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Old 11-25-2012, 12:32 PM   #316
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That ice looks wicked.

Maybe we need tires like this...





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Old 11-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #317
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The Black Ice flasher on this thing is nearly as useful as a magical bell under the bike.

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I had a gremlin bell on the Connie that a friend handed to me just before I left. I could feel it stabilizing the bike when it started to skid.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #318
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The Black Ice flasher on this thing is nearly as useful as a magical bell under the bike.


(Yes, I know it was designed for cars. Even so, there can be ice on the road when the air temperature is above 3c where this thing starts flashing a single light.)

Today I expected water (at least) on a particular hill, but it was dry the whole way.
Ward'ya git dat?
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:32 AM   #319
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Ward'ya git dat?
I believe that Aerostich sells these.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:33 AM   #320
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I got mine from Dennis Kirk although you can also get it from Whitehorse Gear or Rider Wearhouse (Aerostich) or many others. It's listed as the "Show Chrome 5-function Volt Meter" by those and other retailers.

IT IS NOT WATERPROOF AND YOU MAY NEED TO ADJUST IT. The instructions repeatedly mention "in your car". Mine used to lose time whenever temperature changed enough to condense water on surfaces. I had to adjust the voltage before using it and I checked the temperature too because there is nothing about it that inspires confidence.

And here I am posting in the all-caps PHOTO thread (with an exclamation point) with no appropriate photo to post.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:59 AM   #321
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What the foook's a 'gremlin bell'
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:48 AM   #322
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one of those useless things the cuiser crowd likes to put on their bike to ward off evil spirits.
it's a little bell usuall placed on the lower crash bar.


http://www.gremlinbells.com/
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:28 AM   #323
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Maybe helps them in case of having to lay it down, you know, ring the bell for help
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:43 AM   #324
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one of those useless things the cuiser crowd likes to put on their bike to ward off evil spirits.
it's a little bell usuall placed on the lower crash bar.


http://www.gremlinbells.com/


Well I'll be damned...

I asked a cruiser guy about that once.

He pointed at his deer whistles and said it was there so he could tell folks he had "all the bells and whistles".

Never knew it actually served a real purpose.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:46 AM   #325
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Never knew it actually served a real purpose.

Uhm....... It doesn't.......
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:48 AM   #326
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He pointed at his deer whistles and said it was there so he could tell folks he had "all the bells and whistles".
Now that's funny!

ANd just so we keep the pictures flowing...


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Old 11-29-2012, 09:08 AM   #327
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Black ice ride'in on an FJR1300.




WOW! I would have to be pretty desperate before I would try to ride on that! My rule is "never ride below 35F", I've done it, and I am not afraid of the cold, but I am afraid of ice. I think if I had to cross that, I would probably call Mrs. B and tell her to hook up the trailer and come get me. Better to be a healthy wuss than a cruppled wuss.

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Old 11-29-2012, 04:50 PM   #328
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one of those useless things the cuiser crowd likes to put on their bike to ward off evil spirits.
it's a little bell usuall placed on the lower crash bar.


http://www.gremlinbells.com/
Also known as "Guardian Bells". Harley shops usually have a display rack full of them. Open up the little bag that one comes in and read the little paper chit about it. Around here they sell for about $10USD.

If you know a biker who fell off and is on crutches for a while, tease him with a bell for the crutches and a 'get well' card for him. A recent poll of LD Riders regarding good luck charms, superstitious rituals, etc revealed that the vast majority of them had such stuff and did not like to fool with Mother Karma. Yes, I have a variety of such stuff on my bike and a long list of rituals including, but not limited to, turning around 3 times before laying down.

Some of us have a religoius stuff like a St Christopher Medal. I have a St.Elmo medal as I ride in lightning storms too. Some riders have changed gods/religions/spouses based on flimsier evidence than this.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #329
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Now that's funny!

ANd just so we keep the pictures flowing...


Cool picture!! Just don't get caught in the right lane when approaching that spot
at a high rate of speed......SPLAT!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:09 AM   #330
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WOW! I would have to be pretty desperate before I would try to ride on that! My rule is "never ride below 35F", I've done it, and I am not afraid of the cold, but I am afraid of ice. I think if I had to cross that, I would probably call Mrs. B and tell her to hook up the trailer and come get me. Better to be a healthy wuss than a cruppled wuss.

Prolly why they dun call me "banjoboy" and you MrBreeze. (Sum say my familiy tree has no branches.)
Actually, I know a couple other inmates who'z into ice road ride'in.





UnfortunatelyI didn't get any good photos of the ice, on this ride cuz it wuz too slippery ta stop!.
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