Search found 181 matches

by blurblaine
Fri May 03, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Goodbye Modern Buddy
Replies: 2
Views: 2036

Goodbye Modern Buddy

3 MAY 2013 I just sold my '06 orange special BLUR 150 after 6 great years of riding fun. It was the 1st Blur sold at Cincinnati's Metro Scooter, and it was my introduction to the thrill of 2 wheeling. Thanks to Seth, Dave and Parker at Metro ... you all are the best! Thanks to countless folks on thi...
by blurblaine
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any info on Seth from Cincy's Metro Scooter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

broken shoulders and wrist. no head injury. should be home in the next few days ... according to his wife on FB.
by blurblaine
Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any info on Seth from Cincy's Metro Scooter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

Sunday: University Hospital doesn't list him as a patient ...

news article could be wrong about where he is being treated...
by blurblaine
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any info on Seth from Cincy's Metro Scooter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

Any info on Seth from Cincy's Metro Scooter?

Just heard that Seth Hershey, scooter rider/mechanic phenom at Cincinnati's Metro Scooter was involved in a crash last Thursday and is in the hospital.

Any updates?

http://www.fox19.com/story/21649635/set ... -afternoon
by blurblaine
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Spark plug on a 150 blur
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

see this thread: topic22391.html
by blurblaine
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Difference in Blur 220 & Blur 150 seat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1903

a new 220 seat felt different to me than my 'broken-in' 150 ... but I really think they are identical. I have pictures of the 2 side by side and they have the identical shape
by blurblaine
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Dropping your Blur at low speed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

my son was practicing for his Ohio motorcycle endorsement test on his CBR600 when I talked him into doing the test on my Blur ... He was a decent rider and able to control his bike fairly well at that time, but the smaller scoot would make the 2nd testing element, around the staggered cones, a lot e...
by blurblaine
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Wiped out on my 2013 Blur 220i
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

sorry to hear about your 'drop' ... it happens. speculating: should not effect warranty.

did you hit the front brake too hard or what? that is typical, especially to those with motorcycle experience because of the different brake layout on a twist-n-go scooter.

heal up and keep riding.
by blurblaine
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: ScooterFile Review of the Blur
Replies: 10
Views: 3091

Last week I rode the BMW C 600 Sport, and it does something that I think the Blur could benefit from. It has a second set of footboards forward and angled up from the regular floor boards. It makes the seating position more of a cruiser position, and it's much more comfortable than feet flat down (...
by blurblaine
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Thinking of buying a Blur 150
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Bought the Blur today, great scooter compare to my 1983 Yamaha Riva 180. It's a lot quicker and takes the twisties really well. The seller lower the price down to $1300, because he is moving this Thursday. Will post photos later on. great price on a super scooter ... mileage was way low too. enjoy ...
by blurblaine
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: custom seat
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

~~ Get any further on this project Blaine? I'm only 5'6" and the seat pushing me forward has been my only complaint. Needs at least a few more inches of 'sittable' backwards space. Always feels like the seat is trying to push my butt forward and that little arc makes your hindquarters and pant...
by blurblaine
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: How to Remove dead lights (Upper Turn's) Picture's
Replies: 4
Views: 23271

well done, relenger. much better seeing pics than imagining in my mind! +10 to your score! and your blur now looks way cooler & you've reduced drag!
by blurblaine
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Any Blur Rider's in Cleveland Ohio?
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

Lol. Picture this "Wife, we are moving to Cincinnati" wife reply's"why?" "because there are more blurs down there" At this point I would be sleeping out side. :) lol well, did you tell her about 'the move' yet? ;-D probably best to focus on your marriage ... but you ca...
by blurblaine
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Any Blur Rider's in Cleveland Ohio?
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

you can always come to Cincinnati ... we have a few Blurs down here ... and we don't mind folks from Cleveland!
by blurblaine
Sun May 20, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur - Rear fender - LED light Project
Replies: 5
Views: 2071

