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Froggy
Posted on Saturday, May 07, 2011 - 12:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm helping a friend pick up an 08 tomorrow, is there a way to tell if the gas tank bracket is installed? I don't have the VIN yet otherwise I'd just run it though HDNet
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Ezblast
Posted on Saturday, May 07, 2011 - 02:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sorry - no. You'll have to run the vin.
EZ
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2011 - 09:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Post moved to here:
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/201 64/150578.html?1308590411
THUMPer Forum Buell Blast Thumper Knowledge Vault Diagnosing problems:
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Orion815
Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hi all. I'm new to riding & went with a 2002 Buell Blast because it seems like a great bike. But I tried to take it on the free way & as I was riding along steadily at 70mph something went & there seems to be different liquid splatters along the front wheel & the right side of the bike. I'm sitting on the side of the road waiting for my pick up, & was just wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I should start looking? & for what?
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 03:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Welcome! Please post here:
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/201 64/150578.html?1318360500
or http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/201 64/20164.html
This thread is more for warranty or service bulletins and is buried so you wont get much help here.
I've copied your post and moved it to the diagnosing problems thread. Thanks.
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 12:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Friction Zone service bulletin:
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/201 64/66673.html?1280273823
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Wild_card
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 02:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I just picked up a 2001 buell blast and the old owner said it would run and drive for a little bit but the battery wasn't charging. after so long it would just shut off. any ideas on what it might be? also. my bike has a y pipe and dual D&D slip ons. does anyone have any slip ons thay would trade me? I'm in Atkins Arkansas.
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Johneblast
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 07:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wildcard, I have a 2001 also, and mine did the same thing when I bought it, used. It only had 2000 miles on it according to the odometer, but the pink said 3000. Anyway, if the ignition module hasn't been changed out since the bike was new, it more than likely is the culprit. The originals were bad. They changed vendors down the line and got better ones later. When it dies, pull the inspection cover, it is on the right side case by the foot peg/brake, and check to see if the led lights up when you try to start again. If it doesn't, the module is bad and you need to replace it. It will act up when it gets hot and restart when it cools down. Welcome to the world of Blasting! Don't get discouraged, it's an easy bike to work on and more fun to ride. The folks here will help you in every way imaginable. Forgot to mention, there are some other things to check out as well like the kickstand safety switch and clutch safety switch. These can be the cause as well.
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Crackhead
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 09:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, there is no slip ons made for the blast. The OEM muffler is welded to the header.

It sounds like you have the Buell Pro series muffler.
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Wild_card
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i'm gonna make a exhaust out of a sportster front pipe and a slip on muffler and see how that goes.
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Wild_card
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 09:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

has anyone else noticed how the blast gas tank doesnt use all the gas in it? i ran out on reserve today so when i got home i pulled the tank and tipped it backwards and got another half gallon out of it. is there any way to fix this problem?
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Check your petcock to see if its not clogged. Otherwise see how far the petcock opening protrudes into the tank. Then see if you can modify that.

I've run the tank down to very, very, near stated capacity. But I never thought to check if any was left in the tank.
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Wild_card
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 08:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

my speedo isnt working. is there any way to tell if its the speedo or the speed sensor?
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Milt
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 08:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The shop manual has a good diagnostic procedure to pinpoint the cause of your speedo failure.

I sold mine with my old Blast, but I'm sure someone can summarize for you.

Buy the manual. It's far and away the best investment in your bike that you'll ever make.
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Wild_card
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i think im just gonna wait another month for my friend to come back. he ownes and runs Broken Spoke motorcycle shop in pottsville Ar. i bet he has a speedo i can plug in and check it with.ill just run without a speedo till then.
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Wild_card
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 11:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

does anyone know how to check the oil level in the primary cover area and does it oil its self or do i have to add oil?
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Swampy
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 10:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If it isn't leaking you are good to go!

The only way to check primary oil level is to remove the clutch inspection cover and visually look to see if the oil is up to the clutch.

The easy way is when you are refilling the primary/transmission is to fill through the vent tube. It takes one quart of 20W-50 full synthetic engine oil.
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Wild_card
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

thanks. i tryed to adjust my primary chain today but it didnt make any difference. it clatters like crazy at a idle.
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 01:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Which method? If you did it the "by ear" method it will stop clanking. Adjust per the manual (12 flats instead of 4 1/2) and then adjust by ear. If you cant get the clanking to go away, you have a problem.


...and this is so not the thread for any of this.
If you have a problem you cant figure out post here:
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/201 64/150578.html?1330394811
or under its related thread.
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Patd
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I purchased a 2001 Buell Blast about a month ago. It was in for rocker box gaskets in 2010, 2011 and three times in the last couple weeks. Are there any known problems sealing the rocker box on this bike? Shop doing work is reputable and has serviced our other Buells for years.}

(Message edited by Patd on July 17, 2012)
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 01:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

No. Somebody is not doing the work correctly, using the wrong gaskets, parts are damaged or a bad PVC grommet seal is being misdiagnosed as a bad rocker cover gasket.
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 01:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

PS shouldn't they being asking themselves "what are we doing wrong"? 3 times In the past few weeks and it still leaks? It's not rocket science.
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Derbr1blaster
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 09:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I need help.putting the transmission cover back on help please
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Ezblast
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

PM'ed.
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks Ed !
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Limelight
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 01:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

OK, I'm retarded.

After doing an entire engine swap on my blast which died of crank stripping with an engine that had bad tranny and oil pump, I gave up and bought and XB12. Now after 1 year and 3K in parts on the XB I'm back to getting the blast running.

Bought a used crank on ebay and a press and split cases and swapped cranks, resealed cases. I've got the original motor 85% back together but I need the updated torque specs for the crankshaft nut on the primary sprocket. I've searched google and here and all my saved data and cant find it for the life of me.

Anyone know the updated torque spec for the blast front primary sprocket?
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 07:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Did you ever get your torque specs?
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Swampy
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 09:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

When tightening the crank sprocket nut (primary side) you need to spray the threads down with brake clean and red locktite then torque it to...190-210 ft lbs
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Paul2281
Posted on Monday, September 02, 2013 - 09:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well I had just bought this 03 Blast from a female school teach,and it only has 16k. on it...ALL stock and she told me that she just had the intake coupler replaced and carb. cleaned at the HD shop...
It wouldn`t idle worth a crap..Ect,ect..Popping through the carb...So Just for kicks I squirted some brake cleaner around the int. to pin point the leak....It was right around the int. manifold...I pulled it off and I could see where it was leaking...Fixed that and while I had the carb out I drilled out the a/f plug so I could readjust the screw(2.5).But man does it run a lot better now...
I bought this for my son on his Bday this Fri.and wanted to get it running the best as I can before he takes it to Windemere,fl. about 100 miles from me...I don`t want him to be having any problems with it..I ordered a K&N filter to stick in.And I need to put on a rear tire too...This site has been a BIG TIME HELP...Thank you to everyone that has posted all their tips and mods...They helped out a lot...
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Anthony0267
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Am i supose to have metal shavings on trans drain plug 06 blast
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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes. Perfectly normal. That's why its magnetic.
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Anthony0267
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 03:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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Gearheaderiko
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 04:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep, normal.
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Anthony0267
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 09:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Cool thx
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