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Old 08-21-2018, 09:45 AM   #1
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Groms on the Freeway

Just so I don't go completely apeshit before I understand the general opinion of riders:
I drive the Galveston Freeway south of the beltway daily. N & S it's 5 lanes b/w 8 and the bypass. Further south is the expansion project cut down to 3 lanes.

Construction be damned, it's fkucing Royal Purple Dragway South when it's not rush hour. Still a bit crowded. I'm talkin cars about 50-75 feet apart. I drive 70-72 (tracked by GPS kuz my speedo is pegged). I'm always one of the slower cars. 80 is half of the traffic even through the construction zone chicanes.

So; would YOU ride a Grom in that?
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:03 AM   #3
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I don't ride my ZX10 in it.. unless it's 0630 on my way to work.

On my way home I take hwy 3 most of the way, and I get to practice launches at every light
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Nope, I'd be nervous riding a CB500F
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Grom, only once or twice just for fun and to say I did it. I'd also do it on "Grom rides" with a large group of them.

500? Well, been there done that, I guess I'm use to it.
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I do it on i-10

But top speed people do is 65. Normally going 30-40
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I watched two riders in full black leather. Not sure of the point. Maybe they were trying out to be badguys in a Bourne move or something. IMO - relative to the danger they put themselves in, road rash was way down the line of threats.

They were in the right line. so creds to that, I guess, again, way down the line. A couple cars behind them with their signals on to get into the center lane as soon as an 18 wheeler got past them first.

So, here's a question: I know the suction felt when I'm on my R1. Almost as powerful as my GF. What's it like when you get passed by an 18 whlr on a Grom?
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I watched two riders in full black leather. Not sure of the point. Maybe they were trying out to be badguys in a Bourne move or something. IMO - relative to the danger they put themselves in, road rash was way down the line of threats.



They were in the right line. so creds to that, I guess, again, way down the line. A couple cars behind them with their signals on to get into the center lane as soon as an 18 wheeler got past them first.



So, here's a question: I know the suction felt when I'm on my R1. Almost as powerful as my GF. What's it like when you get passed by an 18 whlr on a Grom?


About the same

Also if you ride during traffic they drive much slower.
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Da fak is a Gromp?
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I watched two riders in full black leather. Not sure of the point. Maybe they were trying out to be badguys in a Bourne move or something. IMO - relative to the danger they put themselves in, road rash was way down the line of threats.

They were in the right line. so creds to that, I guess, again, way down the line. A couple cars behind them with their signals on to get into the center lane as soon as an 18 wheeler got past them first.

So, here's a question: I know the suction felt when I'm on my R1. Almost as powerful as my GF. What's it like when you get passed by an 18 whlr on a Grom?


I usually just pass the 18wheeler on my grom
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I prefer to ride my liter bike when I'm going to be in heavy traffic. Freeway or surface streets. You can't beat it for being nimble and quick at moving around/thru the cages, but a Grom!!!.......sounds like future road kill to me.

They must be young, dumb and full of it. If you now what I mean.
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I watched two riders in full black leather. Not sure of the point. Maybe they were trying out to be badguys in a Bourne move or something. IMO - relative to the danger they put themselves in, road rash was way down the line of threats.

They were in the right line. so creds to that, I guess, again, way down the line. A couple cars behind them with their signals on to get into the center lane as soon as an 18 wheeler got past them first.

So, here's a question: I know the suction felt when I'm on my R1. Almost as powerful as my GF. What's it like when you get passed by an 18 whlr on a Grom?

haha, If I was on the freeway on a grom. I'd take my lasso with me so I could lasso the bumper of one of those semi's then I would kill the engine and hang on. The truck driver would never know I was there.
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Kinda off topic, ok really not on topic at all, but since we're talking groms...has anyone seen the white stretched grom running around the SE side of town? I saw him in La Porte this weekend but couldn't get a better look at the bike. Anyone know who this is or have any more pictures? I don't know why you'd stretch a grom...but it did catch my eye.
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Back on topic (nobody cares about stretched Groms), and no I wouldn't ride 45 South in a Humvee, much less a Grom. If I need to go that route, I just take another way (Hwy 6, 288, Whatever)... too much of a CF though there.
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...has anyone seen the white stretched grom running around the SE side of town? ...but it did catch my eye.
On this topic; there's an entire group of people, at least 20, down in Galvesburg that ride totally whack Ruckus'. Stretched, A LOT, chromed out, custom billet rimmed, 300 kit (don't forget to scale it down. Let's just say very wide for a Ruckus) paint pail muffler, LED to the limit.....

Seen them a couple times on the Seawall.

Which brings up a very important question. Is it Ruckus', Ruckus's, Ruckuses, or Ruckii??
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