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Old 12-24-2009, 10:23 AM   #21
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Oh you mean fringe....

tassels are what your mom swings around at work.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:01 AM   #22
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Well then why does Bon Jovi wear them then? Anyone explain that one! Lol... You guys are so scientific over tassels. They've been on bikes, jackets, chaps, rockers, etc for years. They blow in the wind or look cool when jump around on stage. Pretty much end of story.
Hahaha...! Well Bon Jovi is from my generation, and he grew up about 8 miles north of me in Jersey! Yeah, just about everybody in Jersey was into the look. To be honest, the only reason my "Biker" leather jacket didn't have them was because I didn't want to spend the extra $$$ for it... not to mention I was broke! :/

And Cali's right... they're fringes.


Man, I now I need to go dig up that jacket. I think I'll go wear it... along with my torn up jeans.
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Oh you mean fringe....

tassels are what your mom swings around at work.
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And Cali's right... they're Ghey.


Man, I now I need to go dig up that jacket. I think I'll go wear it... along with my torn up jeans.
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Oh you mean fringe....

tassels are what your mom swings around at work.

Lmao. +1
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If you are talking about a long 'whip' looking tassel, it means he's an officer in a motorcycle club (usually 1%'er).

BTW. I would like to see you guys talk to some of these Biker MC's like you do on the Internet.
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You guys are idiots. The reason behind them is because they are in to bondage. In the bedroom they use whips and they like to be whipped while they ride
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I think the OP said he was gonna take that pic he posted and walk into a biker bar and ask around.
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Oh you mean fringe....

tassels are what your mom swings around at work.

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The concept is the same as those (forgot what they're called) springs they attached to the underside of rocker panels on cars in the '70's. They allowed the water to drain away so the rocker panels wouldn't rust... at least that was the theory behind it.
Those were "curb feelers". They were to help keep you from marking up your whitewall/white letter tires when you parking against a curb.
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Those were "curb feelers". They were to help keep you from marking up your whitewall/white letter tires when you parking against a curb.
Ahhh... I think you're right. But I was also told they do what I mentioned above. Some guys also had them installed under the rear bumper.
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I thought those springs were curb feelers, so you heard a scraping noise when parallel parking etc. before you scraped your big white walled tires
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I thought those springs were curb feelers, so you heard a scraping noise when parallel parking etc. before you scraped your big white walled tires
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Ahhh... I think you're right. But I was also told they do what I mentioned above. Some guys also had them installed under the rear bumper.
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LOL! FYI most cars rocker panels were galvanized, and carried water draining off the cowl area to the rear, right in front of the wheel wells..
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I think it's mostly for style. I see there's a bunch of differing opinions and what not, but just speaking from my experience when I was working at a Harley dealership, I can say that none of the people that came in looking for fringe were 1%ers or whatever they're called. The majority of them were women, or husbands looking to buy something for their wife's bikes. Many of the guys that were looking to purchase for themselves were just trying to find one more accessory to stick on their bike.

I've rode with these on bikes I have had to deliver before and the one thing I do know, is that they absolutely SUCK when you're riding. They whip around and beat the shyt out of your forearms.
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BTW. I would like to see you guys talk to some of these Biker MC's like you do on the Internet.
I am not talking , I wanna know what they about. I am not afraid to admit what they remind me of. I am not anti-Harley or anti-cruiser in any way, yet if I say anything its like "oohhhh no! Harley fight!!!" No. Not really.


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I think the OP said he was gonna take that pic he posted and walk into a biker bar and ask around.
Once again, I am not afraid to speak my mind. I am not trying to be disrespectful, but that is what I think about.

Can't tell me it never crossed your minds either.
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Well, look - I really don't care one way or the other, and I'm not sure I understand all the possible style options or whatever, but I'm only recounting what a true rider told me about them about the rain thing. I'm sure some people end up buying them because they represent a style too, and never know the origin of why they're there. But it does make complete sense to me with the fringe on the edge of chaps and jackets wicking away water, and it may also have something to do with aerodynamics...

Some flags have them so the wind 'whips' the fringe instead of the edge of the flag material, which helps the flag blow better in the wind, and keeps the edge of the flag from ripping, but that's mostly gone away with the elimination of non-synthetic materials...

I would check with older harley riders, not new-fangled wannabe 'bad boyz'... they don't even know why they HAVE a harley in the first place!
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my leathers have tassels on the cheeks. just sayin.
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