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Currently just have an 09 Zuma 125. At the time, the only EFI 125cc I could get.

Well, this Grom is next on my list and slated to be my 3rd bike. First was a 76' Honda CB500T; instead of moving up in displacement, I've found more enjoyment moving down and tuning the smaller bikes to suit my needs. I'm nearly done with the offroad conversion on the Zuma.

The fact that we now have access to a chain-driven, shiftable 125cc EFI Honda engine is huge to me. I'm leaning towards my first Grom build being more street-oriented, but I could see myself going for an engine swap to an offroader (or just a wheel/shock upgrade if that's all it takes). Having a second offroader might be better suited for my 2nd Grom though.

I know, I'm getting ahead of myself. We are hoping to have a house soon and thus, garage space for a 2nd bike. I've always been pleased with how moddable the Hondas are, at least their motorcycles/chain-driven bikes. The possibilities are endless. At the price, it's very reasonable to get started; just waiting on that house (hopefully soon, but it's a seller's market out here right now.)

Anyway, that's why I'm here. Just staying hyped, look forward to some Grom porn, and gathering intel. Ideally, I'll have most of the parts I need waiting in the garage when I get the Grom. :D

Hey, not that there's anything wrong with the stock Grom/MSX125. I'm just a tinkerer and can't leave things well enough alone.

Ride safe, my friends.
 

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Yeah pics would be cool
 

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Thank you!

Wasn't sure if it was appropriate to post pics of the Zuma here, but here's a couple of my latest pics:





Still more to do of course, but the bigger parts are done (f/r shocks, front wheel, swing arm).

Ps. I'm loving the Zuma. You can't beat the fuel efficiency and reliability of EFI @125cc. I haven't hit the dirt yet, but am planning it, after a couple final tweaks. Waiting on a chassis brace for one.
 

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Thank you!

Wasn't sure if it was appropriate to post pics of the Zuma here, but here's a couple of my latest pics:





Still more to do of course, but the bigger parts are done (f/r shocks, front wheel, swing arm).

Ps. I'm loving the Zuma. You can't beat the fuel efficiency and reliability of EFI @125cc. I haven't hit the dirt yet, but am planning it, after a couple final tweaks. Waiting on a chassis brace for one.
the sunshine hitting that zuma from behind gives it a bit of an angelic view.. bike from the heavens lol

sweet looking ride

joe
 

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Good to have you on board. Welcome. This community is getting big. I would love to see some pictures of your bikes.
 

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Thank you!

Wasn't sure if it was appropriate to post pics of the Zuma here, but here's a couple of my latest pics:





Still more to do of course, but the bigger parts are done (f/r shocks, front wheel, swing arm).

Ps. I'm loving the Zuma. You can't beat the fuel efficiency and reliability of EFI @125cc. I haven't hit the dirt yet, but am planning it, after a couple final tweaks. Waiting on a chassis brace for one.
going from the Zuma to Grom will be nice. whats the power rating on it??
since the Grom is more along the lines of a sport bike just sitting on it you might not think it's a 125cc bike when compared to sitting on the Zuma
 

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welcome to the forum, thanks for sharing pictures of your bike.
any plans to add a bore kit or any serious modifications like that?
I have no plans for a BBK yet. I want to explore the limits of the stock engine/CVT first. I might feel the need, but who knows.

going from the Zuma to Grom will be nice. whats the power rating on it??
since the Grom is more along the lines of a sport bike just sitting on it you might not think it's a 125cc bike when compared to sitting on the Zuma
I imagine you're right. I can't wait to test-ride one.

My old CB500t used to outspeed just about everything on the road. Although I don't expect that level of acceleration, having a bit more oomph off the line will be welcome.

Not sure on the Zuma 125's stock power rating, off the top my head.
 
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