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  Topic: HELP! Has anyone adjusted valves on Blur 220?
scootergrind

Replies: 0
Views: 33

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:56 pm   Subject: HELP! Has anyone adjusted valves on Blur 220?
Trying to adjust the valves on my Blur has become more difficult than I thought. I can not get the vavle cover out, or enough out of the way, to adjust the lower tappet.

I read the great how-to in ...
  Topic: I'm back in business!
scootergrind

Replies: 10
Views: 225

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 12:50 am   Subject: I'm back in business!
Skipper, you rock! You're perseverance is a true inspiration.
  Topic: Gonna check out a used 2013 Blur 220i
scootergrind

Replies: 8
Views: 400

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:51 pm   Subject: Gonna check out a used 2013 Blur 220i
I'd suggest doing a compression check; if it's okay, then dicker on a lower price.
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
scootergrind

Replies: 42
Views: 1423

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:29 pm   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
And watch out for the dreaded "tar snakes"! I think someone already made mention of them (tar used to fill cracks) but they're treacherous as hell. I've slipped on more than a few on clean, ...
  Topic: Looking for an Air Leak
scootergrind

Replies: 8
Views: 1216

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:09 am   Subject: Looking for an Air Leak
Mine does the occasional "up-idle" thing as well, and like chickdr, it occurs when coming to a stop after running awhile. Only trick I've found to knock the revs back down is to blip the thr ...
  Topic: Another Blur died suddenly...
scootergrind

Replies: 9
Views: 1098

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:23 am   Subject: Another Blur died suddenly...
TOTALLY get it!

And if you're ever in Cali, you're cordially invited to come work on my house!

So, best of luck on your "to do" list, and we'll look forward to the answer of the 'Grea ...
  Topic: Another Blur died suddenly...
scootergrind

Replies: 9
Views: 1098

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:30 pm   Subject: Another Blur died suddenly...
Did you find the problem? I had the retaining nut come loose (my fault for not torquing properly) and it was similar to what you described. Curious to know what you found.
  Topic: riding wear
scootergrind

Replies: 56
Views: 2583

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:52 pm   Subject: riding wear
It's counter-intuitive, but I find that wearing a full or 3/4 length base layer under jeans is more comfortable than jeans alone when it's high 80s or hotter.

And it's ATGATT or my wife hides the ...
  Topic: Hot CV Drive Cover - How hot should it be?
scootergrind

Replies: 5
Views: 832

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:55 am   Subject: Hot CV Drive Cover - How hot should it be?
At times I think I could fry an egg on mine! My guess for the extra heat is the larger clutch and variator packed rather tightly into the CVT case on these Blur 220s.

I'd taken the risk of removin ...
  Topic: K&N Air Filter mod for Blur 220
scootergrind

Replies: 2
Views: 1159

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:46 am   Subject: K&N Air Filter mod for Blur 220
Havn't noticed a difference in that regard. I'm not sure how much actual increase there is in airflow verses stock, but I wanted something I could clean and reuse rather than buying new filters at $35 ...
  Topic: K&N Air Filter mod for Blur 220
scootergrind

Replies: 2
Views: 1159

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:37 pm   Subject: K&N Air Filter mod for Blur 220
Was looking for a K&N filter that would fit in the OEM frame in place of the paper filter. Found one that fit with a little alteration to the frame and the removal of excess rubber around the filt ...
  Topic: Idle Reset Problems!!!
scootergrind

Replies: 14
Views: 3655

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:18 am   Subject: Idle Reset Problems!!!
Lousy gas is certainly a problem. I like to add a little Stabil to mine to help deal with the effects of ethenol and Cali's horrible "summer gas". Don't know if helps much, but it doesn't se ...
  Topic: Idle Reset Problems!!!
scootergrind

Replies: 14
Views: 3655

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:12 pm   Subject: Idle Reset Problems!!!
Had rough and inconsistant idle issues until I re-gaped the plug (NGK iridium) to .64 mm. Haven't had any trouble since.

Had also tried resetting ISC many times to no avail.
  Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
scootergrind

Replies: 13
Views: 1318

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:15 pm   Subject: Scooting Resurrection!
Welcomest thou home, prodigal. Nice looking Kick!

