09 Dec 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR GROM
Having grown up riding motorcycles and being in the business for over 35 years, I sometimes forget that my knowledge about motorcycles has been acquired over many years of experience. As a motorcycle business owner, I have seen a few common mistakes that are easily avoided by following a few small steps.
Below I have listed five things all Honda Grom owners should know to avoid any undue visits to your local motorcycle mechanic.
What fuel should I use?
Rule of thumb is the smaller the motor the higher the octane fuel rating, we use 95 octane as a minimum, 98 is even better.
How often do I service my Grom?
The first service is at 1,000km and then every 4,000km as stated in the owners manual, however, if something doesn’t feel right, or sound right, try to book in to see your local mechanic.
What tyre pressure should I run?
The owner’s manual recommends running 29 psi front and rear, but if you are taking the Grom out for aggressive riding, drop the tyre pressure a few psi to increase the side grip area when leaning into corners.
How do I stop my clutch from slipping?
It’s very important to have free-play in the clutch cable, otherwise you have a riding clutch, the same effect as riding along with the clutch partially engaged which creates a slipping clutch and results in your clutch burning out.
How do I maintain my chain?
Drive chain adjustment must have free-play. If a chain is too tight it will suck power from the motor. Free-play is checked with the weight of the rider onboard. Chain lube is equally important, particularly after periods of rain.
Joe Fisher . Owner
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