It depends on where the exhaust is directed. I wouldn't use my 2-stroke Craftsman gas blower because the exhaust exits to the front and there is a slight amount of oil film that I think would blow on the bike.catken said:I see many people using electric leaf blowers to dry their bike. Does anyone see a problem using a gas powered leaf blower to do the samething. Thanks Ken
Used a gas powered (LawnBoy and WeedEater) for years with no problem. Have always indicated to anybody that ask, if you've used the leaf blower in vaccum (sucking) mode be careful.... You're blower my spit stuff back out. Now that can get nasty.catken said:I see many people using electric leaf blowers to dry their bike. Does anyone see a problem using a gas powered leaf blower to do the samething. Thanks Ken
Hang on man, go to J&P Cycles and lookup Cycle Dryer, little 4 lb. orange blower for $42. I have it and it works very well.thatoldbike said:I empty my shop vac and wipe it out, remove the filter. Then use the blower part of the shop vac. Only takes a few minutes to clean the shop vac out. I'd love to get one of those bike dryers but just can't see myself spending $250 for it. They do work great though.
Do you mean this?DCRANER said:Hang on man, go to J&P Cycles and lookup Cycle Dryer, little 4 lb. orange blower for $42. I have it and it works very well.
Well, thought about this all day so when I got home I decided to do a little testing:kayak99 said:Same reasons as mentioned. Gas blowers throw oil. Might not be noticable but its there.
Could you tell the atmosphere to filter the air please? j/k I use a leaf blower and I've never had any problems either. To each his own I suppose.3Dog said:Personally I have a couple of those little Cycle Dryers..they in NO way compare to the Black Baron dryer.
Here about lots that use leaf blowers..personally with 20K invested in a bike I will only go with filtered air.
IMO, if you are just doing one bike then NO. Oh yeah, they do heat (warm) the air.rrockefe said:I use an electric with no problem at all. But, I've read the more expensive bike dryers heat the air also. This seems like it would be a great benefit, but not sure about the cost difference...is it worth it?
That diesel sure does make the teeth shine! :woohoo:Texan said:Results: No oil on the clean white shirt!! Even got down to within 3 inches, about the same distance I blow the bike off at.
I'm sure if you ride the highways at all your going to end up behind a good 'ol oil burner or a diesel every now and then.