We are now a proud supplier of Guardian® Bell, made in the USA.
Guardian Bells are small pewter good luck bells that are born from a legend.
The use of bells as a channel for positive energy dates back to antiquity. Across cultures, continents and religions, bells have been rung to banish evil spirits. It is considered good karma to have a bell on your door, which acts as a beacon for welcome news and prevents bad energy from entering. Many motorcycle riders and car enthusiasts attach bells to ward off mishaps and mechanical failures. The bell is said to protect them during their travels, similar to how a pendant or image of St. Christopher, the patron saint of travelers, is often carried in vehicles to protect the occupants while on the road.
Most bells are about 1.75” tall and 1” in diameter. They are small enough to fit nicely on a keychain, backpack, motorcycle, or anywhere else you need good karma.
Each bell is made of the highest quality, lead-free pewter. They provide a soft ringing sound – enough to keep away the evil spirits, but not loud enough to be annoying.
The Rules of the Bell:
There are some “rules,” however, to the Guardian Bell and how it works:
1.) It should not be bought by the user - in order to work, it must be given to a rider from a loved one. According to the legend, a bell is “activated” by the gesture of good will when someone, especially another rider, gives it to a rider they care about as a gift.
2.) It should be attached to the lowest part of the frame. Because bad spirits lurk on the roadways and “grab” onto bikes as they pass by, the low-hanging bell should be the first thing they contact, so that they are immediately captured by it. It should be attached securely – safety wire is sometimes used, but that can create rust and scratches, so a zip-tie is generally the preferred method.
3.) When a bike with a bell on it is sold, it should be removed. The Guardian Bell is a gesture of kindness to a rider from someone who cares about them, so it should be kept by the intended recipient, and can be transferred to another bike. If someone sells a bike with a bell and they want the new rider to have it, they should still remove it, and give it to them face to face.
4.) A bell that is not given with intentional good will loses its spirit-fighting mojo. If someone steals a Guardian Bell, the bad spirits go with it – and the bell will no longer ward them off. The key to the bell’s power is good will. If it is stolen, it loses its effect...and karma will take care of the rest!
5.) One Guardian Bell is all that a bike will need if all of the above rules are followed. Ride safe, and KNOW that you are loved!