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My Build Thread.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by I am Carbon, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. bowietwin

    bowietwin XS650 Member

    Every time I think you have finished tweaking, you come up with something that keeps adding to the looks. Another great tweak.
     
  2. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Thanks Bowietwin!
    After I posted my last post I installed my new Gremlin Bell.
    It has the Marine Corp emblem
    Have you noticed that some riders have a small bell hanging off their motorcycle frame or handlebars? Have you wondered what the purpose is? That little bell is more than decoration, it serves a very important purpose – it wards off gremlins, also known as evil road spirits.
    You see, there are motorcycle gremlins that LOVE to ride, but they are also mischievous little devils and they cause all sorts of problems for you while you are riding. Some say they are responsible for that old lady in the minivan not seeing you and cutting you off in traffic. Or, you may be having trouble shifting smoothly, your battery goes dead, your turn signal suddenly refuses to work, an oil spill appears out of nowhere, you hit a patch of black ice, etc – you get the idea. Those little gremlins look for trouble and try to steer your bike towards it.
    Now, once you get a bell on your scoot – it wards off these attacks from the little gremlins, not allowing any more to get onto your bike. If you already have some gremlins riding with you, they will get trapped in the hollow of the bell, and the constant ringing will drive them insane – causing them to lose their grip and fall to the roadway.
    Do you have the protection of a gremlin bell? If you buy a gremlin bell of your own, the power works. If you receive the gremlin bell as a gift – the powerful magic of the bell is doubled. Do you have a friend who does not have a gremlin bell yet? Why not be the person to give them one, they'll thank you! The bell, and a good preventive maintenance program by the bike's owner, will help eliminate the gremlins.

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  3. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Good lookin' bell Carbon. Hey,everything being equal,I'll run one on mine any day.:thumbsup: I'll admit, I'm a little superstitious. Knock on wood!:D
    I received mine from my neighbor before I even had the bike on the road.
    Here's mine.
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  4. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Hey John Thanks,
    that's a cool bell You have there too.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  5. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

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    +1 well said Bowie:thumbsup:
     
  6. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Thanks brother! :)
    y new horn sounds like a Volkswagen Beatle horn.
     
  7. Vid or it never happened!!!:D
     
  8. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    :laugh::laugh:
    i just scared my Mom
     
  9. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    New horn :laugh:
    I can be such a ass I just scared Mom :D
    She called me a name :laughing:
     

  10. How cruel are you!!!

    :laughing::laugh::laughing::laugh::laugh:
     
  11. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    :D O damn I couldn't help myself :doh:
     
  12. HAHA heard that one way too many times!!
     
  13. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    :laughing::laughing: Oh, she's gonna get you Carbon!
     
  14. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

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    that lidl bitty thang ain't a horn Carbon :wink2:


    This is a horn ...

    your Mom looks very sprightly , you should be nice to her ....I lost mine back in 88 and still really miss her.
     
  15. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    I will have to say that my Mom is a card a real joker
    I love her very very much and I am very lucky to have her around.
    I don't scare her to often.
    But She loves scare me when ever She can.
    She is right here while I post this and now she wants to see the video on youtube.
    She is a great sport and perdy darn cool! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  16. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    That's a big horn all right!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    My new gas cap got here today.
    One day of winter will be here in a few hours. Its getting in the 30sF
    then warm day after tomorrow

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  18. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    have new bars at powder coat
    should get them back in a few days.
    They are made from 7/8'dom,1"dom, 1 1/4" dom 1 1/4" solid stock
    here is a pic
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  19. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Oh those are way cool Carbon! They'll fit your bike great!
     
  20. Docwits

    Docwits XS650 Enthusiast

    F'ing awesome bars! Careful with the sharp points...

    Who are using for powder coating? Someone local?
     

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