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#138615 - 10/04/17 12:29 PM New Baby
Selden Offline
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Registered: 03/25/16
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None of the forum categories seem to fit, but Road... seems like the least bad fit.

At 71, I'm feeling long in the tooth for welcoming a new baby to the house, but here she is:

My wife started to learn to ride with a vintage Honda CB125 (kick start only; I told her that kick start was good for learning clutch/throttle control), then a 1989 Honda VTR250, and a 2001 Kawasaki Ninja 250 both of which were really too big for her to handle with confidence. Enter the Grom.

I hope she is able to bond with it; if not, I may have a baby hooligan bike to play with.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke, don't break it if you can't fix it.

#138618 - 10/04/17 01:12 PM Re: New Baby [Re: Selden]
Beaker Offline
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Registered: 06/26/15
Posts: 177
Loc: Colorado Front Range, US
Those look pretty fun. Some guy in the neighborhood has a bright green one. For a small bike the ergonomics seem pretty good.
2007 Yamaha XT-225

#138622 - 10/04/17 01:52 PM Re: New Baby [Re: Selden]
peejman Offline
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Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 2605
Loc: East TN USA
Groms are awesome. I have several friends with them and they're a hoot to ride.
This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

#138625 - 10/04/17 03:07 PM Re: New Baby [Re: Selden]
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Registered: 01/16/04
Posts: 5189
Loc: Montrose, CO
Congrats on the new bike. Hope it's fun and enjoyable to ride. Many happy miles to you both.
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#138627 - 10/04/17 03:20 PM Re: New Baby [Re: Selden]
Az4x4 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 4025
Loc: Heber/Overgaard, AZ

Cute bike! Can't imagine anyone not bonding with it!..
XT225s '01,'06,'06,'93,'06 * XT250 '12 * KLR250 '98 * Wrangler 4x4 * Tacoma 4x4 * Lovin' life in Arizona's Rim Country!!

#138638 - 10/04/17 08:26 PM Re: New Baby [Re: Selden]
Reggie Offline

Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 11534
Loc: Lancashire, England
Hi Selden,

these things are selling like hot cakes in the UK, bought in equal amounts by the young lunatics, as well as the daft old buggers!

They look like great fun.


Team Cabra, my Brazilian XT225, Team Ukulele, my Japan import XT225, a CCM GP450SR and loads of 2 stroke Kawasaki AR's!

#138680 - 10/07/17 02:22 PM Re: New Baby [Re: Selden]
Paul49 Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 1527
Loc: High Peak, UK
That would be loadsa fun.

Bet it wouldnt last long in the uk, the scrotes would soon have it away.
1958 Ariel 650 FH, 2014 Tiger Sport1050, 1995 XT225 Serow, Tiger 800 XRx.

#139940 - 12/29/17 11:06 AM Re: New Baby [Re: Selden]
Newb Rider Offline
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Registered: 11/23/17
Posts: 38
Loc: ACT Aus
They look like great fun, I sat on one the other day and thought "there's no way I can ride this sensibly!"


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