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post #1 of 17 Old Feb 24th, 2006, 9:36 pm Thread Starter
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Bells on Bikes

I learned something today.....the meaning's of these little bells I was seeing on
different bikes. mostly cruisers.

have a read, interesting

http://www.helmetsetc.com/legend-bell.htm

This could be the answer to those gremlins running around the BMW electrics

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post #2 of 17 Old Feb 24th, 2006, 9:53 pm
 
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You'll find a little bell on each of my bikes. But not because of some stupid legend, myth or magical power. A friend gave them to me...and every time I hear them jingle, I think of him. Now THAT's truly magical to me.
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I learned something today.....the meaning's of these little bells I was seeing on
different bikes. mostly cruisers.

have a read, interesting

http://www.helmetsetc.com/legend-bell.htm

This could be the answer to those gremlins running around the BMW electrics
Didn't do a lot for the the gremlins running around the BMW CB (LOL). The day I got the beemer the wife got me a bell and put it on it has been there ever since.
Now I am seeing a small set of brass balls on some of the cruisers (smaller versions of the ones seen on some pickup trucks)
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The day I got the beemer the wife got me a bell and put it on it has been there ever since.
Supposedly, the bells only work if someone gives them to you. So you're good there.

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Now I am seeing a small set of brass balls on some of the cruisers (smaller versions of the ones seen on some pickup trucks)
Whenever we see those on trucks we just point and laugh. Somehow, I don't think it's the reaction they were hoping for.

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Don't believe in the supersticious crap, but as Joe said, it makes me think of Grif, who gave me a bell at CCR last year!

Hey Grif, how ya' doin'?

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Whenever we see those on trucks we just point and laugh. Somehow, I don't think it's the reaction they were hoping for.
I know the feeling I do the same thing, I bet you are right that is not the reaction they were thinking of.
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My brother gave me a bell and since I could not find a nice easy place to put it on I put it in the oddiments box and rode to work. I then promptly dropped the bike for the first and (knock, Knock) so far, only time. I gave the bell to a random chatty cruiser rider somewhere in Colorado. Hope it gave him better luck.

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I have always had a bell, don't really know why. I guess it's because someone always gave it to me.

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Whenever we see those on trucks we just point and laugh. Somehow, I don't think it's the reaction they were hoping for.
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I know the feeling I do the same thing, I bet you are right that is not the reaction they were thinking of.
I respectfully disagree with both of you. I think humor is the EXACT reason they put the 'big brass ones' on their trucks. Then again...it's tough to figure out the complex workings of the mind of the average Appalachian-American...
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My brother gave me a bell and since I could not find a nice easy place to put it on I put it in the oddiments box and rode to work. I then promptly dropped the bike for the first and (knock, Knock) so far, only time. I gave the bell to a random chatty cruiser rider somewhere in Colorado. Hope it gave him better luck.

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Ah, there's what went wrong! The bell is supposed to be mounted at the lowest possible point on the bike. When the "evil spirits" dropped out of the bell in your oddiment box, they hit the bike!
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Whenever we see those ...........we just point and laugh. Somehow, I don't think it's the reaction they were hoping for.
This is way off topic but
I do that whenever I see those guys that have to hold their baggy ass pants up
just to be able to walk.
Somehow, I don't think it's the reaction they were hoping for


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Out on the ranch we use the bell tied to the bumper to call the cattle together at feeding time...Remember Pavlov's dog??? Others just honk the horn...

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Appalachian-American...
Could this be called politically correct Redneck?

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Re: Bells on Bikes

As stated the bell must be given to you by someone and no you can't ask anyone for the bell. The good news is if no one gives you a bell then you don't have Gremlins, because that is the only reason for someone to give you a bell. I hope this makes sense. I mostly see the bell on Harley Davidson motorcycles why would you think they have the most Gremlin attacks? One other comment dropping the bike is not caused by Gremlins. Gremlins take the bike apart and break things the idea is to get the Gremlins off the bike before they take any thing apart on your bike and you end up in the dealer $$$ to get it fixed. How do I know all this...I had two Harley Davidson motorcycles with bells before I got a BMW R1200CLC so far no problems and no one has given me any bells so I know I don't have Gremlins...
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This is way off topic but
I do that whenever I see those guys that have to hold their baggy ass pants up
just to be able to walk.
Somehow, I don't think it's the reaction they were hoping for
Off topic? What is the topic? Bells and gremlins? I think your okay to bring up just about anything...

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Re: Bells on Bikes

I wired and hung my main engine output shaft nut on the back of the bike as a trophy to show I've been there and done that with a clutch/slave cylinder/main seal replacement!

Oh yeah.....we always need more cowbell on our bikes!
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I wired and hung my main engine output shaft nut on the back of the bike as a trophy to show I've been there and done that with a clutch/slave cylinder/main seal replacement!

Oh yeah.....we always need more cowbell on our bikes!
Is that guy on the left one of the "cavemen" of the insurance co. fame?

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