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I have a vague memory of reading about bells for bikes. While going over my Gold Wing with it up on the lift table I found a little mud covered bell tied to the frame. What is the lore about these bells?

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susuposed to bring the rider good luck and keep gremlins away depends on the religeon i think some people think they ward off evil spirts others use it as good luck ive seen everything from a horse shoe to a set of plastic bull balls attached to the rear of a semi or bike, car

but if you want a story i worked on a guys semi all the time i mean at least once a week its not that it was a pos it was nice and the work i did was just stupid stuff going wrong, he hung a horseshoe and yes the direction matters for good luck i dont remember the proper driection anyway he did that and i never saw him come back to the shop other than for oil changes he never had a issue with that truck from that day on except a headlight or something simple that he could do

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My son rides an HD Fatboy and never heard of a gremlin bell

No wonder they break down so much

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See it was trying to save you from the mud.........

Back to riding after a 30 yr lay off.. Started with a 86 Magna 750 on to a 02 Shadow 1100,99 Magna 750,91 ST1100, finaly a 93 Wing.. and now an 06 1800 Loven Life...
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See it was trying to save you from the mud.........
Well I failed on keeping me out of the mud but who knows how much mud I might have gotten into. The bell is going to get cleaned up and hung somewhere cleaner. I want it to ring loudly to keep the Grimlins away. Now if it just had keep the clutch line from developing a leak in the lower hose section....

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There is a story to everything we have, everyone we have met and everything we have done or we will do or dream about doing.

We sometimes ride to forget, but hopefully we never forget to ride.

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Probable would have saved the line, if it wasn't working on the mud.................

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I had issue after issue with my Wing. Minor stuff, but enough to keep me from riding. Finally someone from the forum sent me a gremlin bell. And I swear all those little annoying issues...well they just stopped happening after that.

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