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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-14-2007, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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I missed the chug bit.... last night I ran out of gas, thankfully I was right next to a gas station, managed to get to the pump on fumes
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-15-2007, 12:49 AM
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Did you run out or just miss reserve or still on reserve from last fill up.

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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-15-2007, 07:01 AM
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I suppose now is a good time to indicate I have a friend with one who has complained about it being air cooled. The issue comes into play when sitting in traffic in hot temps. The bike will simply die and all you can do is wait for it to cool off. This can be unnerving so I thought it should be noted this may be an issue with any air cooled bike. Also, when trying to sell, at least around here, the resale value is low. This is a really good thing if you're looking to buy used.

The Buell's have an interesting set of advancements (oil in the frame, etc) that really intrigue me and I've not heard any overt maint issues with them so I'm sure it'll work out really well for you
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-15-2007, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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I assume that the reserve is full... it didn't occur to me that the bike ran out of fuel when it happened. The oil light turned on, and then 200m later it died. My boyfriend turned back and shook my bike and said it was out of gas. I was expecting another 100km on it... but, I didn't drive it very fuel efficiently.

Thanks for the tip about the high temps. So, turn it off when stuck in traffic.
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-03-2007, 10:48 PM
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Hello Melina, The blast is a great bike to build your confidence with. As my brother Capt. Morgan said. I got one to start out on. I had not ridden a bike in 15 years plus at $3500 new I would not be out much if I didn't like riding. Yea Right. Now I have a XB12R and love it too. The blast has a normal on position on the petcock, a off, and a Reserve. When you run out of gas with the petcock in the on pos. Then you have about half a gallon in reserve. All you need to do is turn the petcock to the res and find a gas station. I did it once while Capt. Morgan and I where out near Tampa riding. That is also when I knew I needed another bike. I75 North of Tampa on a Blast is not good. The bikes top speed is about 85 or 90 mph and at that speed you have no power to get out of the way of faster traffic. The Blast is fine for normal roads though. They do handle very well and take a beating also. As for the engine getting hot in traffic. I used HD synth3 motor oil. I never had a problem with overheating. I don't hang out much on this forum. Sorry guys LOL I hang out a www.badweatherbikers.com That is a forum for BUELL Heads!! LOL It is a forum for Buell riders. Hope to see you there.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 11:54 AM
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Congrats on the bike, I have a Blast also. It's a great beginner bike, I haven't had many problems with it yet. Other than what they said about the gas and overheating (though I haven't had a problem with overheating yet) keep in mind that if you are riding in mountains a lot you will find yourself running out of gas more often than you think you should. I noticed this a couple times because the bike has very little high end torque so when you're climbing hills you'll be at high rpms more than on other bikes.

It's a great little bike, I'd keep it to play on if I could afford it but I think I will actually be selling it pretty soon. I had some experience with bikes when I got the blast so I've gotten a little bored with it in some cases. It makes a great city bike though.
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