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Old 09-25-2018, 09:23 AM
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Do I need a motorcycle endorsement/license?
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:29 AM
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Do I need a motorcycle endorsement/license?
Yes, at least here in MA, one needs a motorcycle permit or one can't ride at night, out of state or carry a passenger. They are considered motorcycles.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:42 AM
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Yamaha Vino 125 with windshield for me and wife has a Honda Elite CH80. Both 2007, <3K miles and both for $1400.
We live a few miles out of town and take the back roads to town for Mardi Gras, arts and crafts and other events where parking is non-existent.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:52 AM
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I think that riding scooters or small cycles like a Grom beats any sort of motor vehicle, every day of the week and I can see myself riding one all over tarnation once I'm retired and hope that my wife will be out there riding with me to eat here, there and everywhere.

2 wheels and a motor and I'm golden.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by fjmaverick View Post
Funny, I hadn't been paying attention for the last year but that's pretty cool. Although from the specs it looks like 90% grom with a slightly different layout. I think I would have been into that one more if it were just a little bit bigger....
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:10 AM
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If they made a 250cc Grom or Monkey they'd sell like hot cakes. The 125cc is just too small.
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If they made a 250cc Grom or Monkey they'd sell like hot cakes. The 125cc is just too small.
I totally agree....but they aren't having any issues selling them with 125's. Have yet to put my eyes on a Monkey yet...no dealers near me can seem to get them. Pretty much like any Honda product...I just bought my wife a new Civic for commuting for her job. Her daily driver is an Acura MDX, but she wanted something with better gas mileage and didn't want to rack up a bunch of mileage on her Acura. Let me tell you, those things are like gold. And trust me, they ain't no haggling over price. I thought buying one at the end of 2018 and at the end of the month would give me some leeway, but they just laughed at me at 4 different dealerships.
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Originally Posted by nibble View Post
If they made a 250cc Grom or Monkey they'd sell like hot cakes. The 125cc is just too small.
The CB300 is pretty much what you are describing.
2018 CB300F Overview - Honda Powersports
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:09 AM
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growing up back in the 60s I rode a 49CC moped.
the type you could flip a mechanical switch to peddle it like a bike.
rode it to elementary school.
Mom would even ride it across town from time to time.
it got so much MPG that I would run out in the middle of no where from time to time cause you would forget to ever add gas.

it really was too heavy to peddle very far for young kids
The speedo meter topped out at 45mph, but me and my brother had it pegged out past that many times.
just needed a long straight road
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:02 AM
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Just in case:

http://fullblownmotorsports.com/full...da-grom-msx125

Or, better yet, stage 1 turbo, big bore, ported head, bigger injector and a tune:

https://www.hondagrom.net/forums/7-g...-19ft-lbs.html
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
growing up back in the 60s I rode a 49CC moped.
the type you could flip a mechanical switch to peddle it like a bike.
rode it to elementary school.
Mom would even ride it across town from time to time.
it got so much MPG that I would run out in the middle of no where from time to time cause you would forget to ever add gas.

it really was too heavy to peddle very far for young kids
The speedo meter topped out at 45mph, but me and my brother had it pegged out past that many times.
just needed a long straight road
Back in the mid 80's I had a 1978 or 79 Motobecane Mobylette 50. I was King of the drag races and top-speed moped races on that 2-stroke moped. It did run forever on the premixed fuel. It had a belt drive to the sprocket-chain and as the revolutions of the engine increased, it would tilt down and like a snowmobile clutch, the sheaves would move and like a CVT, the ratios would change, it was awesome and fast. I wish I had kept it.
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Originally Posted by beber View Post
The CB300 is pretty much what you are describing.
2018 CB300F Overview - Honda Powersports
Naw. That's getting to close to "real" bike size.
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It is why the market for the Grom/Monkey-size exists. For those that don't want a full size bike for whatever reason. I know that I have no need or want for one anymore.
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I'd buy a Honda BIG RUCKUS 250cc in a heartbeat if I could find a nice REASONABLY priced used one. They are priced as gold.
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Soon, you will be joining a "gang", gettin GROM OR DIE tats, hangin with your boys instead of you family and selling your boat and fishin equipment.

GROM the new gateway drug.



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I decided, for now, to hold off on buying my brothers 2014 Grom with 37,000 miles on it for $700 as I have my own bike and between my wife and kids, we each have one bike.

I had also realized that we'll be buying the kids a new Yamaha Snoscoot for this upcoming winter and maybe a Timbersled ST 93 Lil Ripper snowbike kit for the kids TT-R 110 that is another $2K-so I don't really need another bike, yet.
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I decided, for now, to hold off on buying my brothers 2014 Grom with 37,000 miles on it for $700 as I have my own bike and between my wife and kids, we each have one bike.
Does he want to ride it to south florida? I'll pay the gas.. LOL

I'm shocked he's got that many miles on it - not because it's a bad platform, but because, holy crap, 37k miles on a toy bike...

I actually just picked up a Rebel 250 that had been sitting for a few years this past weekend. Owner said last time he ran it was 2015. Figure it'll make a fun project to get back together. Truth is it would be shocking if I put more than 100 miles a year on a bike, but "rebuilding a motorcycle" is something that had been on my bucket list.
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Does he want to ride it to south florida? I'll pay the gas.. LOL

I'm shocked he's got that many miles on it - not because it's a bad platform, but because, holy crap, 37k miles on a toy bike...

I actually just picked up a Rebel 250 that had been sitting for a few years this past weekend. Owner said last time he ran it was 2015. Figure it'll make a fun project to get back together. Truth is it would be shocking if I put more than 100 miles a year on a bike, but "rebuilding a motorcycle" is something that had been on my bucket list.
It is why I want to buy it from him, $700 is a great price not to mention he goes at least 6' and 230 lbs so he is not a small guy either but he loved riding the bike all over Cape Cod, on all backroads, right? 36,000 miles. At least on the Grom forum, his bike is one of the highest mileage ones on it. I know that he rode it every day it was not raining/wet out and enjoyed the heck otu of it until he got a FZ 09 that he put something like 26,000 miles on-can you tell he has been loving riding.

The motors are truly considered bulletproof and he had mentioned that new ones cost $600-700 so even if I were to get a new motor, as the rest of the bike is good, never been crashed or down, it would be totally worth it for $700.
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