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2009 Buell Blast - Coolness Factor = 55.6%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 19, 2017 9:16 am

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2009 Buell Blast on Total Motorcycle

The Buell Blast is an inspiring motorcycle on many levels. This distinctively-styled, easy-handling and affordable single can instill confidence in new riders, while offering the performance and refined agility to suit the most seasoned motorcyclist. With simple ownership and maintenance requirements, and 69 miles per gallon fuel economy, the Buell Blast is a sensibly fun ride.

Real World Riding Experience
A 492cc air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine powers the Blast with 34 horsepower and a wide powerband for swift starts and quick acceleration, and plenty of power for the highway. The muffler located below the engine provides a low center of gravity and helps keep the exhaust away from the legs of the rider and passenger.

Weighing just 360 pounds dry and providing controls with reduced effort and reach, the Blast is easy handling for most riders. A Showa gas-charged rear shock and 37 mm Showa forks feature progressive-rate springs that offer a controlled and comfortable ride. An automatic choke and low-effort brakes are also designed to make the Blast easier to operate. It can also be fitted with an optional low-profile seat that reduces seat height to just 25.5 inches, so just about any rider can reach the ground to balance at a stop. The standard Blast seat height is 27.5 inches.

Combines Economy with Experience
The Blast is designed as an easy way to get into the real-world riding experience with self-adjusting hydraulic valve lifters and a Kevlar-reinforced drive belt that doesn't need lubrication or adjustment. A 2.8-gallon fuel tank delivers a cruising range of nearly 200 miles at 69 mpg fuel economy. The Blast is built to be durable, with tough Surlyn composite body panels. The color is molded into the Surlyn, so light scratches can be buffed out. In fact, the Blast is the training vehicle for the Rider's Edge New Rider course, which has trained more than 100,000 riders since 2000. The 2009 Blast is offered in Arctic White or Midnight Black.



Buell Blast features:

492cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine
Dry weight of just 360 pounds
Low-mounted muffler
Automatic choke
Cast aluminum wheels
Quiet and clean Kevlar final-drive belt
Showa gas-charged rear shock
37 mm Showa forks
320 mm front brake rotor
Low-effort, reduced-reach controls









2009 Buell Blast SPECIFICATIONS on Total Motorcycle:

Dimensions
Overall Length5 77.8 in. (1976 mm)
Overall Width7 29.3 in. (743 mm)


Seat Height6:
- Standard 27.5 in. (699 mm)
- Low Profile 25.5 in. (648 mm)
Ground Clearance5
3.88 in. (99 mm)
Rake6 (steering head) 25.0°
Lean Angle:
- Soft Contact, Right 29º
- Soft Contact, Left 31º
- Hard Contact, Right 32º
- Hard Contact, Left 31º
Trail6 3.4 in. (86 mm)
Wheelbase5 55.0 in. (1397 mm)
Tires3 (Pirelli®):
- Front MT75 100/80-16M/CTL 50T
- Rear MT75 120/80-16M/CTL 60T
Fuel Capacity 2.80 gal. (10.6 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.55 gal. (2.1 L)
Fuel Economy2 (EPA urban/highway test) 69/73 mpg (3.4/3.2 L/100 km)


Weight:
- Dry Weight 360 lbs. (163 kg)
- Gross Vehicle 780 lbs. (354 kg)
Weight Rating Load Capacity 390 lbs. (177 kg)


Engine
Engine Air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder
Valves OHV, two valves per cylinder, hydraulic adjusters, self-adjusting
Bore x Stroke 3.500 in. x 3.125 in. (88.90 mm x 79.38 mm)
Displacement 30.0 cu. in. (492 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System 40 mm Keihin™ carburetor with auto fuel enricher system, side draft
Intake (Air Cleaner for Blast®) Tuned, velocity expansion chamber
Exhaust Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber
Torque
(North America per SAE J607)
30 ft. lbs. @ 3200 rpm (40.7 nm @ 3200 rpm)
Horsepower
(North America per SAE J607) 34 hp @ 6500 rpm
Lubrication Dry-sump Oil Capacity8
(Lubrication for Blast®) 2.0 qts. (1.9 L)
Oil Filtration Screw-on disposable element


