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I have an 01 buell blast. I just got it like 2 weeks ago. This last week I went for a ride and it died when I tried to throttle. It was running well before then. Now when I try to start it, I hear the engine turn the first time I push the start, then when I try it again it makes this clicking sound on the left side. I thought it was the spark plug so I went ahead and changed that out but it is still making that clicking sound. Everywhere I looked they were saying it could be the starter solenoid and the carberater may need to be cleaned. I wanted another opinion.

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The battery is too weak to turn over the starter. check for loose battery terminals or dirty cable ends. Clean them up. Charge the battery or jumpstart it with a car. Change the battery if none of that helps - and check to see if you have any blown fuses.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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SOURCE: Buell blast is backfiring. Sat for 2 years so,

If you did not completely disassemble the carb and remove all jets/emulsion tubes/needle valves then you did not clean the carb adequately. You could try adding either Seafoam, the Yamaha CARB-CL-EAN-ER, or Techron fuel system cleaner in an auxiliary gas tank and running the engine for a short while to ensure the mix gets into all the nooks and crannies. Let it sit for a couple hours to do the work, then drain out the float bowl, hook up the bike's gas tank and see what happens. Otherwise you need to remove, strip, clean, reassemble, and reinstall the carb.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Buell Blast that wont start. I just

There's a chance that the problem lies with the starter. This is the main motor that drives the engine up to a start. Starting Problems can be attributed to:
1. Poor contact with the starter armateur and carbon brush
2. Fuse (usually 20 amps) connected to the positive terminal going to the starter motor. Check if this ain't broke.

3. Starter switch not making proper contact. Spray a little WD-40 on the starter switch, it may be rusted.

....... let me know if any of these fail. I'd be glad to provide more ideas.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 buell blast clutch popping noise when it,s released.

Hello chopper...glad to see a Buell owner, sorry to hear you are having problems. I have a 2000 Thunderbolt.
When you adjusted your clutch did you adjust it both behind the rubber boot for cable adjustment and the other behind the primary cover?
Also check inside your primary and look for anything that might be rubbing where it shouldn't. New noises are often caused by a new occurence. Also look for metal shavings in your primary fluid and make sure it's full.
Good luck...hope this helps

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 01 Buell blast starts but won't take gas

make sure carb is cleaned properly, throttle cables adjusted properly, idle is set properly all of this iaw a buell service manual! Buell Blasts do not have a sump; the oil after it has warmed is the actual level; after it sits a few days the oil "sumps" into the crankcase and indicates a low or in your case a proper level. this is a common occurance on HDxl motors and buells. the proper way to check your oil is after the bike is warmed and either on the stand or upright and level depending on year and model. Refer to your owners manual or service manual. if carb is cleaned and adjusted properly investigate for intake leaks. main jet doesn't contribute to fuel delivery until about 2500+ rpm on the blast; if it is stalling before that point check slow jet; you will theoretically be checking/cleaning all jets and the vacuum piston/ diaphram. engines are engines, however all brands have specific nuances and should be worked on by make specific techs. if you are planning on doing your own work get a manual, you will be surprised how much you learn and how easy it will be....T

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 buell blast is running rough - missing - backfiring

Wow, my 2002 blast is doing the same thing, or at least it was untill it blew a hole through the exhaust and quit running all together. Time for a sportster.

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

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