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    This really irks me. Since the first of the year I have lost 2 "Gremlin Bells". The first, I thought it might have fallen, broken off. Butt, the second on? Come on. Who steals a bell. Had it attached to my trailer hitch. Even the wife unit is po'd! OK, rant over. Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango View Post
    This really irks me. Since the first of the year I have lost 2 "Gremlin Bells". The first, I thought it might have fallen, broken off. Butt, the second on? Come on. Who steals a bell. Had it attached to my trailer hitch. Even the wife unit is po'd! OK, rant over. Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    The gremlins reclaimed their own!
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    Stealing someone's Gremlin Bell off of their bike has to invoke the worst Karma I could possibly imagine on the thief.

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    Bad Karma
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    I put mine on with a zip tie. I've never lost one.
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    Agree with all the above that bad karma will probably befall any gremlin bell thieves. Its like stealing from the offering basket at church.

    I am also a user of twist ties. All ours have remained intact over many thousands of miles and years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    The gremlins reclaimed their own!
    Now that's a good one. Tom
    Baloo is my name. Spyders are my game. Well, it's a doo-bah-dee-doo, yes, it's a doo-bah-dee-doo, I mean a doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee-dee-doo. And, well, now. Ha ha! What have we here?



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    I've lost a couple when attached to the hitch on the spyder and the wing so now I hang them farther forward. I think crap coming off the rear tire is the culprit. Even a thief is probably to lazy to steal one.

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    I have one on each side hanging from the tie rods by small hose clamps. I used to hang them by zip ties but I was always losing them.

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    That sucks!
    Mine's zip-tied beneath the brake pedal...
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    Wish them the worst !!
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    STOLEN GRIMLIN BELLS (Angel Bells is what we call them) DO NOT WORK if stolen.... ANGELS don't like to be violated, so you may read that the individual that stole them have passed on do to an accident... let's hope...
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    Well the wife and i went to woods hole cape cod,had a fox tail on the back of our wing ,wasnt in the shop 5 mins,sniped and gone ,cant trust anyne .

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    I keep hoping that someone likes me enough to present one to me.
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    If you hang them on the trailer hitch, they will fall off. The hitch sees a lot of action because it is attached to the swingarm. The hoop on the bell quickly wears through and the bell falls off. I hang mine under the floorboard. Its been there for years now.
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    I have always had mine attached to the front of the floorboards. I like to look down and see them. 11 years, multiple Spyders and I haven’t lost one yet. Theft is always sad to experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revalden View Post
    I keep hoping that someone likes me enough to present one to me.
    Me too. Tom
    Baloo is my name. Spyders are my game. Well, it's a doo-bah-dee-doo, yes, it's a doo-bah-dee-doo, I mean a doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee-dee-doo. And, well, now. Ha ha! What have we here?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel The Biker View Post
    If you hang them on the trailer hitch, they will fall off. The hitch sees a lot of action because it is attached to the swingarm. The hoop on the bell quickly wears through and the bell falls off. I hang mine under the floorboard. Its been there for years now.
    Maybe that is what happened. I had them attached with key ring holders. Both of them were still there. Tom
    Baloo is my name. Spyders are my game. Well, it's a doo-bah-dee-doo, yes, it's a doo-bah-dee-doo, I mean a doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee-dee-doo. And, well, now. Ha ha! What have we here?



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    Where is the market for used gremlin bells?
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    Try to find stainless steel bells, and put them on with stainless steel zip ties, when I figured this out, I never lost any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retread View Post
    Try to find stainless steel bells, and put them on with stainless steel zip ties, when I figured this out, I never lost any.

    john
    Didn't know SS ties even existed. Tom
    Baloo is my name. Spyders are my game. Well, it's a doo-bah-dee-doo, yes, it's a doo-bah-dee-doo, I mean a doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee-dee-doo. And, well, now. Ha ha! What have we here?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Haze View Post
    Where is the market for used gremlin bells?
    That is a good question.

    At ballpark $5 each...not a big profit item.

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    Traditionally bells to keep the road gremlins away are as far forward and low on a bike. In some areas I have been there may be a bell low and at the rear as a remembrance to fallen riding brothers and sisters. First bell I got was for my Sears & Roebuck minibike in 1965 when I was 10 years old. It came from a friends father, the first 1%er I knew. (Didn't quite get the ramifications of that at the time.) It lasted a few years with the minibike, then a Sears Allstate moped with both motor and bike pedels, and finally an Allstate 250 Twingle. (Grandpa worked at Sears) Lost the bell off the 250 when, I suppose, the leather thong rotted and broke. Now I use zip ties to attach the bell to our bikes. (Pic below) Wire, string, leather thongs and such will eventually give out and the bell will take a trip by itself.
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