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Old 05-23-2015, 05:26 PM   #1
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Ongoing (?) Buell Blast thread

My wife's best friend has one...a bright-yellow 2008 ex-Rider's Edge bike. It was bought cheap ($500), my uncle offered to fix any problems on it. He replaced the tires (Avon Viper Strike), did the carb boot fix, changed the fuel lines, adjusted the primary chain, flushed the brake fluid, replaced the mirrors, and fixed the smashed exhaust. (After the winter that would not end...I think he was bored.)

She has only been riding a few weeks...and has already done ~1200 miles. Next weekend, she wants Liz and I to go with her on her first real highway run...and wants to ride the Kanc this summer.
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:56 PM   #2
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I bought a cheap used Buell Blast for my wife a few years back.
In general I thought it was a decent bike. Nice little thumper. My friend used to borrow it when he visited to go riding w/ me. Also worked well on dirt roads.

My biggest annoyance w/ it was not being able to pull up an online microfiche type site to order parts and/or look at the diagrams.
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:57 PM   #3
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My wife's best friend has one...a bright-yellow 2008 ex-Rider's Edge bike. It was bought cheap ($500), my uncle offered to fix any problems on it. He replaced the tires (Avon Viper Strike), did the carb boot fix, changed the fuel lines, adjusted the primary chain, flushed the brake fluid, replaced the mirrors, and fixed the smashed exhaust. (After the winter that would not end...I think he was bored.)

She has only been riding a few weeks...and has already done ~1200 miles. Next weekend, she wants Liz and I to go with her on her first real highway run...and wants to ride the Kanc this summer.
Ongoing, as in a Buell Blast thread? Post it in Thumpers. TPF isn't about bikes. It's about riding them.
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