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  Topic: Blur "Tank" bags
Rush

Replies: 16
Views: 106605

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:24 pm   Subject: Blur "Tank" bags
T435 on Ebay -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIVI-T435-SCOOTER-Hump-Bag-Burgman-Vespa-Vino-/261312190855?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123
  Topic: MPG Motorcycle Vs. Car
Rush

Replies: 16
Views: 1841

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:00 pm   Subject: MPG Motorcycle Vs. Car
Simple question.
Why do motorcycles with 1/6 the weight and 1/4 the engine size of a car only get 2x the MPG?

Two answers.
MPG under 50 mph largely depends on weight and engine efficiency. Hen ...
  Topic: Some people don't "get" the Blur
Rush

Replies: 29
Views: 4939

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:28 am   Subject: Some people don't "get" the Blur
This has been said before and in several threads here but - I get about 72 mpg with about 1/2 to 1/3 of the miles on the rushhour highway at 60-70 mph. 9k miles on the Blur, tires psi around 40. Rig ...
  Topic: New blur owner with a few questions
Rush

Replies: 4
Views: 1421

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:10 am   Subject: New blur owner with a few questions
Relenger's HID http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22256&highlight=
  Topic: Rush's Blur
Rush

Replies: 2
Views: 2093

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:51 pm   Subject: Rush's Blur
Followup-

So I bolted on some foot pegs to the bottom support of the Blur and wasn't happy. Put the stock seat back on. I really enjoy the tall seat for looking over traffic. My body type is pro ...
  Topic: PGO G Max 220i 2013 rattle
Rush

Replies: 4
Views: 1978

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:43 pm   Subject: PGO G Max 220i 2013 rattle
Sounds like your dealer is saying you should replace your rollers/sliders. Probably a good idea and not expensive.

I just replaced my cvt belt as well - seems it takes a little while for the bel ...
  Topic: Buying a used 2006 Blur 150
Rush

Replies: 5
Views: 1488

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:52 pm   Subject: Buying a used 2006 Blur 150
Sliders are inexpensive ($30) and may be a slight improvement. The belt is kinda pricey ($130) with no real benefit - so I'd suggest waiting till the 8,000 mile mark. You'll need an impact wrench to ...
  Topic: Buying a used 2006 Blur 150
Rush

Replies: 5
Views: 1488

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:59 pm   Subject: Buying a used 2006 Blur 150
Hi Bonina1. Welcome to MB.

My Blur 220 didn't need anything (besides oil) until around 8k miles - you're dealing with the age of the machine more so than the mileage.
Ask if they know when the ...
  Topic: Brake Pads on Blur 2007 150
Rush

Replies: 1
Views: 1315

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:04 pm   Subject: Brake Pads on Blur 2007 150
If you don't have a genuine dealer close you can go with these guys-

http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/genuineblurparts
or
http://www.scooterworks.com/

Looks like they are about $26 per pair ...
  Topic: Clunky transmission?
Rush

Replies: 5
Views: 1641

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:50 am   Subject: Clunky transmission?
Twice I opened up my CVT - once to install the Dr Pulley Sliders and just today to replace the belt (shredded on the highway after 8.9k miles). Both times I noticed a huge build up of black soot. Af ...
  Topic: Rush's Blur
Rush

Replies: 2
Views: 2093

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:32 am   Subject: Rush's Blur
Love the Blur! Wife is only 4'11" She wanted the ergos (seat height) of the Honda Rebel and the ease of a scooter.

Before: Smile
(LED strips on front, middle and rear, deadlights connected, ...
  Topic: tach needle sticking problem? FIXED
Rush

Replies: 10
Views: 4073

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:03 am   Subject: tach needle sticking problem? FIXED
Thanks for the wealth of information and pics! MythBusters: The Blurstigation Episode
  Topic: tach needle sticking problem? FIXED
Rush

Replies: 10
Views: 4073

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:42 pm   Subject: tach needle sticking problem? FIXED
Yep I have that problem from time to time - in the sun. Tach serves very little purpose outside of aesthetics on the Blur. To replace it under the warranty results in a color mismatch (see link belo ...
  Topic: Blur Performance Modifications (Will edit 1st page) edited 2
Rush

Replies: 43
Views: 9766

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 5:18 pm   Subject: Blur Performance Modifications (Will edit 1st page) edited 2
I can hit 84-86mph indicated but given that my speedo is 15% optimistic it equates to 72-73mph which is pretty consistent with other's experiences on the Blur 220i.

Just check ur speed with a gps ...
  Topic: Lowering your blur 220i and performance exhaust!
Rush

Replies: 7
Views: 2981

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:05 pm   Subject: Lowering your blur 220i and performance exhaust!
PM sent TelPerian.
  Topic: Goodbye Modern Buddy
Rush

Replies: 2
Views: 1622

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:49 pm   Subject: Goodbye Modern Buddy
Scooters are such a great excuse for meeting awesome people!
  Topic: Lowering your blur 220i and performance exhaust!
Rush

Replies: 7
Views: 2981

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:43 pm   Subject: Lowering your blur 220i and performance exhaust!
Neat concept whatnow!