Re: Blur - Rear fender - LED light Project

The Drilled out reflector and rear fender (on the rear fender) http://lh5.ggpht.com/mtbwrx/SKb8l6y7PZI/AAAAAAAABGU/V7vLDYmqhsU/s144/IMG_5087.JPG just before the reflector is bolted in. http://lh4.ggpht.com/mtbwrx/SKb8oe4sDrI/AAAAAAAABGY/-J9DPN9BHWg/s288/IMG_5088.JPG My wire loom - gets heat shrink ...
by blurblaine
Tue May 15, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: custom seat
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Okay, I used the original seat cover fabric, and attached it over the foam with staples to sit and 'test ride' 4 versions last evening. After each attempt, I removed the staples and the seat fabric, then continued to cut down the foam with my electric 'turket-knife', then reattached the fabric to ta...
by blurblaine
Sat May 12, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: custom seat
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

since 'rush' had removed some foam before I used the 'turkey knife', I shaped the original foam into what I hope will be a good shape. Because of the seat frame under the foam, I wasn't going to be able to remove much more original foam with having to cut/change that frame = which I didn't want to t...
by blurblaine
Fri May 11, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: custom seat
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

custom seat

many a blur owner has commented on the seat of this mighty scooter. some like it, while many do not. i know the subject has been explored in the past, but i am taking a new approach = DIY. got a 'extra' project seat from 'rush' (thanks, buddy) which was slightly cut down in the front area in the hop...
by blurblaine
Mon May 07, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Seeking Blur Performance in 65-75mph range
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

twin turbo!!!
by blurblaine
Tue May 01, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing a flat tire
Replies: 12
Views: 3721

<t>1 week later = no loss of air at all.<br/> <br/> true, this is for tubeless.<br/> <br/> true, not designed for sidewalls (though it might actually work in a pinch).<br/> <br/> I imagine it could become dislodged if air pressure was low, as there is no glue = the air pressure keeps it 'in place'.<...
by blurblaine
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing a flat tire
Replies: 12
Views: 3721

fixing a flat tire

Okay, I know there will be lots of opinions about this ... and you may not agree with me ... but I wanted to post this for those interested in the 'fix' process over the 'replacement'. My '06 Blur got a new rear tire less than 100 Km ago, but I found a small hunk of metal imbedded in it that caused ...
by blurblaine
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Would you (did you?) buy without a test ride?
Replies: 23
Views: 4948

Re: My all new 2013 Geniune Blur SS 220i

Hello y'all. I took delivery today, as promised. Jennie was as surprised as I was that it was actually a 2013 model. I drove it home on the hill country back roads in break-in mode, keeping the engine moving at various speeds, and loads. I only took it over 35 mph a few times. During those few time...
by blurblaine
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur owners' opinions
Replies: 29
Views: 4983

Thanks for the info, Blaine. The floorboards had me concerned: good to hear. Reason I'm asking is I'm debating between a blur 220, a Buddy 170, and a Buddy 125. I'm familiar with the Buddy, but the nearest in-stock blur is 170 miles away. The overall speed sensation on the Buddy is greater, being a...
by blurblaine
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur owners' opinions
Replies: 29
Views: 4983

Re: Blur owners' opinions

150 INFO ... I'm sure the 220 is close if not identical... How much does a Blur weigh, and where does the weight play in: top/bottom-heavy? EXCELLENT BALANCE ... NOT TOP OR BOTTOM HEAVY 291 LBs is the bike's dry weight With the shock mount being central, something I'm concerned about is carrying lo...
by blurblaine
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur owners' opinions
Replies: 29
Views: 4983

Re: Blur owners' opinions

I've been looking at the blur 220 lately, and while I've just about got the stats memorized at this point, there are a few things I'm curious about that only first-hand experience can tell. I'd love to hear your thoughts. It looks like the foot rests (floorboards?) are faired to offer some wind pro...
by blurblaine
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Belt life?
Replies: 16
Views: 2770

