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  Topic: recovering from an unintended storage: checklist?
Edwub

Replies: 2
Views: 773

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:32 pm   Subject: recovering from an unintended storage: checklist?
Hey all,

Been a while since I've posted. Long story for the why and how I disappeared, but my beloved Blur sat for a full year, unridden, as a side effect. It was in perfect condition when this hap ...
  Topic: In the Shop
Edwub

Replies: 23
Views: 5232

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:24 pm   Subject: In the Shop
I'm actually pretty irked with Genuine's 220 Blur. I loved mine, but I've had a string of bad luck. Since this thread involves electrical problems....

A few months ago, my voltage regulator went b ...
  Topic: Damaged after shipping scooter? Backlight is not on.
Edwub

Replies: 5
Views: 998

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:49 pm   Subject: Damaged after shipping scooter? Backlight is not on.
You guys are the best, thanks!

The picture guide really helps, Babblefish! (BTW, you forgot the "." before the html in your link, it actually goes to a different thread when clicked)
  Topic: Damaged after shipping scooter? Backlight is not on.
Edwub

Replies: 5
Views: 998

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:10 pm   Subject: Damaged after shipping scooter? Backlight is not on.
I just moved from sunny Los Angeles up to near San Francisco. My company shipped all my belongings, full pack/ship/store/unpack service. I had drained the gas tank on Blitzen, and removed the battery ...
  Topic: Do you think fewer and fewer people are riding scooters?
Edwub

Replies: 40
Views: 5397

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:31 pm   Subject: Re: I'm a millenial...
Just out of curiosity, what do people mean when they say millenial? I believe I'm considered one (on the older side), as I'm 32.

You'd enjoy this article. It's geared for us!

[url=http://www.p ...
  Topic: Thinking about a Genuine
Edwub

Replies: 18
Views: 2185

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:43 pm   Subject: Thinking about a Genuine
I've had the 220 Blur for several years now. I haven't tried test-riding a Hooligan, but if it had been around when I bought my Blur, I'm not sure which I'd have chosen! I'd guess the Hooligan might ...
  Topic: Horn Upgrade: fit and extra components?
Edwub

Replies: 2
Views: 2624

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:34 pm   Subject: Horn Upgrade: fit and extra components?
I've been on and off about a horn upgrade for years. Amazon is selling a Stebel Nautilus for about $40 right now. I've read Salzman's horn install a couple years back (the link no longer works). How ...
  Topic: V-Belt
Edwub

Replies: 3
Views: 2097

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 5:51 pm   Subject: V-Belt
Had my belt changed at 7k, and they told me it could have 'fallen off' at any moment. I think they may have checked around 5k and thought it was fine for a bit more - I just pushed it off too long.
  Topic: NSR-Need advice on computer.
Edwub

Replies: 20
Views: 2975

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:34 am   Subject: NSR-Need advice on computer.
Once you go Mac, you never go back.
You can't afford to. Wink

hehe Laughing


Threads like this always make me think about getting a Chromebook for traveling. Currently using a Zenbook (ASUS' ul ...
  Topic: Buddy vs Blur battery compartment sizing?
Edwub

Replies: 2
Views: 1018

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:43 pm   Subject: Re: Buddy vs Blur battery compartment sizing?

PS: I bought a battery tender several months ago when my battery started weakening; several of the Battery Tender Junior models are now illegal/banned in California. New bill about 'inefficient' ...
  Topic: California
Edwub

Replies: 17
Views: 3016

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:31 pm   Subject: California
Yep, we ride in dryness ~355 days a year.
If it weren't for our ~$35 billion ag business that uses 75% of our water, we would have no draught issues.
The almond business alone, worth ~$2 billion o ...
  Topic: Buddy vs Blur battery compartment sizing?
Edwub

Replies: 2
Views: 1018

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:05 am   Subject: Buddy vs Blur battery compartment sizing?
Hey all,

I'm doing some research trying to pick my next battery for my Blur. ( [url=http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic28241.html]thread made over in the Blur sub-section.)

