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Paultergeist

Don't laugh.....I am riding a Honda Grom.....

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....but I believe a considerably-larger motorcycle is in my future.

Greetings.  My name is Paul, and I live in Lemon Grove.  I have had a Honda Grom for almost two years now, and have ridden around much of San Diego County backroads on that bike.  At only 125cc, the Grom is not exactly freeway-friendly (or legal), but the little bike has surprised me with what it could do.  Aside from pavement, the bike has handled dirt roads around Anza Borrego, Jamul / Chula Vista, Ramona, and some of McCain Valley Road near Campo.  It is the first motorcycle I have owned in quite a few years, and I am having a good time with it.  It is small and light enough that my buddy and I (he owns one as well) can simply pick the bikes up and load them on his truck if we want to haul them somewhere.  The engine is super-easy to work on and overall, the machine has been a lot of fun for me.

I am, however, finding myself desiring to go farther off-road than the Grom is equipped to handle.  Some folks have taken Groms and highly-modified them to make them more dirt-capable.  While that is yet an intriguing idea, I have a feeling that a better path for me may be to simply get a larger bike more suited to my future riding intentions.  With that, I went on-line to do some research regarding bikes and stumbled upon this forum.  I am initially looking forward to discussing specific motorcycles with others possessing more experience than myself, and I hope to join in on some of the group rides.

Anyway, that's my story.  I am happy to be here.

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Welcome to the board. Plenty of advise can be found around here. Truth be told, most of us wouldn't mind having a Grom in our arsenal. We'd only ride one at night though so no one could see us on it.... :heh:

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Welcome to SDAR!

Groms are cool. Off road Groms even cooler.  Build it.  Otherwise, buy a KTM.  You won't be disappointed.

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Welcome. Always intrigued by the Grom and as you've found out, more capable than some think.

I'm just over in Rancho SD if you ever want one idiots opinion over a beverage or something. I've had 20 bikes go through my garage in the past 12 years - mostly used of course - having fun with different setups.

A ton of experience here and I've seen way more of the SW than I would've on my own for sure.

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Welcome to the forum!  This one's coming next year but not cheap.

 

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Welcome to the site!

In the for sale section I have a DRZ400E listed.

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Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcome.

TrophyHunter, I ride out in your part of the world primarily (Jamul, Potrero, Campo, etc, also Julian, Ramona), as these parts are accessible via non-freeway from Lemon Grove.  Picking your brain over a beverage would be great -- my schedule opens up a lot more after the fourth of July.

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I'm in Lemon Grove as well, have a Trail 90 which is like the early version of the Grom.  I like little bikes and taking them places they shouldn't go.  When I get back in town and I get the Trail 90 back up again let's go riding!

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