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I had a Gremlin bell on my Suzi M50... I DIDN'T put it on my ACE T... to follow protocol, lol, do I have to receive a new one for the T, or can I put the old one on the new bike??

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Good question.
Was the bell given to you or was it given to the bike?
The bell that was on my Shadow when I bought it promptly fell off.
The bell that I was given to replace it has been transferred from the Shadow to the Stratoliner.
 

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I've always left the bell on the old bike. Getting somebody a new bell when they get a new bike is kind of like a housewarming gift in my eyes.
 

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I think it is a great tradition passing the bells around, but beyond that it isn't like it there are real magical powers or anything. If you have a bell, and you like it then put it on the new bike. Overthinking it seems a bit silly.
 

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Leave the old bell with the old bike.. I would not want to feel responsible for the new owner of my old bike, due to my removal of the bell. Just find somebody give you a new bell.
 

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I would not want to feel responsible for the new owner of my old bike, due to my removal of the bell.
Do some of you guys really take this stuff that seriously? Again I think the exchange of these bells is a nice token of friendship, but that is all. If I sold my bike, and kept my bell I would not feel responsible for something that happened to the new owner of the bike. That just seems completely silly, no offense intended.
 

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Do some of you guys really take this stuff that seriously? Again I think the exchange of these bells is a nice token of friendship, but that is all. If I sold my bike, and kept my bell I would not feel responsible for something that happened to the new owner of the bike. That just seems completely silly, no offense intended.
Do I take it seriously, Not Really.. But, I also don't like to tempt fate. Like working around gasoline with an Open flame or doing electrical work without diconnecting the battery. You could get away with doing these things, BUT???????
 

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Overthinking it seems a bit silly.
I think most everyone else picked up on the LOL right in the middle of my original post... hence, the original question was done "tongue in cheek"; I certainly don't take the magical effects seriously. I just wanted to know the protocol on letting it go with the bike or keeping it.

Again, LOL, maybe someone else was the one overthinking it... :)
 

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Traditionaly the bells are a gift.. This we all know.. But one thing to consider, is it a gift to the Rider or the Bike. Me, I always saw it as more a gift to the bike and token of respect to the bike gods. If it is a gift to the bike, moving the bell to another would negate the Gift aspect of the tradition.
 

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My bell was given to me by my cage riding daughter...and she had it engraved 'Daddy O', so I will be transferring it when the time comes. I may give the new owner a gift of a bell if they buy from me directly...just to be on the safe side! ;-)
 

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I think it is a great tradition passing the bells around, but beyond that it isn't like it there are real magical powers or anything. If you have a bell, and you like it then put it on the new bike. Overthinking it seems a bit silly.

I dunno, I think it's fun to have a set of traditions to follow when it comes to something like this. Same as theater folks can never say "good luck" or MacBeth. Nobody ever died from either of those two, but it's fun to have traditions.
 

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i was just given my first bell, where and with what should i attach it?
 

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On our Sabres and my wife's old Spirit, I drilled a hole through the brake lever and attached it there.


They are now hung from the peg brackets on our new bikes. As low to the ground as possible.
 

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i was just given my first bell, where and with what should i attach it?

They are attached at the lowest point of the bike. Mine is under the bike tied to the frame with a piece of leather fringe, I tore of the grips of my buddies grips. Been there for almost 10 years now.
 

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Right on, going outside now checking it out, thanks
 

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I think most everyone else picked up on the LOL right in the middle of my original post... hence, the original question was done "tongue in cheek"; I certainly don't take the magical effects seriously. I just wanted to know the protocol on letting it go with the bike or keeping it.

Again, LOL, maybe someone else was the one overthinking it... :)
Well I certainly didn't think you believed in magic fairies or anything like that. I was just wondering why anyone would care about proper protocol on a superstition. So yes now I am over thinking it too much. I'm going to shut up now, have a beer, and forget I ever asked. :lol:
 

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do some of you guys really take this stuff that seriously? Again i think the exchange of these bells is a nice token of friendship, but that is all. If i sold my bike, and kept my bell i would not feel responsible for something that happened to the new owner of the bike. That just seems completely silly, no offense intended.
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Well I certainly didn't think you believed in magic fairies or anything like that. I was just wondering why anyone would care about proper protocol on a superstition. So yes now I am over thinking it too much. I'm going to shut up now, have a beer, and forget I ever asked. :lol:
THANK YOU for being good natured about my ribbing you... it IS possible for folks on discussion boards to be good natured... :)
 
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