DIY and Keep Thumping: Buell Blast Service
Although Buell is no more the resources to keep your obsolete American
Thumper are available on forums devoted to this make. BadWeb is your first
stop to edify yourself on how to service your P3. Almost every service on
the Blast can be done in your own garage. There is no need to throw down
hundred dollar bills at the HD shop...they never like these bikes anyway.
HD will still provide needed gaskets and other maintenance parts but it's
not always an easy road. Best way to go is get a parts manual and service
manual and know the numbers and Google search them through various online
Thank you to Roanoke Valley HD Buell for having the needed gaskets on hand.
1998 Buell S1W
1998 Buell S1W, purchased new when I was on vacation in Florida ... went
into the Harley shop to buy a T shirt and ended up buying a T shirt and the
S1W (love at first sight!!!). It has been upgraded with a few Buell
accessories over the years and an absolute "blast" to drive.
Buell Blast Mods
-Clubman Universal 7/8in handlebars
-Raptor 2 Universal Headlight Fearing (with integrated turn signals)
-2002 Buell Blast 500
This link has the bar for $25
GoPro HD Hero Chesty Mount - Buell Blast Test
Attempt numero dos. It looks a little bit better. I think this is the best
I'll be able to get it using the Chesty mount. Also, the GoPro sucks at
giving you a sense of speed/distance - note to future buyers.
CV40 - How change jets
How to change the jets on your Buell Blast CV-40 carburetor.
More at http://www.buellridersonline.com
You can reach Thumpe at:
2006 Buell Blast - Modified Stock Exhaust
I drilled the stock Exhaust on my 2006
Buell Blast using a 1 5/8" Hole Saw per the insructions from Buell Forums.
I then painted the entire muffler with flat black 2000 degree header paint.
I have not seen a video of the modified stock Exhaust get posted to YouTube yet; so, here it
is! The bike now sounds about twice as loud as it did before and really
screams down the highway! I love the new sound and it reportedly gives you
an additonal 1 HP...for the Blast, this is nothing to scoff at! A special
thanks goes to EZBlast for answering all of my questions! Check out
www.BuellForums.com for all of your Blast needs!
Turbo Buell XB GoPro tank mount
For more information, check out my build website at
A short ride around the block with the GoPro mounted with their suction cup
mount. This mount does a much better job than the handlebar mount but the
camera still vibrates a good bit.
The Boost controller is set to
~15psi in every gear.
The bike is running a bit rich at that Boost level which causes the couple of
stutters during hard acceleration at 2:35 and 6:10.
The slipping clutch is evident in the 4th and 5th gear pull at 6:12.
The GoPro picks up an occasional rattle noise when the intake plumbing
slightly vibrates against the tank cover (what the GoPro suction cup is
At 8:58 a guy in a white SUV asks what kind of bike it is and at 10:08 and
12:48 I talk to a guy riding a Triumph. He asks if it's a 500, haha!
At 10:40 a woman tries to cut me off.....Grrr!
2003 Buell Lightning XB9S For Sale
2003 Buell Lightning XB9S For Sale. Stock # 4502551.
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