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*DISCUSSION & BUILD THREAD*

Feel free to comment an post in this thread. Not going to do a discussion thread for this build.

I guess like all other threads I have started, this will be a way for me to keep track of my build.

So, first things first....
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This is my new toy. She fits in nice with the other bikes in the shed.

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Since I bought it brand new, I am waiting a bit to start one wheelin. Some one said to break it in how I gonna ride it and a buddy says take it easy for the first 500 miles. So... With 50 miles on the clock, I did the quick and free airbox mod. Noticed a bit more grunt out of her afterwards. Top speed went from 61 tucked to 65 super tucked.

I have a sub cage, engine cage, and axle pegs/sliders ordered through kevtek. They will look identical to this except there will be a foot plate welded across the 12 bar. Where his is white, mine will be black. Where his is red, mine will be yellow and I will have the same white puck sliders.
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I have also ordered new handle bars, grips, an blister pads. All protaper.
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Considering going with this vinyl kit.
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Prolly wrap my forks gloss black and get my rear sets powder coated gloss black soon as well.

Thinking I may chop my exhaust to a stubby tomorrow... Hmm....


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Ex nay on the sticker kit. Ended up ordering a fender eliminator/ under tail kit from mnnthbx. It'll look like this...
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My wife gave me permission to go ahead and order the dual LED light bar headlight set up, so when my bank account is good again, I will order those. She's so worried about me not being seen at night and I think these will fix that issue.
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Also looking into getting some flush mounts for the front. All in do time.




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Love these bikes! Here's mine


Careful with LED headlights, you need to mod the wiring to supply DC power. Considered waiting for the oem LED headlight from the 2017 model? Bound to be a better fit and factory quality plus DOT approved etc.

 

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I like the 2017 concepts, but I'm rather impatient and can't wait another year or more. Lol. Nice grom, btw. I'm loving that exhaust. The headlight seems Like a 30 minute task switching from the stocker to this, and all mods are easily reversed back to factory, so that's prolly the road I'll take. Headlight, exhaust and brake setup is really the last of the expensive mods to order. Then it's all $20-$30 stuff.


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I saw 2 of these for sale yesterday and almost stopped to get the info on them. Except i would be sleeping in the shed with it if i got one lol. Wife would kill me.
 

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Handle bars...
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And undertail....
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Both mods really cleaned up the front and rear. With lower bars, it feels more like a bicycle and not as much like a scooter. My stunt roots started on a bmx as a kid, so I love the new "feeling" of the grom and feel progressing with doing wheelies and what not will be tons easier.

Just waiting on my subcage, engine cage and axle pegs to come in. :)

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Dig that paint scheme, if anything fast track that blacked out foot controls and exhaust tip...

Ass end got cleaned up nicely with the shorty can and new undertail!
 

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Added some tst flush mount turn signals.
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Now I need to hunt down a 12 volt 2 pin flasher relay for the lights to blink correctly. Right now, the just come on. Gotta manually flash em.

Also. Update on the stunt kit. Talked to kevtek earlier an it should be in next week. Also ordered some sub frame brace rods from Zeus armor. They supposedly fix the weak spot. I'm sure it'll be tested eventually.


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So... Finally got my stunt kit in from kevtek and found the flasher relay I needed for all LED signals. Got the grom inspected and took off the mirrors right after. She's looking good for a mini. Next upgrade is gonna be the brakes. Including stainless braided lines. Dual rear brake caliper. Not sure if I will go oversize rotors or not yet. Setting up rear handbrake and new pads all around. Enough of the talking... Here's a pic I snapped earlier.

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The kevtek stunt kit included axle sliders (front and rear), subcage/12 bar, and engine crash cage.


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WHEELIE PRACTICE!!!!! Gotta start somewhere. Lol

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This was day 2 of learning the way of one wheeling.

Day 1 was a hopeless attempt to learn. Basically from a stand still, I would rev to about 6.5k and literally dump the clutch. It would pick it up, but not very controlled at all.

Day 2 was better. I got in the habit of sorta twisting the throttle a couple good times and letting go of the clutch as I revved. It would still take a couple "revs" before I would feel the sweet spot for the clutch. Still too focused on my revs and tach to concentrate on it picking up and getting used to using my rear brake.

Day 3 was today for me. So far, I have picked it up higher, rode it longer, and am no longer focusing on the tach. Playing it by ear. I am familiar with how the bike sounds when revved up to where I need to be to pick it up. I am also letting go of the clutch now on the first "rev". Clutching up has become a fluent motion. I still need to work on holding balance point. I feel I have hit it twice so far. I say that because twice I had a "oh shit!" Moment and felt I was gonna loop it, so I used my brake to bring it back down. I have also moved my body position more to the rear. Also seems to help a lot. My 2 oh shit moments were both seated like this.

All in all, practice makes perfect. 3 weeks ago, I couldn't purposely wheelie at all. I will continue to practice and post progress. Atm, the only parts I'm really looking at buying are sprocket/chain kit (-1,+2) and rear hand brake setup.

Thanks for looking an feel free to comment.


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