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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-14-2018, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle electric dryer... anyone use one?

As per the title please folks... after having given Mr Bob his first thorough clean yeasterday I decided itís time to look into alternative drying methods... after all anytime saved cleaning/drying our bikes means more time in the saddle.

Whilst I donít mind the cleaning part, drying a bike is time consuming and tedious what with all of the recessed areas. Iíve watched some footage on YouTube and they appear to be an absolute god send.

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Hi Mike - yes, buy one! I bought a bike dryer and it's a great bit of kit - really speeds up the drying process, reassures one that you're getting into all the nooks and crannies. It's not noisy in itself but I wear plugs (or listen to music) as when you go over the bike the noise generated is a little unpleasant for me, rather like the over-loud hand dryers in WCs!
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I got mine here:

Atom ? Motorcycle Dryer ? WITH VARIABLE HEAT!!!! | Sportouring

Though expensive, Iīm sure if you give Mike a call (AMAZING to deal with) he will be able to recommend cheaper alternatives. I got mine quite a while ago and iīm sure there are newer/better/cheaper models on offer now...
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Thanks for the info gents. I suspected these would be a popular... they certainly appear to be a game changer.

This one seems to be really good value and the reviews are consistently good.

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I use the chemical brothers one. Simple cheap and effective


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I've just been using a leaf blower for the last 20 or 25 years.

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I also have a Master Blaster, The full size one.
Nice powerful warm air flow....
Start at the top of bike and work down, No spots when done.
When you turn it on, You better be hanging on to the hose.

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I've just been using a leaf blower for the last 20 or 25 years.
I was on the verge of using my own but after a little reading found that it is t ideal due to them blowing unfiltered air over the bike. So what ever is floating around such as dust and grit particle, it ends up being distributed over the bike.

But then again seeing as youíve been doing it for so long if there is such an issue Iím pretty sure you would have cottoned on by now!
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I was on the verge of using my own but after a little reading found that it is t ideal due to them blowing unfiltered air over the bike. So what ever is floating around such as dust and grit particle, it ends up being distributed over the bike.

But then again seeing as youíve been doing it for so long if there is such an issue Iím pretty sure you would have cottoned on by now!
I've been using an electric leaf blower with great success. I understand the concern over the unfiltered air but i figured riding around at highway speeds subjects the paint to loads of unfiltered air as well. No cure for that
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I've been using an electric leaf blower with great success. I understand the concern over the unfiltered air but i figured riding around at highway speeds subjects the paint to loads of unfiltered air as well. No cure for that
Agreed but once the bike has been washed and then dried with a leaf blower the issue only then comes into play if you want to polish the bike. You will in effect then be rubbing a cloth over the bike when itís covered in countless little particles of grit which act as an exfoliate. This will of course create swirling and in severe cases some horrible scratches
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