Bells, No Whistles.

Guardian BellLegend has it that there are motorcycle gremlins (AKA: Evil Road Spirits) that LOVE to ride, but they are also mischievous little devils and they cause all sorts of problems for you while you are riding. Road gremlins leave obstacles in your path- old mufflers, pieces of rubber, boxes and things like that.

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, etc – you get the idea.

Those little gremlins look for trouble and try to steer your bike towards it. Road gremlins hope to make a biker crash so they can rejoice over their little acts of evil.

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.
It is said that potholes are formed by the energy of gremlins that fall from the bell. Sort of like a “gremlin grave”.
 
When you purchase a motorcycle bell and place it on your bike, it offers protection. If you receive the gremlin bell as a gift – the powerful magic of the bell is doubled. When you place it on your bike, you want it to be low to the ground, but not so low it will catch on obstacles and come off. Place it as forward as possible, so that the road gremlins will jump away when they first see you.

No matter if you believe in road gremlins or not, a road bell and regular preventive maintenance goes a long way to keep you feeling safe and secure.

One Response to “Bells, No Whistles.”

  1. AnakAmaGuro Says:

    Got this one from a biker blog:

    “Actually, the bell is to remember the fallen riders. When you ride, the bell gets dirty and oily, then when you clean your bike, and get down on your knees to clean it, you’re paying respects to fallen riders, and respecting the road which they are no longer with us to ride on.”

    I like the thought of it.🙂

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