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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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anyone fited this tank badge on a magwheel ?

Hello ,

Thinking of sticking a tank badge on my Standard black bonnie with magwheels.
I came across that tank badge:


Just wonder if it will cover my Triumph sticker and how to fix it without being permanent ?

Anyone done it?
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Maybe somehow attach a strong rare earth magnet to the badge? That's all I've got.

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If it's from a Meriden (certainly looks it), then it won't fit. The tanks are different shapes.
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If it's from a Meriden (certainly looks it), then it won't fit. The tanks are different shapes.

I agree. The curvature of the tanks is different You might be able to disguise the mismatch by using some kind of rubber mounting cut in such a way that it compensates for the different curvatures, but it could end up looking pretty bad (or maybe not - I've never tried it).

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I'm almost certain the mag wheel bikes don't have holes in the tank for the screws either.

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An alternative idea for you

I had a pair of the crappy plastic badges for my mag wheeled which I sold. However, I was planning to get copies made by a CAD engineering company. Basically they take a high res 3D scan of anything and produce it in any metal you want.

I guess you could even take your badge and have that scanned plus a scan of the plastic badges and that would ensure the back fitted. As to fitted our existing badge, you could try to get it to form fitted b a specialist.

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I guess you could even take your badge and have that scanned....
Seems to me if you're going to do that, you'd want to do it with the Hinckley "Triumph" script logo that fits the years of your bike, not the Meridian "Triumph" script logo.

Hint: if you don't know the difference, look how the swoop from the "r" crosses the 'h". On the Meridian it goes past the "h", circles back and comes across the "h" left to right. On the Hinckley, from 1990 to 2003, it comes in from under the "p" and goes to the left of the "h". Then, post-2004, the logo changed and now the swoop goes further to the right and actually crosses the middle of the "h". My bike, a 2007, seems to have a mix of both kinds of Hinckley logos on it.
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If it's from a Meriden (certainly looks it), then it won't fit. The tanks are different shapes.
Yeah, it's the "eyebrow badge" that first appeared on the 1969 Meriden bikes. They are nice badges (my favorite) -- I would love to have one on my T-100 --, but as others have noted they do not fit the Hinckley tanks.

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Seems to me if you're going to do that, you'd want to do it with the Hinckley "Triumph" script logo that fits the years of your bike, not the Meridian "Triumph" script logo.
Lot of people want the Meriden logo to make their bikes look more like the old Meriden bikes
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