Blowers for Bikes

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by dogdad, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    Are the "heated blowers" such as the "Blaster" really work that well to spend the $229 to $375 or so? I know Glider has said good things about them,,,any body else use these? I have used the yard blower already and really don't like using it on my bike.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I have an Air shammy that is working very well for me and is just a tad over $100. It has a 15' power cord and a 10' hose. Also has a plastic body so you should not get electrocuted if it gets wet.
     
  4. dogdad

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    Just called the calcarcover company and that $189 unit is a vacuum and blower. The Metro Blaster is $229,,think I'll go for that one,don't want it to vacuum,,,,,going to call around to compare price. The reason I'm buying one is because of the water spots I had last time from washing,,,,and it's another Christmas gift from me to me:reyes
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    The Sidekick Blaster does a real nice job for under $100.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Don't be fooled the vac/blower is a better unit. The blower you only get the housing with one end on it and an open filter in the other end with a larger diameter hose than the vac only unit. The vac has one end that comes off making it the same as the blower. As long as it is the 4 HP model get the vac/blower unit for the $189 if it is the metro unit. That's the one I have.
    The vac/blower end comes off to remove the dust bag and the bag and the end doesn't get used if it is used as a blower only.

    [​IMG] Vac/blower

    [​IMG]Blower
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008