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Buell Blast This is what the Buell Blast should look like to begin with. I’ve never been a big fan of the Blast, maybe the styling just left me cold but the guys over at Crossroads Performance of Somerset, Wisconsin, who make a lot of aftermarket pieces for the Buell, put this cafe racer together called the Blastard and it looks really nice.

The bike is a 2000 Buell Blast with a long list of modified stock pieces plus custom bodywork, an extended swingarm, custom exhaust with Supertrapp muffler, just a very cool bike all around. It’s even been featured in Ironworks magazine.

Even better, the bike is for sale.



 

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Looks clean. What is that saying about silk purses from ...... They may have done it.

C'mon sweat, I don't think I'd buy a hard tail either, but I like to look at the engineering and detail choices made on a quality build. Enjoy life's bounty!

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English Spanner, sweat has a nice rigid frame project bike. I referred to it as "hard tail" design as compared to "soft tail", suspension, ala HD marketing descriptor. I wouldn't choose to have one, but enjoy the viewing of all.

Sorry for the cryptic reply.

Cheers!
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bob, I'll give you that. It's about a useful as my hardtail, but a hardtail is cooler! (personal opinion of course, and a little biased), I just fail to see the point of building a custom bike around a Buell Blast. I think they make 30-40 hp?

That'd be like making a custom chopper out of a honda rebel 250cc...
 

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sweatmachine, didn't someone give Paris Hilton one of those mini choppers? One of these would be right up her alley. They both appear interesting to look at for a moment, but have no actual value after a quick ride to check them out...... :eek:
 

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On 2006-12-11 18:43, sweatmachine wrote:
it's 1/2 a hardley abelson sportster motor
Hard core Harley folks claim that a sportster is 1/2 of a Harley. If this is 1/2 of a sportster, does it make it a quarter Harley??? I'm so confused. :???:
 

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An extended swing arm with very little rake? (25*) completely unfunctional.
One can only ask Why?
I you want an orange bike then buy a KTM. At least then you'll have something.
Very large maintenence bills :razz:

Except for the swing arm, I think it does look better that a stock blast.
 

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Buells are very good cornering bikes stcok, among the best out there. Buell design is being aped by alot of Japanese companies. The sort mid-silencer on Yamahas, Suzukis and Honda to name one example. This bike pictured is one mans fancy, god bless 'em. I think I'd take a Buell in the corners over a Bonnie, or Daytona for that matter.
 
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