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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! : ]

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Blast Owner's Manual .pdf (590.9 k)

EZ

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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
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Got Thump? (Buell Blast Photos)
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Local and regional forums for meeting, greeting, and riding with fellow Buell Blasters (Thumpaholics)
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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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Pay It Forward - Buell Blast Parts & Gear: For assistance or to help your fellow Buell Blast riders when in need.



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BLASTARDS ARE WE
Who we are and what makes us tick!
Please feel free to add to the list!
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For non Buell discussions, questions or pictures that do not pertain to Buell.
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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, January 19, 2021 - 12:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Get a better Blast battery. They use the Blast battery in twins. You can search for the same Blast battery, but a better quality and with more CCA’s.
You shouldn’t have an issue using a Blast battery. Check your cables too.
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Odd
Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 09:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Battery is charged and good, I cleaned all the ground connections, still had starting issues. I added another ground and everything seems good now. Thanks for your help!
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Ezblast
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2021 - 10:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Front ground probably.
EZ
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Odd
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 - 05:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Has anyone figured out how to put a x1 tach on a Blast?
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Odd
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 - 05:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

or maybe a s1 or s2 tach on a blast?
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 - 07:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A tach is generally simple to connect, but it reads differently because it’s made for a twin.
You can a) convert to a twin ignition and the extra spark will fire at a moment that won’t make a difference.
b) install a ‘pulse doubling device’. I don’t remember the exact name, but they do or did exist at one time.
There is probably another way, but I only remember coming up with the 2. I have an X1 tach but never hooked it up. I completely forgot that when I went to a twin “wasted spark” ignition that the tach would’ve bolted right on!! (Thanks for reminding me)

There’s at least one person out there that makes aluminum housing brackets for Buells, which might come in handy. They were on Facebook.

I think my Nemesis “Buellistic” had an X1 or other twin tach on his. He’s been deceased for a few years now and I doubt the information on how he hooked it up is on Badweb. He really wanted you to beg him for information and then he would privately send it too you.

You could also check out “Buell Riders Online” (BRO). I’m sure someone there has done it.
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Odd
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 - 08:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have a SE ignition that you can set to a2cyl mode. can I get away with just cutting another slot in the timing cup and is my coil going to handle the extra spark?
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 - 09:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes, you can do that. :-)
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Odd
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Should I put a sportster coil on the blast?
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There’s no reason to change coils.
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Odd
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

looking to put a x1 ignition on a blast, can anyone help figuring out the wiring?
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Dfulle
Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2021 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hi ya'all, I'm new to this group. I live in Montreal (Canada) and I have a 2008 Buell Blast. I love the bike but it seems like a never ending cycle of repairing things and seeking for parts to replace. A couple days ago it was my exhaust header that broke while riding the bike. Now, except for a 350$ full system (second hand) on ebay, there is no place where I can find a header/or the whole system for my bike for a fair price. Plus, there is no garage willing to work on my bike except Harley but they don't sell the parts I need and don't work with parts that haven't been bought there. Like I said, I really love the bike but it's getting harder and harder to get the parts I need and the whole thing is becoming a hassle. Help?

