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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:04 am    Post subject: Genuine Blur 150 Report Card!! Reply with quote

Today was the big day for my Blur I took it on a 287 klm ride the sun was shinning nicely today. If there is one thing I can say about the Blur it's have no problem leading the traffic I was always out in front doing and 50 and 60 mph with ease. I took it on long highway where the speed limit was 50mph and express roads where the speed limit was 45mph as well.

While I was riding today I got so many waves I was getting tired of lifting my arm in the wind. This is where the Blur shine when other riders see you coming they can't help but think your riding a sport bike. When I stop at a red light one guy wanted to buy my Blur and it don't even have the license plate on it yet.

The 6 link shock in the middle is the best I have ever felt on scooter it soaks up bumps on the road, so smooth you can't feel it. Their was times when I thought it was going to be a rough bump the Blur just soaked it up making feel like I was safe. I think the 13" wheel have something to do with the smoothest of the ride as well their was no vibration from the bike at all just smooth

The brakes is very impressive they work so good it take no effort to get the Blur to come to a stop. I give the over all quality of the Blur 10 out of 10 that include performance as well. If you thinking about purchasing the Blur don't bother to hessate you know that old saying (your lose is someone else's gane) it's true when it come to the Genuine Blur 150.

Genuine Blur 150 Report Card "1 out of 10" Rating.

Front and Rear Brake----------------10
Front and Rear 13"wheels-----------10
acceleration from the line------------10
6 link middle shock-------------------10
Over all Design------------------------10

Best Regards,
Don

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good to hear. Hubby has his Buddy on consignment and waiting to get a Blur himself.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I were tall enough! I sat on a Blur and my feet just dangled--didn't even come close to touching the ground. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here girlfriend ROFL
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw them in the showroom last wk and one real downer is there is NO room for one's feet. If you wore size 10 or bigger there is just no room....Not sure what they were thinking.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrNatural wrote:
...real downer is there is NO room for one's feet. If you wore size 10 or bigger there is just no room...

Do you wear boots when you ride? I didn't have that much problem with the foot room (and I wear a size 11), but I was wearing sneakers and I remember thinking the footspace might be tight if I were wearing boots. You're right that there's not a lot of space to move your feet around on the floorboard. When I got tired of the regular seating position, I would put my feet up one at a time on the slopped area on the legshield. I found that doing that relieved stress in my lower back. One other thing I did to change up the foot position was to ride "toes out" like I've seen folks do on the small vintage machines.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(moved to the Blur Discussion forum)

Good post!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John,

I don't wear boots and my foot size is only a 9 my height is 5.7" tall. when I sit on my Blur my feet doesn't set on the ground flat I'm on my tippy toes. For me the ride is great I think I seen on one of your post where you said a "picture is worth a thousand words". I'm to try to post some picture of me on my Blur and post some picture of my venture. I live in the Bay Area where the sun shine most of the time so I'll try to get in some ride time good pictures to share with the group.



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...real downer is there is NO room for one's feet. If you wore size 10 or bigger there is just no room...

Do you wear boots when you ride? I didn't have that much problem with the foot room (and I wear a size 11), but I was wearing sneakers and I remember thinking the footspace might be tight if I were wearing boots. You're right that there's not a lot of space to move your feet around on the floorboard. When I got tired of the regular seating position, I would put my feet up one at a time on the slopped area on the legshield. I found that doing that relieved stress in my lower back. One other thing I did to change up the foot position was to ride "toes out" like I've seen folks do on the small vintage machines.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard a lot of people talking about the footroom... After riding vintage scooters, where you can move your feet around, it seems a bit restrictive, but it's fine. I wear size 11 and there's enough wiggle room to stretch and change position a little, it's not like your feet are locked in place.

For that matter, on a motorcycle your feet *are* locked in the same place all the time, so it's better than that! : )

Going back a few posts, The suspension seems a bit stiff to me. The front suspension is good, but the center/rear suspension doesn't seem to absorb bumps as well as a vintage scooter engine-as-swingarm. (though unlike a vintage scooter, it never bottoms out) It's probably because I'm heavy and I'm compressing it some myself, it'd be nice if you could adjust the preload.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

illnoise wrote:
I've heard a lot of people talking about the footroom... After riding vintage scooters, where you can move your feet around, it seems a bit restrictive, but it's fine. I wear size 11 and there's enough wiggle room to stretch and change position a little, it's not like your feet are locked in place.

Bryan,

Have you gotten your shoe caught on the legshield yet? That happened to me once when I was trying to be all cool and casual at a stoplight in Cleveland. After that, I started being less cool and a lot more careful. I really came close to eating pavement that time.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have you gotten your shoe caught on the legshield yet?


