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  1. icemann

    icemann Active Member

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    For the riders that have a "GET BACK WHIP" hanging from their victory's. Particularly the vision.

    What length are you riding with?
    Is it causing any paint damage?
    Do you have any thing on the other end, monkey fist, weight etc?

    ANY PHOTOS on your bike.

    I am trying to determine what a good length is for the vision, and what are some of the options and or problems folks have experienced.

    I read already where the clasp does not stay on well unless you add tubing, or an "O" ring on the brake lever to keep it from sliding over the ball end on the lever.

    ANYTHING ELSE? post your pic.
    thanks

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    Seriously??
    Dumbest thing ever on a motorcycle.
    A friend gave me one and I threw it in the trash. Swing it at a car one time and I have no sympathy if they run us over. You will never win a battle with a cage.

    BTW... He went to make a turn with his and it got caught on the brake pedal and he dropped his f'ing bike. Just a waste of freaking time/money.
     
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    Chattanooga_Mark Well-Known Member

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    I understand the whole get back whip thing and have one with our M/M colors. I removed it for a few reasons. If yours is long enough to touch the floorboards, it's too long. If there is ANY chance it can get positioned under your foot, it's too long and potentially very dangerous. One of my brothers went down when his whip got caught under his foot while he was turning and braking. He now has two plates in his leg and is an excellent weather barometer. Many of the ones you can get are also very thin and light. They tend to wrap themselves around your qrm while riding due to air flow over a CCT. Not sure about the Vision. I had mine double wrapped in an effort to prevent the arm wrap thing. It didn't work as well as I hoped it would. Plus on the CCT, the ends of the brake/clutch levers is very small. The whip would simply fall right off. You'd have to tie wrap onto the lever to keep it on the bike. From tip to tip, my whip is 36" long. It hangs on a nail in the garage, not from my CCT bars.
     
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    I came to say something similar to this ^^^

    What do you intend to use this whip for? Is it for it's designated purpose, or just for looks? It's your bike, who am I to judge? I don't have one, but for your sizing question I would suggest the following:

    Measure the distance from where you intend to hang this whip and anything it could get caught on (shift lever, openings in the fairing, rotor, wheel, brake lines, etc) and subtract a few inches. Repeat this measurement with the wheel cocked all the way to the right, then again all the way to the left. This measurement may prove to be pretty short, but it beats wrecking your bike because your whip got snagged.
     
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    I don't like them but Ithink you guys are missing the point. Their "use" is to flap in the breeze, not a weapon. I thought they were stupid until I was following a guy on the freeway with them. The flapping thingys seemed to get the cagers attention and I watched as cars that did pass him appeared to move over in their lane to give that flappy thing a little more seperation between the end of it and their car.
     
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    I've wanted one simply for looks. I think black with red braided whip would compliment the XC Ness nicely.
     
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    I've never seen this in all the times I rode with my friend. Interesting obervation.
     
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    No opinion on them one way or the other. Do be advised that Black/Red are club colors associated with a predominant MC mainly West Coast. Black/White are club colors associated with a predominant MC mainly Midwest and East Coast. I do not as all intent this to become a rant on whether MCs are a bad or god thing (hopefully that can be avoided as that discussion has been had extensively in another lengthy post). Just providing information.
     
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    Which colors are black and red for? I happen to be in San Diego of course....
     
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    25" I have 1 on my clutch side. NO issues.. BUT you need to add a leather strap on it so it will stay on your lever. Going down the road 60+ I put the handle on my lap. Some people like them... Some dont... It is a look and we all dont like the same thing.
     
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    I just saw one for the first time a few days ago. My son asked me what it was and I had no idea lol
     
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    I'm not sure what club he is talking about, but as long as it's obvious that it matches the bike and you are not trying to act tough then no problems should come of it. I would be more worried about if they are still considered illegal in California (would be nice to know since I'm riding out that way in June). I have one on my bike that is black, red, white, and maroon. No other meaning besides black and red for my bike color then maroon and white were the colors of the university I went to. As far as keeping the whip on the lever I added a small u-bolt to the swivel arm and gives it enough meat for it not to slide off and still able to operate the quick release easily. The length of mine is 38" but i have 16" apes on my cross country
     
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    Black/Red = 81
     
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    Just say no to pigtails on bikes.
     
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    Where did you find that information? Bikers have used items with other intended purposes as weapons forever. It's easy to go to jail for carrying a weapon. Carrying a length of chain, bandanna with a padlock, get back whip, etc. are much harder to go to jail for unless evidence exists it was made and used as a club or other weapon.

    I have had several interactions with large MC groups. They have all been polite but also loaded with these types of "tools." It is also common to find a gun or two in a trash can or a ditch.
     
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