Don't you love that pucker you get when a peg hits?
the first time is always the best.. but it never really stops.. sometimes it surprises you.. i haven't done it yet on my grom but have done it plenty of times on my ruckus..Don't you love that pucker you get when a peg hits?
dirt is like loose sand be careful, for me the first thing I'm changing is the tires when I get my GROM.I got the Grom Tuesday 8-27 and put 160 miles on it so far and already wanted to push it to the limit. I found a parking lot nearby and decided to do some cornering practice driving around a big triangular island, seeing how far I could lean her over. With my novice skills I still got her a little loose a couple of times and also grazed the pegs on either side. Monkey bike! :monkey:
The pegs apparently scrape before you lean the tires over to their edges (see wear pattern below). Shifting weight a little bit the bike can still use all its grip on nice sealed tarmac. I was learning the foot-out technique and could reach the limits at low speed without hanging off the saddle much.
The dirt on the tires is from the construction site nearby. With new found confidence, I nearly low sided it but was able to get both (!) feet down behind and catch the bike, credit ENTIRELY to its low weight. Phew.
Pics below, for what they're worth. The dirt doesn't extend as far as the tarmac scuffing, of course.
Couldn't imagine a better bike to learn on. :blackgrom:
tl;dr: the grommet will forgive amateurish mistakes and still leave you with a shit-eating grin