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by chickdr
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Not the best service experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5661

All I did was come to the Modern Buddy Forums. I don't call that social media. Maybe you do? Well, sure I do. It is just as public as Facebook and has an audience that is, by definition, made up of scooter riders. Exactly the public that a scooter shop would be concerned about. To me, this is a for...
by chickdr
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur died suddenly....
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

GregsBuddy wrote:Make sure the new one gets some extra cooling if you can.
I like the idea of this but not sure how I would accomplish it.
by chickdr
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur died suddenly....
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Got the scooter back today. Runs like new. The new part has a number which is obviously not a date so I guess the old one wasn't a date.
by chickdr
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking for an Air Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

After having the issue posted in another thread with my voltage regulator burning up, I am going to throw out the possibility of this being the cause of the idle fluctuations. I propose it may have been on its way out so was causing issues. I just got mine back today with a new voltage regulator ins...
by chickdr
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Not the best service experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5661

I didn't "run anyone down" on social media. I don't even have a Facebook or Linked In account. All I did was come to the Modern Buddy Forums. I don't call that social media. Maybe you do? I didn't even give a review on Google until the s@#t hit the fan. And to further something you said ab...
by chickdr
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Not the best service experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5661

Playing devil's advocate here, did you contact them to resolve the problem before posting about how unhappy you were? I can see how they would feel discouraged and not want to take any more chances if you instantly post negatively before they've even had a chance to make it right. I get what you ar...
by chickdr
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur died suddenly....
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Got an update today. The first issue identified is a fried voltage regulator. I have attached a photo(which to me appears to show a manufacture date of 5.19.99 - did PGO seriously use a part which was made in 1999 on a 2011 scooter?). The final cost will be $400 bucks. $110 for the regulator and $30...
by chickdr
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Not the best service experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5661

dasscooter wrote:Hah, you got fired!
Actually, T&S lost a good customer....
by chickdr
Fri May 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Not the best service experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5661

Round two with Twist 'n' Scoot did not turn out so well. I have posted about my dead Blur in another thread. I asked Twist n Scoot for help and was given this reply via e-mail: Tommy, We’re honestly struggling to help you with your Blur. With your last few service visits, you have gone on Modern B...
by chickdr
Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur died suddenly....
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Blur died suddenly....

So after my backfire issues she seemed to be running better today. I was driving to work and suddenly and without warning the scooter died at a red light. No dash lights, nothing. Turned the key on and off, nothing. I had to push it to a parking lot in heavy 5:30pm Atlanta traffic, not fun! My deale...
by chickdr
Wed May 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking for an Air Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Sounds similar to what I have been experiencing. Mine will at times decide to idle around 2k/2100rpm. This often happens after I have been riding for a while. Lately it happens at startup and I also have a lot of popping/backfire type sounds with a closed throttle and as I slow from speed. When it i...
by chickdr
Mon May 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Backfire?
Replies: 9
Views: 3262

Almost certainly not a backfire as that causes flames to enter the intake system. Likely a exhaust pop from unburned fuel ignited by flames coming out of the exhaust into the exhaust pipe and muffler. Is there a solution to this issue? I may have to DIY as my dealership answered my email saying the...
by chickdr
Tue May 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Backfire?
Replies: 9
Views: 3262

Mine does this sporadically (9,800 miles). Came on the site to see if others had the same issue. Typically mine runs very well. On my way home this past Friday I had loud backfires as I slowed and noticed the idle was running higher than normal (around 2k-2,100 vs 1500-1700 as normal). It did this f...
by chickdr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Burning through Belts with my Blur
Replies: 11
Views: 3299

Re: Burning through Belts with my Blur

I am not a mechanic and I live very far from one in rural hawaii. We have no Genuine dealers so I'm quite on my own. Obviously I don't know anything about the specific area where you live, but I do know that all of the major islands of the state of Hawaii have scooter rental shops. Several of them ...
by chickdr
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Bought a Blur again
Replies: 16
Views: 4276

I'm a current and very happy 170i owner and am looking to purchase a Blur 220. The people on this string seem to be passionate about the Blur, thus my message here. A few answers and thoughts, please: How's the reliability of the Blur? Is the performance significantly higher than the Buddy? Has any...
by chickdr
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Front brake pad life expectancy?
Replies: 2
Views: 2172

Thanks for the info!
by chickdr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Front brake pad life expectancy?
Replies: 2
Views: 2172

Front brake pad life expectancy?

