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by Racenut
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: new guy blur question?
Replies: 10
Views: 1941

My wife has a Buddy, I had a Blur. I'm 6', 230 pounds. I feel cramped on the buddy and always feel like my knees are in the way. Much more room on the Blur and I found myself to be most comfortable putting my feet back on what would be the passenger foot area. This dropped my knees and tipped me for...
by Racenut
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur Stabel Magnum Horn Install?
Replies: 8
Views: 5236

I put a Magnum on mine. No relay, just plug it in and go. :)
by Racenut
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur oil lines
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Smoke from the speedometer? Damn, how fast were you goin?!?! :D


I hope they're abloe to get it fixed up OK.
by Racenut
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooterjacking in Cincinnati
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Awwwww, kids are so cute. :shock:
by Racenut
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: either this is stolen or its the best price on a Buddy ever
Replies: 34
Views: 2327

Or when you show up with $400 in hand you get beaten and robbed.


My brother lives in Detroit. He lived there for almost 3 years before getting stabbed. :D
by Racenut
Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur not charging
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Do you have a multimeter? What's the voltage of the battery with everything off? What is it when it's idling? What is it when it's at 5K RPM? You should see something over 12V with everything off Should see close to 13V at idle And closer to 14v at 5K RPM If you are not seeing voltage increase when ...
by Racenut
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blur died this morning
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

I gotta agree with oil filter as the suspect. Hopefully your dealer will stand behind it good.


Tip... when I changed the oil, once I got the oil filter on tight, I would put a mark on it that I could see through the front grill. Made it easy to check that it wasn't unwinding at all.
by Racenut
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur sidestand
Replies: 20
Views: 2608

I was alsway afraid to use the side stand, didn't take much to push the scoot forward to where it would just fall over.

But.. my 06 had one. No interlock.
by Racenut
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: 2006 Blur - How to check gear oil
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

I would still like to shove pencils in the ears of whoever put the filler plug higher than the spec oil level so we can't use the ol' "fill till spill" method. Grrrr


But yeah, for 90ml of oil, if you're questioning the oil level, just drain and refill.
by Racenut
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrific High-Speed Scooter Crash In Taiwan Caught On Tape
Replies: 22
Views: 1629

Looks like BOTH cars end up bailing. Car #2 backs up and goes down the side street and right at the end it appears Car #1 is rolling away too.
by Racenut
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: My poor Blur. Wrecked by the wife.
Replies: 13
Views: 2236

Duct Tape is your friend :D

And yeah, hope your wife is OK
by Racenut
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB Twitter Roll Call
Replies: 54
Views: 3915

Geeeez.. OOOOKAAAAAY I'll sign up...

@racenutsb
by Racenut
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Almost crashed tonight- bizarre
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

You know if he had turned into you he would have blamed the "craqzy cager" for everything :D
by Racenut
Sat May 30, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Removing body work
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

It's a puzzle at times. First.. pull the under seat bucket out... bolts at the bottom, beware of light and wires. The trickiest part I ran into was the gas cap surround. You need to turn it counter clockwise about 1/8th of a turn and then it lifts right off. But it catches in it's normal position.. ...
by Racenut
Thu May 28, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur Stereo System Installed!
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

You need a couple tweets on the handlebars for high definition :D
by Racenut
Sat May 02, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [SSR] Change your oil or else
Replies: 22
Views: 2068

Maybe they put the oil filter in a bad place and they decided it was easier to change the motor instead of changing the oil 10 times :D
by Racenut
Sat May 02, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KRUSTYburger=Awesome
Replies: 70
Views: 4104

I was checking out Lostmycage's av earlier. I even made my wife check it out cuz it was so cool :D

Looks like Scootertrash got one too.

So cool! :) Though I gotta ask.. can you post bigger versions of them so we can see more detail, I'm guessing you didn't draw them avatar size to start with ;)
by Racenut
Fri May 01, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Amazing what some paint will do....
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Amazing what some paint will do....

