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do you have a biker (gremlin) bell on your bike?
seems to be very popular among bikers.

I put one on my bike today, that my wife bought for me, yesterday.
I've had one on all my bikes the last 20 plus years.

may be silly superstition but cant hurt right? 0:)
anything that can rid circumstances of the bad road gremlins cant be bad.

there are times I believe it has helped me out of a hazardous situation.

remember it has "twice the power if it is given to you." :)
(we also have one on our SUV and truck too.)

also, never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly! :|
 

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do you have a biker (gremlin) bell on your bike?
seems to be very popular among bikers.

I put one on my bike today, that my wife bought for me, yesterday.
I've had one on all my bikes the last 20 plus years.

may be silly superstition but cant hurt right? 0:)
anything that can rid circumstances of the bad road gremlins cant be bad.

there are times I believe it has helped me out of a hazardous situation.

remember it has "twice the power if it is given to you." :)
(we also have one on our SUV and truck too.)

also, never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly! :|
I guess your guardian angel can fly at least 161 mph. My wife gave me my bell last Christmas and my 2-year-old daughter kissed it after I installed it for extra good mojo.
 

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Hi mate, yeah. my wife bought me a grenade shaped one a few years back. have transferred it from each bike i've owned since


too cool! I hadn't seen anything like a grenade.
the one I have now on my street 750 has the Harley logo with the cross racing flags. the ones around here that I've seen are mostly skulls and road rats and didn't care much for those.
 

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I guess your guardian angel can fly at least 161 mph. My wife gave me my bell last Christmas and my 2-year-old daughter kissed it after I installed it for extra good mojo.

well, she (guardian angel) may have just laid back and thought, if he is that crazy then he is on his own.

when i have done this stunt it is only very brief and only once.

awe...having your daughter kiss it for extra mojo is so sweet.
i believe it will give the bell mucho extra mojo. :)

i see you have kingwood as your handle. i have an aunts and cousins that live in kingwood, as well as several ex co workers.

(man, that Humble area has really grown a lot over the last 20 yrs.)
 

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well, she (guardian angel) may have just laid back and thought, if he is that crazy then he is on his own.

when i have done this stunt it is only very brief and only once.

awe...having your daughter kiss it for extra mojo is so sweet.
i believe it will give the bell mucho extra mojo. :)

i see you have kingwood as your handle. i have an aunts and cousins that live in kingwood, as well as several ex co workers.

(man, that Humble area has really grown a lot over the last 20 yrs.)
I've lived here for 10 years and we keep packing more people in. There's a lot of new development going on in my area. By the way, the .270 is also my rifle of choice.
 

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do you have a biker (gremlin) bell on your bike?
seems to be very popular among bikers.

I put one on my bike today, that my wife bought for me, yesterday.
I've had one on all my bikes the last 20 plus years.

may be silly superstition but cant hurt right? 0:)
anything that can rid circumstances of the bad road gremlins cant be bad.

there are times I believe it has helped me out of a hazardous situation.

remember it has "twice the power if it is given to you." :)
(we also have one on our SUV and truck too.)

also, never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly! :|
I sure do use one. A new one gifted to me one morning that delayed a trip, I'm certain most likely prevented further damages. The link below goes to a video I made on this very subject a few weeks ago.

https://youtu.be/kt1wP5jjAsY
 

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Until this site I'd never heard of them and I'm on several motorcycle forums. I don't have one and I'm not sure a bell could outdo the bad mojo I have apparently set on the motorhead gods.
 

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Mostly a harley thing , I havent been gifted one yet , but here are some I removed from used bikes. Word of advice use either a key ring or a zip tie to keep them fastened, I pulled 3 out of a guest bike that wrre wedged against the oil cooler- I reattached them.
 

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Looks nice!
Thanks mate :)

too cool! I hadn't seen anything like a grenade.
the one I have now on my street 750 has the Harley logo with the cross racing flags. the ones around here that I've seen are mostly skulls and road rats and didn't care much for those.
Cool mate..! there are quite a few cool ones out there, hey..!

I sure do use one. A new one gifted to me one morning that delayed a trip, I'm certain most likely prevented further damages. The link below goes to a video I made on this very subject a few weeks ago.

https://youtu.be/kt1wP5jjAsY
dammn mate..!
and watching now

I've never heard of them. WOW, where have I been?
cool mate. they sometimes(most times, in fact) come with a 'parchment' containing the legend, too. will try dig mine up if you're interested(tho it may even be online)
even Ebay has some not bad looking ones, and for cheap
 

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Found it online as part of this post:
The Legend of the Guardian Bell - The HERD

"Many years ago, on a cold December night, a crusty old biker was returning from a trip to Mexico with his saddlebags filled with toys and other assorted trinkets for the kids at a group home near where he worked.