Has anyone changed the front pads yet? I am at 9500 and curious as to how long the pads will last. They seem fine at the moment(very squeaky, but they have always been that way).
by chickdr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: How does my drive belt look?
Replies: 2
Views: 2595

I change mine every 4k. The manual says to check it every 3750 miles. My first one looked pretty bad at 4k so I will change it every 4k from this point on. You can also clean out the inside of the case while you are there.
by chickdr
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Oil Filter Opinions? (2013 Blur 220i)
Replies: 8
Views: 3835

Thanks a bunch. I went with the Hiflofiltro HF183 Premium Oil Filter just cause it would get here faster and did not want to buy four. You should have gotten the HF197- you will find it almost impossible to remove the 183 due to the confined location. I bought the special removal tool and still cou...
by chickdr
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Wondering about my Geniune Mechanic (2013 Blur)
Replies: 6
Views: 2981

IMHO, the Blur motor normally runs rough at idle. Mine has always been rough(~10k on the clock now). If you want to feel something smooth in a similar size, try a Vespa 200GT.
by chickdr
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur 220 vs Vespa 300
Replies: 11
Views: 3352

Re: Bought the Blur. Might also get the Vespa

I bought the Blur yesterday and I believe it fits me as well as I could hope. I can flat foot at a stop but I feel a little big upstairs. It's my first scooter and I have nothing to compare it to. I guess I will know when I get to try the Vespa if it is more suited to me. If so, I may own two scoot...
by chickdr
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur 220 vs Vespa 300
Replies: 11
Views: 3352

A huge factor should be the ride characteristics. At 63 you may need a smoother ride. The Blur is very firm riding especially over bumps. I had a Vespa GT200 for several years and it rides like a luxury car in comparison. The engine is also much smoother on the Vespa. I would certainly not buy befor...
by chickdr
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Idle Reset Problems!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5466

Mine will also randomly stall while sitting at a light. Luckily it has not happened while I was in motion but it is pretty disconcerting to have it cut off. My much cheaper 150cc TGB Laser 150 never had this issue in the over 10k miles I drove it.
by chickdr
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: I guess this is not the original exhaust?
Replies: 7
Views: 2925

At least you got a good deal on it. My muffler heat shield is like the second pic without the texture. I wonder if that is the one the Blur 150 had? I think they are the same size with a different look. i just ordered a new heat shield as mine has started coming apart at the attachment points over t...
by chickdr
Wed May 31, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: I guess this is not the original exhaust?
Replies: 7
Views: 2925

What did you pay for the bike? How many miles on it?
by chickdr
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 5994

2K for a new Blur is an amazing deal. You could get a trailer and go get it.
by chickdr
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Seized my Blur's engine!
Replies: 210
Views: 42304

It will be interesting to see how that headlight does. The issue I see is the Blurs housing design which has the solid bar down the center of the bulb. I don't understand why they did that. They should have put two bulbs in there.
by chickdr
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Questions About Getting a Blur
Replies: 20
Views: 4574

wheelbender6 wrote:The Burr 220 seems well suited for the FM roads here in Texas, with speed limits between 55 and 65 mph. I wouldn't take it on non-urban freeways.
Even 55-65 speed limits will tax the Blur. You are right at its top speed.
by chickdr
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Does Blur have a fuel solenoid?
Replies: 4
Views: 2891

Completely concur with the above poster as I had a similar situation. Batteries don't last long on the SS220i. I am on my third already. You can get them for $30 bucks on Amazon.
by chickdr
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Questions About Getting a Blur
Replies: 20
Views: 4574

With such a small number of Blurs on the road the cost for aftermarket parts will always be high.
by chickdr
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Questions About Getting a Blur
Replies: 20
Views: 4574

I love my Blur 220i but Its too light for the highway. I did a long test drove on a new BV350 but it wasn't as much fun as my Blur. If someone gave me the BV and I still had my Blur I would never ride the BV. Really? What about for highway rides? You just said the Blur is too light for the highway....
by chickdr
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Questions About Getting a Blur
Replies: 20
Views: 4574

Re: Questions About Getting a Blur

Hi Everyone! I'm looking at getting a new 2016 Blur this spring but I have some questions. Do they make a top case for it? I know, I know, the style of the Blur doesn't really lend itself to a top case sitting off the rear but I'm a bigger guy (290lb) and will be doing a little highway driving with...
by chickdr
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Replacement keys?
Replies: 7
Views: 4685

Re: No longer from Scooterworks website

So, I contacted the guys at Scooterworks who were very helpful. But, they do NOT carry these key blanks anymore. Their parent company Scooterworks Chicago do carry them but only at their physical location. There are people selling them on eBay and other weird websites either for inflated prices or ...
by chickdr
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Key replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 4649

I have a Buddy 50 that I bought used (and cheap) and it only had one key. Genuine obviously sells blank keys for this bike which can be cut by a lock-smith. Just for my own edification about the Blur, can the anti-theft mechanism on the Blur be left open all the time? Most of the other bikes I have...
by chickdr
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: The ignition cover is stuck...help?
Replies: 7
Views: 4116

