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PostAuthor: rogsatt34 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:41 pm

Whenever I wash my bike, I use my leaf blower to dry it off with. My friends look at me like I'm crazy. Someone tell me that I'm not the only one that uses a leaf blower to dry a bike.
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PostAuthor: slowpoke » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:03 pm

what is the difference between that and the air dryers at the car wash?? nothing. It is a good idea, and there is nothing wrong with it.
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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:19 pm

never done it.... but guess what i am going to use the next time i dry my bike.. :naughty: thanks for that tip.....dan
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PostAuthor: 48vintage » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:06 pm

I use my leaf blower to dry her every time she gets a bath or a shower . .
done so for years . .
much cheaper than a motorcycle dryer and doubles as a leaf blower too.

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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: eaglebeak » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:21 pm

I'm also one who uses my leaf blower as a bike dryer that gets water out of all the tiny crevices that a chamos can't touch.

However, using it on the cat after his bath is pretty traumatic :shock:
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PostAuthor: packman » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:41 am

I use a leaf blower too after wiping the bikes down. It helps eliminate water spots. I don't let the wife do it anymore as she got the drawstrings from her pants caught in the blower intake & almost mooned the neighborhood & I had to take the blower apart to fix it. Be careful & safe always.
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PostAuthor: mark75 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:03 am

whatever works!
cheaper than a "Air Force" "Blaster".
If I owned one I would prolly use it, but use my compressor instead.
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PostAuthor: Delmarosalinda » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:58 pm

I'm a trucker and i use one to clean out the back of the trailers. 53' is a lot of sweeping. Good idea for the bike...
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PostAuthor: smprince » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:19 am

yep.. i use the leaf blower to dry my bike an car.. much faster then hand drying.
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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: workingstiff » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:26 pm

I use them every spring when I put the snowmobiles up for their summers nap. The first time I felt sorta funny, got over it when I saw how good it worked.

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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:16 pm

Great Tip! Never thought of it......... But I will use it now..... Too bad it won't blow off ICE.....
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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:20 pm

no but a hair dryer will :bg: ........dan
82 xv 750 skull on grips,levers,3rd brake and side covers.soft bags and tool bag, relay for coils, fresh inferno red, paint code PEL(red)

no time to do it right..always enough time to do it twice.
it is if is isnt :con:
If it went together easy... you forgot something.
when in doubt.... ground it out!

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=35947 (bare bones wiring81-83 xv750)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=48895 (91 up xv750 bare bones)
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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:24 pm

Yup!!!!!
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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: gregkw1 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:19 am

I use my compressor with a air tip.
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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:26 am

@^%#^%&%**$# Tis cold and miserable here...... I wish I was back in South Florida.......... Sorry, every year and this time I get this feeling. I have used the air compressor before to blow water off of things. In the summer it air dries in a few minutes here, but its winter and cold now. 'bout 30 degrees...... on its way to mid-twenties tonight.
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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: Streetmedik » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:14 pm

totallyredvirago wrote:no but a hair dryer will :bg: ........dan

Strip the heating elements out of 3 or 4 hair dryers and stuff them in the snout of a leaf blower... WA-LA.. Turbo hot air blower!
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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:54 am

The last post on this thread was in December of 2012. I doubt you will get a response. Take the time to look at the date on the thread before you respond.
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Re: Leaf blower

PostAuthor: Irishoutlaw » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:44 am

bstig60 wrote:The last post on this thread was in December of 2012. I doubt you will get a response. Take the time to look at the date on the thread before you respond.


Now Now bstig, be nice..... there is a chance that he will get a response.... small but possible.
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