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Offline lilfroger

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Evil Road Gremlins
« on: June 27, 2010, 08:37:02 pm »
I was bs'n w/ a co-worker the other day that rides a metric and realized he had never been informed of Road Gremlins. He has experienced them but knew nothing of the protective measures a bell provides.

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Have you noticed that some riders have a small bell hanging off their motorcycle frame or handlebars? Have you wondered what the purpose is? Well, you have come to the right place. That little bell is more than decoration, it serves a very important purpose it wards off gremlins, also known as evil road spirits.

You see, there are motorcycle gremlins that LOVE to ride, but they are also mischievous little devils and they cause all sorts of problems for you while you are riding. Some say they are responsible for that old lady in the minivan not seeing you and cutting you off in traffic. Or, you may be having trouble shifting smoothly, your battery goes dead, your turn signal suddenly refuses to work, an oil spill appears out of nowhere, you hit a patch of black ice, etc you get the idea. Those little gremlins look for trouble and try to steer your bike towards it.

Now, once you get a bell on your scoot it wards off these attacks from the little gremlins, not allowing any more to get onto your bike. If you already have some gremlins riding with you, they will get trapped in the hollow of the bell, and the constant ringing will drive them insane causing them to lose their grip and fall to the roadway.

Do you have the protection of a gremlin bell? If you buy a gremlin bell of your own, the power works. If you receive the gremlin bell as a gift the powerful magic of the bell is doubled. Do you have a friend who does not have a gremlin bell yet? Why not be the person to give them one, they'll thank you! The bell, and a good preventive maintenance program by the bike's owner, will help eliminate the gremlins.


Needless to say I had to correct this situation and he is now protected from the Gremlins :up:

I've actually got two. My pops gave me a beautiful US Army bell but my husband's blesses my scoot daily


Yeah it's a rose ... kinda girly I know ... but it was from Simon so it's special


Simon's is a POW/MIA bell. He rides every day with his brothers from the past who can no longer travel with him.







Who gave you your bell? What is the special meaning behind it? Or are you not riding protected :eek:
« Last Edit: June 27, 2010, 08:38:49 pm by lilfroger »
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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 09:39:30 pm »
I am not riding protected, i have always known about them just never saw a need.
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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 01:18:03 am »
Maybe I should have put one on Elizabeth's Sporty, maybe I wouldn't have spilled it :scratch:


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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 03:21:21 am »
I haven't got one. I put one on the wifes bike, never had one on the first bike either. Nobody ever gave me one.
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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 03:25:06 am »
Maybe I should have put one on Elizabeth's Sporty, maybe I wouldn't have spilled it :scratch:

Sure wouldn't be a bad thing to provide for her.

The power is increased when provided by someone who cares about the rider ;) :P
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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 03:30:48 am »
Unfortunately, I've been practicing  :quote: unprotected scooting  :quote: as well...

Need to rectify that situation soon...
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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 04:58:20 am »
Mine came from my dad it has a dragon on it. i bought him one that has an skull on it. i miss my bike but i will have another someday.
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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 05:33:54 pm »
I never heard this one before.  I read where green is supposedly bad luck on a bike but not a bell.  Guess I've been ridding around unprotected also.   :quote:

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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2010, 04:38:35 am »
Guess I need to go bell shopping now  :$:


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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010, 06:15:05 pm »
They are about $12, but you are supposed to be given the bell, it takes away from the heritage and protection powers if you buy it for yourself.
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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2010, 10:05:21 pm »
They are about $12, but you are supposed to be given the bell, it takes away from the heritage and protection powers if you buy it for yourself.
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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2010, 12:46:29 am »
In that case, how bout I buy you one, and you buy me one?
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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2010, 03:56:14 am »
If I remember correctly Ryan hasn't ridden in a while.

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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2010, 05:25:33 am »
I still don't see why one would need this, i mean i have 14k under my belt with no problems.
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Re: Evil Road Gremlins
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2010, 05:30:12 am »
Superstition is a good thing some times :)
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