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#1: Buell Blast drive belt

Posted on 2006-07-21 23:26:57 by smile4camera

Next round's on me.. Happy Friday evening everyone.

Gotta change the back tire on the wife's Blast.. just did the 'Stealer
Shuffle' and got tired of the dancing.. Dealer 1 wants $92 for the
tire, $59.95 to mount, and $162 for 2.5k mile service. Dealer 2 wants
(first quoted me $175 for the tire, when I said "$175 FOR A BLAST REAR
TIRE??!!" said it was $140), $58 to mount, and $110 for the 2.5k mile
service.

I think dealer 2 gave me the incorrect price. I'm going to ride out
there tomorrow because, even though Dealer 1 is on my way home from
work and #2 is 30 miles out of the way, #1 jacked us around on the
price of the bike so much that I decided I would do my best to never
darken his doorway ever again.

If #2 can come close to meeting internet pricing I'll buy the tire
from them; I can get it mounted & balanced locally for $20. I work on
all my own stuff, but this is the first belt drive I've played with.
Anything I should know about? It looks pretty straightfoward.

Thanks..

Jim

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#2: Re: Buell Blast drive belt

Posted on 2006-07-22 00:55:55 by hawgeye

&lt;<a href="mailto:smile4camera&#64;bellsouth.net" target="_blank">smile4camera&#64;bellsouth.net</a>&gt; wrote ...
&gt; Next round's on me.. Happy Friday evening everyone.
&gt;
&gt; Gotta change the back tire on the wife's Blast.. just did the 'Stealer
&gt; Shuffle' and got tired of the dancing.. Dealer 1 wants $92 for the
&gt; tire, $59.95 to mount, and $162 for 2.5k mile service. Dealer 2 wants
&gt; (first quoted me $175 for the tire, when I said &quot;$175 FOR A BLAST REAR
&gt; TIRE??!!&quot; said it was $140), $58 to mount, and $110 for the 2.5k mile
&gt; service.

Isn't that more than the bike cost or is worth?
Aren't ya suppose to throw 'em away when the tires wear out? &lt;g&gt;

&gt; I think dealer 2 gave me the incorrect price. I'm going to ride out
&gt; there tomorrow because, even though Dealer 1 is on my way home from
&gt; work and #2 is 30 miles out of the way, #1 jacked us around on the
&gt; price of the bike so much that I decided I would do my best to never
&gt; darken his doorway ever again.
&gt;
&gt; If #2 can come close to meeting internet pricing I'll buy the tire
&gt; from them; I can get it mounted &amp; balanced locally for $20. I work on
&gt; all my own stuff, but this is the first belt drive I've played with.
&gt; Anything I should know about? It looks pretty straightfoward.

You should know that there is a service manual (or paper) available.

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hawgeye ©
www.hawgeye.com
www.stealer-dealer.com

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#3: Re: Buell Blast drive belt

Posted on 2006-07-22 00:59:40 by bobcowan

<a href="mailto:smile4camera&#64;bellsouth.net" target="_blank">smile4camera&#64;bellsouth.net</a> wrote:

&gt; Next round's on me.. Happy Friday evening everyone.
&gt;
&gt; Gotta change the back tire on the wife's Blast.. just did the 'Stealer
&gt; Shuffle' and got tired of the dancing.. Dealer 1 wants $92 for the
&gt; tire, $59.95 to mount, and $162 for 2.5k mile service. Dealer 2 wants
&gt; (first quoted me $175 for the tire, when I said &quot;$175 FOR A BLAST REAR
&gt; TIRE??!!&quot; said it was $140), $58 to mount, and $110 for the 2.5k mile
&gt; service.
&gt;
&gt; I think dealer 2 gave me the incorrect price. I'm going to ride out
&gt; there tomorrow because, even though Dealer 1 is on my way home from
&gt; work and #2 is 30 miles out of the way, #1 jacked us around on the
&gt; price of the bike so much that I decided I would do my best to never
&gt; darken his doorway ever again.
&gt;
&gt; If #2 can come close to meeting internet pricing I'll buy the tire
&gt; from them; I can get it mounted &amp; balanced locally for $20. I work on
&gt; all my own stuff, but this is the first belt drive I've played with.
&gt; Anything I should know about? It looks pretty straightfoward.
&gt;
&gt; Thanks..
&gt;
&gt; Jim
&gt;
Either take it to an indy, or do it yourself.

--
..boB
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1997 HD FXDWG - Turbocharged Stolen 11/26/05 in Denver
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2001 Dodge Dakota QC 5.9/4x4/3.92
1966 Mustang Coupe - Daily Driver
1965 FFR Cobra - 427W EFI, Damn Fast.

