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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-02-2012, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question Bike dryers

Any recommendations for a decent blower to dry the bike off after washing?

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You're supposed to wash these things?



I never use a hose or spray water on the bike, so a dryer would be kinda useless.... Unless I used it after it rained, but then engine heat would do the job for me.

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I use my air compressor from time to time.

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Hey KM I hear that blowing the water off after a wash is better than toweling. So you know which is a good blow dryer?

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I read that an air compressor can hurt the paint.

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Yeah, at high psi's. Turn your regulator down and it'll be fine.

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Of course an air compressor will hurt the paint! Your should use the air in it! lol
I couldn't resist. Seriously though. I use my compressor all the time. What are you doing to hurt the paint? That's a new one on me.
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I just warm up the bike....then go really fast...
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I know a couple of guys who use cheap leaf blowers.
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I guess I asked for it. Yeah, if I had a compressor I would probably figure out how to use it for drying the bike but I don't have one so I am still thinking of a blow dryer.

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