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  Topic: Goodbye Modern Buddy
blurblaine

Replies: 2
Views: 1839

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:59 pm   Subject: 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 wheel ...
  Topic: Any info on Seth from Cincy's Metro Scooter?
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 1559

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:53 pm   Subject: Any info on Seth from Cincy's Metro Scooter?
broken shoulders and wrist. no head injury. should be home in the next few days ... according to his wife on FB.
  Topic: Any info on Seth from Cincy's Metro Scooter?
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 1559

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:09 pm   Subject: Any info on Seth from Cincy's Metro Scooter?
Sunday: University Hospital doesn't list him as a patient ...

news article could be wrong about where he is being treated...
  Topic: Any info on Seth from Cincy's Metro Scooter?
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 1559

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:47 pm   Subject: 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/21 ...
  Topic: Spark plug on a 150 blur
blurblaine

Replies: 1
Views: 1342

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:30 am   Subject: Spark plug on a 150 blur
see this thread: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic22391.html
  Topic: Difference in Blur 220 & Blur 150 seat?
blurblaine

Replies: 4
Views: 1693

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:22 am   Subject: Difference in Blur 220 & Blur 150 seat?
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
  Topic: Dropping your Blur at low speed ?
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 2409

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:14 pm   Subject: Dropping your Blur at low speed ?
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 ...
  Topic: Wiped out on my 2013 Blur 220i
blurblaine

Replies: 3
Views: 1711

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:10 pm   Subject: Wiped out on my 2013 Blur 220i
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 exper ...
  Topic: ScooterFile Review of the Blur
blurblaine

Replies: 10
Views: 2758

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:11 am   Subject: ScooterFile Review of the Blur
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 t ...
  Topic: Thinking of buying a Blur 150
blurblaine

Replies: 13
Views: 2173

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:59 am   Subject: Thinking of buying a Blur 150
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 T ...
  Topic: custom seat
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 2139

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:47 pm   Subject: custom seat
~~
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 fe ...
  Topic: How to Remove dead lights (Upper Turn's) Picture's
blurblaine

Replies: 4
Views: 23055

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:36 am   Subject: How to Remove dead lights (Upper Turn's) Picture's
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!
  Topic: Any Blur Rider's in Cleveland Ohio?
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 1282

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:06 am   Subject: Any Blur Rider's in Cleveland Ohio?
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. Smile lol ...
  Topic: Any Blur Rider's in Cleveland Ohio?
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 1282

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:47 pm   Subject: Any Blur Rider's in Cleveland Ohio?
you can always come to Cincinnati ... we have a few Blurs down here ... and we don't mind folks from Cleveland!
  Topic: Blur - Rear fender - LED light Project
blurblaine

Replies: 5
Views: 1886

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 3:01 am   Subject: 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.


h ...
  Topic: custom seat
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 2139

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 4:50 pm   Subject: custom seat
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, ...
  Topic: custom seat
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 2139

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 4:11 pm   Subject: custom seat
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 a ...
  Topic: custom seat
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 2139

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:47 pm   Subject: 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 ' ...
  Topic: Seeking Blur Performance in 65-75mph range
blurblaine

Replies: 6
Views: 1743

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:08 am   Subject: Seeking Blur Performance in 65-75mph range
twin turbo!!!
  Topic: fixing a flat tire
blurblaine

Replies: 12
Views: 3431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:27 pm   Subject: fixing a flat tire
1 week later = no loss of air at all.

true, this is for tubeless.

true, not designed for sidewalls (though it might actually work in a pinch).

I imagine it could become dislodged if air press ...
  Topic: fixing a flat tire
blurblaine

Replies: 12
Views: 3431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:09 pm   Subject: 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 ...
  Topic: Would you (did you?) buy without a test ride?
blurblaine

Replies: 23
Views: 4487

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:14 am   Subject: 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 ...
  Topic: Blur owners' opinions
blurblaine

Replies: 29
Views: 4510

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:54 am   Subject: Blur owners' opinions
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 ...
  Topic: Blur owners' opinions
blurblaine

Replies: 29
Views: 4510

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:43 am   Subject: 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 ...
  Topic: Blur owners' opinions
blurblaine

Replies: 29
Views: 4510

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:13 am   Subject: 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 ...
  Topic: Belt life?
blurblaine

