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Welcome to the Buell Blast Forum aka the "THUMPer Forum".

For Buell Blast P3 American Thumper-Cycle related questions, technical discussions, and information. Come on in and get some THUMP! : ]



Buell Blast Owner's Manuals (courtesy Buell Motorcycle Co.):
2005 Buell Blast Owner's Manual
2006 Buell Blast Owner's Manual
2007 Buell Blast Owner's Manual
2008 Buell Blast Owner's Manual
2009 Buell Blast Owner's Manual



Got THUMP?


THUMPer Forum: The Buell Blast Forum on BadWeB (for Buell enthusiasts)



to store and compare Blast fuel economy.

Please feel free to add your data to the database. It's very easy and lets you track your mileage and compare to all other Blasts in the database. Please use your forum name when you enter your data.

This is a link to the Blast MPG Data Page

This is a link to the data entry form


Bookmark the form for ease of use.

Enjoy!


Please Note!!!!!!
We are in no way responsible for any damage that may occur in the advice given to help you fix or 'improve' your bike. We are here to try and help, but that does not make us libel for any actions resulting in that advice, you could easily go elsewhere and ask for other opinions, and act accordingly.
Thank you for understanding.

Just cuz - Manuals -
http://buellmods.com
EZ

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Who we are and what makes us tick!
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Got Thump? (Buell Blast Photos)
For sharing photos of Buell Blast Motorcycles (Thumpers in the House)
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Buell Blast Thumper Knowledge Vault
From Carbs to Customizing to High Performance & Racing - All the tech & tricks for Buell Blast Motorcycles, find advice & answers here - or post your questions!
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Blasting Away - The Thumper Quick board
For unique exploration of ideas involving our Thumper!
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Ride Reports, Tales of Adventure, "Blasting on the Dark Side", & other stories of Buell Blast Thumpercycling.
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Buell Blast Recalls, Tech Bulletins, Notices, & Concerns
The Buell BLAST! is a great motorcycle, however no bike is perfect - here is a place to post official recalls, tech bulletins, notices, and concerns related to the Buell Blast.
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Blasting Around (Buell Blast Riding Groups)
Local and regional forums for meeting, greeting, and riding with fellow Buell Blasters (Thumpaholics)
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Pay It Forward: Blasting Goodness! (Trades Welcome!)
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Buell Blast Motorcycles, Parts, Gear, Accessories - For Sale or Wanted
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Please visit the "Got Thump?" section for pics of various Buell Blasts; check out our "Knowledge Vault" for Buell Blast technical questions, look in "Blasting Around" to find who is in your area for rides and "hi!"'s; visit "Blasting Away" to see unique ideas involving the Blast, and visit the "Dark Side" for tales of Blasting adventure! Post at the bottom of the page here for anything else or just to say hi! Welcome and enjoy! : )

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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 03:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If the caliper isn't leaking, you're probably okay. Pictures would help.
The reason you lost brakes is because when the bearing goes, the wheel and rotor wobble. This brake rotor wobble in turn pushes the brake pads back in the caliper, increasing the distance the pads have to travel to contact the rotor. That's why not went from 1/4" to 2" of brake pedal travel. At a standstill though, the brakes will usually return to normal after being hit once or twice.
Of course, this extra brake pedal travel on an older brake system can cause master cylinder failure. That's because since the pedal rarely if ever travel that far, that part of the system can corrode. That corrosion ruins the seals.

I hope that's not too much information!!
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Anonymous
Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 - 04:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hello bad weather bikers,

I am having a random problem with my mostly stock, so far as I know 2001 blast.

Occasionally just after start up and letting the bike idle to warm up. I hop on an as I engage the clutch the engine stalls. It's starts a little harder than the first and I try again. And this behavior continues. It seems to run perfect with no load. Idle and revving the throttle sounds no different than when it's running properly. Only difference is when I'm having trouble ANY amount of friction zone stalls the engine. At first this only happened after it sat for hours but today it did it after warm up and no issue riding for a few miles. I hopped off to run an errand and tried to leave after only about 5 minutes or less. Then it started doing it again. Meaning I no longer believe that operating temperature has anything to do with it.

The only way I can get it to stop is to hold throttle rev near limit. And repeatedly enter friction zone until I'm rolling fast enough to fully engage the clutch. Then once I bang thru a couple of gears and it goes back to normal. WTF?

I've got to the point where I test it using my feet on the ground to try and stall it before I go anywhere, because when it's doing this it gets dicey in traffic. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.

