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BUELL BLAST - June 11, 2008, 04:29 PM

I have a friend who is wanting to buy a bike and has just recently aquired his permit and I am helping him find a bike. I have a few questions reguarding the Buell Blast.

First; Is this a good beginners bike and can it handle being dropped?


Second; will this bike breakdown alot like a Harley or is it fairly reliable?


Third; what would be an acceptable price for one, and is $2,400 too high or about right?


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June 11, 2008, 04:32 PM

Come pick up that Ducati that I told you about bro. Only a couple hundred more and he can even ride it with the little damage thats on it and you can put the other parts on when he is more at ease on the bike.


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June 11, 2008, 04:33 PM

$2400 for what year/condition?

I've ridden a blast, and heard more than one story on them... they suck. I didn't like the bike, it rattles itself apart, leaked oil, was poorly crafted, had bad aftermarket... and I've seen 2004 blasts for $1800.... an old kawi 250 sells for more than that...

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June 11, 2008, 04:35 PM

OOhhh ducati, i have heard they have a big price tag to repair.


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June 11, 2008, 04:46 PM

thats why i got rid of my monster, but i did like it.


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June 11, 2008, 04:52 PM

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$2400 for what year/condition?

I've ridden a blast, and heard more than one story on them... they suck. I didn't like the bike, it rattles itself apart, leaked oil, was poorly crafted, had bad aftermarket... and I've seen 2004 blasts for $1800.... an old kawi 250 sells for more than that...

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it is an 02 and in good condition, or at least the post says it is. right now he is looking at a 1987 ninja, I am trying desperately to get him to spend a little more and get a reliable newer bike. at least not an 87


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June 11, 2008, 04:53 PM

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OOhhh ducati, i have heard they have a big price tag to repair.
No more then any other bike if it isnt maintained. We're not talkin about a 1098 here bro ...


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No more then any other bike if it isnt maintained. We're not talkin about a 1098 here bro ...
GOD I would love to own a 1098.


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the bike he is looking at...

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...715442352.html


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June 11, 2008, 05:16 PM

Sorry but i wouldnt buy anything that has BUELL on it unless its a shirt that says FAIL underneath it.

Look, the blast is a complete waste of money, they handle like poo, realiability is out the window, resale value is like a bag of expired beef jerky and most importanly they have the worse cudo points on the planet. the cudo points are right under a 400lbs guy riding a Yamaha vino on a hot summer day with no shirt on.

first gen sv650s run under 3k, they are great bikes that run forever and is seriously fun to ride.
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My first bike was a stock 2001 Buell Blast with 6000 miles on it. I have never had as many electrical problems with anything than with the buell blast. It does leak oil. but on the bright side, its a great beginners bike for 3 weeks, and then you outgrow it. Its slow, and it can handle being dropped. I lowsided mine under 5 miles an hour the first week that I had it, and I picked it up,a nd It rode away.

Personal oppinion if I were to do it again I would not have bought the bike, it was fun for a while, but hard as hell to turn around and after a few months to get something bigger.

about the suzuki SV650. I had one as my second bike, and there was plenty of power, and enough torque to rip the skirts of women in any gear. The bike still surprised me every once in a while up to the day I sold it. Im sorry I sold it.

opinion - if this is your first bike, be very careful its a beast, but you will never outgrow it. it moved my 250 lbs around like air.


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My first bike was a stock 2001 Buell Blast with 6000 miles on it. I have never had as many electrical problems with anything than with the buell blast. It does leak oil. but on the bright side, its a great beginners bike for 3 weeks, and then you outgrow it. Its slow, and it can handle being dropped. I lowsided mine under 5 miles an hour the first week that I had it, and I picked it up,a nd It rode away.

Personal oppinion if I were to do it again I would not have bought the bike, it was fun for a while, but hard as hell to turn around and after a few months to get something bigger.

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My first bike was a stock 2001 Buell Blast with 6000 miles on it. I have never had as many electrical problems with anything than with the buell blast. It does leak oil. but on the bright side, its a great beginners bike for 3 weeks, and then you outgrow it. Its slow, and it can handle being dropped. I lowsided mine under 5 miles an hour the first week that I had it, and I picked it up,a nd It rode away.

Personal oppinion if I were to do it again I would not have bought the bike, it was fun for a while, but hard as hell to turn around and after a few months to get something bigger.
This is funny, I have heard a ton of good things about the bike untill I say a friend may buy one for a beginner bike. Doesn't any one have anything purely positive to say about the bike?


Thanks for the input, I may try to steer him towards the ducati.


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June 11, 2008, 06:05 PM

the best thing that comes from this bike is the giant grow your own vagina, and credit card bill you rack up at the service lane.


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the best thing that comes from this bike is the giant grow your own vagina, and credit card bill you rack up at the service lane.
I think I peed a little!


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