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    Good friend gave me one.....It's on my K

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

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    I always thought they were the motorcycle equivelent of the rubber strap my father dragged behind his trucks 'to reduce static electricity from building up".
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoriaMac View Post
    I always thought they were the motorcycle equivelent of the rubber strap my father dragged behind his trucks 'to reduce static electricity from building up".
    The difference is that what Dad did had merit.
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    I thought the tradition was that you couldn't buy one for yourself...they had to be given to you.

    None for me, thank you!!
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    bells,bells

    I use a school house bell.....or is it a dinner bell?
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    I don't know which is sillier, the bells of these "bumper nuts" I have seen lately. What's next...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoriaMac View Post
    I always thought they were the motorcycle equivelent of the rubber strap my father dragged behind his trucks 'to reduce static electricity from building up".
    I think those are actually required equipment in certain countries. They look like a rubber strap, but have a metal component in them so yeah they do create a ground.

    I used to work at an airport doing refulling of aircraft, and aircraft refuelling trucks have ground cables on them, 2 of them actually, one goes to an earth source, just as a tiedown lug in the ground, the other goes to a ground point on the aircraft, on small ones we usually used the tiedown lug under the wing, on larger ones (I commonly refuelled DC9's, 727s, 737s, etc) there would either be a designated point or if not a bolt on the landing gear was fine. We were routinely monitored to make sure we were doing this. So there is some merit to the grounding strap dragging on the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I thought the tradition was that you couldn't buy one for yourself...they had to be given to you.

    None for me, thank you!!
    As the saying goes, if it's a gift the power is doubled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I thought the tradition was that you couldn't buy one for yourself...they had to be given to you.

    None for me, thank you!!

    That's what I've always heard as well.

    And why I'm in the group with Voni & Layton,...mine was given too me by a friend as a true good-will gesture , so it is on my Roadster.

    Can't hurt! and besides the only negative would be sum-a-u-all laughin' at me...I can take it..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    You better believe my Gremlin bell lives on whichever RED bike I'm riding.

    David Hough gave it to me

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    I heard it has to be a gift in order to work properly.

    If a pirate gave me one I'd accept it graciously.
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    Is there a country/western song about these bells yet?

    Recalling one mentioning statue on dashboard.
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    My wife game me one and it is proudly hanging on my GS. If you still have the ON from the rally in Canada you can see it hanging on my R1100GS under the left side of the Aeroflow screen. I got one for her that she has hanging on her Honda Aero. They're fun. Some of you need to chill out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorradMike View Post
    I heard it has to be a gift in order to work properly.

    If a pirate gave me one I'd accept it graciously.
    Same here I guess.

    When I played junior hockey, (goalie no less!) I had an unbelievable amount of superstitions. So, I guess it couldn't hurt to have a bell on the bike!
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