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Blasts too slow?

Do you blast owners think they are too slow?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-10-2002, 10:23 PM
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I think most people buy them as a first bike and not something that they keep for a while, and yes they are pretty slow as compared to other bikes in there class. On the other hand you can pick them up pretty cheaply. Any wich way if you are learning you really dont need any thing too fast. I havent heard how they deal on the interstates. cause small bikes sometimes are not safe on the interstate since they lack in power. If you have any more questions head over to www.badweatherbikers.com and they have a whole bunch of info on the blasts...good luck

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hey phat kid are you the one from NE?
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There's one on e-bay with reserve met at just $2000 right now!!

May be slow but just 2k for a new starter bike how can you go wrong. And 30-something hp is enough for the highway if you keep the revs up in it for a light-ish bike. Top speed is around a hundred I believe which'll be enough for the first year.

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are they slow, yes, do most peolpe upgrade fast, yes, do most go on the highway with them, not really. but as far as I've heard and seen they are actually quite fun, I mean for just scooting around town how can it not be. I wouldn't mind having one for short trips to the store or something.

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I see a few of them running around from time to time on the highways. My wife started on one, which is for sale now if anyone is interested by the way.

I rode it home for her when we bought it and it did just fine on the freeway even with my big 250lb ass on it. It wasn't blinding speed, but plenty to be safe on the roads.

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Shake too much, too

I bought a 1999 Cyclone after test riding it, a year later I rode the Blast. I gave it back to the Buel Demo team and said try again. It shakes way more than anything I have ever ridden, No thanks even as a beginner bike.
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Considering I used a Blast in my MSF course I'd say there slow



Actually it wasnt a good bike for that class.
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Originally posted by cityaaron
hey phat kid are you the one from NE?
yep...that would be me

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and like fools we trust the delivery
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Re: Shake too much, too

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I bought a 1999 Cyclone after test riding it, a year later I rode the Blast. I gave it back to the Buel Demo team and said try again. It shakes way more than anything I have ever ridden, No thanks even as a beginner bike.
dirtycurtyd..i thought you and captjeff disapeared where are the buell riders at other than badweather??

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