In case this issue recurs and your solution doesn't work next time. You can buy a set of keys and new security cover for $49 bucks at www.scooterloungeonline.com You could then swap the key blades from your working keys to the new key heads and install the new security cover. The part number you nee...
by chickdr
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Key replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 4649

I think I have this figured out for anyone else that may have the issue. I went ahead and took apart the damaged key to see how it works. The metal blade has no head, it inserts into the plastic head. The security slider is also a separate piece. I was told I had to replace the security cover to mat...
by chickdr
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Key replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 4649

Ask them about this part: M255B0100004, It is supposedly the key blank of the Blur 220i according to Powersports Outlet at http://www.epfguzzi.com/scooterpunks/manuals/ on the Blur parts manual, item #24 on chart F15, pages 59 and 60. Thanks again. Great detective work. I actually just sent an emai...
by chickdr
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Key replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 4649

http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/product/ES55B010000 This is a link to the Scooter Lounge Online shop with the key blank for the Blur 220i. The part is $5. I would ASSUME that once you got this blank key that you could take it to any lock-smith and have them cut you a duplicate key. Thanks for th...
by chickdr
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Key replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 4649

Key replacement

Has anyone had to get a new key for their Blur? I accidentally kicked mine as I was getting on and bent it slightly. I tried fixing it, but the metal is pretty soft. I just asked my dealer about another key and was told you have to replace the ignition and get two new keys. All of which will cost ab...
by chickdr
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Not the best service experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5661

They did a great job. With not one but two replacements of the rear tire- not a mark on the wheel. I like the look of the 60 series tire better. Now to figure out what to do when the front tire wears out as Michelin doesn't make the Power Pure in 120/60-13. I may have to try a 130/60-13 on it.
by chickdr
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: blur tires need help
Replies: 38
Views: 9024

I am glad you figured out a way to get it done. Now to find a source for the 120/60 13 front tire for when it needs replacement....
by chickdr
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur Won't Start
Replies: 7
Views: 4137

I got my battery on Amazon for 30 bucks. It has worked just as well as the OEM... Here is one that will do the job for 23.10 shipped.... https://www.amazon.com/FirstPower-YTX9-BS-HONDA-CBR900R-900CC/dp/B01291EBI4/ref=sr_1_4?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1471444182&sr=1-4&keywords=YTX9-BS...
by chickdr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: blur tires need help
Replies: 38
Views: 9024

Partsforscooters was the first place I looked for the tires, which came up with the Duros. Amazon also lists the Duros (at a lot higher price), and also lists Maxxis - https://www.amazon.com/MAXXIS-60-13-M6029-FRONT-MOTORCYCLE/dp/B009RQJ4DC/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1472763730&sr=8-8&keywo...
by chickdr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: blur tires need help
Replies: 38
Views: 9024

My dealer installed the Michelin Power Pure. It seems good so far. Not sure about a 130 fitting the front as someone just posted it wouldn't. As for removing the rear wheel- that is a big job. An oil change is child's play on the Blur(unless you have to change the filter which adds a level of diffi...
by chickdr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: blur tires need help
Replies: 38
Views: 9024

In the same boat here. I have the 2013 220 and my rear tire is showing braid. Dealership where I bought the scoot doesn't sell or service Genuine any more, so I'm struggling between trying to find an independent mechanic, taking a 4 hour trip to San Francisco, or taking the wheel off and taking it ...
by chickdr
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: blur tires need help
Replies: 38
Views: 9024

Let me know if you source a front tire. I just had my rear one done and had to complain to get the correct size as they put a 70 series one on initially. They were able to get the correct tire eventually. I can't fine a front tire online(at least that I can order) in the OE 120/60/13 size. Maxxis US...
by chickdr
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur Won't Start
Replies: 7
Views: 4137

I got my battery on Amazon for 30 bucks. It has worked just as well as the OEM...

Here is one that will do the job for 23.10 shipped....

https://www.amazon.com/FirstPower-YTX9- ... ds=YTX9-BS
by chickdr
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Not the best service experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5661

They have agreed to swap out the tire for the correct size so I will have that done when they get the order in.
by chickdr
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Not the best service experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5661

That is the place. I do my own fluid changes and they have a great mechanic, Wayne, who does good work and I trust him with my bike. It just annoys me they would make two big errors on this job. I don't know where else I would take the bike though. At least I have some time to think about it.
by chickdr
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Not the best service experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5661

That is the bad thing about the situation. I bought this scooter and my last one from this dealer. I have known the guy for years. He has done well for me in the past so I don't know why he screwed it up this time. I don't know how I will go about this. He can be very defensive at times and has alre...