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Can someone explain why people ride around with stuff animals. I have seen some on handle bar risers, passenger seats and even crash bars. Is there certain ones for certain clubs? My grandchildren think they are cute but I was wondering if there is a reason and certain ones to tell my children to avoid buying because grandchildren want to get me one for my birthday.
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Some people just do it to feel better...may be silly but causes no harm & may make some others smile or draw them into a conversation.
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I had a paper clamp teddy bear that someone at work gave me. I stuck it on the computer wires. It was a Koala so it looked natural hanging there.

Nothing on my bike, but I do have Kawasaki, Harley, and Triumph Teddy bears sitting on the Chest of Drawers in the Master bedroom. It was a way to bring motorcycles into my wife's décor.

I have see where Dads or Granddads will have one of their children's / grandchildren's stuffed animals with them on their adventures and place the stuffed animals in all of their photos that they send back to said children so the children can feel like they are part of the adventure.

So, it is better if the stuffed animal comes from the child and is already a cherished toy to them.

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Can someone explain why people ride around with stuff animals. I have seen some on handle bar risers, passenger seats and even crash bars. Is there certain ones for certain clubs? My grandchildren think they are cute but I was wondering if there is a reason and certain ones to tell my children to avoid buying because grandchildren want to get me one for my birthday.
i think its about the same as people having stuffed animals in there cars or on a shelf, its something nice to look at . in my case one was a gift from one of my Youtube subs and the other was a gift from a friend who is no longer with us, so its my way of having a little part of her with me when i ride

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I put on my bike what i want....Some people think my cup holder is the coolest thing and some think its lame..I like it so thats all that matters...
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Do like I did just put invader on your ignore list-problem solved

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Aerostich has developed furry kickstand critters which they sell. Small stuffed animals containing a steel plate to put under your kickstand on soft ground. There is also a cell phone app specially developed for this, just for Versys owners.



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I carry at least one Mr. Happy puppet from Aerostich. I usually have 2-3 on hand in the garage. I've given them to little kids who express interest in my bikes. Good PR for motorcyclists if nothing else. BTW, they have a stuffed animal contest each year at the Americade rally.
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I carry at least one Mr. Happy puppet from Aerostich.
I'm afraid to google "Mr Happy puppet"....
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I did ...not quite as freaky as the clown sneaking up on you with the squirting flower. but close
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[QUOTE=twowheels;1501538]Aerostich has developed furry kickstand critters which they sell. Small stuffed animals containing a steel plate to put under your kickstand on soft ground. There is also a cell phone app specially developed for this, just for Versys owners.

I got excited; these would be really fun. Unfortunately I do not find them any more on the Aerostich site. Even went back and googled them (technically they were called Kickstand Kritters) and only got hits on blogs and forums that mentioned them. No hit on Aerostich. Even went back and put their correct spelling in the Aerostich search box on their site and nothing. DRAT!!

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Aerostich has developed furry kickstand critters which they sell. Small stuffed animals containing a steel plate to put under your kickstand on soft ground. There is also a cell phone app specially developed for this, just for Versys owners.

I got excited; these would be really fun. Unfortunately I do not find them any more on the Aerostich site. Even went back and googled them (technically they were called Kickstand Kritters) and only got hits on blogs and forums that mentioned them. No hit on Aerostich. Even went back and put their correct spelling in the Aerostich search box on their site and nothing. DRAT!!
same here none on fle bay ether.... tho i could make some quite easily, just find a small plush of your kritter of choosing and empty the stuffing and add a metal plate (i use a junction box cover as a fat foot )

if anyone is interested let me know and ill look into making some

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Here are some "stuffed ones" on the backs of a couple of HD's down in Nashville I saw last year. You might say "drop dead gorgeous", but drop one of the words.
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Aerostich has developed furry kickstand critters which they sell. Small stuffed animals containing a steel plate to put under your kickstand on soft ground. There is also a cell phone app specially developed for this, just for Versys owners.

I got excited; these would be really fun. Unfortunately I do not find them any more on the Aerostich site. Even went back and googled them (technically they were called Kickstand Kritters) and only got hits on blogs and forums that mentioned them. No hit on Aerostich. Even went back and put their correct spelling in the Aerostich search box on their site and nothing. DRAT!!
Here ya go guys.

https://www.amazon.com/Critter-Coast.../dp/B071JRW298

https://www.amazon.com/Critter-Coast...A1W10SGCKHJED0
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Mom has a large Tigger that she put a pilot's helmet, kid's jacket and goggles on, and is strapped to the sissy bar of her bike. It's just cute and something I've taken for granted as part of her personality (she loves the character). But originally, for her it was a way to lessen the poor reception she used to get when people found out (gasp!) that was a WOMAN riding that motorcycle. Tigger was just silly, which made her non-threatening and somehow helped keep other's perception of her as feminine even though she was in riding gear and rode her own motorcycle.
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Here they are even cheaper, with free shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...d+Pad&_sacat=0
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