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by pcsguy88
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
Replies: 24
Views: 2763

W/O the vest, wearing black leather and riding the same Harley chopper, I was given much greater distance, never cut off and had a large buffer in even dense traffic. I was able to speak to several drivers under different conditions and what I was told by them was that they perceived me in black le...
by pcsguy88
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Bought a Blur again
Replies: 16
Views: 4305

From 10 to 13 inch wheels doesn't really make a difference to me but I have not found a scooter that is more fun in traffic than a Blur! It's quick with excellent handling and brakes that lets me do things that...well...I probably shouldn't...but I just can't help it! This is where my Blur thrives....
by pcsguy88
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Bought a Blur again
Replies: 16
Views: 4305

Absolutely not. True speed on mine is about 72MPH in favorable conditions. I bought mine at a dealer in the country and had to take highways for the 100 mile ride home. Obviously I chose to stay on smaller highways that paralleled the interstate and even then it was not a pleasant ride. Of course it...
by pcsguy88
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Bought a Blur again
Replies: 16
Views: 4305

Personally I wouldn't waste money on the "upgrade" when you have the two Italians which are far better than the Blur. No significant upgrades available for the the Blur. It isn't even sold by Genuine anymore. I have not driven a 170 but I am sure it weighs less so the performance is likel...
by pcsguy88
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Bought a Blur again
Replies: 16
Views: 4305

It's nice to zip around city streets with plenty of power and no shifting. Maybe Genuine will give us 300cc's for the 3rd iteration of the Blur. :twisted:
by pcsguy88
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on Selling a Buddy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

From the buyers end, I know I've never seen a Buddy go on Craigslist for over $2k in KC and I'm guessing OKC is going to be a similar market. Doesn't seem to matter the year, or mileage and really even the CCs, they all go for between $1k to $2k and the ones listed over that sit for months even in p...
by pcsguy88
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Puig Universal City Sport Windscreen
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Sorry, can't get Imgur or this ipad to resize photos. I'll leave them there so you can zoom out to see how it's mounted.
by pcsguy88
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Puig Universal City Sport Windscreen
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

how did it install? It went on with parts from the box (soooo many parts in there), but I had to keep the mirrors in the original position, not on the new L brackets. If you mount it there way, you have to go hunting for bolts with a reversed thread to secure everything in the original mirror mount...
by pcsguy88
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Wondering about my Geniune Mechanic (2013 Blur)
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

2000 miles this summer and still runs rough some days. Definitely does not like mornings south of 60 degrees and doesn't like afternoons north of 90 degrees. Sputtters, belches, backfires at random on most days and I've just accepted it as the bike has a naughty personality. It certainly does not co...
by pcsguy88
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I nuts, or are my hi-beam and low-beam switched up?
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Or your bulb is tilted up so the low beam shoots high and your high beam is being halfway blocked by the fixture?
by pcsguy88
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First 620 miles of scoot "Breaking in the engine"
Replies: 19
Views: 2899

Same situation for the first 100 miles on my Blur 220i except I didn't have to hold it wide open to maintain 55mph on the secondary highways I plotted my route on. I did however hold the throttle in the same position for miles at a time which is another no no during break in and the book says to kee...
by pcsguy88
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newb with Break-in service/warranty question
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Just keep in mind that there is not "real" oil in your bike right now, more of a shipping oil like a new firearm. This is why they say 300 miles and yes, that comes up REALLY quick for anyone who actually rides. I'm at 2 months and just had the 1,300 mile service done. You certainly do not...
by pcsguy88
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur 220 vs Vespa 300
Replies: 11
Views: 3367

At 5'6, the Blur fits me like a glove when I'm riding (I have to tippy toe it at stops) and the seat has never caused a single pain in my... It's certainly firm, so my butt must be tough or the angle of the seat must fit me perfectly. The Blur is a wonderful creature that is only limited by design a...
by pcsguy88
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Idle Reset Problems!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5487

It's not a loud sound at all and is somewhere between a whirl and a hum. Just hold the throttle all the way open with the ignition off and then turn the key to the start position. You'll hear it within seconds.
by pcsguy88
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: I guess this is not the original exhaust?
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

My '13 does not have that carbon fiber styled muffler cover, your mounting point is angled and you are missing the wire guard over that section. Something fishy is going on with your bike Han.

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by pcsguy88
Tue May 30, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unsteady Idle
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

I just rolled over 1000 miles this weekend and my Blur is definitely getting smoother. Now when it stalls it just seems to lull itself asleep instead of violently choking to death. Bitchy days are getting further apart. Apparently the solution is just to ride more and longer.
by pcsguy88
Mon May 29, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Day morning
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Memorial Day morning

Happy Memorial Day to all. I hope everyone made it out for a pre-BBQ ride. Here's what I found on my journey:

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by pcsguy88
Sun May 28, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Puig Universal City Sport Windscreen
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

I promise to get a better pic once I have it finely adjusted.

