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  Topic: Not the best service experience
chickdr

Replies: 22
Views: 4110

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:15 pm   Subject: Not the best service experience
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 ...
  Topic: Blur died suddenly....
chickdr

Replies: 6
Views: 1320

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:09 pm   Subject: Blur died suddenly....
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.
  Topic: Blur died suddenly....
chickdr

Replies: 6
Views: 1320

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:14 pm   Subject: Blur died suddenly....
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.
  Topic: Looking for an Air Leak
chickdr

Replies: 8
Views: 1689

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:57 pm   Subject: Looking for an Air Leak
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 b ...
  Topic: Not the best service experience
chickdr

Replies: 22
Views: 4110

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:43 pm   Subject: Not the best service experience
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 ...
  Topic: Not the best service experience
chickdr

Replies: 22
Views: 4110

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:24 am   Subject: Not the best service experience
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 ...
  Topic: Blur died suddenly....
chickdr

Replies: 6
Views: 1320

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:21 am   Subject: Blur died suddenly....
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 w ...
  Topic: Not the best service experience
chickdr

Replies: 22
Views: 4110

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: Not the best service experience
Hah, you got fired!

Actually, T&S lost a good customer....
  Topic: Not the best service experience
chickdr

Replies: 22
Views: 4110

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:51 pm   Subject: Not the best service experience
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 ...
  Topic: Blur died suddenly....
chickdr

Replies: 6
Views: 1320

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 pm   Subject: 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 ...
  Topic: Looking for an Air Leak
chickdr

Replies: 8
Views: 1689

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:35 pm   Subject: Looking for an Air Leak
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 als ...
  Topic: Backfire?
chickdr

Replies: 9
Views: 2103

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:41 pm   Subject: Backfire?
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. ...
  Topic: Backfire?
chickdr

Replies: 9
Views: 2103

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:34 pm   Subject: Backfire?
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 ...
  Topic: Burning through Belts with my Blur
chickdr

Replies: 11
Views: 2113

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:49 am   Subject: 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 ...
  Topic: Bought a Blur again
chickdr

Replies: 16
Views: 2916

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:28 am   Subject: Bought a Blur again
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: ...
  Topic: Front brake pad life expectancy?
chickdr

Replies: 2
Views: 1252

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:28 pm   Subject: Front brake pad life expectancy?
Thanks for the info!
  Topic: Front brake pad life expectancy?
chickdr

Replies: 2
Views: 1252

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:25 pm   Subject: 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).
  Topic: How does my drive belt look?
chickdr

Replies: 2
Views: 1584

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:09 pm   Subject: How does my drive belt look?
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 ...
  Topic: Oil Filter Opinions? (2013 Blur 220i)
chickdr

Replies: 6
Views: 2163

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:48 pm   Subject: Oil Filter Opinions? (2013 Blur 220i)
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 i ...
  Topic: Wondering about my Geniune Mechanic (2013 Blur)
chickdr

Replies: 6
Views: 1935

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:55 pm   Subject: Wondering about my Geniune Mechanic (2013 Blur)
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.
  Topic: Blur 220 vs Vespa 300
chickdr

Replies: 11
Views: 2146

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:40 pm   Subject: 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 g ...
  Topic: Blur 220 vs Vespa 300
chickdr

Replies: 11
Views: 2146

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:32 pm   Subject: Blur 220 vs Vespa 300
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 l ...
  Topic: Idle Reset Problems!!!
chickdr

Replies: 14
Views: 4147

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:25 pm   Subject: Idle Reset Problems!!!
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 neve ...
  Topic: I guess this is not the original exhaust?
chickdr

Replies: 7
Views: 1783

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:52 pm   Subject: I guess this is not the original exhaust?
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 ...
  Topic: I guess this is not the original exhaust?
chickdr

Replies: 7
Views: 1783

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:56 pm   Subject: I guess this is not the original exhaust?
What did you pay for the bike? How many miles on it?
  Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
chickdr

Replies: 41
Views: 4287

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:33 am   Subject: Looking at 2013 Blur
2K for a new Blur is an amazing deal. You could get a trailer and go get it.
  Topic: Seized my Blur's engine!
chickdr

Replies: 210
Views: 37637

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:54 pm   Subject: Seized my Blur's engine!
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 sh ...
  Topic: Questions About Getting a Blur
chickdr

Replies: 20
Views: 3335

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:19 am   Subject: Questions About Getting a Blur
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 ...
  Topic: Does Blur have a fuel solenoid?
chickdr

Replies: 4
Views: 1856

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:39 am   Subject: Does Blur have a fuel solenoid?
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.
  Topic: Questions About Getting a Blur
chickdr

Replies: 20
Views: 3335

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:15 pm   Subject: Questions About Getting a Blur
With such a small number of Blurs on the road the cost for aftermarket parts will always be high.
  Topic: Questions About Getting a Blur
chickdr

Replies: 20
Views: 3335

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:21 am   Subject: Questions About Getting a Blur
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 ...
  Topic: Questions About Getting a Blur
chickdr

Replies: 20
Views: 3335

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:47 pm   Subject: 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 to ...
  Topic: Replacement keys?
chickdr

Replies: 7
Views: 3708

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:30 pm   Subject: 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 loca ...
  Topic: Key replacement
chickdr

Replies: 9
Views: 3449

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:57 pm   Subject: Key replacement
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, ...
  Topic: The ignition cover is stuck...help?
chickdr

Replies: 7
Views: 3081

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:58 pm   Subject: The ignition cover is stuck...help?
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 fro ...
  Topic: Key replacement
chickdr

Replies: 9
Views: 3449

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:40 pm   Subject: Key replacement
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 hea ...
  Topic: Key replacement
chickdr

Replies: 9
Views: 3449

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:43 pm   Subject: Key replacement
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 ...
  Topic: Key replacement
chickdr

Replies: 9
Views: 3449

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:08 am   Subject: Key replacement
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 th ...
  Topic: Key replacement
chickdr

Replies: 9
Views: 3449

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:31 pm   Subject: 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 an ...
  Topic: Not the best service experience
chickdr

Replies: 22
Views: 4110

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:39 pm   Subject: Not the best service experience
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 wea ...
  Topic: blur tires need help
chickdr

Replies: 38
Views: 7518

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:30 am   Subject: blur tires need help
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....
  Topic: Blur Won't Start
chickdr

Replies: 7
Views: 3021

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:59 pm   Subject: Blur Won't Start
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- ...
  Topic: blur tires need help
chickdr

Replies: 38
Views: 7518

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:56 pm   Subject: blur tires need help
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 ...
  Topic: blur tires need help
chickdr

Replies: 38
Views: 7518

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:10 pm   Subject: blur tires need help


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. ...
  Topic: blur tires need help
chickdr

Replies: 38
Views: 7518

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:35 am   Subject: blur tires need help
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 a ...
  Topic: blur tires need help
chickdr

Replies: 38
Views: 7518

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:59 pm   Subject: blur tires need help
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 event ...
  Topic: Blur Won't Start
chickdr

Replies: 7
Views: 3021

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:24 pm   Subject: Blur Won't Start
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- ...
  Topic: Not the best service experience
chickdr

Replies: 22
Views: 4110

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:56 pm   Subject: Not the best service experience
They have agreed to swap out the tire for the correct size so I will have that done when they get the order in.
  Topic: Not the best service experience
chickdr

Replies: 22
Views: 4110

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:15 am   Subject: Not the best service experience
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 d ...
  Topic: Not the best service experience
chickdr

Replies: 22
Views: 4110

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:39 am   Subject: Not the best service experience
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 ...
 
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