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How Would You Rate the Stock Grom Tires?

  • STOCK GROM TIRES SUCK!

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  • STOCK TIRES ARE VERY GOOD!

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I've been seeing A LOT of complaints about the stock rubbers. Are they really THAT bad or just an over-exaggeration?!?

I'd be using my Grom mostly for daily commuting and casual shenanigans, including some pretty decents runs through the twisties. I'm curious to know what I should expect from the rubber.

Please post your honest opinion(s). Thanks. -O :blackgrom:
 

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When your back brake that barely works, becomes useless because it locks up after running through sprinkler runoff, the tire is junk
i dont get it, if i ride through any water runoff and try 2 use my rear brake, the rear tire will lock, regardless of the brand.

i dont have issues with my rear brake in conjunction with the tires, i suggest adjusting the rear pedal travel? I can lock the rear tire when i want - about 30-40% engagement pressure, and can gauge and use my rear brakes to aide in stopping when necessary as well
 

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I swapped to Pure SC's and noticed the difference immediately. Nicer ride and more confidence in turns.

Stocks would slide ever so slightly in turns and on any wet spots. Alot more bouncy hitting bumps as well.

I'm sure there are worse tires, but I'm happy I swapped them out.

Oh, anyone wanna buy some stock rubber? Only 600 miles on them. ;)

Sent from cell. SPARKLE.motion
 

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I wore the rear tire out at 3k + the front has at least another 3k left. The stock tires are OK in the dry, rode the grom at the tail of the dragon many times and felt fairly confident..... in the wet just slow way way way down... :). Finally ordered some power pures to join the cool club lol..

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hmm i ride the grom pretty hard, around max speed 60+ railing twistys, the tires aint a problem the fukn suspension and constant chatter is the issue,
 

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hmm i ride the grom pretty hard, around max speed 60+ railing twistys, the tires aint a problem the fukn suspension and constant chatter is the issue,
I agree the suspension is far more a problem then the tires. But I still remain my ground that the tires are no good.
I understand people can make stuff work. But sufficing with a far less superior tire does not make me content with my ride.
I may also add that some guys spend loads of $ on shit for the grom but then can't cough up $90 for tires is beyond me.
 

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i dont get it, if i ride through any water runoff and try 2 use my rear brake, the rear tire will lock, regardless of the brand.

i dont have issues with my rear brake in conjunction with the tires, i suggest adjusting the rear pedal travel? I can lock the rear tire when i want - about 30-40% engagement pressure, and can gauge and use my rear brakes to aide in stopping when necessary as well
I can lock my rear any time I want as well, the point is the brake on a dry surface takes a lot of force to even slow the bike let alone lock it so when I'm riding down a dry road and I hit a 2ft wide strip of sprinkler runoff and 100ft later I touch the brakes as the rear locks with the weight of my foot, there is a problem there

Ive ridden on quite a bit on junk Chinese scooter tires that grip wet better than these, nearly every UK rider said they were shit and some even contact Honda about them
 

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Roads were damp around here this past weekend after local rains but temps were good to ride and I wanted to put some miles on the Grom..so away I go on the damp roads only to feel every slip slide corner I rode. Stock tires seem to be ok on the dry pavement but scary on wet or damp roads. I plan to change both but I would like to wear the rear out first then swap.
 

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here is a video of me in the AM going WOT, if you dont think the ground is wet or its really heavy misting, just fast forward to the end, the camera lens got so wet everything is blurred

so man the fuck up, im tired of these pu$$y threads asking what temp ppl stop riding in, and that these tires are crap

stock tires work just fine for me (in the wet), BUT YMMV

 

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guys if the grom had better suspension i guarantee 90% ppl would have fewer complaints about the tires

when riding the grom WOT 4th gear PINNNED to the limit, its not the tires that scare me, its the horrible suspension allowing every single bump and crack to unsettle the chassis - way to much chatter to ride aggressively it gives you no room to build confidence because the entire bike is chattering like crazy.

also take it for granted my right hand is used to 158 rear wheel hp from my r1, so this puny 9hp, i go WOT everywhere even parking in my garage.

And seriously you guys make it seem like this vee-rubber is worst then like that shinko crap, its not it does fine, wet/dry/damp. Will aftermarket tires grip better in the wet/dry .... THEY BETTER DO, but is it something that needs to be REPLACED right away? not really for me that is. Even if i put pilot pures on, the grom will still be unstable pinned 4th gear WOT, i guarantee just with aftermarket new tires that it wont solve that problem
 

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^ hey I agree with you. That's why I changed the suspension too Bc your right. When your railing turns and you hit some shitty spots n the road it wants to wash out.
Your confidence on the bike and your bikes capabilities increase 10 fold when the tires and suspension are upgraded.
I still stick to my original comment that the tires are shit. But I will agree that it's the other 1/2 of the puzzle you must solve in transforming the bike.
 
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