Would be nice if the third picture had both Blurs on their centerstands - with the picture taken from the side (stock bike in background) showing how the geometry changes. IM ...
  Topic: Blur Performance Modifications (Will edit 1st page) edited 2
Rush

Replies: 43
Views: 9766

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:19 pm   Subject: Blur Performance Modifications (Will edit 1st page) edited 2
I'd be interested in seeing what can be done to get a more aggressive "sport scooter" riding position.

Forget the unseat compartment. Get the seat as low as possible. Position more more w ...
  Topic: Heated Grips and hand deflectors
Rush

Replies: 8
Views: 2258

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:21 am   Subject: Heated Grips and hand deflectors
I ride three bikes so it made sense to go with heated glove liners rather than heated grips. Very happy with the Firstgear liners. Don't have any other heated gear but a heated vest might be a nice ...
  Topic: Blur Performance Modifications (Will edit 1st page) edited 2
Rush

Replies: 43
Views: 9766

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:15 am   Subject: Blur Performance Modifications (Will edit 1st page) edited 2
I'd be happy with some improved highway performance and brighter lights. Guess all the work gets done in Ohio.
  Topic: Blur's Don't Swim
Rush

Replies: 7
Views: 2013

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:02 am   Subject: Blur's Don't Swim
Haha ChitownDave you're nuts! Great to see.
  Topic: Michelin Pilot Sport report
Rush

Replies: 8
Views: 2419

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:00 am   Subject: Michelin Pilot Sport report
Final got my Blur rear wheel back with the Michelin Pilot Power Pure SC. Just went riding for about an hour on it. Really happy with the performance - harder center compound makes the scooter sit hi ...
  Topic: Custom Dash on Blur (GMAX)
Rush

Replies: 1
Views: 1194

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:48 am   Subject: Custom Dash on Blur (GMAX)
Looks sweet but why a cvt needs a tach is beyond me.
  Topic: Adjusting Suspension - Rough Ride
Rush

Replies: 2
Views: 1386

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:06 pm   Subject: Adjusting Suspension - Rough Ride
I've found that if I sit as forward as possible on the Blur more of my weight goes to the front forks and the seat cushioning seems thicker - both which result in a more pleasant ride. I also run my ...
  Topic: Any one else had a long srting of small annoyances lately?
Rush

Replies: 10
Views: 1075

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:47 pm   Subject: Any one else had a long srting of small annoyances lately?
The world is broken.
  Topic: Michelin Pilot Sport report
Rush

Replies: 8
Views: 2419

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:27 pm   Subject: Michelin Pilot Sport report
Was eager to get the Michelin Pilot SC but turns out they are discontinued in the 130/60-13 size.

Thus going to get a new rear Michelin Pilot Power Pure SC.

Press release here-
https://www. ...
  Topic: How-to Remove & Install Rear Wheel
Rush

Replies: 6
Views: 2677

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:46 pm   Subject: How-to Remove & Install Rear Wheel
Check out the fourth post in this thread... as long as you are logged in....it includes downloadable powerpoint file showing each step in the process!

Arrow http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic ...
  Topic: How-to Remove & Install Rear Wheel
Rush

Replies: 6
Views: 2677

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:13 pm   Subject: How-to Remove & Install Rear Wheel
I'm in the same situation. Will need to replace my rear tire by the time I get to 10k miles. Got a solid 8.5k miles on it now. Front still looks fine. Eager to hear how difficult it proves to be.
  Topic: New Blur 220 Owner
Rush

Replies: 8
Views: 1211

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:11 pm   Subject: New Blur 220 Owner
What topcase is that?
  Topic: Need some help choosing my first scooter
Rush

Replies: 26
Views: 4710

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:31 pm   Subject: Need some help choosing my first scooter
Check out my Blur in Cincinnati.

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic23613.html
  Topic: Riding through Chicago winter.
Rush

Replies: 6
Views: 1652

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:48 pm   Subject: Riding through Chicago winter.
Great video. Very confidence inspiring. I've not yet braved riding in the snow, ice, and heavily salted roads.

I imagine you don't have to contend with much with hills in Chicago.

Can you give ...
  Topic: Potential Buyer, Looking for Info on the Blur 220i!
Rush

Replies: 12
Views: 3450

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:40 pm   Subject: Potential Buyer, Looking for Info on the Blur 220i!
You'll have no problem with the Blur's stock seat height. I'm 5'7" (with boots) and the height is about perfect.

The Blur is what it is - it wasn't designed for modifying and there really a ...
  Topic: New Blur owner in So-Cal
Rush

Replies: 27
Views: 4084

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:33 pm   Subject: New Blur owner in So-Cal
Take off them DOT lollipops and wire up your frame turn signals!

BTW I love your avatar D. How'd you make it?
  Topic: Warranty work.
Rush

Replies: 8
Views: 1712

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:31 am   Subject: Warranty work.
Well 240 pounds dry with 45hp...

