Where does one hang a gremlin bell?


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Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by Viol1736 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:41 am



I generally hang the gremlin bell on the part of the bike that’s been giving me hell.



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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by RoadRogue » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:12 pm

on the display rack in the store, I consider them to be a trendy superstitious piece of nonsense that servers no actual purpose.If you must have one, it is generally put low near the front of the bike 8-)
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by redbug » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:37 pm

To get the superstition correct, the bell must be given to you and it has to be a Frisco bell as told to me. Besides that you are riding the wrong brand.
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by MikeB » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:47 pm

RoadRogue wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:12 pm
on the display rack in the store, I consider them to be a trendy superstitious piece of nonsense that servers no actual purpose.If you must have one, it is generally put low near the front of the bike 8-)
Ditto.
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by themainviking » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:39 pm

I agree with both Road Rogue and Redbug. One, it should stay in the store, and Two, is it not normally only put on Harleys? The superstition is that it is supposed to keep parts from falling off. I rode a lot of Harleys without the benefit of one of them there silly bells, and no parts fell off in about 800,000 miles, so what do that say? Maybe wear it on your boot to keep you from falling off the motorcycle. :lol:
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by brian.peters » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:05 pm

So that is what that Bell I pulled off of the right side engine guard was for. Im putting a stick on it and gonna use it to call the wife. I figured I'll get one use out of it. ;)

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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by Stew » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:18 pm

brian.peters wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:05 pm
I'm putting a stick on it and gonna use it to call the wife. I figured I'll get one use out of it. ;)
Haha, yeah I'd try that too but I don't think it'd do me much good and might actually get me in trouble! :)
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by Mag » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:03 pm

When I bought my current (used) ride, I could not figure where the high pitch ring came from......lower right side on the case saver....UGH! Hanging on a peg board in my garage now where it belongs. Oh, and I have not lost any pieces yet (been 4-5 years)

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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by themainviking » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:17 am

Mag wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Oh, and I have not lost any pieces yet (been 4-5 years)
Like I said, they are for Harleys. Goldwings do not vibrate
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by alwrmcusn » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:15 am

JMO: Hang it pretty much wherever you want on the bike. It's just one of those pieces of bling that some buy for the bike. It serves no useful purpose. It's kinda like buying any other gadget accessory for the bike, not really needed, just something you might want.
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by seelyark1 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:41 am

themainviking wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:17 am
Mag wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Oh, and I have not lost any pieces yet (been 4-5 years)
Like I said, they are for Harleys. Goldwings do not vibrate
Safety wire, cotter keys and self locking nuts do still work. :D Followed a Harley that had the right foot peg fall off and he just kept riding holding his foot up. Sure bet his leg was tired when he finally arrived home. :lol: He had two guys on 750 Honda's laughing for days, or should I say years. BTW, my bell hangs on the clutch hose and I appreciated the thought.
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by tfdeputydawg » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:49 am

Bunch if killjoys :lol:
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https://www.bikebandit.com/blog/post/th ... -tradition
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by Ravyn » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 am

RoadRogue wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:12 pm
on the display rack in the store, I consider them to be a trendy superstitious piece of nonsense that servers no actual purpose.If you must have one, it is generally put low near the front of the bike 8-)
WOW, you don't sound like a very fun person. :(

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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by brianinpa » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:14 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:49 am
Bunch if killjoys :lol:
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https://www.bikebandit.com/blog/post/th ... -tradition
Just a way to add a little humor.
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by Ravyn » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:18 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:49 am
Bunch if killjoys :lol:
The legend:
https://www.bikebandit.com/blog/post/th ... -tradition
Just a way to add a little humor.
I received my first from a close friend and it made me feel good to be thought of.
Have given several to friends since.
Geeez, I just read through the rest of this thread and you are right...... A bunch of un-fun , curmudgeon killjoys hang out in this forum. :x

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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by RiderLft » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:07 am

I bet these are some of the same ones that set around and just wait for some poor new guy to ask about which oil is best. :o :o :o

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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by Ravyn » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:22 pm

RiderLft wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:07 am
I bet these are some of the same ones that set around and just wait for some poor new guy to ask about which oil is best. :o :o :o
Or how much torque to put on there valve stem caps. hahaha :shock:

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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by dingdong » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:22 pm

Well I have 2 on my bikes. One high and one low. Not taking any chances. Some of those critter have been known to have wings. :D
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by Viol1736 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:15 pm

This came with my latest gift bell....



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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by suvcw04 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:56 pm

I had no idea you could start a fight over jingle bells.

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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:15 pm

Mine is hanging from the trailer hitch - I figured if it's positioned at the front of the bike then when the gremlins lose their grip they can bounce off the pavement and grab something on the bike as it passes, but if it's hanging off the back then once they fall they're gone for good! :D
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by 823JIM » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:21 pm

I too thought these were silly and did not plan on putting one on my bike. Then last spring when we rode to Myrtle Beach for the spring bike week, while I was fueling the bike another rider (whom we did not know) approached my wife and gave her a bell with the printed story of them. She (and also I) thought this was quit cool of him and needless to say it still hangs on the helmet lock under the trunk.
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Re: Where does one hang a gremlin bell?

Post by RiderLft » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:31 am

Mine was given to me by a veteran at a Patriot Guard Funeral. Sadly the next funeral we did was his so mine will always be there.



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