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Leaf blower

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:41 pm
Author: rogsatt34
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.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:03 pm
Author: slowpoke
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.

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:19 pm
Author: totallyredvirago
never done it.... but guess what i am going to use the next time i dry my bike.. :naughty: thanks for that tip.....dan

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:06 pm
Author: 48vintage
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.

Gary

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:21 pm
Author: eaglebeak
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:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:41 am
Author: packman
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.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:03 am
Author: mark75
whatever works!
cheaper than a "Air Force" "Blaster".
If I owned one I would prolly use it, but use my compressor instead.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:58 pm
Author: Delmarosalinda
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...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:19 am
Author: smprince
yep.. i use the leaf blower to dry my bike an car.. much faster then hand drying.

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:26 pm
Author: workingstiff
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.

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:16 pm
Author: bstig60
Great Tip! Never thought of it......... But I will use it now..... Too bad it won't blow off ICE.....

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:20 pm
Author: totallyredvirago
no but a hair dryer will :bg: ........dan

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:24 pm
Author: bstig60
Yup!!!!!

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:19 am
Author: gregkw1
I use my compressor with a air tip.

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:26 am
Author: bstig60
@^%#^%&%**$# 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.

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:14 pm
Author: Streetmedik
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!

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:54 am
Author: bstig60
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.

Re: Leaf blower

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:44 am
Author: Irishoutlaw
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.