No, but I could see how that could happen. I snagged my left heel on the kickstand once as I was lifting my feet off the ground and accelerating, that hurt.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I snagged my left heel on the kickstand once as I was lifting my feet off the ground and accelerating, that hurt.

Ouch! I'd forgotten, I did that a bunch of times before I wised up. I also kept catching the leg of my pants on the side stand tang. Have you done that yet? That long tang slips up inside the leg of your pants then when you try to lift your foot up it gives you a jolt. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ouch! I'd forgotten, I did that a bunch of times before I wised up. I also kept catching the leg of my pants on the side stand tang. Have you done that yet? That long tang slips up inside the leg of your pants then when you try to lift your foot up it gives you a jolt. Rolling Eyes


That's what I did!

I always cuff my jeans (because it's 1986) and i got the cuff snagged and my foot rolled under the engine. Goodtimes!

Bb.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch! I feel your pain. Have you driven off with the sidestand down yet? I primarily use the sidestand, so I quickly noticed that the Blur can be driven with the sidestand down. Of course, if anything can go wrong, well you know the story... Suffice to say that the first bump I hit with the sidestand down, well, I didn't need a cup of coffee after that to be awake and alert for the next couple hours. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have you driven off with the sidestand down yet?



!!!!!!!
OK, if i have a sidestand i'm blind, stupid, or retarded because everything i've seen says I should have one, but I've laid down on my back under the bike and I sure don't see a sidestand there. I got over it by telling myself that the US version doesn't have a sidestand, then here you come asking me about the sidestand. So maybe I am crazy...

I don't even like sidestands, so I'd never use it, but that's insane that your bike would have one and mine wouldnt...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...I've laid down on my back under the bike and I sure don't see a sidestand there.

Hey, that stand I had isn't DOT-legal, so that probably explains why you don't have one. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wuh???
Is a sidestand not the same as a kickstand?
how could not have one? does that mean you have to hike up your Blur on the centerstand everytime you park?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

360 wrote:
wuh???
Is a sidestand not the same as a kickstand?
how could not have one? does that mean you have to hike up your Blur on the centerstand everytime you park?

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Yep. Most scoots do not come with sidestands. They tend to be somewhat unstable... a strong enough wind could probably knock over a Blur on a sidestand.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok. so then, some of the Blurs don't have kickstands? hmm
well, mine does..and it seems pretty stable actually. But i'll keep that in mind.

So how many have them?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they all have centerstands (two feet with two mounting points. The foreign-market models also have a sidestand, like a bicycle kickstand. Some (most?) motorcycles have both, but the centerstand is generally much more stable.

Probably DOT forbids any bike with a CVT/auto transmission to have a sidestand, because if it's revved a little bit (or the idle is set too fast) with both wheels on the ground, it'd go flying. On a motorcycle, it'd be in neutral at idle, so the rear tire wouldn't spin. The centerstand lifts the rear wheel off the ground, so it's not a problem.

I'm guessing John's, since it was provided by Genuine for the Cannonball, was probably an earlier prototype before the big production run, or else dealers have been instructed to remove the sidestand during prep because Genuine found out after they arrived that the kickstand didn't meet DOT rules, and his wasn't because it was a demo or test model.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

illnoise wrote:
Probably DOT forbids any bike with a CVT/auto transmission to have a sidestand, because if it's revved a little bit (or the idle is set too fast) with both wheels on the ground, it'd go flying. On a motorcycle, it'd be in neutral at idle, so the rear tire wouldn't spin. The centerstand lifts the rear wheel off the ground, so it's not a problem.


DOT just demands a safety interlock switch. You shouldn't be able to turn the bike on with the sidestand down.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

illnoise wrote:

Probably DOT forbids any bike with a CVT/auto transmission to have a sidestand, because if it's revved a little bit (or the idle is set too fast) with both wheels on the ground, it'd go flying. On a motorcycle, it'd be in neutral at idle, so the rear tire wouldn't spin. The centerstand lifts the rear wheel off the ground, so it's not a problem.

I'm guessing John's, since it was provided by Genuine for the Cannonball, was probably an earlier prototype before the big production run, or else dealers have been instructed to remove the sidestand during prep because Genuine found out after they arrived that the kickstand didn't meet DOT rules, and his wasn't because it was a demo or test model.

Bb.


I wonder how mine ended up with both then. I'm glad though, since I use the sidestand for the more short-term park and the center for the long parks (like at work or overnight).

...well, i'm glad as long as it's not a demo or test model.

Didn't realize that wasn't the norm.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Blur came with both on it too.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has both stands and will start with the side stand down.
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