The little GROM that could
I finally caved in guys, I caved in a bought a 2015 Honda GROM. And I must say, I love it. Owning a GROM like like owning a scooter with gears! Love, love, love!
Of course, as with everything that I own, I couldn’t stay away from modifying it. And the first thing that I wanted to do was put a Chimera intake on it. This was the best looking and simplest intake I could find. It definitely allowed more air in and was less restrictive than the stock intake box.
- Flat head screw driver
- Philips head screw driver
- 6 mm Allen wrench
- 5 mm Allen wrench
- 10 mm socket wrench
First you want to use your 6 mm Allen wrench to take off the two screws on the right side of the bike. One by the front of the fairing, and the other by the round cap. There is a 10 mm bolt behind the round cap on the right side, remember to take this off (sorry, I forgot to take a picture).
Next, you will want to do the same to the left side. You will see immediately that the round cap has a key hole, go ahead and pop off your seat at this time. You do not need to remove the cap on the left side.
After you remove the seat, you will see two screws under the seat. Honda OVER tightened these screws. I had to use a T screwdriver to loosen them. You may not have to.
Now you see the behemoth of the factory intake. Unclip the sensor off of the right side of the intake.
There is also a little vacuum hose on the left side of the stock intake. You will need to pull that over to the right side in order to attach it to the Chimera Intake. I used a few zip ties to make sure it wasn’t going anywhere. There are a few hoses that are also clipped onto the intake for support. Go ahead and remove all the hoses from the intake.
You are now ready to remove the intake. To do this, use the Phillips head screw driver and loosen the clamp holding the stock intake in place.
Remove the sensor from the stock intake.
Before you can put the body work back on you will have to do one small adjustment to them. You will need to pop off the metal bracket that holds the 6 mm Allen screw.