What's up with that?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by barttoday, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. barttoday

    barttoday Active Member

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    What's up with the long whip hanging off of some guys handlebars?? Not fringe, just a long braided leather whip hanging off of one side of the handlebars. (Always seems to be on the right side.) ??:small3d014:
     
  2. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    It is usually carried on some of the 1% MC's and shows there colors.
     
  3. FLHXTom29715

    FLHXTom29715 Active Member

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    found this on a web site about it

    "There's a history behind these old-school biker or "getback" whips. Back in the day, you'd see bikers sporting whips - hanging from their clutch or brake levers as they rode. The leather whips were usually made from the biker's club colors - to display their colors and for club recognition. But the whips were a whole lot more than just leather club colors. A biker whip could be quickly released and used "in case of emergency."
     
  4. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    Just another way of telling someone that they shouldn't be messing with you, gives the rider a way to give a hello tap on a windshield or where ever needed to get thier attention
     
  5. barttoday

    barttoday Active Member

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    I usually carry a little sack of '00' buckshot in my windshield bag for those "situations"
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Hey, as little kids we had the long tassels hanging off our handlebars on our bikes. But seriously, they are for looks, decorative & friendly to some or otherwise to others. Either way, some local ordinances consider them as weapons if they are easily removable from your levers...make sure if you use them they are bolted on with tools needed for removal.
     
  7. seetwisted

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    ...neighbors' wife had one on her sporty...
    I gave her a ''ration'' about using it on her husband,..hmmmm.