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Last night I came back from a ride and just left the bike out in the driveway.
At 2:30 a.m. I woke up to major thunder and rain falling very hard.

I remembered the bike being outside in all of that and went out to get it out of the rain (and got soaked of course).

Today I noticed rust all over the rotors. I will go and wash them with a brillo pad later, but man the rust on my bike is really starting to piss me off.

I have a bunch of bolts rusting and an so on.... Do I need to rust proof it!! :)
 

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The bikes are not well protected from the elements is a downside I have seen. You really have to go out of your way to protect it from rust in many areas.
 

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Multiply the effort by 10 if you ride or live near saltwater. Get a leaf blower to dry the bike after riding it wet. Wipe it down often.
 

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on american thunder awhile back ago I saw a bike dryer, I'll do a quick check and see if I can find it.
 

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holy :stac: these things are expensive! I'm pretty sure this is the one I saw on tv click ~~~~> here
 

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I use the leaf blower after I wash the bike. But I was not into getting it out at 2:30 in the morning and start blowing the bike!
 

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Here's one of the blowers made for cars/bikes. Black Baron

{{EDIT LakeDrunk...Ya' beat me to the link!}}

I ride in the Pacific Northwest and spend a lot of time in the rain. As long as I wipe things down regularly and keep the wheels clean, I'm in good shape.
 

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Once you get back on it and ride I think you will be suprised how much of the surface rust on the rotors will disappear.
 

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lakedrunk said:
holy :stac: these things are expensive! I'm pretty sure this is the one I saw on tv click ~~~~> here
I would put my money into an air compressor before getting one of those things.
 

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sammy said:
I would put my money into an air compressor before getting one of those things.
I'm not going out and getting one anytime soon but they do say that blowing water around with a compreser or a leaf blower just blows the water on to other spots of the bike. supposably these work the best cuz they dry and not just blow everything around.
 

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lakedrunk said:
I'm going out and getting one anytime soon but they do say that blowing water around with a compreser or a leaf blower just blows the water on to other spots of the bike. supposably these work the best cuz they dry and not just blow everything around.
:wazzup: :wazzup:
so, what are they doing different the blowing air? sounds like an advertising gimmick to me
 

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They must be blowing DRY air!!!
 

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V-Kit said:
:wazzup: :wazzup:
so, what are they doing different the blowing air? sounds like an advertising gimmick to me
I'm sure it doesn't work as good as they advertise but they say they use heat with air, not just blowing air. I'm sure not going to spend that kind of cash to find out though.
 

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Sounds like a Hair dryer to me.... The old kind with the hood missing.
 

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mikep said:
Sounds like a Hair dryer to me.... The old kind with the hood missing.
yeah why would anyone buy one of those when you could just go get a hair dryer?

I was thinking of buying one when I saw it on tv but I didn't think they would be that much money, it looked like it work real well on tv but $200+ I don't think so.
 

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mikep said:
I have a bunch of bolts rusting and an so on.... Do I need to rust proof it!! :)
I guess the dryer thing is off topic from the original question
my bike has rust on many parts also, but so has all my other bikes, so I've just gotten used to it. but if there is a easy way to rust proof it I'd be interested too.
 

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I know you guys are going to think I'm crazy, but I took coke to my brother's 1981 Yamaha XF650 and there is no more surface rust on it. Worked great. Just my 2 cents.

Jeff
 

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GordoJ52 said:
I know you guys are going to think I'm crazy, but I took coke to my brother's 1981 Yamaha XF650 and there is no more surface rust on it. Worked great. Just my 2 cents.

Jeff
I saw that on mythbusters, coke works well on cleaning chrome too, but I'm sure it makes everything sticky
 
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