Tying a Bandana on your bike

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Conde54, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Conde54

    Conde54 Member

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    I see a lot of bikes around that have a Bandana tied to their bikes. I was wondering if there is a meaning behind it? A good place to tie it and how many guys have one tied to their bike?
     
  2. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    i did at one time i was hopping people in cages would see the movement i attached it to rear of bike
     
  3. tumma

    tumma Member

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    I do not have one tied on my ride!But what a few of my buds say is just for looks. come in handy for a rag or a face cover in bad weather. Some others say it is for a fallen brother rider. So i guess that each one has its own story!!:newsmile04:
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I thought a bandana, towel, shirt, or anything similar on a bike pulled over meant they were requesting assistance.

    As far as having one tied on all the time, I haven't a clue, other than trying to be unique or expressive.
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I've had a black & gray bandanna tied (unobtrusively) on the handlebars of my black and silver Dyna since I've had it. It's a handy rag for drips at gas up, big bug strikes, drying the seat after a shower or whatever. I thought tied on the grip and parked is "need assistance" I don't have one on my Electra bars because I keep it stuffed in the driver backrest slot.
     
  6. ProF

    ProF Junior Member

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    It's so you can find your bike in a crowded parking lot!:bigsmiley20:
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Back in the day they were used to tie the parts back on that rattled loose and had fallen or were getting ready to fall off.


    Bodeen
     
  8. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    I rode with this ol' gal years ago and she had one tied to the handlebar of her bike. I think it was pink and it was in rembrance of her mom or sister who had died of cancer [I think].
     
  9. Lancer

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    Thats an idea, a few years ago at Biketoberfest my wife and I came back out to the parking lot at Destination Daytona looking for a black Ultra among the 4000 other black Harleys, took us 15 minutes to find ours. :p
     
  10. Fourdogs

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    am I dumb or what coz thats what i thought they were for also :bigsmiley20: