***Warning: This setup WILL require a decent amount of modification, and because of the wide variety of forks on the market, it will require that custom axle spacers and caliper spacers to align everything! Even though it does "bolt in", this setup does require a decent level of skill to install. If you don't know anything about making spacers, please take it to someone who does for the installation!***
What is included? Included in this setup are the two SOLID Billet 6061-T6 Aluminum Fork adapters. These are designed to install in place of the stock forks, and then allow you to slide a Honda Ruckus/Zoomer fork into the lower end of the adapter, and clamp it just like you would on a scooter. What considerations are there for installing this?
- If you use a fork such as an RRGS or NCY "low down" fork, your stock headlight WILL NOT FIT! You will need to do something custom for a headlight.
- Also, the front of the bike will be VERY low, and if you combine that with the 6" rear lowering link to get the exact same stance as the White Grom shown in the photo. You WILL need to cut the stock kickstand mounting point off of the bottom of the frame, or the bike will not be able to lean without hitting on the left side. Composimo Swingstand is available in the related items below. The Swingstand will allow you to relocate the OEM kickstand to the rear swing arm, which will allow additional ground clearance. On U.S. Grom models, there's a kick stand switch that will be required to extended (lengthen the wires) OR you can bypass the switch (at your own decresion).
- Another thing to consider is the header height. The stock header will be WAY too low, even if you modify it. A custom exhaust may be required for this setup, or heavily modifying an off-the-shelf header may need to be done. The only header/exhaust that is KNOWN to fit this bike, is the HotLap exhaust system or the Chimera Race Header.
- If you run a longer front fork, like the regular NCY, or long RRGS scooter forks, you will have much better clearance, but the bike won't be nearly as low. Also, you MIGHT be able to run the stock headlight with a longer fork setup... but then that slightly defeats the purpose of this kit...
- Due to using forks from a Ruckus, the Grom front fender will no longer since the Ruckus fork doesn't have the same mounting tabs. Custom fender brackets will need to be made if you would like to run the Grom Fender.
- You will want to run a stiffer rear shock, or add pre-load... this will give you better ground clearance while riding the bike.
- You WILL have to flip the wheel around so the rotor is on the other side of the bike from stock, which will also mean you will need to flip the tire on the wheel before going back out for a ride so the tire is rolling the proper direction!
- DO NOT use forks from overseas that locate the axle BEHIND the centerline of the fork... if you do, the tire will hit the cylinder head... some forks extend the axle to the front side of the fork, and these would be ok, but you will be changing the rake of the bike, and it will handle differently.