I got back into scootering for much the same reasons; I just have more fun on the scooter than my big Yamaha, and having fun is what it's all about ...
  Topic: Unsteady Idle
scootergrind

Replies: 39
Views: 3916

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:12 am   Subject: Unsteady Idle
Idle weirdness seems to be a common issue with the FI 220. Mine has done the same thing from day one. I've just gotten used to it as it hasn't affected the overall performance of the bike. About the o ...
  Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
scootergrind

Replies: 41
Views: 3633

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:30 am   Subject: Looking at 2013 Blur
Well, this was fun. Now... on to politics and religion...
  Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
scootergrind

Replies: 41
Views: 3633

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:53 pm   Subject: Looking at 2013 Blur
Well done! Great deal too. Heck of a long ride home - anybody would be sore after that. Hope you have an awesome time on your new Blur!
  Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
scootergrind

Replies: 41
Views: 3633

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:57 am   Subject: Looking at 2013 Blur
As a Blur 220 owner I can tell you the one big problem I've experienced - really sore cheek muscles from grinning so much! Having had a number of scooters and motorcycles, my Blur has been the funnest ...
  Topic: Questions About Getting a Blur
scootergrind

Replies: 20
Views: 2858

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:39 am   Subject: Questions About Getting a Blur
I concur with the others on this: you will want something with more horsepower. I'm 160lbs and there are times when even I need more power, so at your size you'll want something like a BV350, Bergman ...
  Topic: Blur Won't Start
scootergrind

Replies: 7
Views: 2507

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:21 am   Subject: Blur Won't Start
Yes, definitely time for a battery. Got mine from Batteries Plus and it's still going strong after three years (keep on battery tender when not riding for a few weeks).

Have had good luck with Yua ...
  Topic: 8 days 6 states 1,632 miles on 150cc or less.
scootergrind

Replies: 12
Views: 2203

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:21 am   Subject: 8 days 6 states 1,632 miles on 150cc or less.
Great report! Thanks for sharing your ride with us.
  Topic: Me too
scootergrind

Replies: 7
Views: 1304

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:06 pm   Subject: Me too
Clydeo, that has got to be one of the best self-assessments I've ever read. Well done!

And glad you're still in one piece!
  Topic: Not the best service experience
scootergrind

Replies: 22
Views: 3449

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:58 pm   Subject: Not the best service experience
HOORAY! That's gotta be a relief. Glad it worked out.
  Topic: Not the best service experience
scootergrind

Replies: 22
Views: 3449

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:14 am   Subject: Not the best service experience
How frustrating - and totally unacceptable! Sounds like you made your expectations very clear, ala a list, and they took the 'ol "that's good enough" approach. To not at least consult you ab ...
  Topic: Vibration issue
scootergrind

Replies: 2
Views: 1785

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:17 pm   Subject: Vibration issue
Thanks Babblefish (I love D.A. by the way). Felt like it originated beneath the seat so what you suggest is a good idea.

My son lives in the City as I see you do. When these dog-days of summer hit, ...
  Topic: Vibration issue
scootergrind

Replies: 2
Views: 1785

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:54 am   Subject: Vibration issue
My Blur has always run smoothly until today when it exhibited a pronounced buzzy vibration at around 50-60 MPH. It felt like it was kind of fighting itself to run at the higher RPMs. I don't know what ...
  Topic: The ignition cover is stuck...help?
scootergrind

Replies: 7
Views: 2640

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:59 am   Subject: The ignition cover is stuck...help?
Sorry to hear that. If I were in your shoes, I think I'd try carefully heating it up a bit to get things to expand and hopefully break loose. Best of luck!
  Topic: The ignition cover is stuck...help?
scootergrind

Replies: 7
Views: 2640

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:26 pm   Subject: The ignition cover is stuck...help?
Never locked mine for fear of what happened to yours, but I'm curious if you got it un-stuck?
  Topic: Semi-Urgent, New Blur, 3 Issues
scootergrind

Replies: 10
Views: 2429

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:50 am   Subject: Semi-Urgent, New Blur, 3 Issues
So sorry - what a bummer of a way to start out with your new ride. At least you weren't seriously injured - still though, ouch!