As he rode along that night thinking how lucky he had been in life, having a loving riding partner that understood his need to roam the highways and to his trusty old pan that hadn’t let him down once in the many years they had shared the road together.

Well about 40 miles north of the border, in the high desert, lurked a small group of notorious little critters known as road gremlins. You know, the ones who always leave little obstacles like, one shoe, boards, and pieces of old tires on the road, and also dig those dreaded potholes for bikers to run over and crash, thus giving the road gremlins a chance to rejoice over their acts of evil.

Well, as the lone wolf of a biker rounded a curve that moonlit night, the gremlins ambushed him, causing him to crash to the asphalt and skid before coming to a stop next to one of his saddlebags that had broken free. As he lay there, unable to move, the road gremlins made their way towards him. Well, this biker, not being one to give up, started throwing things at the gremlins as they approached him. Finally, with nothing else to throw but a bell, he started ringing it in hopes to scare off the dirty little gremlins.

About a half a mile away, camped in the desert, were two bikers sitting around the campfire talking about their day’s ride, and the freedom of the wind blowing in their faces as they rode across this vast country. In the stillness of the night air they heard what sounded to them like church bells ringing, and upon investigating, found the old biker lying along the roadside with the gremlins about to get him. Needless to say, being part of the biker brotherhood, they preceded to ward off the gremlins until the last ran off into the night.

Being grateful to the two bikers, the old road dog offered to pay them for their help, but as all true bikers do, they refused to accept any type of payment from him. Not being one to let a good deed go unnoticed, the old biker cut two pieces of leather from his saddlebags tassels and tied a bell to each one. He then placed them on each of the biker’s motorcycles, as near to the ground as possible. The tired, old road warrior then told the two travelers that with those bells placed on their bikes, they would be protected from the road gremlins and that if ever in trouble, just ring the bell and a fellow biker will come to their aid.

So, whenever you see a biker with a bell, you know that he has been blessed with the most important thing in life—friendship from a fellow biker.

The Purpose of the guardian bell
Many of us have heard the story about Evil Road Spirits. They are little gremlins that live on your bike. They love to ride, and they’re also responsible for most of your bike’s problems. Sometimes your turn signals refuse to work; your battery goes dead, the clutch needs adjustment, or any of several hundred things that can go wrong. These problems are caused by Evil Road Spirits.

Evil Road Spirits can’t live in the presence of the bell, because they get trapped in the hollow of the bell. Among other things, their hearing is supersensitive, so the constant ringing of the bell and the confined space drives them insane. They lose their grip and eventually fall to the roadway. Have you ever wondered how potholes are formed? The bell has served its purpose.

If you pick up a guardian bell of your own, the magic will work, but if your bell is given to you, the power is doubled, and you know that somewhere you have a special friend helping to look after you.

So, if you have a friend who doesn’t have a bell, why not give them one? It’s a nice feeling for the recipient to know you care. The bell, plus a good preventive maintenance program by the bikes owner, will help eliminate Evil Road Spirits.

Polishing the guardian bell
It has been a tradition among some of us for a long time to attach a brass bell to our left swing arm, to remember our brothers and sisters who have gone down riding.

It’s a small thing, but the reason a brass bell is chosen is that, as we ride, it gets dirty and tarnished. Every time we get down to wash and polish it, we are reminded of friends lost, and our thoughts turn to the meaning of being in the wind.

As we ride and hear the bell ring, we know that our brothers and sisters are riding with us, and how easy it would be to join them with a single mistake.

And maybe, just maybe, the next time a situation comes up; they will be there to help us...as long as we remember them by polishing the bell."
 

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Where'd you all end up putting your bells? I'm new to the concept and am trying to find the best place to put it.


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Where'd you all end up putting your bells? I'm new to the concept and am trying to find the best place to put it.
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I've always hung mine on the lower frame, close to the road.
 

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I hung mine on the brake cable right next to the clip under the headlight. My neighbor who took me to the dealership so I could ride my brand new bike home bought it for me the very same day. So I left the Dealership with the bell attached to brand new bike.
 

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never heard of a riding bell until i got involved with big formation group rides in the United States. most motorcycles in Philippines do have a sort of Rosary-like chain tied on the handlebars; and nearly every vehicle here will have a rosary hanging from the rearview mirror

currently my Street 750 has nothing like that, but i hope to take it to bike blessing meet (that is how my V-Rod in the USA got gifted a riding bell)
 

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Legend has it that the bell is to be mounted on the frame as close to the ground as possible.
 
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