Leather Braids off Brake Lever?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by CaptCrash, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. CaptCrash

    CaptCrash Member

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    I've recently noticed riders with long braided leather cords hanging off their front brake levers. I even saw on that dragged on the ground in right hand turns. I've seen fringe before but these are like 24-36 inches in length and seem to slip over the lever itself...

    I know it's a noob question but--what's up with that?

    (Seems like if it got caught on something it would grab a big handful you wouldn't want grabbed...)
     
  2. dogdad

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    If it's what I've seen , it's a whip. There are clubs here in new Orleans that show there colors with them. They do look like they can get tangled or hit you while riding.
     
  3. dogdad

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  4. pookibr

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    Those are pretty neat looking. I like the key chain ones.
     
  5. CaptCrash

    CaptCrash Member

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    Bingo. Thanks! I've just started noticing them this summer! I figured it was a style thing...
     
  6. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    You need to check your local laws before you use them. Here in Ca. they are starting to crack down on people who use them. They consider them a weapon. You can use them if they are bolted to the hand lever where it can't be removed while riding.
     
  7. CaptCrash

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    Being an oddball, I was thinking you could really crash someone by grabbing it and giving it a yank...never thought of it as an offensive weapon.
     
  8. Eagle Rider

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    They seem more dangerous than they do styleing. I think I will pass on this fad.
     
  9. HarleyHarry

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    With a quick downward pull, the biker whip can be released quickly in case of "emergency."

    Wonder what emergency they are talking about. I bet it has nothing to do with a fast "side of the road" skipping contest.
     
  10. RickyBobby

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    I used to see them all the time. I think the fad wore out. The last ones I saw were on a Honda VTX. They were mostly for older or retro bikes. There was fringe on everything, seat, saddlebags, you name it.
    Another thing I don't see much of any more is white grips. In fact I can't remember seeing them for a long time. :)