Gremlin Bells

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Harvey, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Harvey

    Harvey New Member

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    Has anyone here put a ride bell on their motorized bike? It's common practice for motorcycles. I found a website that can explain it and help you if you are interested. It's RideBellChain.com: Home

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  2. Dan

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    That's pretty cool Harvey
     
  3. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i've got them on every bike i ride, and every bike i sell. hardcore bikers get a kick outta it when they see it.
     
  4. Venice Motor Bikes

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    Many of my bikes have those brass bells... some have brass balls! laff

    The way I know the story is that the bell is supposed to be brass; It's supposed to be mounted on the bike as close to the ground as possible; it MUST be given as a gift to work well & the ringing drives the road gremlins crazy to where they fall off the bike! (or stay away from it in the first place.) ;)
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  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i've heard that story, and that the gremlin's are attracted to the shiny bell, and get stuck inside of it.
     
  6. ToxicAz520

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    thats very interesting I have not had many gremlin problems with my bikes knock on wood but i wouldnt mind puttng something like this on my bikes.
     
  7. John the Chimp

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    This started out as a hells angels thing. Not the bikers but the pilots in ww1. They put them on their planes to keep the gremlins off.
    When they came home from the war they started the Hells Angel's bike club as a way to keep in touch.They transffered their bells to their bikes and the rest is superstition history.
     
  8. Dan

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    Cracked me up Toxic. Knocking on wood to wake the spirits sleeping in the trees to safe guard us from the evil road gremlins.


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  9. biknut

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    I think someone has to give you the bell for it to have any power. You can't buy a bell.
     
  10. John the Chimp

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    Yes the bell needs to be a gift.
     
  11. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    :)

    I had a small brass bell hanging from my lower triple tree on my old hog.
    No reason, just did it.
    It was a 'found' bell. Not bought, or a gift.

    It was on there long enough to take the chrome off from dangling.
    The bike always ran exceptionally well.
    No gremlins.

    Except, when I tried a tillitson on it for a while.
    The magic was not powerful enough to overcome that nightmare!
    Got my best performance with a kehin.
    rc
     

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