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Speeda
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Location: Raymond,N.H.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:04 am    Post subject: New Blur Reply with quote

Rode the Blur home today in 45 degree weather, ended up putting 89 miles on it before calling it a day. What a difference in the performance and comfort of this ride compared to the Metropolitan that I have. The Met is a great little machine and an enjoyment to ride, but this is Valhalla...Maybe I'll call in well to work tomorrow.....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though I've heard great things about the Met, I'm sure anythiing 125cc+ would seem quite a bit different! The Genuine scoots seem to be taking the "easiest scooters to ride" mantle away from the Hondas. May be time for Honda to bring something different to the US.
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Speeda
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Joined: 06 Nov 2006
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Location: Raymond,N.H.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 2 of ownership of Blur was another grand day, put another 101 miles on it and breaking in the motor, as the manual states. Haven't had any issues except that the mirrors are not very user friendly [arms are too short, not mine the mirror's] so that I've got a great view of my shoulders, and elbows. Very enjoible ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not missing the Met. Hoping that this is going to be a good relationship with the scooter.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speeda wrote:
put another 101 miles


Is your speedometer actually calibrated to something resembling miles?

Bb.

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Speeda
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, illnoise I'm using a new method that I read about,
It's called BOUs. Blur-dometer now shows 232 BOUs and change. Oil time?

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Joined: 11 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speeda wrote:
Day 2 of ownership of Blur was another grand day, put another 101 miles on it and breaking in the motor, as the manual states. Haven't had any issues except that the mirrors are not very user friendly [arms are too short, not mine the mirror's] so that I've got a great view of my shoulders, and elbows. Very enjoible ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not missing the Met. Hoping that this is going to be a good relationship with the scooter.


Really that's surprising? the mirrors are pretty adjustable. I'd fiddle with it, cuz i'm sure there's an acceptable position where you can see the road behind clearly. Sometimes I adjust the mirrors for the type of ride. High speed trips I angle them slightly upwards so that when I lean forward I still have a good view. Set them a little different when riding in groups to minimize blindspots. They seem to be able to face just about any direction with a little fiddling.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Speeda,

Cheers 2 you and your new Blur! Nice!

Funny, I don't like the mirrors either. Really the only thing that I don't think is just great on this scooter. I can't see what is behind me ... but as was stated in the classic movie, 'The Gumball Rally', "a-what-sa behind-ah me, a-doesn't a-matter" (use your best Italian accent when you do that).

Happy riding!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The blur mirrors are the best i've ever used, though my experience is limited to vintage bikes.

as far as service, the sticker on my headset said 500km and the odometer seems closer to km than miles, so I just went with 500bdu (blur distance units? was that the acronym?)

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