As to gas level: yes, I think it can be effected by the inclination o ...
  Topic: Just Gotta Scoot reviews Stellauto
scootergrind

Replies: 8
Views: 1178

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:03 am   Subject: Just Gotta Scoot reviews Stellauto
Diito - His hands-on review of the Blur was easily the most comprehensive, and went a long way in convincing me to buy a Blur... and I've not been disappointed!
  Topic: Gel Seat Pads?
scootergrind

Replies: 7
Views: 965

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:52 pm   Subject: Gel Seat Pads?
If you've not seen these already - it's the Alaska Leather Buttpad. I have the universal fit size and I love it.

http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/servlet/the-269/New%21-Universal-Buttpad--dsh-/D ...
  Topic: Anyone ever get vapor lock on a Buddy 125?
scootergrind

Replies: 5
Views: 720

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:29 pm   Subject: Anyone ever get vapor lock on a Buddy 125?
34k miles?! No wonder it doesn't want to leave - that's one happy scooter!
  Topic: Me want.
scootergrind

Replies: 5
Views: 800

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:21 pm   Subject: Me want.
That's the coolest thing I've ever seen! I thought I'd seen them all, but not this. Thanks for adding the YouTube link also.
  Topic: Set time on clock
scootergrind

Replies: 3
Views: 2450

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:36 am   Subject: Set time on clock
Ooops! You're absolutely right, I did forget about the key. Guess I'll chalk it up to a "senior moment" Embarassed
  Topic: Set time on clock
scootergrind

Replies: 3
Views: 2450

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:14 am   Subject: Set time on clock
If you hold down both buttons at the same time for a few seconds it will kick into the set mode. I've found most Blur documentation to be almost useless as well... thank goodness for Modern Buddy!
  Topic: Scooter wont turn on
scootergrind

Replies: 12
Views: 1458

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:51 pm   Subject: Scooter wont turn on
I'd bet on a bad safety switch on one of the brake levers or the kickstand. If it has a kickstand switch, they're notorious for failure.

Good luck!
  Topic: Please help
scootergrind

Replies: 10
Views: 947

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:35 am   Subject: Please help
I think jrsjr may have hit on it with the air box question. If you mess with a 2T air intake (a lot of people open them up or even remove them thinking the engine will "breath" better) it ca ...
  Topic: Engine cool down?
scootergrind

Replies: 5
Views: 1890

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:12 pm   Subject: Engine cool down?
Kinda like having your first child, isn't it. You worry about it until the day comes when you figure out that they're not nearly as fragile as all that.

Keep the oil clean, gas in the tank, air in ...
  Topic: Front cover removal?
scootergrind

Replies: 3
Views: 1148

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:52 pm   Subject: Front cover removal?
Well, that helps put my mind at ease. I'll give it another go.

Thanks!
  Topic: Puig Universal City Sport Windscreen
scootergrind

Replies: 10
Views: 3148

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:57 pm   Subject: Puig Universal City Sport Windscreen
Look great, toot!

Where did you find it?
  Topic: Front cover removal?
scootergrind

Replies: 3
Views: 1148

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:26 pm   Subject: Front cover removal?
Here's the stupid question of the day: how do I remove the front cover? I take out the two top screws that are obvious but the darn thing will not come off. Am I missing something here?

Thanks!!
  Topic: Has this happened to you???
scootergrind

Replies: 4
Views: 1360

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:10 pm   Subject: Has this happened to you???
There's a gizmo called McCuff that's designed to facilitate fill-ups. I've never used one but it looks like it could be handy - kind of expensive for what it is though (~$20). I just do it the old fas ...
  Topic: To buy, or not to buy
scootergrind

Replies: 3
Views: 1230

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:22 pm   Subject: To buy, or not to buy
Thanks for the good advise. I actually hadn't considered approaching the dealer from that angle, and I think he's anxious to get it sold, so that's a great idea. I'm going to look at a NOS 2009 Piaggi ...
  Topic: To buy, or not to buy
scootergrind

Replies: 3
Views: 1230

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:26 pm   Subject: To buy, or not to buy
I've really enjoyed reading from this forum for some time now - always great info regardless of what one rides - so I'd value your input: The local Genuine dealer has a "used", but virtuall ...
 
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