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Old 06-11-2012, 11:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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We can't know whether the badges will fit without knowing the year and model bike. The part numbers of the badges would also be nice to know.

To complicate things even more, Hinkley Bonnevilles up until the introduction of plastic tank badges used a torx T25 bolt with an odd center pin on the tank badges to discourage theft. Later EFI bikes have tanks that are of a subtly different shape (as I understand it) and so require althogether different badges than the earlier machines.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Model and year make no odds - Meriden badges won't fit either carb or EFi Hinckley tanks.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lot of people want the Meriden logo to make their bikes look more like the old Meriden bikes
Seems to me there are so many details that are different between the two that a simple badge will fool no one.

Still, it must be a nice piece of nostalgia.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i would like to do my 1200 trophy with meridan font decals - does anyone know what the font style is called and/or where i might get a set of decals cut in this style??
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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So let me get this straight you want to use badges from inferior bikes on your Hinkley Triumphs. Why?
To make them look older?
Or Less good?
Why not get badges off CZ's or MZ's

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm really surprised there's not a standard response to the OPs question by now. I shouldn't, but I'm repulsed by the plastic tank badges. The metal badges are so much cooler I think. And it is just fact that the eyebrow badge is the coolest of them all.

They can be had to fit the modern tanks, Triumph made them for the 2001-2007 years at least, and they fit the 2008 tanks for those of us who had the screw holes. That is, the 2001-2007 badges will fit the later tanks re-sized for EFI. Except for the lack of screw holes.

So, it should be possible to affix the plastic backing to the tank, the badge to that and cut of the screw heads and attach those into the screw holes. If you can get the badge attached to the plastic backing, that backing should be pretty easy to attach to the tank with some silicone I'd think.

But no one I've seen has done that work and posted their results and techniques.

Seems to me someone could make a mark on t-rat history if they did such a thing ...



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i would like to do my 1200 trophy with meridan font decals - does anyone know what the font style is called and/or where i might get a set of decals cut in this style??
Here's a source: http://www.classictransfers.co.uk/
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I had that exact badge (the "eyebrow" I believe) on my 2003 T100 when new. I took it off and put the eggcrate badge on, as I am most fond of the early Bonnies and they came with the eggcrate badge. I sold the eyebrow to someone on this forum.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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thanks for the tip they have a pretty god selection
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #19 (permalink)
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If you end up getting a badge of this style that will fit the new tank curvature (such as the one made for the 01-07 bonnevilles), it will be a super easy and quick install, that will also be removable without any permanent damage to your paint. Cut the heads off the screws (leaving a small portion of the shaft, but not enough that it will contact the tank, use a bit of silicone or epoxy to glue the screws into the screw holes to maintain the look. Make sure you don't use so much that it squishes out around the screw head. Let that set, then use some 3m double-sided adhesive tape strips (the same thing that most automotive and motorcycle badges are affixed with from the factory) on the back of the badge, clean the spot on your tank with rubbing alcohol, let the alcohol dry, affix your badge. If you use good quality, automotive-grade double-sided tape (such as 3m), the badge will be very secure. Then, you can always change your mind, take it off (carefully), remove any tape left behind with alcohol (actually, it usually comes off pretty easily by rubbing your thumb across it with a bit of pressure), and you will be back to a perfectly original tank.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
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If you end up getting a badge of this style that will fit the new tank curvature (such as the one made for the 01-07 bonnevilles), it will be a super easy and quick install, that will also be removable without any permanent damage to your paint. Cut the heads off the screws (leaving a small portion of the shaft, but not enough that it will contact the tank, use a bit of silicone or epoxy to glue the screws into the screw holes to maintain the look. Make sure you don't use so much that it squishes out around the screw head. Let that set, then use some 3m double-sided adhesive tape strips (the same thing that most automotive and motorcycle badges are affixed with from the factory) on the back of the badge, clean the spot on your tank with rubbing alcohol, let the alcohol dry, affix your badge. If you use good quality, automotive-grade double-sided tape (such as 3m), the badge will be very secure. Then, you can always change your mind, take it off (carefully), remove any tape left behind with alcohol (actually, it usually comes off pretty easily by rubbing your thumb across it with a bit of pressure), and you will be back to a perfectly original tank.
if you ever want to remove a badge fixed with double sided tape wrap an 8 or 10 thou guitar string round a couple of bits of wood for the handles and cut the tape with the wire cheesecutter style - works everytime - you can use masking tape to protect the panel or tank if you want to make sure you don't scratch it, but you probably won't
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