2001 buell blast (i picked up with 2900 miles)

It now has 3400 or so and this problem appeared in the last 100 or 2

Up until the last fill up I ran 87 only to see the fuel tag on the swing arm while changing out a new set of tires. The last fill up was 93, and I'm about ready to fill up again.

It would also blow back through the carb(puff of air on my left pant leg) so I figured it was lean due to bad carb coupler. So I ordered and installed the DC parts boot and for a day or two I thought I had that fixed. But no that has made no difference.

I typed this on my phone so if something doesn't quite make sense I'll edit once I get home from work and can use a computer. Thanks
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Street_sweeper
Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 - 04:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That is my 2001 with the stalling problem. I had everything typed out and for some reason wouldn't let me post it so I had to hit anonymous. I did want to risk starting all over.
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Ezblast
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

hmmm - well since you outed yourself - I'll let it stand - lol -

(Message edited by ezblast on July 22, 2015)
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Ezblast
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Try flipping the center diode and deleting the kickstand safety switch by cutting and twisting the wires together. Sounds like it could be a safety switch issue, if you know your intake coupler is good - if not then I would say das boot!
EZ
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Jmoe515
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

New Lithium Ion Battery. Way smaller and lighter!


battery
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 04:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

As is your wallet!!
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Jmoe515
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 04:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well worth the $80. I've had to replace two AGM batteries is the last 5 years!
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

$80??!!!!!! I was thinking $200!
Same CCA as the stocker?
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not the same CCA. Maybe I'm in the dark on this one, let us know how it works out!
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Jmoe515
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nope. 120 CCA. Spins it over just as good as the stocker. Mind you the stock battery is the same one they put in Harleys. Way overkill. I have all LED light too, so don't need as many amps either.
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Buellistic
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 08:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Notice one has 7.9Ah and the other has 12Ah, IS THAT CRANKING AMPS ???





Iam Noone
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Ezblast
Posted on Monday, July 27, 2015 - 05:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My Shorei was only 110 another 80 for the charger though, the charger was important, for battery electronic maintenance - using EBR's patented tech - so the battery won't catch fire - it is 210 cca, Blast stock is 260 cca, mine does well, in the winter time it needs about 3 tries to turn over, but otherwise it does it, each crank stronger than the last - just have to throw it on maintenance for 15 minutes each month to keep it's electronic side at a hundred percent. It's size is a cigarette pack and a half, weight just over a pound, and with the the small space I have between seat and frame - the bottom laying inside the frame, unlike the stock XBS plastic pan that fits outside the bottom of the frame - so it's very tight, but everything fits! And that tiny battery made it all possible and helped keep the weight down to a new low - from 345 to 305 - yes - I am a very happy man in that respect.



As you can see I paired down every pound - eliminating even blinkers, fenders, etc. - the only wild weight I kept was the headlight, but by having the blinkers incorporated, and knowing that the whole system was ultra bright as is the rear XB Lights tail light with incorporated signals. It kinda bugs me - cause if I ditched that headlight in favor of plastic - I'd be close to 300 or go under but then the style would not be the classic cafe that it is, though very new school. The tiny lithium battery was key for making that happen though - a regular battery would have been way to large and heavy to work - it would have went right through my current wiring floor which is ultra thin alum diamond plate - secured with 6 small nuts and bolts and sealed with silicone. To re-enforce it I made the three piece tail one piece by having that all welded together. It is actually way lighter than the stock XBS tail because I did not add all of the rest of the mess, keeping it down to the basics. The whole bike is a lesson for me in minimalism with modern functionality. The original British Cafe sight declared the Blast as America's last hope for a decent true Cafe - I think in this I delivered. Though as always it is still a work in progress - perhaps the Lectron Carb, etc.
http://web.archive.org/web/20010302061710/http://www.caferace.com/buell.html
EZ

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Cherrypoptart
Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So got the clutch cable fixed without too much trouble (other than the **** arms for the footpegs). But not I've got more problems...

First off the gas cap is sticking, which I've researched and decided I'll pony up another $60+ for a new cap and boot. I've got the part number for the cap, P0153.TA. Does anyone know the part number for a new gas tank boot? I can't seem to find it.

Second problem is my carb is leaking. There is a small area you can see leaking onto the stock airbox(pic below) and a small bit in the air box itself. I've tried tapping the bowl with the screwdriver, doesn't help. My dad thinks it might be a seal, and I got a rebuild kit with the bike. Thoughts?


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Ezblast
Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Need new bowl gasket/o-ring.
EZ
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 11:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Concur!

And please, please, please, dont take the carb apart to "give it a good cleaning" just because you have the parts kit. No good often comes from this and its usually followed by "now my Blast wont run right".
 

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