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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.
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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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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While they could have used those badges on Ducati radio's, they didn't. I have seen a lot of the radio's that they made, and they made some really neat looking radio's. They bring a lot of money from radio collectors.
Those badges are from a Ducati Brio. A two stroke single scooter that came in various sized motors. They were made to compete against the Vespa's and other Italian scooters in the '60's. I have a a set of them. Well I have one of the large and a pair of the small one's used on them.
As to them being off an outboard motor, I'd have to say maybe on that. I'd have to do some looking at pictures of the outboards they made back then. Early models may have had them. I know the later one's had decals. Tom Rolland
Great thanks Tom. Very informative. have looked up a few images of a Brio and sure enough the badge is there in the front.

Good to know.
 

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Well I'll be damned. I did a little looking at Ducati outboard motors and it turns out that they did indeed use that badge on their 100 cc version. The site wouldn't let me copy the address, protected photo's. Google Ducati outboard motor's and the upper RH picture of the green outboard is the one with that badge. Tom Rolland
Ok I will. very interesting. thank you.
 

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Well I'll be damned. I did a little looking at Ducati outboard motors and it turns out that they did indeed use that badge on their 100 cc version. The site wouldn't let me copy the address, protected photo's. Google Ducati outboard motor's and the upper RH picture of the green outboard is the one with that badge. Tom Rolland
Here it is...

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