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Grom Way Round: from Alaska to Argentina

  • Jul 21 20:48 PM GTM
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If you decide to travel from Alaska to Argentina on a bike, you wouldn’t choose a Honda Grom, I guess. But not Doug, a 23-years-old guy from a small University town in Oklahoma.

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After reading a book about international motorcycle travels, One More Day Everywhere: Crossing 50 Borders on the Road to Global Understanding, by Glen Heggstad, Doug, instead of getting a job, decided to sell all his belongings and take off around the world on a motorcycle. For this purpose, he’s chosen not a typical ADV motorcycle – his Honda Grom.

Doug is going to ride 30,000 miles in total to Alaska and then all the way down to Argentina. He won’t be alone, but with his friend on an R3.

That’s Doug’s mod list for this really ambitious trip:

  • Custom steel luggage racks
  • Custom steel crash bars and skid plate
  • Seat Concepts comfort seat (he says raises the height and also allows him to sit further back)
  • Coleman seat cover
  • YSS rear shock w/ adjustable preload&
  • 30wt fork oil
  • ProTaper Honda mini bars
  • Rox 2 inch var risers
  • Michelin Power Pure tires (not mounted)
  • DH Motoring ECU reflash
  • Cat delete
  • Intake rad hose mod
  • LED bulbs in everything
  • Fiamm Freeway Blaster horn
  • Dual charging ports
  • Amazon windscreen
  • Amazon "handguards"
  • Rotopax 1.5 gallon aux tank
  • Amazon/Seeu tank bag
  • DeWalt tool bag
  • Ortlieb 89L waterproof duffel
  • Seahorse hard case (camera gear).

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What about the reasons of this “Grom Way Round”? Well, as a resident of the same small town for his entire life, Doug decided it was about time to go see and experience the rest of the world for himself. The main idea is not to get more likes, followers and subscribers. As most people won't be able or willing to change their lives and go on a trip around the world on a motorcycle, Doug wants to provide the audience with that experience, and he wants that experience to be as close to reality as possible - no pretending or fake smiles. He just wants to see the world and show other people its beauty.

Sources: Grom Way ‘Round, r/motorcycles,rideapart.com

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