I've been eyeing this for hp versus weight and its a dual sport.... price tag of only $10k... dream on.

http://www.ktm.com/gb/enduro/350-exc-f-eu/technical-detai ...
  Topic: Spark Plug Change
Rush

Replies: 5
Views: 2698

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:27 pm   Subject: Spark Plug Change
NGK's spark plug for the Genuine Blur 220i. Matched the one I replaced.

CR7E
  Topic: ScooterFile Review of the Blur
Rush

Replies: 10
Views: 2540

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:41 pm   Subject: ScooterFile Review of the Blur
This review nails the Blur on the head. Both the addressing the strengths and areas deserving some improvement.

The "ergonomics" section especially is something PGO should address in fut ...
  Topic: 40 psi tire pressure.
Rush

Replies: 10
Views: 2128

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:59 pm   Subject: 40 psi tire pressure.
I assume that preload is set for 150-170lb rider - which is perfect for me. I didn't think our stock shock was adjustable (even preload)- anymore than our handlebars are adjustable.
  Topic: Top case options
Rush

Replies: 4
Views: 1340

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:34 pm   Subject: Top case options
I have a Givi 45 on my SV650- I love it. Large and solid.
http://www.sporttour.com/shopexd.asp?id=2360&bc=no

I'd like to get one of these in white when I get the funds for the Blur -
http:/ ...
  Topic: 40 psi tire pressure.
Rush

Replies: 10
Views: 2128

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:11 pm   Subject: 40 psi tire pressure.
I've noticed that if I scoot all the way up to the front of the seat the scooped out portions of the sides of the seat help get my foot down easier. The Blur like most others seems to be most firmly ...
  Topic: New used exhaust!
Rush

Replies: 4
Views: 1215

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:07 pm   Subject: New used exhaust!
Very exciting. Got pictures?
  Topic: Headlight and 60+ mph questions
Rush

Replies: 15
Views: 2728

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:01 pm   Subject: Headlight and 60+ mph questions

I also have a brake light flasher module and it works great. Highly recommended to improved reward visibility.

Can you tell us more about the module Rip? How do I get me one?
  Topic: Blur 220i...how's it holding up?
Rush

Replies: 17
Views: 4943

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:33 pm   Subject: Blur 220i...how's it holding up?
The scoot delivers as advertised -

70+ mph, 70+ mpg, fun, reliable, light, maneuverable, stable, noticeable, no tinkering needed (although I'm finding I want to tinker with it....), great local de ...
  Topic: Highway Speed
Rush

Replies: 7
Views: 1639

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:57 am   Subject: Highway Speed
I kept it at about 65-70mph. Throttle was not all the way open.
  Topic: Dyno Chart for Blur?
Rush

Replies: 0
Views: 1032

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:12 pm   Subject: Dyno Chart for Blur?
I recall seeing a Dyno Chart for the Blur somewhere - anyone remember?

Essentially it shows the RPM charted against the HP.

I believe on a stock Blur that the HP peaks at 7k and then really dimi ...
  Topic: [220] Resonant Vibration - 7000rpm
Rush

Replies: 7
Views: 1703

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:00 pm   Subject: [220] Resonant Vibration - 7000rpm
When I first got my Blur I noticed vibrations it at about 55mph. When I first put in my Dr Pulley sliders it changed to about 65mph. Now if I install my windshield as low as possible it shakes at 50 ...
  Topic: R5 Factory Japan - lots of Blur 220i performance parts
Rush

Replies: 10
Views: 3360

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:06 pm   Subject: R5 Factory Japan - lots of Blur 220i performance parts
They should sell the Blur as a platform scooter. Strip it down to nothing and sell it for $500 cheaper. Then sell all the parts as upgrades for people to install and customize. Blur should be thoug ...
  Topic: Question about purchase
Rush

Replies: 3
Views: 1170

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:00 pm   Subject: Question about purchase
Sounds like a good deal. Latch is probably pretty easy to fix. Just make sure you like the seat height on the Blur.
  Topic: Getting a Blur this Saturday
Rush

Replies: 7
Views: 1717

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:31 pm   Subject: Getting a Blur this Saturday
The Blur was designed to be pretty optimal with the stock equip/settings. Modding is better performed on a used Gen2 Suzuki SV650.

That being said - if you do find success with the Blur please s ...
  Topic: Highway Speed
Rush

Replies: 7
Views: 1639

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:23 pm   Subject: Highway Speed
I rode from Cincinnati to Gatlinburg in one day last year about 300 miles. Then rode all around Gatlinburg for a couple days and then back to Cincinnati.

The way down we took the side roads but it ...
  Topic: What is your top speed? Need to know.
Rush

Replies: 55
Views: 12994

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:00 pm   Subject: What is your top speed? Need to know.
Just wanted to report that with both tires at 40psi, windshield, 150 lbs rider I'm getting 76 mpg on the Blur with moderate riding and some hi-speed/highway.

The ride is a little rough but I'm gett ...
 
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