Mounting a Guardian Bell

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by cyborg, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. cyborg

    cyborg Active Member

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    I need a place to mount a Guardian Bell. I don’t have floorboards or engine guards/crash bars. On a 2009 Dyna there are 2 motor mount bolts in the front mount that go straight in to the mount, Would I ok mounting the Bell from the lower bolt?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I hung mine off my crash bar with a leather strap
     
  3. scionracer

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    mounted mine on front fork, where the wheel bolt there is a little hole on opposite sid of nut work pretty well
     
  4. Nuke99

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    I mounted mine on the right forward wheel nut. A small set screw with a mounting ring is available for that purpose. Just get the right size screw to replace the existing one.
     
  5. bonsi57

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    I used a zip tie as a back up to the small, thin leather that came with the bell. Mounted it through a hole I found under the frame tube support.
     
  6. 2blackbelts

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    I've never understood the "guardian bell". According to the old guys, and I mean 80 year old ex Indian and HD riders, there was no guardian bell, nor was there anything to ward off road gremlens as it is told.

    A bell was hung on a guys bike by his friends, to warn others that he had wrecked or dropped his motorcycle and to be aware.

    2 bb
     
  7. ProF

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    Don't let it hang too low; I've had a couple of them shatter, either from stuff coming up from the road or dragging in a turn, don't know which. Right now, the one on there is only a half bell...it's like someone sliced it lengthwise in half. Looks ridiculous.
     
  8. SkootchNC

    SkootchNC Active Member

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    zip tie it onto the frame, works as well as anything
     
  9. pops55

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    Zip-Tied to the engine guard.
     
  10. PaulWhite

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    hung mine under the triple tree.