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Old 11-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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99 Legend Tank Badge

I just bought a 99 Legend that looks like new and has 3800 miles. The more I go over it, I see things that I question. The tank has a decal for the badge, not a metal Triumph badge. The crome airbox covers do not have the "900" on them. The only real problem I see is the right headlight bracket is broken and the left is bent.

I can't imagine that someone would put the time and money into trying to fix it if it was wrecked considering that I paid $2800 for it, but I'm curious.

Any opinions?

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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late legends had decals instead of badges. I stripped a tank looking for the scrws holes and found none.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's odd, my 99 legend has badges...
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Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!

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Old 12-16-2012, 09:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My '99 had the decals, which I thought looked cheap, so I bought a pair of used badges and attached them over the decals using an auto urethane trim adhesive.
I'm surprise your brake and clutch levers aren't bent; usually they take a beating when a bike is dumped. Look for other scratches; maybe the headlight got damaged by other vehicles in the garage and it never was actually down.
Still a good price if it runs okay. You can find the headlight brackets at a dealer I'll bet, and if not, there were a bunch of Legends on ebay in breaker yards this summer.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The 98 and early 99 had the yellow emblem sticker then was changed to the screw in badges and YES I dis say 98 Legends they were just not sold here in the USA. The side badges not having the 900 on them maybe were switched to the T-bird Sport side covers instead chrome holes and behind that black oval plastic.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My 99 Legend has the decal, probably an early model before the change. I like the look.
The "900" stick ons go for an amazing fifty bucks at bikebandit, so you may want to check out ebay, as the covers come up with regularity there. Mine were missing too. The same goes for headlight brackets, etc.
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