I found a comment ...
  Topic: Wanna go 100MPH? On a Scooter?
Edwub

Replies: 43
Views: 6382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:15 pm   Subject: Re: Wanna go 100MPH? On a Scooter?
I don't think it can be called a "scooter" as it's not a step-through design. With the gas tank mounted up high and in front of the rider, it has to be considered a small motorcycle.
The p ...
  Topic: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
Edwub

Replies: 57
Views: 13372

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:16 pm   Subject: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
What awful news. When I was more active on this board, I had nothing but positive interactions with her. She was such a nice person and enthusiast, my heart goes out to her friends and family.
  Topic: battery recommendation?
Edwub

Replies: 2
Views: 2801

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:11 pm   Subject: battery recommendation?
Hey all,

Looks like the time has come. My stock battery is essentially toast. Needing to top it off at least twice a week with my battery tender. My stock looked to be a Yuasa YTX9-BS.

Was try ...
  Topic: Me too.
Edwub

Replies: 5
Views: 686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:23 pm   Subject: Re: Me too.
http://youtu.be/xVuuxvT_T-8


Um, can we get at least a heads-up if the content is SFW?


(i'm sorry man, but i'm not clicking a random YT link at work)


YT link titled:
Jimi Hendrix - Litt ...
  Topic: Who here has NEVER had a crash/spill?
Edwub

Replies: 22
Views: 2424

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:14 am   Subject: Who here has NEVER had a crash/spill?
Since ~Jan 2009 I've been primarily on two wheels for my commute. Thankfully no spills or crashes yet, but there have been a few close calls (one incredibly close to a major crash). 99.9% of the tim ...
  Topic: Vandalized! :( How to best clean up?
Edwub

Replies: 10
Views: 1630

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:59 pm   Subject: Vandalized! :( How to best clean up?
Well, it almost kinda looks cool. I'd do the rest to match and call it a Zeblur.

Ha, my wife suggested the same thing! I thought about it, but I was worried it would look like "dazzle camoufl ...
  Topic: Vandalized! :( How to best clean up?
Edwub

Replies: 10
Views: 1630

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:15 pm   Subject: Vandalized! :( How to best clean up?
Most of the paint went down the left side, and it's centered right on the top above the seat, which made me think someone was walking by and just quickly dumped a bottle or can on my scooter.

Despi ...
  Topic: Vandalized! :( How to best clean up?
Edwub

Replies: 10
Views: 1630

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:09 pm   Subject: Vandalized! :( How to best clean up?
I usually park against the back of my building, with my wife's car (and our neighbors on either side) blocking my scooter in. And cover my scooter. Been working late the last few nights, and my wife ...
  Topic: Drive belt life for Blur 220i
Edwub

Replies: 15
Views: 3949

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:05 pm   Subject: Drive belt life for Blur 220i
I just had mine replaced yesterday at ~6300 miles. They told me I came in just in time. It was cracked and ready to break at any moment.

Both local shops told me the belts should be replaced every ...
  Topic: wouldn't turn on: gas/rain issue, or time for a charger?
Edwub

Replies: 7
Views: 886

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:45 am   Subject: wouldn't turn on: gas/rain issue, or time for a charger?
Well, it could be cranking, but without ignition it won't start. I don't know much about those FI systems, but does it smell like gasoline when trying to start it?

If water got into the tank, it wo ...
  Topic: wouldn't turn on: gas/rain issue, or time for a charger?
Edwub

Replies: 7
Views: 886

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:07 pm   Subject: wouldn't turn on: gas/rain issue, or time for a charger?
I figured this was more of a general scooter issue than something Blur specific, but I'll keep that in mind for the future!
ie: general battery issue, go buy a charger? Might not be scooter type sp ...
  Topic: wouldn't turn on: gas/rain issue, or time for a charger?
Edwub

Replies: 7
Views: 886

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:20 pm   Subject: wouldn't turn on: gas/rain issue, or time for a charger?
Hey all,

In May of last year I posted about a battery problem: a bad cable, common to many of the 2011 Blurs according to the local dealer. Today, I had troubles starting my scooter. This may not ...
  Topic: Disc Lock
Edwub

Replies: 11
Views: 1603

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:01 pm   Subject: Disc Lock
I use an alarmed disc lock (Xena brand). No idea if it's ever worked for me when I'm not there, but it's good for peace of mind. Enough force/movement triggers the alarm, so if someone were to try t ...
  Topic: [NBR] insurance humor (and/or scare)
Edwub

Replies: 4
Views: 705

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:39 pm   Subject: [NBR] insurance humor (and/or scare)
Have to share this...