Someone asked me if I painted my scooter... heh... yeah sorta... http://lh4.ggpht.com/_XN5MwPK3g2Y/SflXkgs0IiI/AAAAAAAACQo/hnorJ-H_CFQ/s800/IMG_3373.JPG I seriously considered stripping my Blur down and getting it painted something close to this color. Was a bit less work to just get one already don...
by Racenut
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Quick simple questions about this Blur thing
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

1. Yes, it has the helmet hooks or grocery bag hooks.. depending on your needs. 2. I don't think 30 inseem is that short. 3. No, you should just find a nice clean one and get it. (see below) :D 4. Find a nice clean one and just get it. 5. I'm going to sell mine, I just made a deal on a motorcycle to...
by Racenut
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: South Bay Area Buddy riders;
Replies: 25
Views: 885

Take 152, far nicer ride. Yeah you'll have the throttle wide open up the hill, but so what. You're certainly not going to be any slower than any Ford Aerostar I get behind on that road :D But it's a beautiful little ride up through the redwoods. 129 is flat but not nearly as scenic as 152. And 129 i...
by Racenut
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR]Got some new wheels :)
Replies: 30
Views: 2375

I keep coming back here to get an update or just look at it haha.


I think I want one :twisted:
by Racenut
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quick question about CA DMV skills test
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Another tip for the cirle... LOOK AHEAD!!!!

If you try to watch your tire between the line, it will be nearly impossible. Look out in front of you and just keep it smooth.
by Racenut
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quick question about CA DMV skills test
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Ooohhhh, when you said ride, you meant RIDE! hah.. holy cow that would be a long day.

Unfortunately or fortunately, I'm not sure which, I have a friend coming from out of town Saturday. The longest I've ever been on the seat at once is about 60 minutes.. so that would probably kill me haha.
by Racenut
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quick question about CA DMV skills test
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

I'll maybe try watsonville, if not I'll just extend my permit. Gotta leave for SLO the 27th too. btw what are you doing that weekend, wanna go for a ride? You mean in April? 25-26? I try to avoid planning stuff that far in advance :D So I'm not doing anything specific yet. Let me know.. where do yo...
by Racenut
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quick question about CA DMV skills test
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

enzomatic wrote:this stinks, the only time available is during work on the exact day my permit expires. I guess I'll be spending tomorrow at the dmv.
Did you try other DMV's? When I did mine at Watsonville, I think appointments were about a week out.
by Racenut
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quick question about CA DMV skills test
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

thanks all, I'm going to practice more on the course tonight. You have to make an appointment. Even for cars, but they don't always have someone there that is "authorized" to do the motorcycle test. FWIW - The best trick I figured out for doing the silly course was to twist the throttle u...
by Racenut
Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR]Got some new wheels :)
Replies: 30
Views: 2375

Is that a 125 or a 150? :D
by Racenut
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looks like some bum manhandled my pipe!
Replies: 21
Views: 1875

That is strange, it seem like someone would have had to do it intentionally. Like with a pair of Vise-Grips or something.
by Racenut
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kick Starting
Replies: 9
Views: 810

When you turn the key or the switch off to shut off the bike, it just kills the spark. It turns over a few more times as it dies, no spark, but still fuel mixture coming in. Trying to start warm, it's very easy to end up with a "flooded" condition. Mine was sitting for a couple weeks since...
by Racenut
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (SR) Scooter Finds on eBay BUYER BEWARE
Replies: 15
Views: 1374

What do I know about Vintage scoots... I ride a Blur haha


But that it one awesome scoot there. I think it's the first time I've seen an old scoot and actually wanted it :D
by Racenut
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Replacement keys?
Replies: 7
Views: 4705

GFridrich3 wrote:Thanks, I'll check into a Mitsubishi key next time i hit the hardware store or the local supercenter.
I'm thinking hardware store or super center aren't going to cut it, they have almost all gone to automatic machines. You're probably going to need a locksmith.
by Racenut
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Low rear brake pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Have you checked your brake fluid? You don't have to have a leak. It will go down as the pads wear.
by Racenut
Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tire related
Replies: 11
Views: 1267

