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Favorite silly widget ?
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:51:39 PM »
 Tell us , what is your favorite silly or mostly useless motorbike related widget , or lucky charm . I've been carrying a "safety beaver" , a little fella that is really a water sports related thing , but since he has been on board there haven't been any incidents , so...

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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 03:25:55 PM »
The day I bought the tiger a buddy from work gave me a keychain that had a little chrome ahem....nutsack on it. I took off the keychain, inserted some wire and hung it under the tiger's rear fender. So far the only one to crash the bike wasn't me and no one was hurt. So that little chrome scrotum has run near 70,000 safe miles on the back of a 🐯 tiger.
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 03:40:07 PM »
I have my Karma bell, hung on my VII Sport by Roy Harvey at the Deep Woods Campout


It's a nice feeling to know someone cares about you to wish you safe riding.
I have passed on the Karma to others
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 05:19:27 PM »
That brings up an interesting question. I had someone give me a karma bell, which I put on my EV. When I sold the EV, I left it on the bike. (It did go to a friend.)

Should I have removed it, and moved it to another bike?????

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 05:30:13 PM »
A riding  buddy gave me a bunch of red, white, green cuff material from making sports jackets. He made a few jackets w/Italian colors. I cut strips of it and tied it to the backs of my bikes for years. I also put on each one these little heart stickers Bob Farris had that said 'From Italy With Love'.
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 05:35:55 PM »
 Should have mentioned the Safety Beaver was a gift also . Little fella lives in my tank bag and never complains about anything  :laugh:

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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 05:38:17 PM »
Well, I guess I would have to say the deer whistle things.  I've put a set on every motorcycle I've ever ridden on the highway. Almost everyone around here uses them due to the number of critters out there trying to kill us.  They probably are useless.  But, I figure at $5 a set it's silly not to use them.  FWIW, I've never hit a deer on a motorcycle *jinx*. I've hit 2 with vehicles though, neither had those things on them either.
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 05:39:34 PM »
both the flying brick and the yellow sporti have karma bells. i am not in the least superstitious: its just a token of fond memories from miles of touring.
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 09:25:35 PM »
on the back of my bike hangs a rubber chicken and a wooden cross hangs on the handel bars. i need it due to the fact my brakelines are rotted...
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 10:20:06 PM »
I am not particularly religious or superstitious but ..... I have carried a rosary in my riding coat pocket I bought off a little girl in Mexico many years ago. I feel naked if I put on a coat without it.

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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2017, 12:16:02 AM »
Not my motorcycle, but for the past 12 years, my mountain bike handlebars have sported a full on wind chime (7 inches long not including hanger portion).  I only ride around the neighborhood with the kids, and they know following the tinkling will take them to Mama.  I've contemplated bells for Anni, and the scooters (little wind chimes would be a racket/hazard at speed), but wasn't sure where to affix them, and if the sound would be an annoyance.           
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 01:29:19 AM »




Dino was given to me by a very good friend and watches my back!!
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2017, 01:38:53 AM »
No Guzzi is complete without the addition of vulcanised poultry.

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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2017, 02:52:18 AM »
on the back of my bike hangs a rubber chicken and a wooden cross hangs on the handel bars. i need it due to the fact my brakelines are rotted...
Did you mean your brake lines are rotted or rooted ?

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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2017, 02:54:54 AM »
   a water sports related thing ,

 Dusty
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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2017, 05:36:54 AM »
???!
The mind boggles does it not ?

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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2017, 05:38:31 AM »
Whatever happened to the lucky rabbits foot ?

Unlucky for the bunny I guess :-p


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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2017, 06:18:49 AM »
Whatever happened to the lucky rabbits foot ?

Unlucky for the bunny I guess :-p


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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2017, 09:14:57 AM »
I carry my lucky toolkit.
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2017, 09:21:37 AM »
No Guzzi is complete without the addition of vulcanised poultry.

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true.. true. The poultry on the Mighty Scura was applied by Todd Haven (RIP) and will stay as long as I have anything to say about it.
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2017, 10:55:26 AM »
 "  a water sports related thing ,

 Dusty "


???!

Slightly odd little promotional item intended to encourage safety at the local kayak park.
Then again, when I was watching Predator I didn't think two members of its cast would become governors, either. So you never know.

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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2017, 12:10:58 PM »
wind:


safety third:


cow magnet:


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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2017, 05:35:09 PM »

cow magnet:
 
How many cows have you picked up
I come from a dairy area, I thought someone was pulling my leg when they told me about those.
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2017, 05:44:42 PM »
After seeing that picture I'm anxiously ready to install my new fenda' extenda'.  One trip down a gravel road will convince any Griso owner that you need one.   :thumb:  Moto Machines has them for $30.

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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2017, 06:07:00 PM »
On one bike, I put a bicycle bell.  Funny to hear that in traffic and watch the drivers of cars looking it.   :grin:
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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2017, 06:14:40 PM »
this throttle lock thing works amazing for such a simple device.

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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2017, 06:16:58 PM »
this throttle lock thing works amazing for such a simple device.



 Too practical , not silly enough  :grin:

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Re: Favorite silly widget ?
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2017, 02:27:54 PM »
Too practical , not silly enough  :grin:

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« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2017, 02:31:29 PM »
 Yep  :laugh:

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« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2017, 02:09:58 PM »
wind:


safety third:


cow magnet:

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