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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question Handlebar Tassels / Braids - Thoughts? Opinions?

Some days I kind of like the handlebar tassels / braids I see on different bikes and some days I kind of think maybe they look a little goofy.

I was wondering if any of you have thoughts or opinions on them. I realize it is a personal preference but what you y'all think?
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Nope, not for me. A riding buddy has one of those braided whip things hanging from his clutch lever. It keeps bouncing off the road and flying back. That would drive me nuts.

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Not my style, but that's just me.

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I don’t really see a purpose to it, I’ve seen them and to each his own, but I see it as just another to get in the way.


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i don't get them. even 'tough' looking bikers have them, but all i think about when i see them is this:





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Ok, I think the verdict is in. No tassels.
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Not something I would want, BTETO.

Although I do really like those pink tassels that Bevo has.

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Nope, not for me. A riding buddy has one of those braided whip things hanging from his clutch lever. It keeps bouncing off the road and flying back. That would drive me nuts.
He had what's called a GET BACK WHIP!

What is a “Get Back Whip”? ... The*Get Back Whips*are typically made of braided leather and a snap on the end and vary in length from 24″ t0 48″. The*Get Back Whips*attach to the lever or clutch of the*bike. They can be used to tell a car to GET BACK! if they too close. Or maybe a vehicle could see you because of the whip is flapping in the breeze.

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Yeah, he explained what it was.
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I guess at one point in my life I was into them.

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