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    Dropping Carb

    After sitting for the better part of 3 months and replacing the battery, I am having trouble keeping the bike running. It sounds like it's starved of fuel and I'm wanting to drop the carb to check...
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    Yea, airbox is still on

    Yea, airbox is still on
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    Ive looked around the manual and cannot locate...

    Ive looked around the manual and cannot locate exactly what the problem may, be ...however ive started classes and havent had much time to look at it or the Blast for very long, so if anyone has an...
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    Just a little nudge and bump here......

    Just a little nudge and bump here......
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    Primary Leak

    Recently I noticed oil on the right side of the bike, originating from the drive gear for the belt.
    I'm assuming its a seal of some sort, and hoping its not a difficult fix. Please direct me to part...
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    Indeed, check in your state and even city, but...

    Indeed, check in your state and even city, but general rule, as long as its not pointed up/forward, in drivers eyes or flashing colors that emergency vehicles use, and you'll probably be ok.

    25: I...
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    New (yes legal) LED's

    I checked with local officers, and as long as these lights are steady and do not flash or strobe, they are 100% legal (In Tennessee)
    The bolts are white LED and the blue under the seats are 9" LED...
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    If I am not mistaken, lean conditions will cause...

    If I am not mistaken, lean conditions will cause a RISE in MPG's. When my boot was going i was seeing 82 MPG, once replaced i went back to ~70-74. The rise was due to a lean condition caused by a...
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    Am I the Only one offended a little bit by this??...

    Am I the Only one offended a little bit by this?? They make a joke out of it and I dont feel that is right....
    Great job Erik Buell, destroy your best selling bike, thats great business....
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    Voltage regulator i think is what he was...

    Voltage regulator i think is what he was referencing. Correct me if im wrong so i dont have bad info out there.
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    Yes thank you for clearing that up EZ, they come...

    Yes thank you for clearing that up EZ, they come pregaped, you do not regap iridium plugs.
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    The Laser Iridium plug number can be found at an...

    The Laser Iridium plug number can be found at an Advanced Auto, There they can actually look up parts for a Buell Blast, Imagine that!! Otherwise I cannot tell u for certain, other than make sure it...
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    Spark plugs also affect MPG's. I run an NGK Laser...

    Spark plugs also affect MPG's. I run an NGK Laser Iridium plug. Twice I've inspected it and it is in fine condition. Idk if thats making that much of a difference.
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    I just add some random (small) amount to the oil...

    I just add some random (small) amount to the oil and a few ounces once in a while, I never measure it. As far as jets and the needle, it all stock. Idk what it is about my Blast that is different but...
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    No carb work, only the carb cleaner and MMO every...

    No carb work, only the carb cleaner and MMO every now and then. Im surprised at the lower MPG's im seeing here. I can see the stockers losing some MPG from the exhaust (the breathing and the fact...
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    Have you checked E-bay? Believe it or not that's...

    Have you checked E-bay? Believe it or not that's a good place to start. Happy Hunting!
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    Oil is a touchy subject around here sometime,...

    Oil is a touchy subject around here sometime, however, many here stand by the Mobil 1 V-Twin 20w-50 or 15w-50 in the engine and tranny. I find it simpler to use the same in both so that you have the...
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    Indeed I am, throttle is nice and snappy without...

    Indeed I am, throttle is nice and snappy without hesitation, no knocking from the engine, and she will pick up and pass like its no one's business. Last tank i saw 155 miles before switching to...
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    I use Mid-grade on average and I still see 70-74...

    I use Mid-grade on average and I still see 70-74 MPG even with hard accelerations, passing and all, but most of my riding in thru towns. I widened the air intake and have a V&H exhaust and thats...
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    Check the Boot!!! A leaky boot will cause...

    Check the Boot!!! A leaky boot will cause backfiring sounds and then the bike will fail to start. The boot is the cause of or beginning of 95% of Blast problems, and that is probably not much of an...
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    zip ties, loctight, FLASHLIGHT (cant do sh** in...

    zip ties, loctight, FLASHLIGHT (cant do sh** in the dark a small LED 2AA light will do, get a MAGLIGHT they are undoubtedly the best) and wrenches i see as useless unless u can hit EVERY bolt with it...
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    Sticky: Wow, didn't realize this became a sticky...well...

    Wow, didn't realize this became a sticky...well since it has then I should tell everyone that after 1,000 miles+ since the patch i have noticed no handling difference nor have i lost a single pound...
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    yea the grabbit piece is still in there and i...

    yea the grabbit piece is still in there and i tried removing it from the broken bolt but no joy, that sucker is in there good. There is some sticking out, quite enough i think to put a slice in it...
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    Broken Header Bolt

    On my '03 Blast, I have a broken header bolt, the one remaining is holding on without leaking too much exhaust, no popping on deceleration. I tried the Grabbit extractor......it broke. Sooo....next...
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    all3lemons: Sorry, didt realize u were talking...

    all3lemons: Sorry, didt realize u were talking 30-40 mph winds, yes itll do that to any vehicle

    Orange: yea its definitly something to look into, the Blast should still have plenty of passing...
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