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by pcsguy88
Sun May 28, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur Rear Rack?
Replies: 9
Views: 3117

Back ordered everywhere, so looks like I will not be getting one after all.
by pcsguy88
Fri May 26, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur Rear Rack?
Replies: 9
Views: 3117

I just ordered my rack from the lounge and was wondering what you guys used for hardware. All of the bolt shearing talk on here is unnerving since I fully plan to get a topcase for my daughter to lean against.
by pcsguy88
Fri May 26, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Puig Universal City Sport Windscreen
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

I just ordered the Puig 0572H Light Smoke City Touring Universal Windshield off of Amazon, so we'll find out if it fits on Sunday.
by pcsguy88
Sat May 20, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: My scoots
Replies: 2
Views: 3167

My scoots

I love my work garage for taking pictures of my scoots.

Clifford the big red scoot (RIP) with his work buddies:

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Clifford's replacement Scooter Steve:

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by pcsguy88
Sat May 20, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traffic Light question
Replies: 26
Views: 3422

Does anyone know the best place to be on the magnetic sensors? In the middle of the box? Crossing the front or rear line? Directly above one of the side lines (this is what I do when I'm thinking about it)?
by pcsguy88
Sat May 20, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

Shawnee Blur is down to $1800. If he drops to $1700, that's a $1000 less than my new one. :shock:
by pcsguy88
Sat May 20, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Post! Hello! Question!
Replies: 32
Views: 3748

Syd was talking about the Buddy 125 series scooters, not the Buddy 50cc scooters, I believe. A well-maintained Buddy 125 should easily be able to do 55+ MPH all day long. Many of the folks on this forum seem to swear by them. I was just being an ass because the OP and I were talking about 50ccs. I ...
by pcsguy88
Sat May 20, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traffic Light question
Replies: 26
Views: 3422

Kansas allows running the light after waiting thru 1 cycle w/o you getting a turn signal.
by pcsguy88
Sat May 20, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unsteady Idle
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

Manual wants 91 which I always pump, but the whole "there's a gallon of fuel in the line from the person before" makes it impossible to know what I get. I understand octane is all about engine knock, so I figure that could certainly help with blurry mirrors and stalling at stops. As I said...
by pcsguy88
Fri May 19, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unsteady Idle
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

Hmm... 91 is less shaky than 87, but I do not have 93 in my area to try. All my ethanol free pumps are strictly 87. Maybe I'll go get some octane boost and give that a try while waiting on Genuine to respond about the valve adjustment.
by pcsguy88
Fri May 19, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Post! Hello! Question!
Replies: 32
Views: 3748

... Heck, I blew up my first 125cc because all of my commute is on 45mph streets and I was WOT the entire way back and forth for 2 seasons. This made me save and wait until I found something around 200cc that would keep up with normal traffic without stressing the engine. You really need to look at...
by pcsguy88
Thu May 18, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Post! Hello! Question!
Replies: 32
Views: 3748

I just bought a 2013 with less than 20 miles on it, so yeah I have no reservations of them sitting indoors.

The white one is a way better deal and just finished being broke in, but black buddys certanly have an appeal to them.
by pcsguy88
Wed May 17, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Post! Hello! Question!
Replies: 32
Views: 3748

Head wind was my biggest eye opener when I started scooting 3 summers ago. It never crossed my mind that riding into a 15-20mph wind would cut 10mph off of my speed. Just one of the many things you never have to consider inside a car. ModestKarma, I pretty much never ride on the highway unless it's ...
by pcsguy88
Wed May 17, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Post! Hello! Question!
Replies: 32
Views: 3748

Man, I cannot recommend a 50cc for a 15 mile commute in Denver. The roads there are fast and the drivers are faster just like KC (Broncos suck! :P ) For $1200, you can get a 125cc-150cc of many brands like SYM out of Taiwan or a Yamaha Vino with the same quality if price is your concern. The license...
by pcsguy88
Tue May 16, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wreck
Replies: 17
Views: 2117

The minimum speeds on highways here are posted at 45mph, so legally yes, you can be there. I can't ever suggest clogging up a 2 lane highway on a 200lb speed bump since it just seems dangerous to me and selfish toward others. I had to ride my Blur 100 miles on these sorts of highways when I purchase...
by pcsguy88
Mon May 15, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wreck
Replies: 17
Views: 2117

