The Holiday season is upon us, and Each year we like to showcase items for gifts. But there are some items we showcase that bikers use or wear which have stories behind them like the Guardian Bell. They are called many different things (Guardian Bell, Ride Bell, Motorcycle Bell, Gremlin Bell) I think I even heard someone say Luck Bell once. Whatever they are called the premise is the same. A biker Bell is used for the same reason.
Guardian Bells are a time-honored tradition for bikers everywhere. In a nutshell, A motorcycle bell is supposed to ward off bad luck and evil spirits and are often called “Road Gremlins,” by many bikers. According to the legend, Gremlin Bells are most effective when received from a friend or a loved one and hung at the lowest spot on your motorcycle. The sound of the Motorcycle bells is supposed to deter bad luck and misfortune from sabotaging your trip and keep, safe from road hazards, mechanical failure, and spills. But how did this story get started or what is the actual story? There are several stories going around but we’ll give you what we know.
My boss was going through his desk cleaning it out… I persuade him to do it at the end of each year in case he has lost something we needed, and we didn’t know it. This is something he found crumpled up. I scanned it and cleaned it up a bit for you.
The magic of the bell will still work if you buy the bell yourself, however, if the bell is received as a gift from a friend or a loved one the magic is doubled because out there somewhere you have a friend looking out for you.
NEVER! Steal a Gremlin Bell from a biker, If you do, you steal all the gremlins and the evil that comes with them. It is ill-advised that you steal a bell, the consequences could be dire.
They are more of a tradition than a superstition amongst many bikers… which means they make a great gift for the rider in your life! Check out our Biker bells that are Hand-sculpted from 100% lead-free pewter. At AMERiders‘ we have a large selection of bells that come in a variety of designs ranging from patriotic symbols of the armed forces to animals such as dragons, butterflies, and much more.
~And as always…
~Live Free Ride Hard~
Give a fellow biker good luck With a Gremlin Bell From AMERiders.com
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