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    Gremlin bells?

    A few of my cruiser bike buddies have little bells on the under carriage of their bikes. They say it 'scares off evil spirits and gremlins'...Any one else partake of this custom?
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    Someone gave me one. I think it's horse hockey, but didn't tell her that.
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    I take full responsibility for the function of my motorbike. As such, I have no need for silly superstition.

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    The bells and such are only needed for final drive equipped bikes.

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    the girl at the checkout counter at the local Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki/Yamaha dealer tried to get me to buy one for my bike... I told her, "We BMW riders don't' put such petty things on our German engineers works of art!"

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    A friend got a used bike with them on it, after I told them what they were, he took them off



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    Quote Originally Posted by patiodadio View Post
    A friend got a used bike with them on it, after I told them what they were, he took them off
    Mine eventually fell off, dead of corrosion.
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    Just one more silly custom by the "loud pipes save lives" bunch..... right up there with "frilly" lever covers, ape hangers and fingerless gloves...not to mention the ubiquitous bandana in lieu of a helmet.

    The "look" reigns supreme in that world.

    Funny stuff!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NI5L View Post
    The "look" reigns supreme in that world.
    Ride like a pirate, matey! ARRRRRR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Ride like a pirate, matey! ARRRRRR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laoch View Post
    The bells and such are only needed for final drive equipped bikes.
    Ouch! That was harsh.

    (Psssst .... you don't really think that might help, do 'ya?!)
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    You better believe my Gremlin bell lives on whichever RED bike I'm riding.

    David Hough gave it to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by 26667 View Post
    harley riders dress like pirates; BMW riders dress like armadillos
    Hahahahahaha!
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