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I have put some third party tank badges on my tank panels. it took me quite a lot of searching before I came across the ones that suited me.

As I searched it became apparent that people have put lots of different options on their tank panels so thought it would be a good idea to start a thread where we can see photos of what people have done. Would make searching a whole lot easier.

Anyway, here is a photo of my tank badge. not entirely sure where it is from, but I believe it may be from an old Ducati radio. Anybody shed any light?
 

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Good idea to start a tank badge thread. I like the design. Maybe finish it off with the ducati wing badge to cover up the screw. And I haven't the slightest clue how to remove the factory logo on my FT. Looks like it's a sticker and would likely not come off easy. But not a high priority for me right now. Saving money for go fast parts.
 

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Good idea to start a tank badge thread. I like the design. Maybe finish it off with the ducati wing badge to cover up the screw. And I haven't the slightest clue how to remove the factory logo on my FT. Looks like it's a sticker and would likely not come off easy. But not a high priority for me right now. Saving money for go fast parts.
Motopilot, take a hair dryer and run it over the factory decal/sticker on high heat. Don't hoover too long and stay on the decal. Then just peel it off with your fingers. It will come off without leaving any residue if you do this properly. It's super easy.
 

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Good idea to start a tank badge thread. I like the design. Maybe finish it off with the ducati wing badge to cover up the screw. And I haven't the slightest clue how to remove the factory logo on my FT. Looks like it's a sticker and would likely not come off easy. But not a high priority for me right now. Saving money for go fast parts.
Ducati Scrambler is right.

careful when you remove the tank badge as you can bend them to the point where they are no longer usable. they be stuck back on using double sided sticky foam.
 

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I posted it in the other forum about these. I'm currently in process of 3D printing a set of the vintage scrambler replicas that fits the tank curve of the current scrambler. As I know, the curves are slightly different. If you try to use the original vintage badge, there will be a slight gap. I modeled these in a 3D software, it's currently being printed in plastic for prototyping. After I make sure it fit, I will print these in stainless steel.

 

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great looking badges Ichitz. lnce you have final versions, I would also be interested. look GREAT!
 

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Motopilot, take a hair dryer and run it over the factory decal/sticker on high heat. Don't hoover too long and stay on the decal. Then just peel it off with your fingers. It will come off without leaving any residue if you do this properly. It's super easy.
Thank you, been wondering about that.

Ichitz---please keep us posted on those badges.

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I posted it in the other forum about these. I'm currently in process of 3D printing a set of the vintage scrambler replicas that fits the tank curve of the current scrambler. As I know, the curves are slightly different. If you try to use the original vintage badge, there will be a slight gap. I modeled these in a 3D software, it's currently being printed in plastic for prototyping. After I make sure it fit, I will print these in stainless steel.

I'm watching this thread for the release, this will top off my ride. Will be in high demand, please mark me for a set; hats off with the initiative! Was also toying with the original badge and others, the curves are difficult.

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Put me down for a set as well. Did you manage to integrate the screw hole into the badge at all?



I posted it in the other forum about these. I'm currently in process of 3D printing a set of the vintage scrambler replicas that fits the tank curve of the current scrambler. As I know, the curves are slightly different. If you try to use the original vintage badge, there will be a slight gap. I modeled these in a 3D software, it's currently being printed in plastic for prototyping. After I make sure it fit, I will print these in stainless steel.

 

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Put me down for a set as well. Did you manage to integrate the screw hole into the badge at all?
Ha! I didn't yet! I just sent the prototype to be printed mainly to make sure the curve lines up with the curve of the tank. Maybe I should make 2 versions, one with screw holes one with adhesive and people can order whichever they like :rolleyes-84:

On the ordering front, they are going to be printed using the services of Shapeways. This site just prints and sell models directly so everyone can order directly from them. I'll put it up after I finalize the model and people can choose what materials they want it to be printed in. Plastics or steel. There are also options for different steel (stainless, bronze, black, gold).

For more material information:
Stainless Steel 3D Printing Material Information - Shapeways
 

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View attachment 2998 View attachment 2997 View attachment 2996 I have put some third party tank badges on my tank panels. it took me quite a lot of searching before I came across the ones that suited me.

As I searched it became apparent that people have put lots of different options on their tank panels so thought it would be a good idea to start a thread where we can see photos of what people have done. Would make searching a whole lot easier.

Anyway, here is a photo of my tank badge. not entirely sure where it is from, but I believe it may be from an old Ducati radio. Anybody shed any light?
This badge is for sale on eBay. Seller says they think it's off a 1950s Ducati outboard motor. Looks nice on your bike! What adhesive did you use? Did you have to remove the locating pins on the back of the badge?
 

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Anybody know what kind of adhesive I should use to attach metal badges to leather-covered side covers? Not certain double-sided tape will stick to leather.
 

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This is what I used. You can find it at any auto parts store or on Amazon. 3M Scotch Mount Molding Tape 03614 - 3M Auto.
Thanks, I'll check it out. But you've used it on metal-to-metal, both non porous surfaces. I'm concerned it may not stick to a porous surface like leather. Maybe I should seal the leather somehow first; or maybe a fabric glue? Still researching.

Are you willing to give the source for your lovely badges?
 

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Thanks, I'll check it out. But you've used it on metal-to-metal, both non porous surfaces. I'm concerned it may not stick to a porous surface like leather. Maybe I should seal the leather somehow first; or maybe a fabric glue? Still researching.

Are you willing to give the source for your lovely badges?
Absolutely. They are from Tom Rolland. Tom is a stand up guy and provides great service.

Good point about leather. You might want to try a light coating of contact cement for the leather. The tape would work but you might have an issue with some of the leather looking raised if you use the tape I mentioned.
 

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This badge is for sale on eBay. Seller says they think it's off a 1950s Ducati outboard motor. Looks nice on your bike! What adhesive did you use? Did you have to remove the locating pins on the back of the badge?
Hello fast woman (interesting nick name!)

Yes I had found that link but can't find any pictures. the font looks very Art Deco hence why I thought it was off a radio. Ducati certainly made radios - I believe that's why their factory got bombed in the WW2.

As for adhesive I used some 1mm doubled sided sticky foam by 3 M. Got the strongest one I could find.

I removed the pins on the back with a Drexel mutation tool, then I bent the badge by hand to match the curve in the panel. then I stuck on the foam and cut around the badge out line (painful!). Then I ran a burning match of the edge of the foam and stuck it on.

Seems to be fixed very well. no sign of any problem so far.
 
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