Subtle messageMy wife is very sentimental, and gives me a bell every time I get a different bike, understanding the tradition that the bell only has power if it is given as a gift.
The bells on my other bikes have inscriptions that are very sentimental. One of them reads "Ride safe, I need you here with me."
Here's the one she ordered for the new Interceptor. Wonder if there's a message in there somewhere.
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It's a superstition thing, it's sposed to ward off the bad luck or "road gremlins" that may happen. I don't think they ward against flat tires (I've had 7 in 19 months, 19K miles), but I've never been seriously stranded with a bell-equipped bike.Never heard of this, is it a tradition over in the US ?
An advert that also quoted history. You can be as skeptical as you like and sniff what farts may be emitted as they are, but I say mind your snide comments towards my country. I also find it funny you attempt to speak for all Englishmen in the face of history that may or may not predate your own Stonehenge. Who's to say rightly when the first person attached a bell to something of theirs as a talisman? Neither of us will believe any answer one may offer for that, to do so is to be an ultracrepidarian.I shall ignore the fact you quoted an advert at me. My point was that in the UK we don't attach bells to motorcycles and it isn't a recognised 'thing' like in North America.
Lucky charms are another thing entirely but tend to be carried on the person although I have seen bikes with mascots tied to various bits.