Gremlin Bells/Biker Bells

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by MrBob, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. MrBob

    MrBob Certified Geezer

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    Recently, someone gave me a small bell to hang on my Connie to ward off mischief. As I understand it, the bell should be a gift and be hung low and forward on the bike.
    Is this some type of pirate fad or the real deal?

    This is the one that was given to me. I'm not a woman, obviously, and if I was I sure as hell wouldn't be a lady, but I guess it's the thought that counts.
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  2. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Been here awhile

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    You have all the points correct. As for florals...can't help you there. Enjoy the gift.
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  3. vwboomer

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    what do you mean real deal? it's a trinket with silly superstition wrapped around it . bungee a bear to your rear luggage too :D
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  4. Ray of Sunshine

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    I vote for a bondage bear.
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  5. vwboomer

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    least the ball gag will keep it's teeth from chattering :deal
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  6. MrBob

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    First I'd have to move my collection of American and MIA flags and a stuffed Poodle or two.
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  7. vwboomer

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    kind of like the tshirt against loud pipes:

    if this little bell can help save you, imagine what learning to ride that bike would do :D
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  8. MrBob

    MrBob Certified Geezer

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    Pics?
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  9. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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  10. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    My brother gave me one. Too bad I didn't have one for my DL650.:cry:lol3
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  11. BHW

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    I was given one years ago, and hung it from the bike I was riding at the time. I was told they were only effective if they were given to you, you couldn't buy yourself one! I never did wreck that bike though!

    *I'm not superstitious, and hung it on my bike in respect to the person who gave it to me. It was "out of sight". :wink:
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  12. anotherguy

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    When I first started in the Harley end of things it was way different. When you finished up (building) a bike you were supposed to ride as far as you could in a day. Then find a brass bell,buy it and attach to the bike for good luck. That's it. Never heard anything about the brand. Triumphs,BSA,Norton and even Honda powerplants were used at that time. Lots of good-natured ribbing between different owners but none of the crap like today.

    Damn I just read that. I'm off for my new rocking chair.:evil
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  13. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    I don't want to sound like a tough guy but the only charms I ever bought were for my daughter when she was less than 10. I know, not PC, but they seem a little geh to me.:feelgood:happay:rogue:ymca:viking:kat:tush
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  14. Nytelyte

    Nytelyte Somewhere about

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  15. anotherguy

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    Don't see that happening.
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  16. Old Blue

    Old Blue Shallow waterman

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    I've had them on a Honda Shadow and then two KLR 650s. Wife and mother-in-law gave them to me. It made them happy to see it dangling below the bike.

    No biggie, and I'll take all the luck I can get. Sometimes luck is better than skill!
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  17. xshanex

    xshanex Been here awhile

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    Got one a very long time ago from one of the women I used to ride with when she was giving them out to our group. I'm not religous or superstitious at all but put it on an have moved it from bike to bike. Just something I do and same with my keyring that I got from my mother

    My friend who I ride with mt bikes isn't religious or anything and insisted I had a "mojo" on my bike....he gave me a tiny tiki head and I ziptied it on. His explanation was that whenever he rode with someone that didn't have one on they would crash hard. The next ride I crashed into a tree then bushes. He feels it would have been worse if I hadn't ha the "mojo" on my bike.
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