No Grom Love

Joshjay2

Wannabie Member
Sep 3, 2016
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I ride a
Grom and Yamaha c3
#1
would I be a horrible person if I picked up a used grom and so far I just find it uncomfortable to ride and coming from scooter switching gears is just not that thrilling, not all the fun I had hoped for ..maybe I'm just super lazy
My back and wrist get sore on the grombut on my scoot it's ok, maybe just some growing
pains ?? I do like the extra power though
Anyone think a seat upgrade,wide bars and after market levers would do the trick
For more comfort
 

SighBored

@thesighbored
Jan 18, 2015
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Malaysia
www.thesighbored.com
I ride a
2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R
#2
Not sure about the Grom but if it is similar to the Z125 Pro I have, these bikes are high revving bikes so definitely has those vibrations going on. You could try a more spongy seat and maybe spongy grips but the fun of these bikes is just to ride it hard, else ride it slow and it will be more comfortable. I think. :)
 

Joshjay2

Wannabie Member
Sep 3, 2016
23
5
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I ride a
Grom and Yamaha c3
#3
I'm thinking of moving into a big 400 scoot or custome ruckus cause I always liked the look
But thanks for the thoughts guess you don't know what works for you till you give it a try but maybe I'll do some better test riding before I buy not time
I'll have fun on the grom until I decide to move it along for sure though
 

ozhoon

Wannabie Member
Jun 21, 2016
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I ride a
Ninja 650
#4
The grom is one of those bikes where you kind of just ride it in whatever fashion you feel you want to ride it in, and it'll be good.

I ride my Ninja 650 like a proper bike (seating/handlebars have been slightly modified for a super sport feel), but I ride the grom like I ride a bmx. Sometimes I'll sit forward and put my feet up over the front wheel and lean back a bit and just coast (it's fun in neutral). Other times I'll sit back where the strap used to be, have my knee's out a bit, like I'm sitting on the edge of a ledge, and just chill with some music. I do move around a fair bit on the grom depending on the ride.

It's not for some people, but it does take some time to get used to the bike. Especially if you didn't buy it to thrash, trash and crash it.
 

Joshjay2

Wannabie Member
Sep 3, 2016
23
5
3
113
I ride a
Grom and Yamaha c3
#5
The grom is one of those bikes where you kind of just ride it in whatever fashion you feel you want to ride it in, and it'll be good.

I ride my Ninja 650 like a proper bike (seating/handlebars have been slightly modified for a super sport feel), but I ride the grom like I ride a bmx. Sometimes I'll sit forward and put my feet up over the front wheel and lean back a bit and just coast (it's fun in neutral). Other times I'll sit back where the strap used to be, have my knee's out a bit, like I'm sitting on the edge of a ledge, and just chill with some music. I do move around a fair bit on the grom depending on the ride.

It's not for some people, but it does take some time to get used to the bike. Especially if you didn't buy it to thrash, trash and crash it.
The grom is one of those bikes where you kind of just ride it in whatever fashion you feel you want to ride it in, and it'll be good.

I ride my Ninja 650 like a proper bike (seating/handlebars have been slightly modified for a super sport feel), but I ride the grom like I ride a bmx. Sometimes I'll sit forward and put my feet up over the front wheel and lean back a bit and just coast (it's fun in neutral). Other times I'll sit back where the strap used to be, have my knee's out a bit, like I'm sitting on the edge of a ledge, and just chill with some music. I do move around a fair bit on the grom depending on the ride.

It's not for some people, but it does take some time to get used to the bike. Especially if you didn't buy it to thrash, trash and crash it.
Good thoughts I guess this bike takes more time than some bikes to get to know, I was just abit
 

Joshjay2

Wannabie Member
Sep 3, 2016
23
5
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I ride a
Grom and Yamaha c3
#6
I think because I have a bit of a bad back comfort is number one for me right now, or I learn some really amazing yoga and get an awesome chiropractor haha. My other though is with the big scooter it's so easy to drive and great for bringing a passenger like I had mention I really love the look of the custome stretched big wheel ruckus and I think they are probably pretty comfy to be on as well. My best situation would be to own about 3 bikes !! Kind of my goal one day actually one for every situation:)

Good thoughts I guess this bike takes more time than some bikes to get to know, I was just abit
 
Jan 2, 2017
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West Sussex, UK
I ride a
2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
#7
I love the concept of the Grom, but after a demo I'd not buy one. Now if Honda or another main manufacturer were to bring out a supermoto based on the 150/160cc engine with proper suspension then even if it had small wheels (but was a little taller) although I'd prefer a medum size whell between th Grom size and a regular 17", I'd be in there with bells on!
 

Garthox

Wannabe vlogger
Feb 22, 2017
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Cape Town, South Africa
I ride a
BMW 650 GS Dakar
#8
I know youre looking in the 125cc range but the 300cc class is growing with many nice bikes. I saw a video of the new BMW g310r that's a really cool little bike for commutinformation.
 

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