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#4: Re: Buell Blast drive belt

Posted on 2006-07-22 01:03:38 by Coasty

&lt;<a href="mailto:smile4camera&#64;bellsouth.net" target="_blank">smile4camera&#64;bellsouth.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:<a href="mailto:1153517216.936570.57630&#64;75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com..." target="_blank">1153517216.936570.57630&#64;75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...</a>
&gt; Next round's on me.. Happy Friday evening everyone.
&gt;
&gt; Gotta change the back tire on the wife's Blast.. just did the 'Stealer
&gt; Shuffle' and got tired of the dancing.. Dealer 1 wants $92 for the
&gt; tire, $59.95 to mount, and $162 for 2.5k mile service. Dealer 2 wants
&gt; (first quoted me $175 for the tire, when I said &quot;$175 FOR A BLAST REAR
&gt; TIRE??!!&quot; said it was $140), $58 to mount, and $110 for the 2.5k mile
&gt; service.
&gt;
&gt; I think dealer 2 gave me the incorrect price. I'm going to ride out
&gt; there tomorrow because, even though Dealer 1 is on my way home from
&gt; work and #2 is 30 miles out of the way, #1 jacked us around on the
&gt; price of the bike so much that I decided I would do my best to never
&gt; darken his doorway ever again.
&gt;
&gt; If #2 can come close to meeting internet pricing I'll buy the tire
&gt; from them; I can get it mounted &amp; balanced locally for $20. I work on
&gt; all my own stuff, but this is the first belt drive I've played with.
&gt; Anything I should know about? It looks pretty straightfoward.
&gt;
&gt; Thanks..
&gt;
&gt; Jim

I am sorry!
Coasty

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#5: Re: Buell Blast drive belt

Posted on 2006-07-22 06:04:20 by Scott

&lt;<a href="mailto:smile4camera&#64;bellsouth.net" target="_blank">smile4camera&#64;bellsouth.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:<a href="mailto:1153517216.936570.57630&#64;75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com..." target="_blank">1153517216.936570.57630&#64;75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...</a>
&gt; Next round's on me.. Happy Friday evening everyone.
&gt;
&gt; Gotta change the back tire on the wife's Blast.. just did the 'Stealer
&gt; Shuffle' and got tired of the dancing.. Dealer 1 wants $92 for the
&gt; tire, $59.95 to mount, and $162 for 2.5k mile service. Dealer 2 wants
&gt; (first quoted me $175 for the tire, when I said &quot;$175 FOR A BLAST REAR
&gt; TIRE??!!&quot; said it was $140), $58 to mount, and $110 for the 2.5k mile
&gt; service.

My son has one of those.

I think he gets a tire bought and installed for less than $110,
thats carring the wheel in.
What do they do for a 2500 mile?
I think if you change the oil, check the air filter, and eyeball
the belt for damage you can save yourself most of that.
It probably needs the primary fluid changed at 2500, that is
a PITA and probably worth the $110 when I think about it.

The belt is no big thing, hell I don't think you can even adjust
the wheel, the axle just goes through a hole just the right size
and you can't adjust if you want to. I wouldn't worry about the
belt at that mileage if you can't see damage.

The kids bike only had nearly trouble free until about 7k, then
the factory exhaust split. Had it welded and it lasted a couple
thousand. The aftermarket he got, I forget what it was, lasted 3-4
thousand and was junk. He was on the 3rd exhaust system at
18,000 when a cam or lifter gave up. Metal went through the whole
damn thing of course, but the tiny crap in the frame/oiltank was
a damn nightmare to clean out.

I would honestly advise you to sell it now and get a Shadow
or similar. Your wife won't have to put up with the friggin
vibration, heavy clutch, clunky shifting, exhaust being destroyed
by vibration, etc. She might enjoy motorcycling.

Thanks for the beer!

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#6: Re: Buell Blast drive belt

Posted on 2006-07-22 07:42:20 by TL Mitchell

&quot;hawgeye&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:hawgeye96&#64;ATTITUDEcomcast.net" target="_blank">hawgeye96&#64;ATTITUDEcomcast.net</a>&gt; wrote

&gt;&gt;Aren't ya suppose to throw 'em away when the tires wear out? &lt;g&gt; &lt;&lt;

Especially if the cig lighter is shot at the same time the tires are bald :)

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#7: Re: Buell Blast drive belt

Posted on 2006-07-22 16:25:06 by smile4camera

round of coffee for everyone..

Ya'll are preaching to the choir.. I rode this thing home from the
dealer. It's physically painful for me to ride it (but, I'm not what
you'd consider 'petite'). She already has a bigger bike; a Kawa 800
Drifter. But, for a new rider, it's a big bike at 600lbs. She did the
Riders Edge thing and got her moto license; they use Blasts and she was
comfortable with one. So we went to dealer #1 (where she did the RE
thing) and they tried their level best to screw us, off to #2 and the
price they told us was the price we paid.

The Blast is a training bike. It's to build confidence in the rider.
We won't have it this time next year. It's purpose was to introduce her
to motorcycle riding, and in that respect it was money well spent. I
got her a jacket from Fox Creek Leather (those are great people and I
highly recommend them) and she's just about ready for her big bike now.

The Blast 2500 mile service looks to be an inspection.. not even an
oil change. When we go out to the dealer I'll look into getting a shop
manual for it.. I've changed rear tires on chain and shaft drives, but
I've never worked on a belt drive before and I wanted to know if there
were any surprises waiting for me. Looks pretty easy though now that
I've looked at it.

Thanks all..

Jim

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