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  • Offline silverstripes   gb

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    Drying the bike
    on: Nov 06, 2015, 01.23 pm
    Nov 06, 2015, 01.23 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: Nov 06, 2015, 01.32 pm
    Nov 06, 2015, 01.32 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: Nov 06, 2015, 02.09 pm
    Nov 06, 2015, 02.09 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: Nov 06, 2015, 03.29 pm
    Nov 06, 2015, 03.29 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: Nov 06, 2015, 05.43 pm
    Nov 06, 2015, 05.43 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: Nov 06, 2015, 09.02 pm
    Nov 06, 2015, 09.02 pm
    NEVER thought of that. I will give it a try.

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    Re: Drying the bike
    Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2015, 06.55 am
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    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: Nov 09, 2015, 02.06 pm
    Nov 09, 2015, 02.06 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.