Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Well I'm not spicerke, but close enough huh? Here's the story:
I moved out to California to be with her and brought along my bike, a 2000 F4. Well it got to the point that she wanted to start riding her own and not be an ornament on the back of mine, so we looked around for a little while. We were somewhat limited by her height, so I wanted to find something low enough so she could have control of it. I found the Blast and it had like a 25" seat height and didn't look too bad online. We ended up getting it for her and she really liked it. She was riding with me, and learning to ride correctly without overpowering herself. Then I got the itch to buy an XX when the new ones came out, and instead of trading the F4 in, we looked into options to get her on it. We found a place that does race suspensions and they lowered it about 1.75" to where she could get comfortably on the balls of her feet. Now I can barely get her off the darn thing!
Anyway, the Buell sits in the driveway with about 160 miles on it collecting dust. I am glad we got it though because she never would have been brave enough to start on the F4. I say brave enough because I knew she was more then capable, but she was somewhat intimidated by it. The Buell let her get on a bike and learn the controls and get used to the weight of a bike without being worried about dropping it, and now she is awesome on the F4. Unfortunately the market is stturated with barely used Blasts as people outgrow the 1 cylinder 34hp beast rather quickly.
Thats pretty much how we got this dust collecting leach on our finances. The Harley dealer won't even take it back to sell on consignment because they already have too many!!
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