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Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/18/17 6:40 p.m.

Its some goofy looking whip thing dangling from the right side grip. Trans_Maro alluded to it being call a "get back whip." Is this real? I've just started to see it an out a year or two ago.

Looks like a nice thing to get hung up on a leg or sucked into spokes.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
6/18/17 6:52 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FN4LgSCkU7U?ecver=2

I musta missed that era but apparently they are a retro thing.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair UltimaDork
6/18/17 7:24 p.m.

Retarded was a thing?

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/18/17 7:34 p.m.

Ha! I just realized the shiny happy person in the title Youtubes clip fasted posted has shorts and flip flops on. Makes sense.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
6/18/17 8:21 p.m.

First I've heard of it, maybe it's a regional thing?

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
6/18/17 8:22 p.m.

Looks like a throwback when 1%ers used to carry chains and saps for rides into oppositional territory.

Huckleberry
Huckleberry MegaDork
6/18/17 8:22 p.m.
AngryCorvair wrote: Retarded was a thing?

I love that these idiots hook it on the front brake lever. I sooo want to pull along side and give it a tug.

It reminds me of those kids who used to walk around with nunchucks in their back pocket in the '80s to look badass despite having zero idea how they might be used to BE badass or ... whether anyone who did know how to use them would actually choose that idiotic weapon as a "go-to".

Next up... Retard Level II: google Gremlin Bell.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:50 p.m.

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon PowerDork
6/18/17 8:53 p.m.

Streamers for adult males.

nutherjrfan
nutherjrfan Dork
6/18/17 9:50 p.m.
Spoolpigeon wrote: Streamers for adult 'children'.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
6/18/17 10:41 p.m.
stuart in mn wrote: First I've heard of it, maybe it's a regional thing?

It's strong in Colorado.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro PowerDork
6/18/17 11:31 p.m.
Huckleberry wrote: Next up... Retard Level II: google Gremlin Bell.

Lol, a guy I ride with has one on his Mg Eldorado. I bug him mercilessly.

I just keep a magnet on my handlebars with some nuts and bolts stuck to it.

For some reason, random hardware falls off my bike when I get tailgated.

759NRNG
759NRNG HalfDork
6/19/17 7:59 a.m.

In reply to Trans_Maro: I hear that golf balls work as well...

wlkelley3
wlkelley3 UltraDork
6/19/17 11:45 a.m.

Some of the riders in the local Vet biker clubs have what they call a memorial bell. Mounted under the engine of the Harley and has to be given to a rider by another rider. In memory of.

NEALSMO
NEALSMO UberDork
6/19/17 12:12 p.m.
759NRNG wrote: In reply to Trans_Maro: I hear that golf balls work as well...

They bounce, which then means they can hit unintended targets, err, cars.

Rodan
Rodan Reader
6/20/17 1:47 a.m.
wlkelley3 wrote: Some of the riders in the local Vet biker clubs have what they call a memorial bell. Mounted under the engine of the Harley and has to be given to a rider by another rider. In memory of.

Most Hardley riders refer to those as "Gremlin Bells"...

ultraclyde
ultraclyde UberDork
6/20/17 8:07 a.m.

The whip thing is really common here in the southeast. Knowing how good most of these guys are at bike control I really want to grab them as they cruise by and hang on just long enough to snatch the bars around.

THe throwback chain thing makes sense, but it seems like I heard some BS about it being a leash for their women back in the day. Which seems like BS, as stated.

Ovid_and_Flem
Ovid_and_Flem HalfDork
6/25/17 9:42 a.m.

It's a replacement for fringe so they'll know when they're moving.

bentwrench
bentwrench Dork
6/25/17 10:27 a.m.

It screams Poser! Backed up by the flip flops and shorts.....

Straight pipes and a stereo!

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro PowerDork
6/27/17 12:51 a.m.

I don't need a stereo.

I've got LaFranconi mufflers and a 'Guzzi big block twin.

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory UberDork
8/1/17 12:38 p.m.

I must be into the wrong hobby, I take more E36 M3 off my vehicles than I add to it.

AaronBalto
AaronBalto Reader
9/9/17 2:42 p.m.

Because there aren't enough reasons to hate Harleys already...

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
9/9/17 4:05 p.m.
759NRNG said:

In reply to Trans_Maro: I hear that golf balls work as well...

It's harder to get them to stick to the magnets though.

Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess MegaDork
9/9/17 5:59 p.m.

In reply to AaronBalto :

It's OK Aaron.  Harleys hate you too.

GCrites80s
GCrites80s New Reader
9/9/17 9:10 p.m.

Remember Road Rash where you could whip people with chains from your bike like in a Brian Bosworth movie? It's like that.

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