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High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis #4527719
09/27/17 04:24 PM
09/27/17 04:24 PM
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Bristol, VA
nathan298 Offline OP
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30,500 HARD miles on this engine. Most of the time I am at or above the redline at 100% throttle. This sample was taken from Honda brand 10w30 synthetic with 2,000 miles on it. The engine has a spinner instead of a filter. The plastic referenced in the report is from my failed timing chain tensioner, which has since been replaced. [img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/hlJP0y7iBZgIe64y1[/img]

Last edited by nathan298; 09/27/17 04:31 PM.

'11 Mazda 2 1.5L 5 spd
'05 Silverado 4.3L 5 spd 4x4
'87 RX7 Sport
'14 Honda Grom
'15 Ninja 300
Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4527723
09/27/17 04:33 PM
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The Midwest
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Repost the image on this website. See the box with the little blue up arrow to the side?


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4527727
09/27/17 04:42 PM
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Bristol, VA
nathan298 Offline OP
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Thanks, Skyactiv!


'11 Mazda 2 1.5L 5 spd
'05 Silverado 4.3L 5 spd 4x4
'87 RX7 Sport
'14 Honda Grom
'15 Ninja 300
Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4527737
09/27/17 04:59 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
How on earth did you get that many miles on a Grom of all bikes? LOL

Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4527755
09/27/17 05:27 PM
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Bristol, VA
nathan298 Offline OP
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It's my daily driver year-round as long as it's above 25 degrees or so and isn't snowing. Plus I take it on a lot of adventures, I've had it in 20 different states, from Georgia up to Maine, and even into Canada once. There's just something so fun about doing things on a pit bike that shouldn't be done on a pit bike...haha


'11 Mazda 2 1.5L 5 spd
'05 Silverado 4.3L 5 spd 4x4
'87 RX7 Sport
'14 Honda Grom
'15 Ninja 300
Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4527858
09/27/17 07:21 PM
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Chicago, IL
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Dang, that's a lot of miles! What's the top speed of a Grom? How do you take it on those long trips?

Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: EdwardC] #4527864
09/27/17 07:25 PM
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OH
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65 mph it looks like. I had to look that up and a picture of it.


Last edited by SatinSilver; 09/27/17 07:29 PM.
Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4527934
09/27/17 08:43 PM
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Bristol, VA
nathan298 Offline OP
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Edward, the top speed is 50 uphill, 55-62 on level ground with no headwind, and 72.5 downhill or drafting a truck (rev limiter in the highest gear.)
Long trips aren't that bad, the Grom is fairly comfortable, even for my 6'3" self. I just bolt my plastic box on the back and use "avoid highways" on Google Maps. Other than that it's just a matter of checking the oil and chain tension every few hours.





'11 Mazda 2 1.5L 5 spd
'05 Silverado 4.3L 5 spd 4x4
'87 RX7 Sport
'14 Honda Grom
'15 Ninja 300
Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4528209
09/28/17 08:21 AM
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Cedar Park, TX
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oil is in the middle of 30wt ie IN GRADE!!!!
no fuel at all with flash of 435
chromium of 1 is interesting...is this the new silver ghost from the stoners?
honestly why change anything the report is pretty darn good for what you do to it
steve


motorcycle oil myth buster
Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4528711
09/28/17 06:47 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Funny how Honda says no Moly but there it is in their own oil.


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Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4529729
09/29/17 07:27 PM
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Chicago, IL
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Dang, you're a beast!

Thanks for posting pics! I only have 20,000mi on my 2001 SV650, longest trip was ~200mi. I'd love to do a longer trip, but can't find the time! I commute on it everyday, but that only puts on 6 miles per day.

Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4534806
10/05/17 05:48 PM
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Florida /Texas
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moly below 200 ppm , is really not worth mentioning. Most moly rated oils have 500+ppm

Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4535485
10/06/17 02:58 PM
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N.C.
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Nathan, good job! I especially like the pic of your bike in the creek! I took a 2 lane road a couple of years ago from I-81 at Wytheville,Va near Bristol, to Sparta, NC. It was a great curvy 2 lane mountainous road and I lost cell service and GPS service while riding. You live in a nice area for riding motorcycles for sure.

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Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298] #4672263
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Lyndhurst NJ
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Can we see a picture of you on the grom? I cant really sense its scale in those pictures.


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