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We had our angel bell hung from the lower cowling on our 1500. I would like to hang it in the same location on our 1800 but we have a plastic chrome lower cowling. Any suggestions how I can safely put two small holes through it without the "chrome" eventually peeling.

Drill? Melt with a heated probe?

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:yw1: Jim ,why don't you hang it from one of the engine guards down by the cowl?
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I drilled some small holes to mount the EC driving light guards and so far there is no peeling going on. I've got my bell mounted on the bottom bar of the engine guard and it's low enough to keep the gremlins off.
 

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where to hang bell

I hung my bell with a ty-rap under the left rear saddlebag guard.Hardly know it is there. :rw1:
 

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Mick said:
:yw1: Jim ,why don't you hang it from one of the engine guards down by the cowl?
Mick
Because SHE wants it where we had it on the 1500. I learned long ago - don't argue.

Bob wrote <<"Angel bells"? Are you guys trying to help angels get their wings, or what?

Wassup? >>

Don't really know how this all started but first of all someone must give you a bell as a present. You can not buy one for yourself. Then you are supposed to hang it from the lowest spot on the bike. This will call the angels to protect you in your travels.

Or so as I remember it.

Now Bob you want a real shock. Check out what Hal and others are selling the angels bells for. I know I sure missed the market on this one.
 

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Any Harley shop will have them

 

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I attached mine at the LOWEST point of the bike........ near the front on one (left-side) of the tubular engine supports, with an electric cable tie.
It's been there since the day after I picked up my '02 when a riding friend gave it to me.
Haven't dropped the beast yet ( knock on wood....... er, bell) he-he.
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Jim n Judy said:
This will call the angels to protect you in your travels.

Or so as I remember it.
This is one version (Copied from another website, can't recall where though), but it is called a Gremlin bell in this one...

The Legend of The Bell
Have you noticed that small bell on some people’s motorcycle and wondered why it was there? You can find them in America on most
of the Harley Davidson’s ridden by seasoned riders. It can be found low on the bike close to the road, which has some importance in itself. 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. The legend is said to come from the orient where Evil Road Spirits plagued travelers with their mischief. Today, these little gremlins can attach themselves to 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. Lose bolts and parts falling off the bike while on the road are just a few of the signs that you have an Evil Road Spirit.

It is said that Road Spirits can’t live in the presence of a bell. The legend has it that they get trapped in the hollow of the bell. Or that their hearing is supersensitive and the constant ringing of the bell and/or the confined space drives them insane. They lose their grip and eventually fall to the roadway.

The legend has it that they have so much evil energy that when they fall to the roadway they cause potholes when they hit. This is evidence that the bell has served its purpose. In the orient these bells were placed on the lowest part of the cart so that when the Evil Spirit falls from the vehicle, it falls directly on the roadway, and cannot bounce and reattach itself to another part of the vehicle or someone else’s vehicle.

If you have picked up a bell of your own, THE MAGIC WILL WORK but only to a fraction of its ability. It is then essential that a friend or acquaintance give you a bell. The power of the bell is even more enhanced if a well-seasoned BIKER gives it to you.

In this way the power of the bell is doubled. Part of the power enhancement comes from the experience of the traveler that gives it to you. Some of the givers travel experience is transferred with the bell and provides additional security to your travels.

It is said to have the effect of preventing rain or providing excellent road conditions. That is why a more experienced traveler giving you a bell, has more power than a less experience friend or traveling companion. But whether from an experienced traveler, or just a buddy, friend, or acquaintance, it is agreed, that having a bell is a must for any traveler.

So, if you have a friend that doesn’t have a bell, why not be the person to give them one? It’s a nice feeling for the recipient to know you personally cared. And when you do, pass along the Legend Of The Bell. In this way they will understand it’s importance, and will pass the good fortune and safe travels to others.

(Note: The bell, plus a good preventive maintenance program by the bike’s owner, will go a long way in keeping the Evil Road Spirits away for all of your travels.)
 

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If you're supposed to hang it from the lowest part of the bike, wouldn't that be the tire? :) But then, it would only ring once, wouldn't it? Then it would be the lowest, then not, lowest, then not, etc. :D I think it would be more of a click, not a ding.
 
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