Update : Browsing Ebay, I found this exhaust that seems to fit the bike... although I don't really trust it...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284314783334?fits=Model%3ABlast%7CMake%3ABuell&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item42327b4e66:g:47QAAOSwX1JfM2CN&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACgBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%252Fn%252BzU5L90Z278x5ickk7PdDazAlGltMLJlUhrWsDzyn%252BVGRn1K%252Ftgdwm1vNyUJnBLLBA2UP9wxC6WpbUwIMgtyQ16jgSXtNZKGhGogAiaY6BkKPTWQpiIDrgu9sl3IIWQM2orIDMOMf4OFp%252Bw8qC8fTecOg4PegLcFL9ehEESDBfnife4nvDqCG9zBP6A%252BzQLAMbULIq8DXYuqC25rga2rPTu1Oq2ZiQfWhxjLdQarX1O7v2fGbM8tDgvlMccOtNT9xXXe3GQDHJXSmaHavY0aGIOPcOczG%252Fhpybe3WCZWHoxc%252BAx3tpf0ocXDgDCoaHZXIp3Szem8Bgh60p8pKwGwFlxJYvdiCSWOp6ILWwI2olCiPLCrsbRCcyGg7UEu%252B0LV2RyNkl0RbO73cL%252BR%252FE%252FzF91LISjcD5h69cXRXafqqjtyAMXJpxUjMdc7Cq8G1ro1FySWaPHKfpOfewu8iJZ2F4sJq%252B2MQ%252F99swOKRqjmUpRVmsJvJlF%252BxXCuhUhchid13ZI6c2Gd5wIGE4kuKofprTT1WOP4M0zDJrjhqcIzFTMu0H3yvrM6X8Sh8GBkKPiVfyitl9%252BAOG%252FTXOJo069Loc%252FSEf2R1y294%252Fv7v2Z209PSkGS60cN2jHAcwWi%252BRuM8i12sZ%252F%252B8eZT3w0GgSjEzLNLoJUW48l%252BStgIvVZ0YgN4rEPT4ToRsQZVRgf3bsCj1F%252BH5O5fCdBkKxIUoHly%252BV0FMSd%252F2csKo3uLdRZYrVkAReX4S2ifIQIA4rLmjoUZEjEKbuZSH0Ngjwa6QBAUGT2kVC8YrqpBvjqNrnk%252FNx6FfnKmXjEscZPcdT3JM%253D%7Ccksum%3A284314783334f73f925e975e4f9193e6cdfd7e80843d%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524

(Message edited by Dfulle on June 01, 2021)
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Ezblast
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 - 07:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Pipe to small and Odd - will not work - easier cheaper ways.
EZ
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Styxnpicks
Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 06:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

finally getting my blast dialed in with the sportster carb and xb setup. accel pump is still too hot. cooking with a 44/140 4 shims and the accel bleed hole drilled out to 1mm.
starting to swap out some bolts for titanium.
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 03:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It’s usually a lot easier to disconnect the accelerator pump and make it run right. It just dumps too much fuel
But congratulations on progress :-) :-)
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Styxnpicks
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 06:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

when I first put the sportster carb on it almost came right back off. but I wanted the manual choke and accel pump because my blast would lean out when you grab alot of throttle at idle and lower rpms. at first my blast was pig rich 10.5:1 wot up top with 1-2 shims and a 44/165. but slightly lean at cruise but just right at idle. took a while but the more shims I added the better the cruise got but I kept having to pull main. pulliing pilot had me turning 5-6 turns out on the idle mix screw. 44 is about 3-4 depending on weather. and I get some nice overrun pops. the accel pump is almost dialed in now. it no longer falls on its face from being stoopid rich. another drill size up for the leak hole will likely get me where it needs to be. with the main being so low I'm glad I have the accel pump. I'm gonna see what 2 more degrees of timing does for me to get me 30 degrees total advance all in at 5k rpm and up. small steps. test tune repeat.
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2021 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I hadn’t any trouble using the carb with the accel pump disconnected. The throttle response was there without hesitation and it screamed once it hit 5k!

I used the same recommendations/settings as a Blast carb.
I also had the luxury of a dyno at my disposal 😃

I’m not saying I disagree with your efforts, just sharing mine.
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Styxnpicks
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2021 - 06:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

oh no arguments here. sharing our knowledge and experience is super helpful to everyone going down similar paths. I'm always VERY hesitant to share any jetting or carb settings as everyone's setup is unique and I don't want anyone blowing up their setup using a 140 main just because I am. timing could be different, float bowl level different. all kinds of variables. Hell, If I didn't have the wideband I wouldn't have even thought to jet that low. I also JB welded an airflow venturi nipple similar to what is found on the xb airbox inside my cone filter. I dont think I've seen anyone doing that.
 

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