Nitrogen is superior to regular air, but most people don't drive/ride in such a way that it matters much. Nitrogen is drier, especially since many regular air compressors don't get drained often enough. If you own an air compressor, you know that water will accumulate in the tank, that can end up in...
by Racenut
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ordered from Helmets Etc. www.helmetsetc.com ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1939

I would just go to a motorcycle or scooter shop that sells the helmet you want, try it on, see what size fits you right, then come home and order it online at a cheaper price at sites like motorcycle super store, and newenough. And then come back in a few months and tell us how sad you are that you...
by Racenut
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Going to look at a Blur this weekend
Replies: 23
Views: 1971

Charlie55 P.I. - nice work :D
by Racenut
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Gas Station Experience
Replies: 17
Views: 1128

I knew there were places that still had attendants, but thought it was done as a courtesy. I never realized that you're actually not allowed to pump your own. I think I'd just take the truck and have them fill really big gas cans :D
by Racenut
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: California M1 License Test
Replies: 9
Views: 3080

Anything that requires an M1 license to operate, you can use to take the M1 test.

This would include a Buddy 50, 125 or 150

My wife took hers on her Buddy 125 and my Dad took his on his 49cc Yamaha C3.
by Racenut
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Taiwan's new Paintjobs for Blur (gmax)
Replies: 11
Views: 3157

I'd totally rock the the orange there. Might see what it will cost to have it done if I deliver the plastics. Might not be too bad just to get them color shot. As for those tires... I say WHY? The brilliant thing about the Blur is it's handling. Why would you put those on it? If you want knobbies ge...
by Racenut
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Would you still buy a Blur?
Replies: 38
Views: 2609

Welcome to Blurdom! :D I've never been on a real sport bike. BUt my brother has a 1000cc Aprilia of some sort. While he was here visiting, he needed a way to get around so I let him ride the Blur. He acknowledge it was nowhere near as fast as his bike. But as far as handling and braking, his comment...
by Racenut
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] badass wheelchair kid
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

What an awesome kid!
by Racenut
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Would you still buy a Blur?
Replies: 38
Views: 2609

I find that you can get a little change of pace by moving your feet back to that small platforms where the passenger pegs are rooted, and sort of hooking your heels there. Not quite a sports bike position, but it allows you to shift the muscle strain a bit. In terms of bodywork, black's an easy mat...
by Racenut
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur doing a burnout
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

jfrost2 wrote:Or ruining the rear tire much quicker.
Nah, they were just shaving it down to race tread depth :D
by Racenut
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: yay oil filter popped at 60bmph
Replies: 37
Views: 3297

enzomatic wrote:the filter was on right, it just cracked down the side
Damn, that's a strange one. Seems like the repair should be on whoever made the oil filter if that's possible.
by Racenut
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naked Buddy rear end picture!
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

HAWT!
by Racenut
Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: St.Tropez in Photo Contest
Replies: 21
Views: 2075

Voted... and nevermind our scooter bias, I really do think yours is the best photo there. Good luck!
by Racenut
Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: ModBud in southpark.
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Does this hat make my head look fat?
by Racenut
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopping, weight, and position
Replies: 6
Views: 778

In theory, putting your feet back might help your braking distance. Though you're probably not going to be able to measure it. Eazy is right, mass is mass and inertia is inertia. But it's not a solid block of cheese we;re trying to stop. We're dealing with suspension systems here, so weight transfer...
by Racenut
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BOO HOOOO its just to cold to ride
Replies: 46
Views: 4779

pcbikedude wrote:90's here in SoCal today.
We hit 85 here today. Then you go into a store and see Christmas decorations. It all feels so wrong.
by Racenut
Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The official answer to the scheduled maintenance question!
Replies: 29
Views: 4012

Re: Tovitaminc@hermitgirl

I don't know if you ladies are aware of Moto Italiano in San Jose,they are aGenuine Buddy dealer. I havent had direct experance with their S.J. location but I use their branch in Santa Cruse[Capatola realy] and have nothing but prase for their service. I got my Buddy from them when I won it and the...
by Racenut
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSF and the CA DMV
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Weird.. a road test isn't even aprt of the regular DMV test. Which seemed stupid to me, but oh well, wouldn't be the first time I thought DMV was stupid :D