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Hey GROM Lovers......
« on: September 27, 2017, 06:42:28 pm »

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Re: Hey GROM Lovers......
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 01:57:25 pm »
thats interesting, been some buzz about it on the grom boards.  might have to get one, i love my grom but its built pretty stout (probably in the 25-27 hp range ight now with more to come). just a boatload of fun. i like the trellis frame on the benelli though.  :great:


down the road i *may* fabricate a small trailer to haul the grom behind the c10.  ;)


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Re: Hey GROM Lovers......
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 04:00:35 pm »
first off...I got a trailer if you need to borrow it!  (see pic)

second...how on earth were you able to nearly triple the HP output of the grom?  If it's possible, I want to know cause I might be able to improve my hawk more.

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Re: Hey GROM Lovers......
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 04:14:17 pm »
I'd like to see that rolling down the road.
I say down, because up the road would really give your C-10 a serious workout!

I know how to bump the HP on your Hawk "up" a lot.
    Jack up the headlight and roll a Kawasaki 250 under it.. <grin>  :rotflmao:

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Re: Hey GROM Lovers......
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 05:17:17 pm »
4 valve head on a 170cc big bore, custom stainless scrambler exhaust I built, power commander, huge injector, 34mm throttle body and just some really detailed tuning. as far as the towing thing...I figure i can make a small trailer and get it around 80-100 lbs. aluminum, etc. (im pretty good at lightweight fabrication stuff so should be pretty easy) bikes about 235-240 wet depending how much fuel is in it. basically, as much as a fat passenger and a lot of gear.  :))  wouldnt plan on miracle mile but if not, i have another bike thats 165 lbs that does 80mph and is great for tight twisties.

did i say i like small overpowered bikes?  :motonoises: :motonoises:

speedo recall. its within 1/2 mph accurate of gps.









also has a racetech valving kit & springs in the forks, slipper clutch, piggyback rear shock, and wb2 w afr gauge for auto tuning and been lightened quite  a bit here and there. note the 4 pot brembo caliper up front & twin piston (not in this pic) out back.
*its a little spicy*

i have around 4k miles on this setup, its pretty reliable as well.


thanks for the trailer offer... its not pressing but would be a fun project then hit the gap next spring with 'the rig'
first off...I got a trailer if you need to borrow it!  (see pic)

second...how on earth were you able to nearly triple the HP output of the grom?  If it's possible, I want to know cause I might be able to improve my hawk more.

2017 Grom Horsepower – 9.7 HP @ 7,000 RPM

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Re: Hey GROM Lovers......
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 05:38:46 pm »
I want to know cause I might be able to improve my hawk more.
Is the Hawk a decent bike?  Does it require a lot of maintenance?  I've been eying them a bit, but right now I don't have the time or skill for wrenching, so I wasn't sure if it was for me.

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Re: Hey GROM Lovers......
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 06:01:56 pm »
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I know how to bump the HP on your Hawk "up" a lot.
    Jack up the headlight and roll a Kawasaki 250 under it.. <grin>  :rotflmao:

Ride safe, Ted

At twice the price?  what kind of a frugal Connie owner are you?  We may have to strip you of your rank!

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Re: Hey GROM Lovers......
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 06:48:55 pm »
At twice the price?  what kind of a frugal Connie owner are you?  We may have to strip you of your rank!

being frugal is part of concours ownership? oh boy...  :nananana: