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    Re: Pinned - Grom Love


    You cannot do your motorcycle license test on a CanAm in MA

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Msf is required in CT and RI.

    Did you know you can use a fully automatic scooter to go through the msf class? That'll really get your panties in a pretzel.

    Personally for new riders I don't think the grom type bikes are a bad way to learn. Allows the basic techniques to be learned and practiced utilizing a tool that minimizes stress. I believe they have the power to potentially accelerate the learning process for persons who are smaller and would otherwise have difficulty with a 250. Kind of like a strider bike.
    I was referring to MA, sorry.

    My problem is not the power of the grom, but the wheel size. Training Wheels has 125cc bikes with 17' wheels.

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    Re: Pinned - Grom Love

    Quote Originally Posted by MaRce1o View Post
    My problem is not the power of the grom but the wheel size. Training Wheels has 125cc bikes with 17' wheels.
    I don't think it's an issue either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I don't think it's an issue either way.
    For you or I, no. For a brand new rider, absolutely. It's like trying to teach them how to ride a scooter so they can take an 800lb Harley out.

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    Re: Pinned - Grom Love

    Quote Originally Posted by MaRce1o View Post
    For you or I, no. For a brand new rider, absolutely. It's like trying to teach them how to ride a scooter so they can take an 800lb Harley out.
    I've seen students excel on these little bikes. If they were on a heavier 250 I believe they would have struggled more with the weight of the bike instead of being able to concentrate on the basics.

    I equate this to a child learning on a strider bike before going to a bicycle. It allows them to concentrate on less at once to accelerate the pace of learning.

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    anyone tried the grom clones?

    $1,300 brand new LOL

    now that I'm street bike-less, I am contemplating a random interim bike to ride a year and trash/sell. Seems like grom/clone ownership would give a good full year of hooligan life.

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    Re: Pinned - Grom Love

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    anyone tried the grom clones?

    $1,300 brand new LOL

    now that I'm street bike-less, I am contemplating a random interim bike to ride a year and trash/sell. Seems like grom/clone ownership would give a good full year of hooligan life.
    Pimped out Ruckus, Big Ruckus or Ruckus/Big Ruckus Clone

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    Re: Pinned - Grom Love

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    anyone tried the grom clones?

    $1,300 brand new LOL

    now that I'm street bike-less, I am contemplating a random interim bike to ride a year and trash/sell. Seems like grom/clone ownership would give a good full year of hooligan life.
    Look on Alibaba. I've seen clones on there for $650, but I have no idea on street legality. I'm tempted to get one just to beat up on.

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    Another Crack smoker........... LOLOL 6K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    Another Crack smoker........... LOLOL 6K
    but it's custom bro and shiny with phat tires and a long swingarm...yo

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    Super waste of money.............LOLOL

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    There’s an ass for every seat, not everyone can be a racer

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    Picked up a used Grom last weekend. Now I have a few snowy months to figure out what I'm going to do with it. Hopefully Penguin does some more of those sub-500cc races next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaRce1o View Post
    You cannot do your motorcycle license test on a CanAm in MA



    I was referring to MA, sorry.

    My problem is not the power of the grom, but the wheel size. Training Wheels has 125cc bikes with 17' wheels.
    I think that you can do your license test in MA on a CanAm, but you get a "J" restriction on your license that only lets you ride 3 wheeled/light utility vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouser View Post
    Picked up a used Grom last weekend. Now I have a few snowy months to figure out what I'm going to do with it. Hopefully Penguin does some more of those sub-500cc races next year.

    I have a short list of cheap mods to do....

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    Re: Pinned - Grom Love

    I also happened to have a 2015 Grom find itís way into my garage about a month ago. Thing is hella fun, love it for my 20 minute, secondary roads commute.

    One of my friends told me about a kart track a couple hours away that does Grom track days - might look into that for next year.

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    Considering a Grom for mainly pit bike duty next season, but would love something to take to the kart tracks as well. I've heard that if I want something for that dual purpose and competing in something like NJ MiniGP then I should look at a minimoto instead?

    Has anyone had both and would weigh in with a recommendation? Seeing lots of fun looking options out there like KLX110s, CRF150s, TTR's... I don't really care about it being street legal right now.

    Also that new Benelli is pretty enticing from a price perspective.

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    Re: Pinned - Grom Love

    Quote Originally Posted by Zolden View Post
    Considering a Grom for mainly pit bike duty next season, but would love something to take to the kart tracks as well. I've heard that if I want something for that dual purpose and competing in something like NJ MiniGP then I should look at a minimoto instead?

    Has anyone had both and would weigh in with a recommendation? Seeing lots of fun looking options out there like KLX110s, CRF150s, TTR's... I don't really care about it being street legal right now.

    Also that new Benelli is pretty enticing from a price perspective.
    If you have no interest in streetability, I'd definitely go with a minimoto. 12" wheels and the weight of the grom put it at a disadvantage in that arena.

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    Re: Pinned - Grom Love

    Quote Originally Posted by Zolden View Post
    Considering a Grom for mainly pit bike duty next season, but would love something to take to the kart tracks as well. I've heard that if I want something for that dual purpose and competing in something like NJ MiniGP then I should look at a minimoto instead?

    Has anyone had both and would weigh in with a recommendation? Seeing lots of fun looking options out there like KLX110s, CRF150s, TTR's... I don't really care about it being street legal right now.

    Also that new Benelli is pretty enticing from a price perspective.
    I believe that Kurtz has a XR100 for sale with dirt and supermoto wheels.
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    Re: Pinned - Grom Love

    Having a bike plated allows you to ride outside the tunnel. This is great for those high speed runs to the package store/gas station for *ahem* supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirdr View Post
    Having a bike plated allows you to ride outside the tunnel. This is great for those high speed runs to the package store/gas station for *ahem* supplies.
    Definitely considered it and as much as I'd love a city gas ripper there may be an e-bike in my future for those kind of local runs. Better to be able to keep anything of value like that inside and out of sight out of mind around the greater NYC area...

    That's a nice lead Matt, looks like a lot of fun for short money.

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    Re: Pinned - Grom Love

    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirdr View Post
    Having a bike plated allows you to ride outside the tunnel. This is great for those high speed runs to the package store/gas station for *ahem* supplies.
    Does the only remaining gas station have beer? I had only been to the red apple, but now since that is closed...

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    I'm up over 7000 miles on my Z125 and still love the thing. I still commute on it when the night isn't too cold, but I commuted on it almost every day from April until October this year. If I ever killed it, I would replace it with another one without a doubt in my mind.

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