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Schuey
9th April 2020, 03:54 PM
Hi Guys,

What do you think of motorcycle dryers, the turbine ones? Any of you have one and if so, do you recommend it?

Which brand do you recommend?

Thanks.

alex
9th April 2020, 04:29 PM
There was a previous thread on this...might be worth a search

- Alex

Schuey
9th April 2020, 04:39 PM
Ok Alex, will do a search. Cheers.

Marc A
9th April 2020, 05:08 PM
https://s1000rrforum.co.uk/showthread.php?13689-Bike-Dryer&highlight=Dryer

Schuey
9th April 2020, 05:21 PM
Thanks Marc, useful information in that thread :)

r25sti
9th April 2020, 06:29 PM
dog ones are cheaper and the same thing as bike dryers.

GixxerChuck
10th April 2020, 06:56 PM
I got a pet one. Loads on eBay. Variable speed and heat control. Does the job


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Schuey
10th April 2020, 07:57 PM
Thanks for the tips guys, just ordered one. Ordered a 2800W pet/motorcycle one, as I do have a big German Shepherd too so it'll do both jobs! :)

stuartb
10th April 2020, 08:58 PM
Holy shit R25s video with that pet dryer !

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Marc A
10th April 2020, 09:03 PM
Gonna get one for ur kwaka Stuart?? lol

stuartb
10th April 2020, 09:11 PM
By the sounds of it I could use that as the engine !

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Schuey
10th April 2020, 09:18 PM
Holy shit R25s video with that pet dryer !

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Lol, just watched the vid, seems powerful!

r25sti
10th April 2020, 09:54 PM
its really good, shifts every last drop of water from everywhere, no water runs or marks left. no scratchy shammy here.lol

Marc A
10th April 2020, 09:59 PM
Do u wash after every ride Rich?

r25sti
10th April 2020, 10:02 PM
if you really want to shift the water get some of this. amazing stuff. i use it on all black plastics from hugger to switches. it keeps everything looking shiny and black. looks like everything just been wiped with oil and the water flies off everything. lasts forever with one wipe. ive had this little bottle for a few years and done 5 bikes with it so far. :)

https://i.imgur.com/PJeK4nT.jpg

r25sti
10th April 2020, 10:04 PM
Do u wash after every ride Rich?

nearly every time. if more than say 100 miles i will wash, thats mine and the missis every time, wash, clean chains and lube. :) got it down to 30 mins for both bikes. if im out both days on a weekend i will sometimes just wipe flies from tank and knee areas.

stuartb
11th April 2020, 02:29 AM
if you really want to shift the water get some of this. amazing stuff. i use it on all black plastics from hugger to switches. it keeps everything looking shiny and black. looks like everything just been wiped with oil and the water flies off everything. lasts forever with one wipe. ive had this little bottle for a few years and done 5 bikes with it so far. :)

https://i.imgur.com/PJeK4nT.jpgThat looks like really good stuff...

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roadrunner
11th April 2020, 06:37 AM
To keep all my black plastics fresh, shiny and new looking on my car and bikes, I give ‘em a light spray with Tesco’s Dash Shine and a buff up. Quick and perfect every time.

r25sti
11th April 2020, 11:20 AM
To keep all my black plastics fresh, shiny and new looking on my car and bikes, I give ‘em a light spray with Tesco’s Dash Shine and a buff up. Quick and perfect every time.

i never need to touch mine with anything after this treatment. no dust or muck sticks to it either. :) used to use back to black back in the day. love the smell of it. :)

Schuey
11th April 2020, 03:23 PM
i never need to touch mine with anything after this treatment. no dust or muck sticks to it either. :) used to use back to black back in the day. love the smell of it. :)

Haha, I remember Back to Black back in the days. I used to help my Dad do his cars when I was a kid, my favourites of his were his Cavalier GSI2000 16v and then an E30 325i Sport. Damn, I wish he’d have kept the 325i :(

stuartb
12th April 2020, 10:04 AM
Haha.. can't beat some nostalgia. Back to Black was decent stuff ideal when manufacturers thought it was a good idea to wrap the bottom 1/3 of cars in black plastic which ended up either covered in polish or turned Grey because of poor quality, just about every car turned out in the late 80s had a Black wrap around bumper..

Did anyone ever use Comma Seek n Seal for windscreen leaks.. brilliant stuffhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200412/927f17d9980ab26673c3750bdfb9bc15.jpg

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Marc A
12th April 2020, 10:15 AM
Never heard of the stuff Stuart....although that tin looks just as old as me! lol

stuartb
12th April 2020, 10:34 AM
Dont mean to hijack... but just when were on the back to black thing..this was the best for sealing windscreen leaks..70s/80s

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edzt
13th April 2020, 05:29 PM
Eeh, used loads of that stuff trying to stop my knackered MGBs’ footwell filling with water.....God I’m old!

Schuey
26th April 2020, 01:21 PM
Wow is all I can say, just washed both bikes and used the dryer for the first time. I’m so impressed, saved so much time and no messing around with a drying towel required. Only on the Bonneville did I have to use a micro fibre drying towel a little on the chrome bits, where it left a few dried water lines with the force of the dryer. Absolutely brilliant and great investment.

Rednine
27th April 2020, 09:14 AM
I've always just used a hair drier, good and efficient for nooks and crannies.