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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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BLASTARDS ARE WE
Who we are and what makes us tick!
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Got Thump? (Buell Blast Photos)
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Buell Blast Thumper Knowledge Vault
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Thumper Tales (Tales From the Darkside!)
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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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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Rocketrick
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 07:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey gearhead and jetlee thanks for the info. I like fancy things wouldn't put plastic spacers in my bike I have a nice lathe and it only took minutes to make the spacers. The camshafts are for sale with a 2005 Blast, the guy added pro series exhaust and did carb mods. he just never got to the cam shafts. I recently made three sets of Banke's rear sets and he showed interest in a set if his bike didn't sell. maybe he would trade. Anyway Its a thought,thanks again.
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Ezblast
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2016 - 02:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just reviewed a bit of BADWEB Thumper history - and for all you folks that said it couldn't be done - well I did it! Not a shot, just the facts and persistence of pursuing my goals! Lee's bike will probably be awesome, but I'm proud to say I set a standard that a lot of Blastards will have to work hard to achieve, and am proud to know that folks like Lee and others will carry on in that tradition of the Dark side!



Got Thump?! Just Blasting on the Dark side!
EZ
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Kingtink
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

HELP !!! My lower primary guide got destroyed by the previous owner of my Blast. The local repair shop is having a hellofa time finding one.. Anybody know a source on this side of the Atlantic?
Thanks,
Bob
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Ezblast
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 02:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

HD
EZ
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Wrightd223
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 05:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey everyone, wondering if anyone knew of any online stores that still carry blast parts? Whenever I search for replacement parts it will either tell me the site is shut down (this is especially true with lots of stores referenced in old threads that I would follow), or they take me to an online store that is still in working order but I will get an email shortly after saying the site has been shut down.

Seems like no one is selling parts anymore, which I guess makes a bit of sense seeing as they aren't making the bike anymore....
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Ezblast
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

HD still sells parts - give them the part number and they will sell it to you - New Castle and others.

Other news -
going to be best man at a wedding - so going to the beach Friday through Sunday - computer time will be minimal.

Have fun everyone!
EZ
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Wrightd223
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2016 - 09:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks EZ, hope the wedding is fun. Lets see a snazzy suited up pic with the Blast if you'll be taking that to the wedding!
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Odd
Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 08:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've raised the compression in my blast to 11-1 and it runs well however that blast battery does not have enough power, will running the cyclone or sportster battery help or do I need a compression release.
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 08:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How old is your battery? If your battery isn't up to snuff, the 11:1 will put it over the edge. You'll have to check out the specs on different batteries as they use the Blast battery in the Twins also.
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Odd
Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 02:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

New battery one week sitting and it turns over slower
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Jetlee
Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

More curious in what you've done to increase the compression...and what other mods you have?
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Ezblast
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 02:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes - and pictures!!!!!
EZ
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 01:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

While I concur with Jetlee and EZ, an extra .5 compression (alleged on all counts, you're, mine, EZ's and Jetlee) above what I run, shouldn't pose a big issue. Are all the cables good, tight and corrosion free?
I think EZ is running 11, i'm running 10.5 and Jetlee is certainly at least 10.5 (alleged: different cams, combustion chambers, etc. will change what the static compresion is). If you're running a good ignition system, your bike is tuned right, it should fire right up, even if it is turning a little slow.
That's my experience and as Jetlee asked "how did you get to 11:1" could be the answer.
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 01:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not sure if anybody needs this, but here it is:

http://www.enginebasics.com/Advanced%20Engine%20Tu ning/Static%20vs%20Dynamic.html
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Odd
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 01:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have to find my notes but off the top of my head it's the 984 set up with a thinner head gasket and the head was shaved a bit. The compression was checked by a Harley tech. from the pdc. I'll try to get some pic. and find my notes.
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Odd
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 09:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

pic
blast
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice to see something a little different for a change : )
Is that a chromed Pro Series exhaust?
I'm assuming by 984 you mean XB? "pdc", I don't have any idea what that is. The only way I see you having problems is using stock Blast cams (which is doubtful you're using those), ignition too far advanced, bad/poor performing ignition, incorrect cam timing, compression ration actually higher than 11:1 or bad, loose, corroded battery cables or bad battery, even a badly worn starter (doubtful).
Are you trying to start it in gear?
How does it run?
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Odd
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

pdc is the product development center at Harley 984 is the xb setup. I did not find my notes yet so there is either e cams or the b cams. I think I put in the b's in.The exhaust is coated with what I'm not sure it came off another bike I had bought.Bike runs well just turns over slow and no I don't start in gear. I just think it needs more power to turn it over quicker
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Kmbuell
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've had the same issue, I've got the old p&f ignition system. It takes a full 13 Volts to start it. I bought a new battery, it's the same stock Blast battery, also the same as all XB and VRod batteries, so it's easy to get at a dealer.
I put the old battery in another bike and all is good.
Ive got the Pro series B50 cams, intake and exhaust also. Bike has 17" wheels, M2 front and and runs 15/45 520 chain with derlin sliders.
I second checking a grounds also.
Kevin
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"E" cams, "B" cams means nothing to me. I have "B" cams in my Shovelhead, I'm sure they are not the same! I need a reference point. Brand of cam, model you're referencing (XL, XB or P3 cams), or just specs that can be cross referenced.
It's probably a moot point since the only cams that could potentially give you trouble are stock Blast cams (which I think are "W" cams!). Any other cams would have increased overlap which would decrease your dynamic compression.
I'm guessing the solution is much simpler.
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Odd
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 05:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

d cams 883 sportster and cyclone w cams are 1200 sportster and blast e cams are xb b cams are from tube frame lightning sorry off the top of my head not sure what the 09 and 10 cams were called.That's what the factory called them
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Makes sense. The cams aren't your problem, unless they are timed wrong or differently.
My guess is timing, poor ignition, bad cables or loose cables, bad timing, weak starter or bad battery. I'm highly doubtful it's the compression, unless it is actually more than 11:1.
Does your clutch cable get hot when cranking?
Does it have a hard time starting or does it just turn slow?
Have you tried disconnecting the headlight and seeing how it cranks?

What's a p & f ignition?
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Odd
Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Bike runs great after it starts I think I will try another battery and I don't know what a p&f ignition is either
 

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