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A bell given to you for your bike is supposed to be good luck. I've got one on my Wee-Strom given by my brother-in-law (also a biker).

Does your bike have one? Who gave it to you?


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Yes it does. I've got it hanging on the nipple that connects my Givi crash bars. My dad gave it to me.
 

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In Ohio, it is tradition for kids to carry a buckeye in their pocket for luck. I have always carried one in my car's glove box and no serious accidents for over 36 years of driving. Now that I have the strom I carry a buckeye in my tankbag.
 

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Yup hangs from the faring support above the fender and between the forks. Given to me by a true friend.
 

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Yup hangs from the faring support above the fender and between the forks. Given to me by a true friend.
Yep..............Me too. My last one fell off and BAMM totaled bike......Wierd huh
 

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They are supposed to ward of evils... like pot holes... I saw one on a friend's old (1974) BMW R75, he explained it to me. I thought about getting one (didn't know a friend was supposed to "give" it to you)... instead I bought a Vstrom... now I don't worry so much about pot holes.
 

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Who knew? On eBay there are 145 for sale. Wolf, Gargoyle, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Angel, fire hydrant, Celtic, tribal, flames, eagle, flag, skull, etc.
 

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I saw them for sale at a local cycle shop. Never seem them before. What's the story?

The Mythical Story Of The Source's Freedom Bells (as reported in Thunder Press)


Have you ever wished you could get rid of those nasty road "surprises" that turn your ride in the wind to a trip where everything goes wrong?


As we all know, life has many mysteries that have no apparent solutions. One of these is Evil Road Spirits. They are the little gremlins that live on your bike. They love to ride. They are also responsible for most of your bike's problems. Sometimes your turn signals refuse to work, or the battery goes dead, the clutch needs adjustment, or any of several hundred things go wrong. These problems are caused by Evil Road Spirits.


Road Spirits can't live in the presence of a bell. They get trapped in the hollow of the bell. Among other things their hearing is supersensitive. 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 have picked up a bell of your own, the magic will work. But if your bell was given to you, the power has been doubled, and you know that somewhere you have a special friend helping to look after you.

So, if you have a friend that doesn't have a bell, why not be the person to give them one? It's a nice feeling for the recipient to know you personally cared. The bell, plus a good preventative maintenance program by the bike's owner, will eliminate the Evil Road Spirits.
 

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The Gremlin bells are pretty popular - you are supposed to hang them as low to the ground as possible so when the gremlins fall out they hit the ground instead of lodging in some other part of the bike. ;)

Personally I prefer the use of a strong of maintenance and repair plan - seems to work just as well.
 

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I have my motorcycle keys on a Mjollnir (Thor's Hammer) keyring, for the purported apatropaic powers it has, so I guess that's somewhat the same. :)
 

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Scarlett - My grandfather passed on the buckeye beliefs to our family. I keep one in all my vehicles.

At my fire department retirement party I was given a fire hydrant bell by some of my guys. Got two bikes now. Wonder how I can con someone into giving me another bell?
 

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Yep...Can't hurt. Had one on my Vulcan and now have one hanging on the bottom of the oil cooler screen of my wee. Must work..No road gremlin issues.
 

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I was given one of these by my aunt for Christmas. Connected it to my tank bag.

It also doubles as a way to drive Graywolf nuts.

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I can envision being in the woods, engine off (either coasting or stationary) and wanting to be very quiet. I should think a bell would be bad luck... ;)
 
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