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Nice, I am guessing this is the bike you did an exhaust for after a loooong time right? I gather you really like it :)  

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9 minutes ago, NinjaDoc said:

Nice, I am guessing this is the bike you did an exhaust for after a loooong time right? I gather you really like it :)  

Where wisdom and maturity fail, a strict horsepower limit keeps me from doing anything too crazy.  Joking, but yeah.

I honestly have zero reason to ride any faster than we were on this trip, which got pretty hot at times.  The 400 handled that pace just fine.  More importantly, it was super fun at that pace...more fun than I ever had pushing the VFR1200.   

I'm sure it can even be ridden a bit harder when I get more used to it. 

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1 hour ago, Pauly said:

Step down? The Grom is in the basement. It is absolutely useless for any practical riding. 

I own one and I can confirm this.

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1 hour ago, Pauly said:

With bikes like the CBR500 and Ninja400... the appeal of a GROM is lost on me. 

The grom is fun down on the dragon and at kart tracks, not so great on regular twisty rides. Currently my grom is -2/+11 and tops out at about 50mph so it's not very practical on the street. It lifts the front wheel a bit when I roll on after shifting into 2nd though 😂

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Just now, TimTheAzn said:

I own one and I can confirm this.

I saw a guy riding a Grom on 480 yesterday :nono:  Cars were swerving not to run him over.

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30 minutes ago, Tpoppa said:

Where wisdom and maturity fail, a strict horsepower limit keeps me from doing anything too crazy.  Joking, but yeah.

I honestly have zero reason to ride any faster than we were on this trip, which got pretty hot at times.  The 400 handled that pace just fine.  More importantly, it was super fun at that pace...more fun than I ever had pushing the VFR1200.   

I'm sure it can even be ridden a bit harder when I get more used to it. 

Should come out and play at the track sometime next season :) 

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2 hours ago, Tpoppa said:

I saw a guy riding a Grom on 480 yesterday :nono:  Cars were swerving not to run him over.

I'll never take mine on a road with a 45+ mph speed limit lol.

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I just called... to say... your Grom sucks... 

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Webster springs was a cool area.  Did you climb the mountain road past the park?

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7 hours ago, max power said:

Webster springs was a cool area.  Did you climb the mountain road past the park?

We rode 20 and 15, but not other side routes. 

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Same.  We stayed at a real nice air bnb on 20 near hacker valley.  

Going to ride eastern Ky in 2 weeks then may plan another trip to that area.  So many good roads. 

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1 hour ago, max power said:

Same.  We stayed at a real nice air bnb on 20 near hacker valley.  

Going to ride eastern Ky in 2 weeks then may plan another trip to that area.  So many good roads.

I have lots of good WV routes.

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16 minutes ago, Tpoppa said:

I have lots of good WV routes.

You’re always welcome to join us or share some routes.  I was really impressed with the area.  A lot different from the West Virginia I’m familiar with. 

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On 9/10/2019 at 9:49 PM, Pauly said:

I just called... to say... your Grom sucks... 

 

Love lift us up where we de-grom.

Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high

Love lift us up where we de-grom.
Far from the world below
Up where the clear winds blow

Some hang on to used to be
Live their lives looking behind
All we have is here and now
All our lives, out there to find
The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we climb a step every day
Love lift us up where we de-grom.

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