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    Default New project THOR!

    I'm working on a 2001 Blast and have decided to name it Thor, as that was the original name for it. My build is going to be putting the thumper into a HD rigid frame with chain drive, hopefully a springer, and Sportster rims. I know there are some out there that feel I would be better off building a different bike but I got the Blast cheap. I'll keep updates coming as I go. This is how I have it mocked up. the front end is off my KZ 750 along with the rims in this pic. I do have one question however, Where can I get longer cables?!?
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    I've always liked the chopper Blasts. I'd probably never build or ride one, but I think the builds are neat to follow.
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    Ok so it has been a little while since I was on this site so here's an update; I recently went to the swap meet near Calgary with a handful of parts that I intended to get rid of... But as usual I had very little luck with selling and came home with more than I took (wife not happy LOL) I bought an aftermarket springer and the table behind me put a sign up stating everything was free after less than an hour, later as we were closing the guy in front of my table gave me a complete Screamin' Eagle exhaust system with some other bits I went back to the free table and scrounged more parts. My poor station wagon was all but dragging the rear bumper all the way home!

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    I have a question Jet-Lee I was reading your thread "Rat Blastard" and am curious if I could use an XB9 piston with the stock head or do I need to get an XB head? I'm thinking this because I also picked up a second Blast engine to hop up and would love to make a hot rod out of it Or is there someplace where I can find a better piston for the stock head and barrel? I think I have gotten the BLASTed flu... Just can't get enough of them
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    Using an XB9 piston with a stock head will run worse, as the dome and squish are shaped differently.

    I believe the Blast uses a Thunderstorm piston with a Lightning head, so if you find a front Lightning piston then that should work well. However, the gain from that piston alone is not worth the effort of replacing it.

    Note, I'm referring to the non-XB "Lightning".
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    Thanks Jet, I'm just learning about these little bombs

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    On Wednesday I scored a Revolution Performance big bore kit from a contest on eBay and am stoked. I guess that now I'll have to do some head work on the spare Blast engine to get more performance from the little Buell.

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    eBay contest? Cool dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet-Lee View Post
    eBay contest? Cool dude!
    Yup I just entered my ebay watch list and a week later I got a notification that I'd won any 1 of the parts on the list... So I chose the big bore kit.

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