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Well first run out today and I was desperate to get some decent miles done as i'd only done 29 miles :-(



So text m pal last night to arrange a last min noon around mid Wales, so armed with a bacon bitty and a brew we were all set.





Decided to head up to J&S so I could grab some new trousers, some waterproof ones since summer is going to be such a wet affair. Decided to then head over to the horseshoe pass via the A55, the MSX kept up a constant speed of 65mph. stopped off for a brew and a slice of cake at the cafe and took a few pics up the top.











Headed off then towards Bala when I looked in my mirror and noticed my pal was missing???

Found him a couple of miles back at the side of the road with a flat:banghead:



He wasn't to happy.




So the call went in to the AA and like any good mate offered to stay until the truck arrived so I could laugh my ass off and take some pics.





So I left my pal and carried on up the A5 to Bangor then back home along the coast, my arse is numb but I did manage to clock up 219 miles :D

So tars my opinion of the bike is........

Bars are awful and I think the seat height is to high for the wheel base, going to lower the front and rear end and change the bars. Braking is bob on and the engine goes pretty well, does achieve 70 on a flat if your tucked in. 65 comfortably it sat. Cornering is ok but should improve with the new bars and the suspension adjusted. Overall I think its a great bike and well worth the price tag.
It is really fun to ride and i couldn't stop grinning, loved the A5 today and made some big bikers laugh as they'd lose me on the straights but I'd catch them on the corners.

So in summary I love it.
 

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
 

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Bars are awful and I think the seat height is to high for the wheel base, going to lower the front and rear end and change the bars. Braking is bob on and the engine goes pretty well, does achieve 70 on a flat if your tucked in. 65 comfortably it sat. Cornering is ok but should improve with the new bars and the suspension adjusted. Overall I think its a great bike and well worth the price tag.
It is really fun to ride and i couldn't stop grinning, loved the A5 today and made some big bikers laugh as they'd lose me on the straights but I'd catch them on the corners.

So in summary I love it.
How are the vibes when it's maxed out? Bearable?

How well does it gain speed?

Any notes yet on fuel economy / range?

Interesting note about the ride height vs. wheelbase. Does it feel like a dualsport, where you have a high CG but you get used to it, or do you think it's an actual problem? I could see people making aftermarket swingarms to pair with the hop-ups to add a bit more stability.
 

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Vibration hasn't been a problem really when maxed out, tyres are awful so can't wait to get some softer tyres on her.

Pics up speed quite well, 4th gear is a bit flat.

I've been hammering it everywhere and only getting 80 miles to a 5.5 ltr tank other rugs are getting 120.
 

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I've kind of got use to have an uncomfortable seat, the KSR seat is near enough the some uncomfortable ride.

Have seen some custom seats but it down the list of mods, here's a pic of one I have saved.

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I've kind of got use to have an uncomfortable seat, the KSR seat is near enough the some uncomfortable ride.

Have seen some custom seats but it down the list of mods, here's a pic of one I have saved.

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Well done! Very nice write up.

What size rider are you? And how does it take hills? And do you have a steady mph that it like to run at?

Thanks.

-Cheers :D
 

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swift, i a noob. Can you take a momonet and elaborate on why you don't like the about the bars. What makes them so bad?

How tall r you and how much do u weigh? I'm 5'3" 140 pounds. I'm on my tip toe on my zuma 50cc. I hope that this Grom fits me better.

How does one lower the front and rear end? Swap out the shocks?

The main reason why i bought a scooter was to save money from my gas hungry odyssey. (i have two young boys) Not sure why, but honda usa sites still doesn't list the Grom's offical MPG. What has the best/worst you have done on a full tank? On my zuma, 1.2 US gallons. I get about 75-80 WOT (90%) of the time. I drive past the red empty line.
 
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