Leaf Blower?????

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  1. OD GASTON

    OD GASTON 05' RUBICON

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    Anyone else use they're leaf blower to dry off your bike after you wash it?

    Just wondering.... I DO!

    Works great.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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    I use a $29 Toro electric leaf blower I picked up at Home Depot. Works great and helps to cut down on swirl marks from drying the bike.
     

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    Leaf blower?.....Only for about a dozen years.........

    Shoulda got one of these........

    [​IMG]

    Only $229

    rrrrriiIGHTttttttt

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  4. tehan2

    tehan2 NRA & GOAL

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    air compressor for the win.

    Small craftsman compressor in the garage. it's faster and quieter than the leaf blower
     
  5. Clydeglide

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    I have a compressor with a 33 gal tank. I find the leaf blower more efficient.

    :cool:
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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  7. Lone Wolff

    Lone Wolff Tire World...

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    My leaf blower only gets used to remove these pesky 0-2" snowfalls we get every so often during the winter.

    I would think that using it on the bike would possibly force some moisture into places that it doesn't belong. But maybe not.
     
  8. Clydeglide

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    Whether a compressor or a leaf blower, that can be a possibility. I guess thinking about where we are pushing the water would be out of the question for some of us. :shocked:

    Is it really worse than using high pressure water to wet down or rinse off the bike?

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  9. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Bath towel.

    Works wonders, but the wife doesn't seem to like finding her towels outside.
     
  10. Tvov

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    I would be careful using a leaf blower if you are worried about the paint job. Leaf blowers can act like sand blasters if dust or especially dirt gets sucked into them.
     
  11. OD GASTON

    OD GASTON 05' RUBICON

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    Speaking of sand blasters.....I got behind a semi full of bags of CONCRETE the other day and it was all I could handle getting around that truck!

    Found a nic on my front fender, and one on my gas tank when I got home.

    PISSED!:sad: :sad: :sad:
     
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    Been doing that for years. Use it to do the top of the SUV also.
     
  13. Goldstar225

    Goldstar225 NRA Life member

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    I use an electric leaf blower also. I guess I could drop $225-250 on one of those dedicated blowers for bikes but I'd rather spend it on gas and tires.
     
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    I bought a used leaf blower at a yard sale for 3 bucks.

    Why all this worry about pushing water somewhere on the bike that would hurt it?

    You've ridden in the rain before, haven't you ?
     
  15. Lone Wolff

    Lone Wolff Tire World...

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    Yes I've ridden in rain, but not at 205mph which is what my leaf blower will push air at. I've found simply letting it air dry is sufficient. YMMV.
     
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    Just ride the bike through a car wash.

    Of course the seat will stay dirty where you’re sitting.:drowning:

    Tim
     
  17. Clydeglide

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    Hmmmm......I did this in the rain.....

    [​IMG]

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