Replies: 16
Views: 2485

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:41 am   Subject: 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&quo ...
  Topic: Soooo, when is PGO updating the Gmax/Blur?
blurblaine

Replies: 7
Views: 2150

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:53 pm   Subject: Soooo, when is PGO updating the Gmax/Blur?
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 ...
  Topic: Spooky Hollow Pumpkin Run: Sat OCT 29 in Cincinnati, OH
blurblaine

Replies: 1
Views: 912

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:19 pm   Subject: 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 looki ...
  Topic: Blur vs Blur
blurblaine

Replies: 2
Views: 1232

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:00 am   Subject: 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 ...
  Topic: Engine Swap
blurblaine

Replies: 3
Views: 946

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:29 pm   Subject: 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 engin ...
  Topic: back pain after riding
blurblaine

Replies: 4
Views: 1323

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:24 pm   Subject: 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 th ...
  Topic: on road trip need gearbox leak advice
blurblaine

Replies: 4
Views: 1190

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:41 am   Subject: on road trip need gearbox leak advice
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 ...
  Topic: new top speed record and speedo question!
blurblaine

Replies: 0
Views: 824

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:59 pm   Subject: 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 ...
  Topic: blur 220i mpg
blurblaine

Replies: 24
Views: 3042

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:37 am   Subject: blur 220i mpg
yes, it is a bit challenging coming up with an accurate figure since our odometers are in BDUs (Blur Distance Units)!
  Topic: Tach weirdness
blurblaine

Replies: 16
Views: 2465

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:35 am   Subject: Tach weirdness
interesting video ... that is weird. yes, time for pgo/genuine to replace the unit!
  Topic: blur 150 rear splash guard mod
blurblaine

Replies: 1
Views: 1272

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:26 am   Subject: 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 stil ...
  Topic: Picked up my New 2011 Blur SS220i
blurblaine

Replies: 2
Views: 1064

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:11 am   Subject: Picked up my New 2011 Blur SS220i
Excellent! Welcome and Njoy!!!!
  Topic: just turned 17,000 BDUs
blurblaine

Replies: 2
Views: 869

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:05 pm   Subject: just turned 17,000 BDUs
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/slid ...
  Topic: My bad - Blur 220 and octane
blurblaine

Replies: 60
Views: 10968

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:00 pm   Subject: My bad - Blur 220 and octane
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 ...
  Topic: Cost of ownership
blurblaine

Replies: 4
Views: 1342

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:18 am   Subject: Cost of ownership
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 BD ...
  Topic: Buying an 06 Blur 150
blurblaine

Replies: 3
Views: 1134

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:00 am   Subject: Buying an 06 Blur 150
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 th ...
  Topic: mph speedo?
blurblaine

Replies: 6
Views: 1311

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 2:00 pm   Subject: 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 t ...
  Topic: 220i blur vs sym 300
blurblaine

Replies: 18
Views: 5598

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:39 am   Subject: 220i blur vs sym 300
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 s ...
  Topic: Blur photoshoot
blurblaine

Replies: 6
Views: 4458

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 2:08 am   Subject: Blur photoshoot
Blur is way cool ... but a slow poke compared to the rest of your wheels!

What are you/have you added to the stable?
  Topic: Welcome Spring! So good to ride again...
blurblaine

Replies: 2
Views: 945

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:16 pm   Subject: 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 be ...
  Topic: 150cc Blur Rack
blurblaine

Replies: 5
Views: 1528

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:07 pm   Subject: 150cc Blur Rack
pretty sure you can get one here:
http://www.scooterworks.com/default.aspx

here is the link: http://www.scooterworks.com/Rear-Rack-Blur-Chrome-P5143.aspx
enjoy your Blur 150 = total rock star sc ...
  Topic: Need Blur manual - I'm in Taiwan
blurblaine

Replies: 1
Views: 1521

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:17 am   Subject: Need Blur manual - I'm in Taiwan
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 ...
  Topic: questions for all the Blur folk
blurblaine

Replies: 9
Views: 2572

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:09 am   Subject: questions for all the Blur folk
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 Shocked

BTW - I think you would look very fast on a 220si!
  Topic: questions for all the Blur folk
blurblaine

Replies: 9
Views: 2572

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:16 am   Subject: questions for all the Blur folk
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 drive ...
  Topic: Battery Question
blurblaine

Replies: 3
Views: 3096

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:47 pm   Subject: Battery Question
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 e ...
 
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