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    Bike Dryers
    on: Feb 04, 2021, 09.03 pm
    Feb 04, 2021, 09.03 pm
    Hello everyone. Does anyone on here use a bike dryer at all. I was thinking about buying one but was a little surprised at how expensive they are. I've seen a few cheaper ones with good spec but they're from China and I've been stung before buying from these Chinese sellers on Amazon. Does anyone have one that they would recommend. Thanks, Donald




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    Re: Bike Dryers
    Reply #1 on: Feb 04, 2021, 09.27 pm
    Feb 04, 2021, 09.27 pm
    I use the garden leaf blower, with a pair of my wife's tights over the air intake to filter the air
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    Re: Bike Dryers
    Reply #2 on: Feb 04, 2021, 10.26 pm
    Feb 04, 2021, 10.26 pm
    I had been using a garden leaf blower until it broke and was so impressed I went out an bought a , 2800W Stepless Speed Dog Grooming Hair Fur.  from Amazon

       It works great You will be amazed how much water it blows out of the nooks and crannies around the engine.   There is always a rick of scratching the paint work when using a drying cloth, no matter how often you wash the cloth.  It is £76.12 now but I'm sure I only paid about £40.  If nothing else, it helps keep your hands warm when on the heated program, particularly helpful during the winter.   
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    Re: Bike Dryers
    Reply #3 on: Feb 05, 2021, 04.52 pm
    Feb 05, 2021, 04.52 pm
    I use the leaf blower as well.  Never considered the issue of debris passing through it / hitting the bike before - but I think I'll start doing the same as Noggin now that I'm going to worry about it!   :001:
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    Re: Bike Dryers
    Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2021, 01.07 pm
    Feb 07, 2021, 01.07 pm
    I've used 'ride it for a while' as a bike drying method for 30 years or so. Seems to work.

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    Re: Bike Dryers
    Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2021, 08.54 pm
    Feb 07, 2021, 08.54 pm
    Have been using a leaf blower to dry my bikes for 20 years. Not to close though!
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    Re: Bike Dryers
    Reply #6 on: Feb 08, 2021, 08.59 am
    Feb 08, 2021, 08.59 am
    *Originally Posted by dietDrThunder [+]
    I've used 'ride it for a while' as a bike drying method for 30 years or so. Seems to work.

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    Re: Bike Dryers
    Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2021, 03.18 pm
    Mar 02, 2021, 03.18 pm
    Got the Metro Vacumn Air Force Blaster as a gift.  Really like it.  Some of the alternatives like leaf blowers or the output side of a really good shop vac could work but would have to be necked down quite a bit to work like the Blaster.  I have the 4 hp model, they advertise 29,250 FPM which translates to 330 mph.  If I were looking at alternatives I would try to get as close to this number as possible.  Got it when I had a Harley Road King with lots of chrome, it was a game changer in that application.  The Triumph is different with more panels that are easier to dry and no unforgiving chrome.  Still glad I have it, but could get by if I didn't for the Triumph.

     



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