How will your Jarhead Paracord Get Back Whip fly? That's a great question...unfortunately it's a difficult question to answer. Just as each of my whips is unique. So is the combination of a motorcycle and it's rider. The aerodynamics of the bike, width of the clutch/brake lever, leg position, windshield, wind deflectors, fairings, and lower fairings will all play a factor in how the whip flies. If you haven't watched my YouTube video's check them out. That is an example of how the whip flies on my bike. I notice that it flies different when my feet are on the footpegs than it does when they're resting on the engine guard. It's something that you'll have to play around and experiment with.
I have observed situations where customers commented that the whip flies very high (almost horizontal) at highway speeds...my typical response is "well slow down then". Seriously though, in those situations, the likely cause is the width of the lever attached to the panic snap. If you see this happen watch to see if the panic snap is also nearly horizontal. If it is, hold the snap vertical and see if the height of the whip also drops. I suspect that it will. In this case the easiest fix is to install some sort of rubber washer or grommet around the lever that will keep the snap from moving so freely. There are too many motorcycles and accessory levers for me to carry them, but it's something that you'll find at your local hardware store.
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The length is entirely up to the individual rider. I've made whips as short as 24 inches and as long as 50 inches. The photos and measurements below are strictly recommendations and my opinion, they are not set in stone. If you ask 5 different people, you'll get 5 different answers. Bikes with low ride heights tend to have shorter whips whereas bike with ape hangers have longer whips. There are two things that I would like you to consider. 1) How the whip will fly around - The measurement methods below SHOULD keep the whip out of any gears or moving parts. If you're adding anything to the bottom of the whip and have saddlebags, make sure that the whip won't hit the bags (this is a lesson that I learned the hard way). 2) How the whip will sit on the ground. When parked and on a kickstand or center stand, the whip should not be laying on the ground. You are the expert of your own bike and riding style so the decision is up to you. All whips are made to order.
The modern day “motorcyclists” are the “cowboys” of the past, having traded in their horses for ones forged out of metal. A lot has changed but the core fundamentals remain the same. Riders wearing leather chaps ride on leather saddles. Hands firmly grasp the handle bars with throttle, clutch, & brake cables in place of the reins that controlled the horse. Gear is securely cinched down on the bike or placed in saddle bags, ready to hit the open road. We each put a great deal of time and money into making our motorcycles are own. Here's you chance to own and original Jarhead Paracord creation.
My Jarhead Paracord motorcycle “Get Back Whips” are designed after the ropes used to tie up the horse. Tying up a horse that doesn’t want to be confined can be a dangerous thing; especially if the horse breaks free, this is represented by the frayed ends at the bottom of the whip. Just above the fray is a 1 1/16" steel ball/bearing wrapped in a monkeys fist knot.The horse tack panic snap makes this whip readily accessible for those “Get Back” situations. Let your iron horse ride free and let one of these whips fly on your clutch and/or break lever. My whips are custom made pieces uniquely weaved by hand for each customer with genuine American made 550 paracord. Designs & patterns may be similar but no two are exactly alike. The process starts with 64’ of paracord and ends with a work of art. In the event of an emergency you can undue the the knots on the whip and have plenty of paracord available. Please allow for 4-5 weeks for delivery after purchase as each whip that is ordered is custom tailored to each buyer. These are not stocked items that I'm pulling off the shelf and finishing the length. I have or can get most primary and popular colors. If your color is specific or uncommon, please contact me first for a digital color sample.