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Have you noticed that small bell on some people's bikes and wondered why it was there? It's more than just decoration - It has a specific function.

As we all know, life has many mysteries that have no apparent solutions, One of these is Evil Road Spirits. They are the little gremlins that live on your bike. They love to ride. They're also responsible for most of your bike's problems. Sometimes your turn signals refuse to work, or the battery goes dead, the clutch needs adjustment, or any of several hundred other things go wrong. These problems are caused by Evil Road Spirits.

Road Spirits can't live in the presence of a bell. They get trapped in the hollow of the bell. Among other things, their bearing is supersensitive. the constant ringing of the bell and the confined space drives them insane. They lose their grip and eventually fall to the roadway. (Have you ever wondered how potholes are formed?) The bell has served its purpose.

If you have picked up a bell of your own, the magic will work. But if your bell was given to you, the power has been doubled, and you know that somewhere you have a special friend helping to look after you.

So, if you have a friend that doesn't have a bell, why not give them one? It's a nice feeling for the recipient to know you personally cared. The bell, plus a good preventive maintenance program by the bike's owner, will help eliminate the Evil Road Spirits

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i've seen them mounted all over bikes, but i read somewhere that they are so post to be hung from the left side of the swing arm,
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There must be a dozen posts on the bell here at XLForum. Why do all the new guys think that this is breaking news?
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I know a few people who use the Bell, and those who do swear by it. Personally, I prefer the bell that is attached to the button on my left handlebar - I find it to be slightly more effective (note: I said slightly!). Yeah, I get superstitious over some things, but I have more important things to worry about than my own safety.
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Sorry for posting this different version but the same meaning of this what you so called "Bell". My only reason is only to share what i have learned and knew... Because all of us are having the same passion in riding our bikes... I thought it will help, but unfortunately it turns the other ways...

So sorry folks.....

To all the person who appreciate, Thanks.....
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Thanks... now i know what to do....
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I've had a bell since 2003.... I've had 3 fall off..... I didn't go long before someone gave me a new bell. I have to say, I feel weird (paranoid) riding without one.
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