My Blur was insured through AIS, which is essentially a brokerage. They hooked me up with Starr, for something in the ballpark of $185/year - quite a steal for me/my area. ( ...
  Topic: Performance Lowering Shock
Edwub

Replies: 2
Views: 1163

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:41 pm   Subject: Performance Lowering Shock
I got to admit, the title of this post surprised me!

Why would I want a shock that would lower my performance? Razz

I'm interested though, could you please explain how it works and what's differen ...
  Topic: A new Blur, maybe.
Edwub

Replies: 5
Views: 1875

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:35 pm   Subject: A new Blur, maybe.
My two year warranty just expired a few weeks ago.

I've had several issues/complaints with my Blur, and I've posted them in the forum before repeatedly (particularly: my top speed is low, my gas mi ...
  Topic: warning: potential cable issue on newer blurs
Edwub

Replies: 0
Views: 1105

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:09 pm   Subject: warning: potential cable issue on newer blurs
I posted this on the main forum, but the other week my scooter wouldn't start. At first I thought it was the battery, borrowed trickle charger, and tried again. Lights would turn on, could use turn ...
  Topic: battery died :/ [edit: Blur wire/cable failure]
Edwub

Replies: 8
Views: 1142

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:41 pm   Subject: battery died :/ [edit: Blur wire/cable failure]
Ok, update:
I have no idea what was going on with using the battery tender on the battery. But when I went to go put it back in, the lights would turn on, blinkers would work,etc. Still wouldn't st ...
  Topic: battery died :/ [edit: Blur wire/cable failure]
Edwub

Replies: 8
Views: 1142

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:58 pm   Subject: battery died :/ [edit: Blur wire/cable failure]
Day 1: Couldn't start the scooter trying to leave work. Worried that the battery died, since the lights weren't on that well (turn them on with the key on 'on', after a few seconds they'd turn off). ...
  Topic: Which one off of this Service Schedule?
Edwub

Replies: 3
Views: 1402

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:01 pm   Subject: Which one off of this Service Schedule?
Hey guys,

I'm approaching 4,000 miles. I had my scooter serviced roughly before 500 miles, and again when approaching 2,000 miles. I had been told every 2K was time to come on in. One of my loca ...
  Topic: Some people don't "get" the Blur
Edwub

Replies: 29
Views: 4965

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:49 pm   Subject: Some people don't "get" the Blur
so are you saying you got 50mpg or so? if so that the wosrt mpg i ever head of on a scooter

Blur isn't a great city scooter. Extreme stop and go kills it.

Check the fuelly link in my signature. ...
  Topic: Bulb sizes- definitive guide
Edwub

Replies: 10
Views: 2470

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:03 pm   Subject: Bulb sizes- definitive guide
No, I'd keep the eye-stalks active, where I am the visibility helps.

If you turn on the deadlights (with LEDs) as well as leave the eye-stalk lights on, it should be normal, isn't it? I thought t ...
  Topic: Bulb sizes- definitive guide
Edwub

Replies: 10
Views: 2470

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:51 pm   Subject: Bulb sizes- definitive guide
Thanks for this!

I've been planning to make upgrades on my scooter for a while, and I think I can get the most bang for my money by having the shop do everything at the same time. I had "look ...
  Topic: Classic Scooter
Edwub

Replies: 18
Views: 1548

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:54 pm   Subject: Classic Scooter
I'd guess it's the little wheels, automatic transmission and built-in luggage rack that flag it as a scooter.

