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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Buell Blast

So, I just picked up my new 2000 Buell Blast. I drove it home (first time driving in traffic) and it was awesome.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 03:26 PM
 
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Congrats and

Bike looks good... I like the red. Ride safe.

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How do you like the blast?? I am probably getting one in about a month.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 04:19 PM
 
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dang that thing has a low seat....
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 05:06 PM
 
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and congrats on getting a Buell!
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Buells rock.
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Buells rock.

yeah, what he said.

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 08:57 PM
 
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enjoy the new bike
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-10-2007, 04:58 PM
 
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The Blast is a great beginner bike. They can take a beating if you drop them.
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 01:14 AM
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 01:21 AM
 
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My brother bought a blast as his first bike. Only problem was that he had ridden quite a bit before and thought it would be a good back to get back in the saddle again. He traded it in on a 9S within 6 months because it just didn't have enough grunt for him. He traded the 9S in on a 12R within another year because he wanted a more aggressive riding position.

Yes, the blast is a good brand-new-to-riding beginner bike, but you will probably move up soon. Welcome to the two wheel club. Enjoy it and be safe.
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 09:33 AM
 
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Blasts are fun to ride.



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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 09:35 AM
 
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Congrats! I dig the Blast!
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wow, this forum is so much more active than the other ones around here. Thanks for the welcome.

So far so good, I've put 100km on it in the first three days, nothing huge, but I'm getting a pretty good feel for it. My biggest issue is starting from a stopped position, I keep stalling, especially when it's cold. This morning on the way to work I stalled three times. Other than that, I'm doing well, drove alone in traffic this afternoon, that was ok, not too scary, no one tried to kill me.
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Wow, this forum is so much more active than the other ones around here. Thanks for the welcome.

So far so good, I've put 100km on it in the first three days, nothing huge, but I'm getting a pretty good feel for it. My biggest issue is starting from a stopped position, I keep stalling, especially when it's cold. This morning on the way to work I stalled three times. Other than that, I'm doing well, drove alone in traffic this afternoon, that was ok, not too scary, no one tried to kill me.
You'll run into that stalling issue with that bike a bit more than you might with another bike. Just rev it up a bit more (not too much) and slip the clutch. Only reason I say you'll stall more is because it feels weird since the bike has such low revs. If I remember right, you don't even have a tach on the blast, which makes it more difficult to be consistent. You'll get the hang of it with more practice. Just go to an empty parking lot and start and stop, over and over until you can be consistent.
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This is the bike I just took the MSF course with.

i hope to buy 1 1 day
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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This is the bike I just took the MSF course with.

i hope to buy 1 1 day

I know your man wants to buy another bike and when he does I know you will buy yourself one. This is a great Bike. I learned on this too.
Glad you tookmy advice and took the same class I did "Riders Edge"

Now get to work
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You'll run into that stalling issue with that bike a bit more than you might with another bike. Just rev it up a bit more (not too much) and slip the clutch. Only reason I say you'll stall more is because it feels weird since the bike has such low revs. If I remember right, you don't even have a tach on the blast, which makes it more difficult to be consistent. You'll get the hang of it with more practice. Just go to an empty parking lot and start and stop, over and over until you can be consistent.
correct, no tach, no fuell gauge either.... not sure how I'm going to work with that bit.
Thanks for the tip!
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Don't need either...

Tach..just use your ears and feel

Fuel... when she chugs...switch to reserve and find a gas station. Once filled up..MAKE SURE YOU PUT IT BACK TO ON and DON'T leave it at ON.




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