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08-05-2007 11:54 AM
brie 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.
08-03-2007 10:48 PM
brupska 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.
06-15-2007 09:40 PM
Melina 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.
06-15-2007 07:01 AM
kanwisch 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
06-15-2007 12:49 AM
Gas Man Did you run out or just miss reserve or still on reserve from last fill up.



06-14-2007 11:16 PM
Melina 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
06-12-2007 11:53 PM
Gas Man 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.



06-12-2007 08:33 PM
Melina
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Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
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!
06-12-2007 11:39 AM
GSXRGirl
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Originally Posted by MCChic View Post
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
06-12-2007 10:48 AM
MCChic This is the bike I just took the MSF course with.

i hope to buy 1 1 day
06-11-2007 08:41 PM
Captain Morgan
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Originally Posted by Melina View Post
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.
06-11-2007 08:18 PM
Melina 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.
06-11-2007 09:35 AM
Danase Congrats! I dig the Blast!
06-11-2007 09:33 AM
marko138 Blasts are fun to ride.



06-11-2007 01:21 AM
Captain Morgan 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.
06-11-2007 01:14 AM
Gas Man and nice choice!



06-10-2007 04:58 PM
ConeKLR The Blast is a great beginner bike. They can take a beating if you drop them.
06-09-2007 08:57 PM
FD2BLK enjoy the new bike
06-09-2007 07:22 PM
jalaan1
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Originally Posted by onesickpsycho View Post
Buells rock.

yeah, what he said.
06-09-2007 07:11 PM
OneSickPsycho Buells rock.
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