Yea definitely get a real quickshifter vs a ghetto QS. From my experience with the Grom and my R6, is you need to make a very deliberate and positive shift. If you do a half ass or mindless shift you will have issues. The R6 transmission is light years smoother and more positive shifting than the Grom. Im hoping that the Factory Pro shift kit will make a big difference. I also ordered up a new stock shift star to see if I can round out the points of the star to make shift a bit easier.Love this build thread! Good work.
I'm thinking a proper quickshifter would be good fun. Right now I have a momentary switch on my handlebars wired up to my ignition coil that functions as a ghetto QS. Its a shame I always seem to find a false neutral between 3 and 4 with it.
I would HIGHLY recommend the CJR ECU flash for the TB parts camshaft. For the price it's probably the best mod you can do to increase the power. Cameron Jones currently has hands on my ported parts, and depending on how well his tuning goes with those parts, you guys on the forum may have another way of making some cheap and easy power with a ported head/throttle body/camshaft/ecu flash package. Definitely get an adjustable unit you can spring for your weight, it will make the biggest difference on the bike.Replying to subscribe. I'm in Okinawa, so no racing out here, but there's a big empty parking lot near my house I'm getting ready to use for some fun "track" days. I have a 14T sprocket installed, and on the way currently I have Ohlins cartridges, swingarm bushings, Yosh RS-2 exhaust w/ EJK system, Ebay high-mount footpegs, replacement levers and shift/brake pedals, Kenda tires, Goodridge front stainless brake line, EBC sintered Double H front pads. I still need to order an intake, and I think I'm going to just turn around and sell the EJK and get a flashed ECU from CJR -- I've been on the fence about a cam considering how cheap the TB part is, your post might be tipping the scales for me to go ahead and get it. I still need to make a decision on a rear shock too -- I was thinking about just getting a YSS off Ebay or Amazon, but I'm going back and forth on that or the Racing Bros MonoR. It's only another $100, and I can select the spring rate and at least adjust rebound. Still haven't pulled the trigger though.
As the Grom sits in my garage right now. I just pulled the motor the other day.It's been a few months, got any updates?
Interested in the FP shift kit feedback.
My local track just transitioned over to "DMV MiniGP" and is now affiliated with the SFL/NJ/SC MiniGP organizations. We don't have a monkey bike class under the current rules. My Grom is an F1 machine at this point. Most of the guys in F1 run TTRs and CRFs, I run about mid pack with the guys here. The Grom needs a bit more power and gearing to make up that ~60lb weight difference on just the bike. I could also spare an extra 10 lbs off my gut lol.Im so glad that we have a stock class called "monkey bike" class down here. It really keeps me from spending a lot of money on my bike. We cant alter the motor or intake at all, we're only allowed to put an exhaust on it and suspension/chassis modifications. I have a feeling I'd have a small fortune wrapped up in my bike if wanted to run the modified classes.
My local track just transitioned over to "DMV MiniGP" and is now affiliated with the SFL/NJ/SC MiniGP organizations. We don't have a monkey bike class under the current rules. My Grom is an F1 machine at this point. Most of the guys in F1 run TTRs and CRFs, I run about mid pack with the guys here. The Grom needs a bit more power and gearing to make up that ~60lb weight difference on just the bike. I could also spare an extra 10 lbs off my gut lol.
Man I really wanted to go to the SFL MiniGP camp, but things didn't quite line up on my end. I am going to try and make at least a few of the national races this year along with trying to run every race locally.Oh nice, I run SFLminiGP in the monkey bike and F1 classes. I'm debating on putting the stock muffler back on and running stock 100/125 class. I run F1 class just to get more seat time, a lot of the groms down here in F1 all have DHM kits since DHM is a local company and sponsors SFLminigp. I did the 3 day mini camp that MiniGP puts on and was able to meet a lot of the NJmini people who were all extremely nice and helpful. Im sure you'll love racing with the miniGP family. Good luck with the up coming season, our first race is this weekend.
Im going to try to do the entire sflminigp series this year, some of the farther away races are just kinda hard on my schedule. I'll be nice to meet you if you make it down this way for a race. As far as the camp, I'd definitely try to put it on the calendar for next year. I can tell you I'm a completely different rider than i was before the camp.I put some more work in and got the case split and installed the transmission. It was way more intimidating to think about doing, than it is actually hard to do.
Takegawa transmission installed. For those who have done this before, the OEM Honda bushing was given a nice coating of Moly grease, I doused the gearset with oil, everywhere I could get it in there. I ran the gearset through gears to make sure it would shift correctly, which it did, as far as I could tell.
Case sealed up with RTV and case bolts torqued. Shift star, linkage, and Factory Pro shift kit installed.
I'm pumped with the progress so far, I past the halfway point and now its just assembling everything.
Man I really wanted to go to the SFL MiniGP camp, but things didn't quite line up on my end. I am going to try and make at least a few of the national races this year along with trying to run every race locally.
Awesome man! I'm glad the advise worked out for you. I know the setup isn't for everyone but I have a feeling most people enjoy it. You should start a build thread to document the process.Took your advice and put in the TB Cam and CJR ECU. It’s a totally different bike over 5K RPMs now. Just gotta get around to all the suspension and chassis parts I still have sitting in boxes. Ohlins cartridges, YSS shock, front brake upgrades, new bars, high-mount China EBay pegs, and a few other odds and ends. I’m hoping to start ripping around a parking lot track in the next two months.