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Old 05-08-2022, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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To belly pan or not?

My question could refer to many types of motorcycles generally speaking, but I am asking about a Honda Grom to be specific. Obviously, this is probably a great aerodynamic Aid to a race bike oh, and it sure looks cool, but on a low speed bike that would seldom ever go over 35 or 40 be worth the $150 to buy such? It does look great cosmetically, but if it did actually help by what percentage would you think it would, as it is not exactly a huge surface for 35 or 40 miles an hour? Would the weight penalty negate any possible gains or you think it would just break even? Quality-wise, I guess I would probably prefer a fiberglass version over a plastic one for longevity or possibly later repairs. Should I try to make it out of chloroplast? I would want the Finish to have a pleasant appearance and not look too homemade. The ultimate goal of course is to have something that looks nice, and can get 150 plus miles per gallon.

06 Chev MonteC JG#24tribute car 30mpg 00 Honda Insight 63MPG 98 Buick Park Ave3.8 33MPG 89 Toyota Corolla wag 53MPG so far 81 VW Rabbit diesel pu 50MPG+ 80 Mercedes 240D stick 30-ish 90 vette 6-speed,29ish 07 Honda ST1300 55MPG 83 Honda 650 GL 64MPG 19 Suzuki dr200 88MPG23 HondaGrom?+Tow K10D Sub 26mpg NEVER,NEVER GIVE UP!
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