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How come I can't come up with these $10-$20 things everybody needs?

Actually I can and do, but finding someone to believe in and back them is almost impossible.
Then to even get something to market is unbelievable.

I came up with a great one once, and tried marketing it myself at truckstops. I sent free units to all the biggies at the time. TA, Petro, Flying J and others.
Not one response.

It's still pretty damn viable for both cars and trucks, maybe even on bikes, and nobody's done it yet.

Any investors here???

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All American Gremlin Bell® - US Made Biker Accessories
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The wife came home from shopping a few days back, and presented me with two gremlin bells for my bikes.

Maybe it's just me, but I'm still amazed that engines and vehicles do what they do rather consistently, and aren't always right on the edge of self destructing.
I have my ears wide open all the time.
I found that the bell was almost enough to drive me nuts on my last ride.
Through the helmet, it didn't sound so much as a bell, rather more like something was coming loose or apart.

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I used to have mine underneath my right floorboard on my C50. When I went to the Advanced Rider Course I was apparently driving the instructor nuts for a bit since he kept hearing my bell every time I would make a righthand turn. Personally, I got used to it rather quickly and ignored it mostly.

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The special bell my wife gave me for the bike is on my rear swing arm frame. I can't say that I've ever heard it unless I was listening for it specifically. I can see how it can be annoying though. The legend behind it is quant and every little bit of luck is welcome. I've bought several for my friends and my son.



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I had a bell given to me in the past and when I change bikes the bell goes with me............it's been on quite a few bikes.

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I just gave 2 to my Grandkids and one to my son yesterday. The St. Chris. model.
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The special bell my wife gave me for the bike is on my rear swing arm frame.
Imma move it to the rear then.

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Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you move it!

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Just my two cents. I recently bought my first bike and the man I bought it from gave mine to me with the make. Myth has it that it must be given by someone who cares about you. I believe this originally started by ww2 pilots who would hang bells on their planes. This carried over to motorcycle culture when service members started making clubs and such. At least that is what I gathered from my Google fu. I would just put it back on. If it was on the bike already then technically it was given to you.
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[SIZE="a"]Got a c-50 Bul 2018. Bought a bell to honor my brothers and sisters who gave their lives in NAM. Some gave some. Some gave all. Semper Fi. When I Rodeoed, They would say don't ware pink, don't lay your hat on the bed. Hell I did it all and won and lost. To me the bell is what you want it to be.[/SIZE]
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