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Motorcycle dryers YES or NO

I use a small (tiny) electric blower to dry off my bike, at the safe distance.
Good or bad practice?
Thinking of getting one of these but 18.000 FT/min and 1.3HP seems excessive,... it may brake plastic, and push water to places where it may create issues, thoughts?

p.s. or should I just use 100% isopropanol alcohol to displace water droplets



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Leaf blower at a distance, just to evaporate water off visible surfaces. I don't blow dry mine, just wipe down with a clean microfiber towel, takes away any spots. to polish, a little Honda polish now and then, good to go.

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I just get on the bike and ride it really fast.
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Water spots and light mud are a badge of honor . Our summertime daily rains override the need to dry it off.

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I use my electric leaf blower.
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Compressed air. Hold 6-8 " away. Works perfect.

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1/2 hp leaf blower, blow it until it’s basically dry and then wipe it down with a synthetic chamois. I hit it then most times Before I ride it with a spray detailer, currently meguiers ceramic. Darn good stuff !
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Diluted simple green with a kitchen towel. 😁
I remember someone on a ride once giving me tons of crap for using Windex on my visor, too. 10yrs later, I'm still not sure what he was going on about. 🤷‍♂️
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I use a blower sold on Amazon for drying hairy dogs - perfect and takes under a minute.
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I bought a similar Metro Vac [the dual motor "Master Blaster] years ago for my car. It's a nice thing to have but takes entirely too long to thoroughly dry a car so mine is just sitting in storage. I rarely need to actually wash my FJR and I do a lot of riding. Most of the time I just wipe it down with water and a microfiber cloth.

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