Only replying because of the comment about the forum losing steam. I still have the Buell Blast I purchsed new from the HD dealership in 2000, but it sits in my son's garage waiting for attention to many minor but varied issues. 18 years, one owner bike, it was reliable and fun for most of that time but lack of reliable repair shops is a major issue. My son can fix anything but his time is a premium so i don't expect to be reunited with my bike any time soon, but i still love it. This forum came in handy many times over the years but it is losing steam, much as i hate to see it go. Sometimes it helped to just scroll through to see trending issues. Good luck, enjoy your Buell.