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Just picked up a Red GROM from Honda Kawasaki KTM of Santa Monica on 09/01/13.

Bike had 2 miles on it, rode the bike bit by bit, getting used to it, having fun with it, but my 2nd nature if modifying things, so I couldn't leave it alone, even the first day I got it, looked around my garage, I've got many parts laying around, some new, some old, some parts made or purchased for other projects that they never ended up on. So this is the first time I've seen this done, just to see how it is.

I think it has 26 or 28 miles on it now.

Got photos of everything, uploading video footage from my GoPro3, will be up as soon as I upload it all, and do quick edits.

One of the first pictures of some of my toys together.



Update: 11/04/13

 

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I am a bit of a photo fanatic, take tons of photos, videos, and post a bunch.



(display looks funky because of my iPhone's camera)




First meet within 3 hours of ownership @ Deus Ex Machina


First mod @ 26 miles - Chrome Clubman Handlebars. Had them laying around, and I love how these bars are on my '63 Cub. I know it's a completely different type of bike, but I like how these clubman bars actually fit on the GROM. Compared to stock, it's about 2 inches lower, and from front to back, angled more, instead of being generally straight across like a drag bar.







Also tried mounting the clubman bars the typical downward way, (somewhat mimics angle of clip ons) but there wasn't enough room for the bars to rotate towards the back of the bike, to have the bar more level, so I mounted them upwards.


Rode with the clubman bars upward, and loved it. Went around the neighborhood and it had me at a much more comfortable position during cruising/riding. Slow speed sharp sharp turns are slightly difficult because these bars are lower, and right before lock my wrist comes to about an inch of my knee, and if I move my knee away from the tank covers, they would touch. It's okay for me and I can ride comfortably with it.


Time to call it a night!
 
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I am a bit of a photo fanatic, take tons of photos, videos, and post a bunch.

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Thats good news, we love pictures!

as for the modding, i personally don't like the looks of the handlebars but as long as you are happy, so am I!
 

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Thats good news, we love pictures!

as for the modding, i personally don't like the looks of the handlebars but as long as you are happy, so am I!
It's worth a shot, and I wanted to try it out since I haven't seen it yet, plus, it's an easily reversible change!

Thanks for the welcome!
 

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Cant wait to see what you do with this bike.
 

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Ended up at $4600 OTD, thansks guys for the welcome! I'll be planning to do little bits of modding here & there. ;)

We all know how that goes.. The 63 is actually faster than the GROM currently, but it'll just take a couple mods, and the GROM should be just fine..
 

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2mi on it?! Looks like everyone took it for a ride. Was your OTD high?
Mine had (what I thought was 13 miles on it) when I picked it up. So I had some smart ass comments for the sales guy. I get home and realize it was actually 1.3, so I called and apologized, oops.
 
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Mine had 0.1 ;) dealer had taken the battery so noone could joy ride it.

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Mine had 0.1 ;) dealer had taken the battery so noone could joy ride it.

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Hahaha perfect.. When word got out I was there to buy it the sales people started flocking "can I ride it before you go??" And even the owner came up and asked, said he had been dying to ride it haha I guess that's a good sign that even he wasn't riding it around
 
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