Forums
 FAQHelp  LinksLinks    SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

So, has anyone modded their Blur yet?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forums » Blur Discussion Previous topic :: Next topic  
Author Message
360
Member


Joined: 11 Sep 2006
Posts: 72
Location: Chicago, IL
Blur 220, Blur 150

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:50 am    Post subject: So, has anyone modded their Blur yet? Reply with quote

I've been seeing links to all these foreign parts being thrown around, but has anyone actually bought any and modded their Blur yet?

I'd love to hear what folks have done.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
blurblaine
Member


Joined: 13 Sep 2006
Posts: 191
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Genuine Blur 150

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

me too
_________________
Blaine

The 'Nati
Blur 150
Sym RV250
http://www.blainekelley.com/scooters.html

orange is good ... except in the NFL!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message [ Hidden ]
BlueMark
Member


Joined: 30 Oct 2006
Posts: 545
Location: Toledo, OH
Genuine Blur (RIP)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: Feet Forward Blur Mod Reply with quote

Steve at Scooter Scoop posted a video of the "ComforTMax", a Yamaha TMax modified to a Feet Forward design.

Feet Forward design is called recumbent in bicycles. It is your basic lounge chair position, and is the most comfortable seating position for the human body, and in two wheeled vehicles offers some advantages like a lower center of gravity and better aerodynamics.

Looking at the ComforTMax I was thinking, I already approximate that seating position on the Blur when I scoot to the back of my saddle and stretch out my legs, but it isn't perfect, I am up very high and stretching for the bars. Seems to me the Blur could easily accomodate the FF design with a redesigned cowl and by sacrificing the pet carrier. Unlike the Yamaha there would be no need to redesign the gas tank.

The leftover original saddle would be a small pillion covering the electrical box, it would probably be best to replace it with a proper buddy seat plus a back rest built into the now mandatory top box (since you've lost the pet carrier).

With the low seat height this Blur would be much more accessible for short people, there shouldn't be any problem flat footing on both sides at a stop.

Although not shown in my photo sketch below, the now lower seating position with the smallish Blur windscreen would provide full coverage.

Is there anyone with custom 'glassing skilz who wants to void their Genuine warrantee?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
illnoise
Moderator Emeritus


Joined: 06 Sep 2006
Posts: 3593
Location: Chicago, IL
Blur 150, various vintage Vespas

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Feet Forward Blur Mod Reply with quote

BlueMark wrote:
Images created from photos posted by Bryan Bedell and Monty. If either objects to this display they are gone.


I take no offense to the use of my photo, but you better not do that to my real Blur! : )

Bb.

_________________
2strokebuzz: When news breaks, we put it under a tarp in the garage.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   AIM Address
whiteoryx
Member


Joined: 05 Dec 2006
Posts: 10
Location: South East Asia
PGO Gmax

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever tought of modding your blur to look like these?





Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
jasonkoscho
Member


Joined: 16 Jan 2007
Posts: 78
Location: Philly
Blur 150

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Paint Job. Reply with quote

Im working on a custom paint job over the weekend. Ill take pics and be sure to post them up. I dont plan on making any mechanical mods anytime soon, if ever. Im pretty satisified with the Blur's performance.

(I cant put it off any longer; now that I posted this)

-----------------------------
Here they are. There are a couple of orange marks that i need to touch up, but in the end, i am very happy with the outcome. It looks nice! Although it is a little too much black, so I might keep this for awhile and then see what happens.

I also found this: http://www.novelforce.com/g_max150_partslist.pdf Which list all the part numbers and possible colors. So I may look into ordering some new panels.

Thanks!
Jaosn.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   Visit poster's website
360
Member


Joined: 11 Sep 2006
Posts: 72
Location: Chicago, IL
Blur 220, Blur 150

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey jason,
what paint did you use? I've had ideas about painting my orange parts a kinda military green, but I'm not sure...I like the orange more and more as time goes on.

As for mechanics, I'd really like an extra 5-10 mph cruise speed...well, and top speed. ha
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
jasonkoscho
Member


Joined: 16 Jan 2007
Posts: 78
Location: Philly
Blur 150

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Paint. Reply with quote

Hey.
I used Dupli-Color. It was actually made for Rims and metal but it worked better than i expected becuase it acts like a "powder coat"... but not. Its thicker than traditional paint. I primed it black first and then painted a ton of light layers on top.

As for gaining 5-10+ you can try adding heavier roller weights which will increase your top end speed by a few.

I also contacted some dealers about replacement panels and prices - i can send you what i received for each individual panel, but if you want to repace everything; it will cost $220. which isnt too bad.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forums » Blur Discussion Previous topic :: Next topic  Time: GMT

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

  Scootergear designed by riders for riders


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
All Content Copyright 2007-2011 by Modern Buddy. All Rights Reserved.