Motorcyclists: is this a thing?

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  1. RobRiggs

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    Seems like any use a rider would put this to would be likely to get them injured or worse.
     
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    Its been a few years, but I remember my brother griping when he removed a get back whip from his bike.
    Not sure why he removed it, but my guess is that it was either his club told him to remove it, or the State of Texas has a change in the law.
    His was heavy and made of braided leather.
    It easily could have been used as a weapon.

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    Just what a rider needs! Another thing to annoy and distract you from the task at hand.
     
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    Was just about to say, what about steering? Seems like dangerous ego nonsense, to me. And, silly me, I thought everyone who engaged in hazardous behavior in public lived in a perpetual state of heightened awareness and responsibility? No?
     
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    Dangerous dangly thing, could give rise to loose shoelaces versus open primary drive belt type problem.
    Pocketfull of half inch nuts and bolts is probably a better car deterrent!:twisted:
     
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    It's like dropping a rein on a good horse...it means "stay"o_O.
     
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    There are no "bikers" left, they're all dead. It's not a real weapon, it's for posers. If a rider wants to back a car off they use the ball bearings in their pocket.
     
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    I'd be really amused to see one of those Jeep ducks hanging from a leash on a motorcycle.
     
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    I had never seen this.
     
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    I can see it working on aggressive dogs.





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    I have to say , that although I am a motorcycle enthusiast, I have never seen such a thing, perhaps it's not something we get in the UK
     
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    Never seen them in Canada either.

    Fun when the dangling end decides to go play in the front wheel spokes. I'd call it a Darwin whip.
     
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    As much as I guess I would have liked to have something like that to hit cars with, when I used to ride a motorcycle daily (in Tokyo), my voice was both my main weapon and warning device.

    Though it did fail to work against that bus that gave me a hip check once. Luckily it was at low speed.
     
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    Interesting thread. I have seen those straps hanging but never really knew the options. I always watch my mirror for bikes moving through traffic behind me. Many times I get a wave or an acknowledgement as a thanks. A dog deterrent would probably be the best explanation to an officer that might be questioning why it is there. JMHO
     
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    Perhaps I should put one on my bicycle. Today on a bike ride I had to get out of the way of a big group of harley riders who were riding 4 wide down the street- which included the bike lane that I was in.
     
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    Not on my bikes. Nor will it ever be... lol
     
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    Exactly, that way the dumbasses can recognize each other at a distance.
     
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    Thats that one solved then, - now all I have to do is explain why I've got a pair of handcuffs, ballgag and jar of vaseline in the pocket of my leather chaps!:(
     
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    I wonder if they harken back to the days of yore when cycle-jousting was a thing...
     
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    No, you can start by explaining that to the rest of us. o_O:lol::lol::lol:
     
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