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post #31 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-08-2020, 03:46 PM
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I've been drying all of my vehicles with an electric leaf blower for the past 20 years. I have never experienced an electrical issue, or damage to the finish. Wax once a year, and water beads up, and blows off. Lots faster than towel drying with a chamois cloth. But if you'd rather be washing than riding...knock yourself out!
Literally; knock yourself out. You may come to your senses.
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It is essential to use the heater so that the water just quickly evaporates, rather than getting pushed into every nook and cranny by cold blasts of compressed air or a leaf blower.
Clearly you've never tried using compressed air.
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With an air compressor, giving some distance (especially with a high, concentrated area) would also be prudent.. Kinda like NOT using a 3,000PSI pressure washer to clean the area around your wheel bearings up close...
Yes, I use a compressor and some common sense.
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Not 12 VDC with enough current to turn on lights. Call me skeptical.
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Yes, I use a compressor and some common sense
Myfjr, I only use "common sense" (in aerosol container) after the wash, and no water spots 😀

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Not 12 VDC with enough current to turn on lights. Call me skeptical.
Our canadian water is special "highly conductive", that's why our beer is sooo awesome, jump on your bike and come to Calgary, and we'll experiment with my Aux lights and Beer 🙂
I will either prove you wrong, or at least get you too drunk and make you admit you are wrong ;-D
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Not 12 VDC with enough current to turn on lights. Call me skeptical.
Our canadian water is special "highly conductive", that's why our beer is sooo awesome, jump on your bike and come to Calgary, and we'll experiment with my Aux lights and Beer 🙂
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Uh... there are switches that are not sealed for moisture, they are all clustered on your handlebars... check them out, no membranes or silicone sleeves, no waterproof connectors. Should be a drain hole on the bottom of the housing though....
That's a surprise to me. I admit I've never had a reason to get into them.. my bad.

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A nice slow dry is the way to go. You can't rush a good thing. Lol

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I usually just fart, depending on what i have had to eat I can get it pretty dry!

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