Would you go to bowling night without your lucky shirt? Or go to the ballgame without your lucky hat? How about heading out on the open road without a Gremlin Bell?
Not sure what a gremlin( or freedom) bell is? Read on my friend and I'll tell you what I know!
The Mystical Story of Gremlin Bells
(As reported in thunder press)
As we all know, life has many mysteries that have no apparent solutions. One of these is Evil Road Spirits. They are little gremlins that live on your bike. They love to ride and are also responsible for most of your bikes problems! Sometimes your turn signals refuse to work, or the battery goes dead, the clutch needs adjustment ( happened to my bike last week!), or any of several hundred other things that could go wrong. These problems are caused by Evil Road Spirits.
Road Spirits(or Gremlins) can't live in the presence of a bell. They get trapped in the hollow of the bell. Among other things, their hearing is supersensitive. The constant ringing of the bell and the confined space drives them insane. They eventually lose their grip and fall to the roadway. (Have you ever wondered how potholes are formed?) The bell has served its purpose. It is also believed that if you lose your bell somewhere out while riding, that it has sacrificed itself for you in order to avert what could have been a serious tragedy.
If you have picked up a bell of your own, the magic will work, but if your bell was given to you, the power has been doubled and you know that somewhere you have a special friend helping look after you.
So If you have a friend that doesn't have a bell, why not be the person to give them one. Not only is it a nice feeling for the recipient to know you personally care, it is also a great good luck charm to have! The bell, partnered with a good preventative maintenance program set forth by the bikes owner, will help to eliminate the Gremlins and keep you safe on the road!
Already Have A Bell and Don't know where to put it?
According to myth, the lower the better, so I recommend you hang the bell at the lowest point of your bike frame, as not to get in the way of any belts, etc. I personally hang mine on the inside of my foot peg closest to the frame and my wife's hangs from an unused bolt hole at the bottom front of the frame.
Don't have a bell and want to know where to get one?
You can find a nice selection of gremlin bells for sale on Amazon and if you google search "gremlin bell " you can find some great sites that specialize in these lucky charms and of course, you can easily find them at your local Harley Davidson check out counter.
Ride on, Live Free and be Happy! (and keep those gremlins at bay!)
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