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Metro Vacuum SK-1 Air Force Blaster Sidekick Compact & Portable Motorcycle Dryer

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  • Powerful 1.3 PHP 950 Watt Motor, 8 Amps
  • All Steel Construction
  • Includes: Rubber Neoprene Blower Nozzle, Air Flare
  • Grounded Power Supply Cord
  • Made In the USA
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Product Description

Compact, powerful hand held motorcycle dryer that is small enough to put into a saddlebag yet strong enough to dry a bike off in minutes. No more water spots or streaking
At just over 3 pounds, the all steel Sidekick produces a large volume of warm filtered air and is great when at home or on the road
Less expensive than the original Blaster
Features a 950 watt, 8 amp motor at 120 volts and 1.3 HP motor
12 heavy-duty, 3 conductor cord
Made in the USA
1-year manufacturers warranty

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Thoroughly dry your bike or sports car in just eight minutes with the Metropolitan Vacuum SK-1 Air Force Blaster Sidekick. This hand-held dryer blasts away water with warm, filtered air, leaving your bike or other vehicle clean and spot-free. The Sidekick comes assembled with a 12-inch grounded power cord and includes a rubber neoprene blower nozzle and air flare.

The Metropolitan Vacuum SK-1 Air Force Blaster Sidekick offers:
  • A fast-acting method of drying motorcycles or cars
  • A powerful 1.3 HP motor
  • Compact size small enough to fit in a saddle bag
  • Easy-change foam filter
  • Sturdy, all-steal construction


The Blaster Sidekick, an expert dryer for your bike or vehicle, is brought to you by the innovative Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co. View Video Demo.


The Blaster Sidekick removes water from places towels can't reach, keeping vehicles and bikes at their best.
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Give Your Vehicle a Spotless Finish in Just Minutes
Compact and portable, the Sidekick removes water from places towels simply can't reach. When it rains, water accumulates in crevices, around lights, and on body panels. After you take your wheels out for a spin, the accumulated water forms droplets that stream down, leaving unsightly streaks and spots behind. Fortunately, the Sidekick lets you clean off the accumulated water before it can mar the surface of your favorite ride.

Designed to be used at home or on the road with a waffle-weave towel, the Sidekick removes water from under the air spoiler, mirrors, door handles, tire rims, and more. Its 12-inch rubber nozzle is a snap to position, and it won't scratch your paint job.

Powerful yet Compact, Easily Blows Away Moisture
With air volume of 160 MPH/85 CFM and air speed of 18,000 FPM, the Sidekick is both powerful and effective. It owes its robust performance to a 1.3-horsepower, 8.0-amp, 950-watt, 120-volt motor, which blows warm, filtered air to dry your motorcycle or car in minutes.

Weighing only three pounds and small enough to put in a saddle bag, the Sidekick is easy to hold and maneuver.

The Sidekick boasts sturdy all-steel construction and an easy-change foam filter. It comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co., Inc.: Committed to the American Dream
In December of 1939, Hyman Gulker pawned his pocket watch and gave $50 to his daughter and son-in-law, Pearl and Israel Stern. That was the beginning of Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Company, the family's American Dream.

Before he founded Metro, Israel sold vacuum cleaners door to door. He was such a great salesman, in fact, that the president of the last company he worked for offered him $100 to come back into the fold. To the president's great disappointment, however, Israel's wife had the last word. She said, "Nothing doing. We're on our own now!"Since the day those fateful words were spoken, the Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co., Inc. has grown from a small retail store in Bronx, NY, that sold and repaired vacuum cleaners into a multidivisional corporation with an ever-expanding range of products.

What's in the Box
Sidekick with filter and 12-inch cord, rubber neoprene blower nozzle, and air flare.


Keep it in your garage or glove box to remove water from under the air spoiler, mirrors, door handles, tire rims, and more.

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Technical Details
Part Number SK-1
Item Weight4.2 pounds
Product Dimensions10.3 x 8 x 6.3 inches
Item model numberSK-1
ColorBLACK
Stylepressure-tank
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description1 YEAR Warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB000LQB24G
Best Sellers Rank #9,967 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableSeptember 21, 2004
  
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. Henze on March 5, 2008
I had buyers remorse after placing the order. An after thought about the horsepower made me skeptical. Their big one is 8 hp then their best seller is 4 hp this one is only 1.3. To my surprise it was awesome. I can't imagine using a 4 hp on my bike. It works great. Filtered & heated air it is well worth the money!
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By MSig on June 11, 2009
Purchased this dryer thinking that it would help a little with the drying time on my bike - this product is great - it cut my wash and dry time in half - I was able to get the water out of the fins on my engine heads as well as all the little spots I had difficulty getting to with a cloth. Even blew the dust off the garage floor prior to rolling the bike back in. Highly recommend this for the biker that has one or two bikes and likes to keep them clean. You will need an extention cord as the cord on the unit is aprox 18". Great product - great buy!
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Dwayne L. Metcalf on April 15, 2009
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This is a whole lotta product in a small package. I had been considering some type of dryer to help with cleaning and drying my motorcycle, and when I found a very attractive price on Amazon.com I decided to try it. I'm glad that I did as this Metro Vac SK-1 is a great tool. It lives up to manufacturers claims and I can't imagine needing anything bigger.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Byrne on July 1, 2008
fantastic,works almost as good as 3 bikini clad women hand dryin a Harley,only not as pretty
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By David Charron on May 22, 2010
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This air blaster is amazing. It's made though and it packs a lot of power. If you need something to replace that deafening air compressor, this is the right choice.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By T. Clark on June 27, 2010
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This product performed as advertised. I am very happy with it. With regards to those comments about the short power cord. The company is looking out for your safety. There are many people out there 1 can short of a full 6 pack. You have just washed your bike (wet floor) and now want to dry it. Even if they gave you an 8 foot cord it is still not enough to work around your bike and you will get an extnsion cord. So when you plug it in the connection will be dragged on the floor through wet spots or puddles with a potential for shock. With the short cord the plug is well off the ground and there are no open connections on the ground. There is no difference if you get a 12 foot or 20 foot extension cord other than maybe being a practice dummy for your local EMT.

I would buy other products from this company and am considering their auto vac.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ick on October 9, 2008
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I love this dryer. I can't believe the power this little dude has. I dried my full dressed touring bike in about 15 minutes. The warm air not only blew the water off, but dried it too, leaving almost no water marks.

So in other words, you won't have to wipe off your bike. If you're particular like me about a clean bike you might still take a towel and dab what little water is left, but there won't be much. You'll be happy!!
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Virgo on April 1, 2009
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I first researched and read all the reviews concerning the Metro Vacuum SK-1 Air Force Blaster Sidekick Portable Motorcycle Dryer. At first I was somewhat skeptical before purchasing this unit. Previously I was using my BIG bulky leaf blower to remove the water and debris from my bike. I wasn't always able to get underneath my bike with my leaf blower or those other hard to get to areas. Now with the Metro Vacuum's size, I'm now able to hit those tight areas I wasn't able to get to before. Also this little unit packs a punch, it has more power then my big made in China leaf blower. The little Metro pumps out 18,000 ft/min of warm, filtered air. The quality of this unit is top shelf, and it's made right here in the USA! What's important to me and high on my list is this. It's a quality unit, it does the job it's advertised to do and if it keeps an American worker employed here in the USA, then that's good enough for me! TIP: (Use your own discretion on this one.) For me, it works equally well when removing the crud from my PC's keyboard!

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