Re: 15,000 miles on 1st belt!

i replaced my 06 blur 150's 1st belt around 15k cuz it snapped. the shop dude at scooterworks said over the phone, "you must mean 1,500" and i replied "no, i have 15 THOUSAND on it". he said "holy crap that should have snapped around 8k". I had my 150's belt replaced l...
by blurblaine
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Soooo, when is PGO updating the Gmax/Blur?
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

to your point: when are they updating the design of a Vespa? ... Never! ;-P

BlueMark +1

It would be cool if it was updated every year like a car ... but it just work like that in scooter world. I agree the upswept 'eyes' look dated .. to us, but not in Asia
by blurblaine
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Spooky Hollow Pumpkin Run: Sat OCT 29 in Cincinnati, OH
Replies: 1
Views: 984

Spooky Hollow Pumpkin Run: Sat OCT 29 in Cincinnati, OH

24 OCT 2011 Howdy all, Rush and I decided that we needed to set up a ride on Saturday, October 29, 2011 in Cincinnati, OH Here are the specifics: - We want to keep it small, so we are looking for a maximum of 12 riders, including the 2 of us. Otherwise, traffic lights and other issues make a larger ...
by blurblaine
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur vs Blur
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Blur vs Blur

17 OCT 2011 Had a great ride this evening through Cincinnati's rolling big money suburb of Indian Hill with 'Rush'. The scooters were the pumpkin orange Blur 150 (2006) and the ice white Blur 220 (2010). A lot has changed in the past 5 Blur years... but that isn't easy to see when looking at these s...
by blurblaine
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Engine Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Engine Swap

Hey Techies ... How hard would it be to swap a 220 engine into a 2006 Blur 150? Just wondering what considerations and/or modifications would be needed to make this happen? My Blur 150 engine is still just fine, but I'm curious is anyone has done this, looked into this, and has enough experience wit...
by blurblaine
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: back pain after riding
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

back pain after riding

17 AUG 2011 After most rides I tend to have a stiff back and mild pain for awhile ... which I attribute to the Blur's sporty suspension, the thin seat, the fact that I'm 49, and the reality that the roads around Cincinnati are not very smooth. For those with similar issues, I suggest that you try a ...
by blurblaine
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: on road trip need gearbox leak advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

obviously, check you engine oil level on the other side ... just to make sure you are good. like omniphil stated, probably was overfilled, but hand check the plug = this is the one so easily stripped if over-tightened, so it could be leaking because it has been stripped. if the plug is spinning, cut...
by blurblaine
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: new top speed record and speedo question!
Replies: 0
Views: 894

new top speed record and speedo question!

Just wanted to let everyone know that i attained what i believe to be the new high speed record on a blur 150 by reaching 108 mph today ( That's 173.8 kilometers per hour )!! I was on my 25 mile long, back roads journey to work this morning when i thought i'd try a high speed run. As I approached th...
by blurblaine
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: blur 220i mpg
Replies: 24
Views: 3306

yes, it is a bit challenging coming up with an accurate figure since our odometers are in BDUs (Blur Distance Units)!
by blurblaine
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Tach weirdness
Replies: 16
Views: 2694

interesting video ... that is weird. yes, time for pgo/genuine to replace the unit!
by blurblaine
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: blur 150 rear splash guard mod
Replies: 1
Views: 1355

blur 150 rear splash guard mod

After looking at that long rear splash guard on my 2006 ORANGE Blur for the last 5 years, I finally decided to hack most of it off. I left the plastic fender above the rear tire untouched, and I still may totally remove the rest of the black plastic splash guard with its 2 side reflectors and licens...
by blurblaine
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Picked up my New 2011 Blur SS220i
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Excellent! Welcome and Njoy!!!!
by blurblaine
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: just turned 17,000 BDUs
Replies: 2
Views: 965

don't have more ... just over 10K BDUs. I just replaced my rear tire, but like you, the original front tire and all brakes were still fine. the blur is a rock star!

