am likely on the extreme end of things here but just my 2 cents. Don't put too much stock in a single opinion.
No, I feel the same way. This whole thing sucks.

The bike is gone whenever I do finally get it back.

I thought about trading it to them on something used and cheap but they don't have anything I want.
 

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Sold my 2022 Grom. The 5 speed didn’t work out for me. I lost faith in the quality due to the noise issue in the upper gears. I was without a Grom for a few days but scored a 2020 Grom today with 600 miles on the od and a Corbin seat. Looking forward to doing some long rides.
Sorry you lost confidence and ended up selling your bike. I am happy to hear you picked it another grom! Keep on riding!!

I am sure Honda will take care of this eventually. I'm just gonna keep riding mine. I just rolled 1,800 miles and she runs like a champ. I have not heard the noise again since I last reported.

I hit 82mph the other day banging off the rev limiter in 5th. I was doing the squealing then!!!
 

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Sold my 2022 Grom. The 5 speed didn’t work out for me. I lost faith in the quality due to the noise issue in the upper gears. I was without a Grom for a few days but scored a 2020 Grom today with 600 miles on the od and a Corbin seat. Looking forward to doing some long rides.
Long rides are so fun!
 
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