Burners can be made of a variety of materials including leather, rawhide, or plastic. The job of a "burner" is to protect the honda from wear, help the honda hold its shape, and it helps the rope slide through the honda. This plastic burner can also be referred to as a "speed burner" because the rope slides over the plastic faster than it does any other type of burner. Our burner measures 1 1/2" and is one size fits all. Also comes in assorted colors. Need help putting it on? Try warming up the burner in some hot water and pry it onto the honda using a long-handled tool (such as fencing pliers, hoof nippers, or regular pliers with long handles). With a little patience and some steady pressure you should be able to pop the burner right onto your honda.