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Old 07-27-2008, 01:35 PM
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I have one black/white hanging from my beachbars, it is called biker whip, look it up in google...
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Out in some of the more backwoodsie places, when a biker pulls up to his favorite watering hole he uses those ropes to tie his bike to the hitching rail, that way it won't get away.
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It is also used to display a clubs colors red/white or orange/white for example.
It is customary practice to take it from their bike and walk into the bar and say "who's is this, I'm keeping it!" as a joke. &nbsp\\;[]
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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."
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is that what sonar_chris has on his bike ? I always wondered


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Your kidding,,,[sm=boink3.gif],,,,,right
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I asked Chris about this several months back.&nbsp\\; He explained the same.&nbsp\\; This seems to me to be quite a safety hazard!!!&nbsp\\; Would a rope hangin from your bars get caught up in the wheel or perhaps worse, get caught on something as you rumble buy?
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Most of them I have ever seen is hanging from the clutch lever.&nbsp\\; Easier to get at than if it is hanging from the throttle side.&nbsp\\; maybe if on the right side it would be just for looks...?
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