have you chaged rollers/sliders or the CVT belt?
by blurblaine
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: My bad - Blur 220 and octane
Replies: 60
Views: 11902

very interesting ... i once had a car that required 'premium' and got stuck needing fuel in a small country town with nothing but regular. my mighty 1985 dodge shelby charger hated that fuel and stalled a number of times + ran rough until i was able to 'mix in' some higher octane. i've used all grad...
by blurblaine
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Cost of ownership
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

good idea and good questions. a bunch depends on whether you'll pay for fluid changes or prefer the DIY route. I've done all the fluids myself over the years after the 1st service. I have 10,000 BDUs (Blur Distance Units = way bigger than kilomenters but a bit smaller than miles) on my orange 2006 B...
by blurblaine
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Buying an 06 Blur 150
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

you will love it! Coming from your 50, this will feel like a jet and you'll love the brakes, cornering, and overall rock-solid feel of the Blur! Welcome to the fold. You can do a search here for the manual, which is on this site, so you can do your own basic maintenance like changing fluids etc. if ...
by blurblaine
Sat May 28, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: mph speedo?
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: mph speedo?

Seriously, the optimistic speedo is endemic on Asian (all?) bikes, and there is widespread speculation that it is a deliberate 'safety' feature, intended to slow riders down (and makes it appear that bikes are faster). More likely they are optimistic because there are legal problems with a speedo t...
by blurblaine
Wed May 25, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: 220i blur vs sym 300
Replies: 18
Views: 5779

back to the original question: to me, it might come down to application ... if you are wanting a scooter for short, adventurous rides, then the blur is the easy choice. if you want a big cushy seat and ride for longer distance commuting or travel, then the sym is the one. i own both brands and have ...
by blurblaine
Wed May 18, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur photoshoot
Replies: 6
Views: 4654

Blur is way cool ... but a slow poke compared to the rest of your wheels!

What are you/have you added to the stable?
by blurblaine
Mon May 09, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Welcome Spring! So good to ride again...
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Welcome Spring! So good to ride again...

9 MAY 2011 The rain has stopped for now in Cincinnati, and for the 3rd time this year I rode to work (25 BDUs). All I can say is, wow, what a great day to ride! I literally felt like something between flying & floating. The mighty Blur has a new seat and rear tire and just feels terrific! I hone...
by blurblaine
Mon May 09, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: 150cc Blur Rack
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

pretty sure you can get one here:
http://www.scooterworks.com/default.aspx

here is the link: http://www.scooterworks.com/Rear-Rack-B ... P5143.aspx
enjoy your Blur 150 = total rock star scooter!
by blurblaine
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Need Blur manual - I'm in Taiwan
Replies: 1
Views: 1592

i have the pgo manual for gmax 50, 125 and 150 models ... not the 220si

if anyone need one of these, please send me a PM with your email so i can send it to you = 100 pages / 14.3 MB is too big to fit here on Modern Buddy :shock:

sorry fastjimmy ... i see you're a 220
by blurblaine
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: questions for all the Blur folk
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Steve, your butt might look fat on a Buddy, but not on a Blur ... and then you'd feel better about making posts on Blur discussions :shock:

BTW - I think you would look very fast on a 220si!
by blurblaine
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: questions for all the Blur folk
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

buy it! now that is out of the way ... someone else needs to answer concerning warranty. 2-up is no problem for the blur ... especially 220si. like anything on 2 wheels, it is a help to the driver if the rider pays attention to what is happening and leans with you ... not against. otherwise, yes, it...
by blurblaine
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Battery Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3198

could just need a new ... stronger battery.

could be a gummy carb ... varnish build up. there are a few other threads discussing this.

could be a bit of both ... but i doubt it would anything else.

good luck,