I'm really glad you two walked away unharmed. I'm in my 3rd season having yet been battle tested against the pavement and really hoping for 30 more. I think your first mistake is being on a highway (which makes me assume 55mph) on a 125cc scooter. Of course you are going to piss off the already ahol...
by pcsguy88
Fri May 12, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breaking in question
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Ride it like you stole it :twisted: 600 miles into my 220i Blur and I just can't keep myself from this behavior. Bike and body became one around 400 miles and it's been Mad Max commuting ever since. I'm surely going to die, but it's going to be with one big ass frozen grin on my face. The good thin...
by pcsguy88
Wed May 10, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unsteady Idle
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

Re: Idle problem

Also, my unsteady idle happens right away after warm up and the RPM slows down and is there whenever I stop. Agreed, mine is still way rougher than it should be, but has been less apt to stall after letting it warm up. It also gets worse as the engine gets hot from rides over the normal 20 minute c...
by pcsguy88
Wed May 10, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unsteady Idle
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

The manual seems pretty insistent about warming the Blur up for a couple minutes before riding, so I have tried that the past 2 days and have not stalled, seems smoother. I've gone days without stalling before and then stalled 3x's the next day, so I'm not holding my breath. Hard to say if it's gas ...
by pcsguy88
Tue May 09, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unsteady Idle
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

Mine is exactly the same Han. It stalls all the time and does not smooth out until 2,200 RPMs. Resetting the ECU only made the bike smoother while moving. The good news is that the 220i's had a service notice and were all suppose to have the valves adjusted by the dealers before sale. My Genuine sho...
by pcsguy88
Tue May 02, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

I was thinking of ways to haul one also since I'm in the same situation as you and I came to the conclusion that renting a van would be the best. Hell, that's how they steal scooters, so why not haul them that way. No trailer, better mileage, easier to drive. Problem is you still have to get to wher...
by pcsguy88
Mon May 01, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: 2013 Blur 220i - How do I turn off "Panic Mode"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

My Blur is the same Han, it starts flashing after burning around a gallon, which means I still have half a tank. :? Freaked me out when I was riding it thru country highways on my way home from buying it. I thought I was for sure going to run out of fuel and be pushing it for miles and miles.
by pcsguy88
Mon May 01, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

After this past month with my new one, I'd definitely spend up to $500 to go grab the one in Arizona. Getting mine for $2500 makes me smile multiple times a day even if it was dropped. My local Genuine dealer said the shop I bought it from lost a minimum of $700.
by pcsguy88
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

He's down to $1900 now.
by pcsguy88
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Just Bought A 2013 Blur!
Replies: 3
Views: 2562

I've had mine a week now and it just keeps getting better. 20mph winds? Stays planted. Post rain puddles and pavement? Stays planted. Steep hill? Keeps going the same speed. Absolutely incredible what the extra 100lbs, 100ccs and couple inches on the wheels do over a 125cc scooter. Hope you are enjo...
by pcsguy88
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

Bashing? I didn't see any bashing. Just some tips on how to impress hipster girls! :) And an honest opinion from a happy scooter owner! Exactly! :P Only thing I'm bashing is some people that live south of Johnson county Kansas and their blatant aggression towards anything progressive on the road. I...
by pcsguy88
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

I've driven a Fiat 500 since 2012, so I have no issue what others think of my ride, it was more of an intimidation thing. In the Fiat, you have a cage and airbags between you and the cocky bastard flipping you crap, riding your butt or swerving at you. I love how the Italian scooters look (which is ...
by pcsguy88
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

Just speaking my personal experience. My retro Italian styled scooter could have done 0-mach 3 in 4 seconds and it still would have been disrespected by every other vehicle on the road while being adored at the coffee shops. KCPaul and I are smack in the middle of the country not Portlandia, so it's...
by pcsguy88
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

I must admit I was freaked out that night I logged on here and saw someone named KC asking about a 2013 Blur. I knew my secret had been discovered. :shock: You mentioned that you talked to the guy in Shawnee... was there a reason that you didn't consider that one? Because if the price falls enough.....
by pcsguy88
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

One of these days I'll learn how to get on and off of my Blur without looking like a fool, right? It's just so awkward with short legs.
by pcsguy88
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

Finally got a chance to roam the suburbs alone this evening and I fell madly in love with the blurry one. It's as if it was assembled from my dreams and desires left unfulfilled by my 125cc Fiddle II. I just can't ever see myself going back to a retro styled cruiser. The Blur is an automatic motorcy...
by pcsguy88
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

My 42yr old lower back is letting me know this morning why a 2hr highway ride on a Blur is not the wisest idea. I was perfectly comfortable during the ride and have no issues with the seat beyond me having to tippy toe it. I’ll probably shave the seat if I can find a place since my helmet would no...