To me a scooter is a step-through frame where the gas tank is usually under the seat. T ...
  Topic: [NSR] laptop choices
Edwub

Replies: 29
Views: 2593

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:37 am   Subject: [NSR] laptop choices
Wow. I have NEVER had to completely reinstall an OS out of the box. Sounds like someone has a VERY pessimistic view on Windows for the average user. Had to, no. Done it, yes. And worth the effort ( ...
  Topic: [NSR] laptop choices
Edwub

Replies: 29
Views: 2593

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:35 pm   Subject: [NSR] laptop choices
Just an update; I ordered the Zenbook. The UX32VD, a newer model.

The keyboard is actually nice - I totally see the complaints on the original 31 model, someone in the lab next door has one. It's ...
  Topic: [MR] So You Think YOU Had a Bad Day?
Edwub

Replies: 11
Views: 1314

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:44 pm   Subject: [MR] So You Think YOU Had a Bad Day?
I imagine the boat owner's insurance claim will raise a few eyebrows at the insurance agency. "sailboat collision with motorcycle"

ROFL
  Topic: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
Edwub

Replies: 28
Views: 2513

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:06 pm   Subject: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
No.

Don't do it.

I'd like to rephrase this after reading most of the other comments in this thread.

I'd agree to go for it if someone else were the one purchasing it, but my "no" vo ...
  Topic: Enter to win a Deadlight Adapter or Brake Light Modulator!
Edwub

Replies: 59
Views: 5755

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:34 am   Subject: Enter to win a Deadlight Adapter or Brake Light Modulator!
Lovely gesture. Please include my name too Smile
  Topic: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
Edwub

Replies: 28
Views: 2513

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:21 pm   Subject: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
No.

Don't do it.
  Topic: NoHo Scooters Closing
Edwub

Replies: 33
Views: 6107

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:22 pm   Subject: NoHo Scooters Closing
Ah! I'm so sorry to hear this Mike, but much love to you and all your team. I'm going to miss the shop very much.
  Topic: Successor to the Discontinued Stebel Nautilus
Edwub

Replies: 23
Views: 3166

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:16 pm   Subject: Successor to the Discontinued Stebel Nautilus
I have to say the design seems really well thought out. For the horn itself, apparently they started with the Stebel design and then improved a couple of weak spots (I never knew there were any). But ...
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Edwub

Replies: 226
Views: 20347

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:40 pm   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
"Flight of the Storks" by Jean-Christophe Grange, at the heavy insistence of two co-workers.

[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00755HTUC/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&p ...
  Topic: Terrible scooter incident in RIC - UPDATE
Edwub

Replies: 21
Views: 2412

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:51 am   Subject: Terrible scooter incident in RIC - UPDATE
Wow.

The two comments on the article are relevant:

Jim Allen Top Commenter:
"The Police received calls"! And nobody stopped to check on him and as a result he was runover by a car ...
  Topic: [NSR] laptop choices
Edwub

Replies: 29
Views: 2593

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:42 am   Subject: [NSR] laptop choices
- We've had several complaints about the "feel" of the keyboard.
I've heard the keyboard thing is so bad that's it's a dealbuster. I'd think twice. Confused

Thanks, az_slynch for the comments ...
  Topic: [NSR] laptop choices
Edwub

Replies: 29
Views: 2593

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:42 pm   Subject: [NSR] laptop choices
Can of worms, I know. I'm in need of a laptop for work/personal stuff. I'm thinking an Asus Zenbook, but open to other options. An IT guy at work is strongly. strongly recommending Lenovo's Carbo ...
  Topic: almost in major accident.
Edwub

Replies: 21
Views: 1749

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:43 pm   Subject: almost in major accident.
The horn on the Blur is pretty weak, but this is one case where I'm actually glad I don't have a Stebel or a Wolo. My timid beep brought his attention back to the road, and it was the imminent lane c ...
  Topic: almost in major accident.
Edwub

Replies: 21
Views: 1749

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:28 pm   Subject: Re: almost in major accident.
I posted this to my facebook a minute ago. Still rethinking it in my head. I've been in a few near misses, but never at this high of a speed.


Can you give some more details about the locatio ...
 
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