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Old 08-14-2014, 03:28 PM   #141
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Should have asked Performance Development to procure some from Powersports. :P

It sounds like a perfect marketing opportunity, but for a massive corporation like Honda, getting the left hand to talk to the right hand requires planetary alignment.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:41 PM   #142
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HPD wasn't interested in helping us in that regard. We made a 20 page presentation explaining how we could provide tens of thousands in marketing in return for letting us (The Honda of America Race Team) BORROW a couple if Groms.

I never heard if Powersports even acknowledged our request let alone accept or deny it.

At the time (late last year?) Groms were pretty much sold out everywhere so maybe they didn't have any to give? Either way we were pretty bummed. The team continues to use old CRF50s...
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I was the guy in the green shirt gawking at them nonstop. I should have asked for a ride since I'm a huge sucker for underpowered motorcycles with just enough power to do the speed limit.

I don't care if I can buy two second-hand Ninjas for the price of one new Grom, I want the Grom.

(this thread is now about single cylinder Hondas)
you should have said something, ive had mine since September and have let probably 200+ people ride it. I wish everyone had one.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:08 PM   #144
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you should have said something, ive had mine since September and have let probably 200+ people ride it. I wish everyone had one.
I went to go ask, but then I turned around... and you were gone. :(
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:27 AM   #145
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I've got this:



but I think the one Brain is thinking of is probably this:



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Old 08-15-2014, 10:19 AM   #146
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I want to say it was more like a PA50II or a Hobbit. I'll find out more deets. One of my favorite parts of visiting my grandpa was riding that thing. I believe my cousins stole it after his death.
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Sooooo.... Chumpcar?

1995 LEXUS SC300 COUPE ( 5-SPEED )

Going to look at this tonight. High miles but....?
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:06 PM   #148
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Sooooo.... Chumpcar?

1995 LEXUS SC300 COUPE ( 5-SPEED )

Going to look at this tonight. High miles but....?
How are you going to get that under the TVC of $500, or are those already on the master list for less then that?
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:55 PM   #149
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Sooooo.... Chumpcar?

1995 LEXUS SC300 COUPE ( 5-SPEED )

Going to look at this tonight. High miles but....?
In. Seriously...

Or if we can find a volvo 760...

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How are you going to get that under the TVC of $500, or are those already on the master list for less then that?
its $400.
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Yes, standard value is $400. Leaves some room for a sway bar and lots of aero...

225 hp stock and a big gas tank.

Lots of parts swap-ability with the 4th gen Supra and the LS400.

Lots of talk on the Chumpcar forum about it being one of the cars "to have" but to date only one podium in an enduro for the sc300 afaik
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Oh...sorry for the thread drift from the single cyl Hondas...
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So SC300 was more of a POS than I was hoping for. Nothing that would really matter for a Chumpcar but I wonder if it's worth spending an extra $1000-1500 to get a nicer car to start with. Finding an M/T SC300 is such a pain and this ones in Charlotte.

I talked the guy down to $1800 but I'm still not in love with it even at that price...

Too many projects
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need to find an old 626 turbo hatch. or probe gt with turbo.
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Yea the turbo 626s or mx6s seem like they could be wicked fast, but I think transmission durability could be an issue
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Or we just build my miata and win at every track that is not VIR. The miata only suffers at VIR due to the long straight aways.
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Or we just build my miata and win at every track that is not VIR.
And Daytona...and the Glen
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And Daytona...and the Glen
And Road Atlanta, and Sebring and [...]
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Well I just saw this thread... I was at Road Atlanta in DE2 on Aug 2/3 and at VIR for chump the next weekend driving the white 1st gen Integra (No Ragrets Racing). Driving VIR at night with shitty headlights is sketchy as hell but man was that fun. Is anyone going to AMP in November?
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:35 AM   #159
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Here's some video of me on Friday, trying to diagnose the "limp mode" issue...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd5H...ature=youtu.be
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