Drivetrain
Primary Drive Chain, 1.676:1 (57/34) ratio
Final Drive3 Kevlar® belt, 2.963:1 (80/27) ratio
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed, constant mesh
Gear Ratios:
- 1st 2.688
- 2nd 1.850
- 3rd 1.433
- 4th 1.181
- 5th 1.000


Chassis 3
Frame Wide beam HSLA steel backbone frame with built-in oil reservoir, Uniplanar™ powertrain vibration isolation, Titanium color finish
Front Fork 37 mm Showa® conventional forks
Rear Shock Showa® non-adjustable, gas-charged compression shock
Wheels: Stardust Silver
- Front: 5-spoke cast 2.5 in. x 16 in. (63.5 mm x 406.4 mm)
- Rear: 5-spoke cast 2.8 in. x 16 in. (69.9 mm x 406.4 mm)

Brakes:
- Front
Dual piston, floating caliper; 320 mm, stainless steel, fixed rotor
- Rear
Single piston, floating caliper; 220 mm, stainless steel, fixed rotor
Suspension Travel:
- Front Wheel 4.52 in. (115 mm)
- Rear Wheel 4.09 in. (104 mm)


Electric
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating) Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V, 12-amp/hour, 200 cca
Charging 297W AC alternator, solid-state regulator/rectifier
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
- Headlamp (sealed beam) 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
- Tail/Stop Lights 5W/21W
- Turn Signal Lights 10W manual canceling


Instruments
Instruments Electronic speedometer with LED. odometer and tripmeter; built-in LED, indicator lamps for low oil pressure, high beam, turn signals, neutral
Clutch Reduced clutch effort with shorter reach lever
Shift Pedal Fully adjustable shift pedal enables personalized fit
Body Panels Molded-in color body panels resist dents/chips; most scratches easily buff out
Turn Signals Flexible, resist damage
Under Seat Storage Yes


Colors 4
Sunfire Yellow (new), Midnight Black



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Re: THIS WEEK: 2009 Buell Blast - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 19, 2017 9:19 am

Continuing on with the "Retro Bike Night" theme from last week's 1971 Kawasaki 500 Mach III, we advance 38 years and offer up the 2009 Buell Blast for you this week.

2009 was last year the Blast! was offered before Buell closing down in 2010... (has it been 7 years already? wow)

Enjoy,

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Re: THIS WEEK: 2009 Buell Blast - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu May 25, 2017 7:04 pm

No comment on the Blast!?

I'm surprised as this was quite the controversial bike when it was produced...

ie... it was nicknamed "the B-Last"

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Re: THIS WEEK: 2009 Buell Blast - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 26, 2017 9:41 am

2009 Buell Blast - Coolness Factor = 55.6%
Featured: May 19th, 2017 - May 26th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54349
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Your Coolness Factor of the 2009 Buell Blast

Awesome (3 points) 3
Cool (2 points) 6
Uncool (1 point) 4
Fail (0 point) 2

13% Total votes: 15

= a Coolwall Factor of 55.6%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: The 2009 Buell Blast was not very popular when it was sold carries over 8 years later to not being popular at all on the Cool Wall. This H-D bruise must be too early to bring it up still. The idea behind the Buell Blast was to get new riders into Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Unfortunately due to low horsepower, high weight and uncompetitive price, it did the opposite and drove them to look at competitors bikes for the next ride.

Unfortunately this week also makes the selling of Buell assets off (including their factory and all the unfinished parts/engines) for "cheap-cheap-cheap". Maybe we will see a new Buell2.0 in the future?

Mike

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Re: 2009 Buell Blast - Coolness Factor = 55.6%

Unread post by Jarlaxle » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:48 pm

My wife's tiny best friend has one...it fits her like it was custom-built, and she loves it.

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