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Offline silverstripes

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Drying the bike
« on: November 06, 2015, 01:23:37 pm »
OK I do clean mine, its on the road all year round in the UK so it does get filthy.

So I clean it as we all do with a vast array of brushes and cleaners, and then I dry it.

Yes dry it  :015:

Not with a wash leather but with a leaf blower. I dry the bike with my petrol leaf Blower. it provides a 150 MPH air flow, that blasts all the water away from those hard to reach places and especially the radiator matrix.

A serious hair dyer for the bike  :020:, oh and I might do a few leaves now and again  :745:

How do you dry yours  :187: 
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Re: Drying the bike
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 01:32:05 pm »
Silverstripes

I have a couple of leave blowers I was going to put in the boot sale. Now I have found a new use for them :008:

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Re: Drying the bike
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 02:09:42 pm »
I've been using a gas powered leaf blower for years to dry my vehicles, works great. The TTSE doesn't get wet washed with a hose though, so no need for the blower on the Trophy.

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Re: Drying the bike
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 03:29:50 pm »
I use a squeegee and chamois but when they did 'all year biker' they used a 'proper' bike hairdryer But reading above I might get the leaf blower out.  It is only electric one but it is worth a go.

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Re: Drying the bike
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 05:43:44 pm »
I have been using an electric leaf blower for the last 6 month and it make the job easy. Good to know that others have the same idea. :028:
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Re: Drying the bike
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 09:02:57 pm »
NEVER thought of that. I will give it a try.

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Re: Drying the bike
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2015, 06:55:44 am »
With an average ambient temperature of 25C things don't take long to dry  :028:.
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Re: Drying the bike
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2015, 02:06:16 pm »
I blow off the water with an air nozzle attached to my large air compressor and use a microfiber towel to finish up.  I don't normally ride in gunky weather so it's pretty easy to clean.