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Charles1998
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 03:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have a KTM Duke 250. Check this out. https://www.motorforlife.com/ktm-duke-250-with-maj or-updates-launched-in-india/
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Midknyte
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021 - 02:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Out riding yesterday. Came to a stoplight and smelled burning oil. Thoughts of dang it, what now?

Look down... around... look to the left... BMW. Mystery solved!
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Tpehak
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021 - 03:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you are feeling burned oil smell then there is about 90% chance you are riding a Buell or Harley today.
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Mad_max
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022 - 12:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

2+HP per ci is not unusual for motorcycles. But it is for large production, American made, naturally aspirated V8s.
180 degree crank, DOHC, finger followers, titanium valves & con rods, direct injection, VVT and more.


LT6 Breakdown: The Z06ís 670-hp V-8 is a landmark achievement
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech /lt6-breakdown-the-z06s-670-hp-v-8-is-a-landmark-a chievement/

GM Announces 5.5L LT6; 670HP, Four Cams, And A Flat-Plane Crank
https://www.enginelabs.com/news/gm-announces-5-5l- lt6-670hp-four-cams-and-a-flat-plane-crank/

2023 Chevy Corvette Z06: A Deep Dive Into Its Awe-Inspiring New Engine
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/chevy-corvette- z06-lt6-engine-deep-dive/?TheTime=2022-02-22T19:14 :08&ftag=COS-05-10aaa0b&UniqueID=9BEDBA62-9413-11E C-A8FE-D56996E8478F&ServiceType=twitter&PostType=l ink
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Ksand
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2022 - 07:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

New member
I just joined. I got a 2002 Buell Blast a few months ago. I was trying to not join another forum but, there is so much good information on here and lots of great people. I bought the bike with 600 miles, it's already at nearly 1,000 miles now. I changed the brake fluids, did inpections and overall everything has been running well. I did have a bad idle issue, new intake o-ring and I smeared non-hardening permatex around the o-ring also since this seems to be a big problem area. The bike has ran perfect ever since.
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Zane
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2022 - 11:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Welcome aboard Ksand. Former Blast owner here. I love those little bikes.

You're so right about good information and great people. You'll find that these guys are an amazing group of people. There isn't an question that can't be answered.

You'll find most people hang out on quick board and also the bike specific forum. There's a good section just for the Blast. It helped me a ton when I was a brand new blast owner.

Again. Glad you found Badweb1
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Court
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2022 - 09:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Welcome aboard. . . . . Iíve been here since the day the forum started and have been riding Buells since 1987.

I was on the test riding team during development of the Buell Blast and itís an amazing bike.

It has many of the handling and braking qualities of the larger Buells packaged in a confidence inspiring bike.

Welcome aboard

Court
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Court
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2022 - 03:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

For fun . . .

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/300 /10046.html?1086400527
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Ksand
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2022 - 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 for the welcome. That's interesting that you were on the development team. The bike seems odd in a way but practical. It has great handling, great brakes. To me an odd low rpm engine with lots of torque with good highway speed and great mpg. It compliments my other three bikes.
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Zane
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2022 - 12:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You'll find that everything in the Buell lineup is a torque monster. My XB12XT will go up the side of a building if I ask it to.

What else do you have in the garage? You'll find that many (maybe most) of the active members here have multiple bike. On top of the XB12XT I've got a 2017 Honda Goldwing. Both make me smile but for different reasons.

So many motorcycles, so little time.
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Ksand
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2022 - 01:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I still have my first bike, 1993 TW200. 1986 Yamaha Radian, yx600, 2002 Honda Spirit 1100, and my 2002 Buell Blast. It's funny the last 2 ended up from the same year. All totally different but all lots of fun.
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Zane
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2022 - 01:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wow, sounds like you've got the entire spectrum pretty much covered.


I haven't been riding a lot lately. My oncologist raises hell with me when I do ride. I've have to explain to her that any damage to the body is more than worth the good it does for my soul.
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Court
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2022 - 08:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The Blast is a great bike. Early on, when Lisa started the project, we experimented with 2 different motors.

It marked a shift in the way Buell did business.

There is a wonderful book that details some of the history of the Blast entitled 25 Years of Buell . . . Written by a couple brilliant fellows.

:-)
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Ksand
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2022 - 08:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Too bad Zane about having to deal with the docs. I hope your health improves and you can ride more. My chiroprator thought I was crazy riding the bike for adjustments when I could hardly walk. It was simple, it hurt less to get on the bike.
I'm kind of used to small bikes so the Buell's weight and all is right in there. That seat needs help though. It feels soft for a very short while then I feel it. I was reading about taking that dip out of the seat also.
 

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