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#4527719 - 09/27/17 04:24 PM High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis
nathan298 Offline


Registered: 11/09/14
Posts: 11
Loc: Bristol, VA
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]


Edited by nathan298 (09/27/17 04:31 PM)
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#4527723 - 09/27/17 04:33 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
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Repost the image on this website. See the box with the little blue up arrow to the side?
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#4527727 - 09/27/17 04:42 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
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Registered: 11/09/14
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Loc: Bristol, VA

Thanks, Skyactiv!
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#4527737 - 09/27/17 04:59 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
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Loc: USA
How on earth did you get that many miles on a Grom of all bikes? LOL

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#4527755 - 09/27/17 05:27 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
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Registered: 11/09/14
Posts: 11
Loc: Bristol, VA
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
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#4527858 - 09/27/17 07:21 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1864
Loc: Chicago, IL
Dang, that's a lot of miles! What's the top speed of a Grom? How do you take it on those long trips?

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#4527864 - 09/27/17 07:25 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: EdwardC]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10172
Loc: OH
65 mph it looks like. I had to look that up and a picture of it.



Edited by SatinSilver (09/27/17 07:29 PM)

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#4527934 - 09/27/17 08:43 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
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Registered: 11/09/14
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Loc: Bristol, VA
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.



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#4528209 - 09/28/17 08:21 AM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
sunruh Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 1936
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
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
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#4528711 - 09/28/17 06:47 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
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Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Funny how Honda says no Moly but there it is in their own oil.
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#4529729 - 09/29/17 07:27 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1864
Loc: Chicago, IL
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.

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#4534806 - 10/05/17 05:48 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
Mackelroy Offline


Registered: 12/03/04
Posts: 1006
Loc: Florida /Texas
moly below 200 ppm , is really not worth mentioning. Most moly rated oils have 500+ppm

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#4535485 - 10/06/17 02:58 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
gman2304 Offline


Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3057
Loc: n.c.
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.


Edited by gman2304 (10/06/17 02:59 PM)

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#4672263 - 02/20/18 06:01 PM Re: High Mileage Honda Grom Analysis [Re: nathan298]
Audios Offline


Registered: 11/19/11
Posts: 888
Loc: Lyndhurst NJ
Can we see a picture of you on the grom? I cant really sense its scale in those pictures.
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