Buell Blast For The Harley Hesitant

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Buell Blast for the Harley-Hesitant

begin my story in 2004 an ‘04 – Sportster Custom 1200; the year Harley-Davidson rubber-mounted the motor. Feeling very with my new motorcycle license placed in my wallet, I hopped on bike and was ready to cruise the Coast. I made it around one and dumped it on the next.

I didn’t up, got back on and rode a few more dumping it again. It had too much in my opinion, with nothing to it to, as a novice rider. I rode it it was my only option.

It fit good, not too for my 5’ 5” frame; great reach but to hang on to and maneuver.That power I hadn’t worked out in a while and my weight of 135 lbs. didn’t to handle the weight of the bike. a busy schedule, a rainy and intimidation, I didn’t get much done in the next year to

In January of 2005 I had the opportunity to four different low-model, Harley-Davidsons. The Sportster 883L Softail Deluxe, Dyna Low and the Buell Lightning XB12SCG. I for two-weeks on my Sportster prior to the of these bikes and when the came, I rode all day long off on all bikes. My favorite was the Softail

Even though the Softail was it was very low to the ground and very to ride. If I could afford I would have one. The Lightning was by far the easiest of the four to Cost wise, you can pick up a for under $5000 dollars.

A for $12,000, and cruise out of your dealership on a Softail Deluxe for $17,000 to $20,000.

Fast two years and after many to the Sportster, it looks good, good but chocked only 500 of which I contributed about I never really settled in to bike so basically it sat, someone else rode it. take me wrong, that is one bike; however I just feel ready for it, yet.

A of friends, Dr. Hamster, who is a veteran and whose daily cruiser is a bagger, loved the feel, and handling of the Sportster. Mailman, who rides a bagger and races absolutely loved the spunk and

He said he could ride it all Standing at 5’ 10”, it fit his frame to a

Summer of ’06, I really the urge to ride again. I was and intimidated. In the last two years we to a new location, began major business was busy, kids attention, all the distractions possible, me from riding.

I’d go out and look at the sit on it, pull it out of the garage, go around the and then return home.

Buell Blast

I felt I a smaller bike for practice. inexpensive and light sounded and with some knowledge of I decided on the Blast. Buell it their entry level

I say it’s cute.

Here is a comparison between the Buell , and the Sportster 1200 Custom. I am doing a comparison to show the in weight and power. Not that one is than the other, but it’s for anyone, like me, looking for easier ride.

It is personal of course.

The Buell Blast 360 lbs. – Sportster 1200 weighs in at 554 lbs. That’s 194 difference that you’ll if you’re picking one up from off the The Sportster is about a foot than the Buell. Seat on the Buell is 27.5 inches with an option of being if you change to the low profile seat.

Sportster seat is 28.3 (un-mounted) and 26.5 laden

Low Profile seat for Buell Part # M0127.TA

Match to comfort level.

Easy to

25.5 overall seat

Fits ’00-later Blast®

As far as power goes, the Sportster is of 1200cc with an Evolution v-twin engine, (dual It has 79 ft-lb. Of torque @ 3500 The Buell has a 492cc single engine, 30-ft-lb Of torque rpm.

The conclusion is obviously the Sportster is twice the power of the which matters if you have a for speed. If becoming comfortable riding is a priority, the Buell just fine. They have five-speed transmissions.

note: I always wondered motorcycle terminology but never the time to ask, and didn’t to seem stupid, so I did a little

RPM or Revolutions per minute is a unit of commonly used to measure speed, in particular in the case of around a fixed axis. It the number of full rotations makes in one minute.

Ft-lb or Foot pounds is of work equal to the work by a force of one pound acting a distance of one foot in the direction of the

CC — Cubic Centimeter. For an — the Sportster Custom means 1200cc engine. You divide the 1200 by 16 to get your inch size of the engine. an off-topic thought. That make the Sportster a 75-inch the Buell a 30.75-inch motor.

now Bandit built a bike an Accurate Engineering 120-inch Now that is a lot power.

Back to the Blast. Bottom line is I the way it feels, the way it rides and the cost. like finding a pair of that just fit. You can heels that look but don’t feel right, and you want to wear them, or some comfortable shoes and them everyday.

Buell Blast

Sure a small bike but I’m not a …-hard Taking a run to the gym or post office, or a along the coast on a Sunday is on the Buell Blast. If I was a Highway and planned attending all cross-country I would get use to a larger bike and go for it.

At this point in my life I want to cruise around with something I know I can alone.

The only complaint I with the Buell Blast is it does tend to vibrate the out of place every time you it. They are lightweight and flexible. from that you can purchase a bag and/or saddle bags, it easy to pack a few things.

Part # 90420-00Y -Two fabric bags. Easily over tail section. of black, 600 denier, water-resistant Bags feature zip top closure, Pegasus embroidered icon and

Bags attach under and do not interfere with passenger area.

Capacity: 7.87

Dimensions: 15.25L X 8W X 5.5H.

Max 7 lbs.

Fits ’00-later models.

Metro Tank Bag # 94776-00Y 1,000 denier water-resistant nylon bag features map pocket, side and inner pockets, and Pegasus embroidery.

non-skid rubberized bottom scratch the tank.

Metro Tank Bag mounts to with simple 3 point system.

Handy carrying

Capacity: 4.87 liters

11L X 6W X 4.5H

Bottom line is preference, and I prefer to putt on a Buell Blast until I’m to rock the freeways of California and on bigger bike. Buell’s are bikes to maintain and every should be able to take of their own bike. I ride confidence, and every time I get on it I closer to my ultimate goal of taking over Bandit’s King. In the meantime, Bandit laughs at me, every time I out of the driveway.

John jokes riding a sewing machine, but I’m and riding, and that’s all that

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