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nenbeely
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Joined: 13 Jun 2013
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Location: Santa Monica, CA
2013 Blur 220

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: New blur owner with a few questions Reply with quote

Bought a new Blur 220i about a month ago - my first foray onto two wheels, and I'm loving it so far. Have already found many excuses to ride up into the twisty coastal canyons above Malibu.

So far I've installed the OEM windscreen and rear rack, and bought an Alaska Leather butt-pad - all based on reading threads here, and all have been welcome additions.

A few questions I'm hoping you friendly board denizens can help me with:

1) Recommendations for the best way to mount an iPhone holder, and even better, running a wire to that mount so I can charge the phone on the go? I'd be using it predominantly as a GPS unit. Ideally if there's a way to mount it centrally on/near the instrument cluster that would be best. My searches online mostly seem to come up with mounts that require handlebar space, and obviously on the Blur that doesn't really exist.

2) When I have the scooter up on its center stand, I've noticed that spinning the back wheel results in a very audible scraping/rubbing sound. I also hear this when I kill the engine and coast into my parking space in the garage. Is this normal, or should I try adjusting the rear brake caliper?

3) Is there a consensus for simplest/most effective headlight upgrade? I don't do much night riding, but the current output is pretty poor.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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relenger
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Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Posts: 89
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
2011 Blur 220i

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:10 am    Post subject: Re: New blur owner with a few questions Reply with quote

nenbeely wrote:
Bought a new Blur 220i about a month ago - my first foray onto two wheels, and I'm loving it so far. Have already found many excuses to ride up into the twisty coastal canyons above Malibu.

So far I've installed the OEM windscreen and rear rack, and bought an Alaska Leather butt-pad - all based on reading threads here, and all have been welcome additions.

A few questions I'm hoping you friendly board denizens can help me with:

1) Recommendations for the best way to mount an iPhone holder, and even better, running a wire to that mount so I can charge the phone on the go? I'd be using it predominantly as a GPS unit. Ideally if there's a way to mount it centrally on/near the instrument cluster that would be best. My searches online mostly seem to come up with mounts that require handlebar space, and obviously on the Blur that doesn't really exist.

2) When I have the scooter up on its center stand, I've noticed that spinning the back wheel results in a very audible scraping/rubbing sound. I also hear this when I kill the engine and coast into my parking space in the garage. Is this normal, or should I try adjusting the rear brake caliper?

3) Is there a consensus for simplest/most effective headlight upgrade? I don't do much night riding, but the current output is pretty poor.

Thanks in advance for any help.


1. Welcome! Glad to hear you love your blur! It is a awesome machine!

1) mounting the old phone.. I have been thinking bout this one for a while. I have not found a Good solution that does not require making a mount. I think the best mount will be custom and require holes in the plastic. I WILL make one with a how to. I just need to find the time!

2) The rear brake is not adjustable and is hydraulic. Are you SURE it is the brake? I would remove the rear caliper (2bolts) and spin the tire and listen. Do NOT grab the rear brake lever!

3) Yes! I have a HID installed in mine. Search my old post to find the pics. I love its output and believe it makes me way more visible at day!
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chickdr
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Location: Atlanta, GA
'11 Blur SS220i , '13 FZ6R

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My rear brake has done this since new. It scrapes as the rear wheel turns for part of the disc's rotation. I took it in and was told its normal. I think the rear brake disc is not completely flat.
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Rush
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Joined: 30 Mar 2011
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Location: Cincinnati, OH
Blur 220i (Sold), Honda Rebel (Sold) SV650, MT125, XR50

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Relenger's HID http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22256&highlight=
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nenbeely
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Location: Santa Monica, CA
2013 Blur 220

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info, guys. Glad to know the rear wheel scrape is a normal thing. I won't tinker with it - but I'll ask the folks at the shop when I take it in for its initial service just to see if they agree.

HID looks awesome. Looking forward to your DIY iPhone mount!
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