I looked at the badge and it is further out of whack than I would accept.
.....I've decided that I'm not bothered by mine. But yours is worse than mine ........
...some double sided auto tape for mounting emblems and the like could sort this out in five minutes and put the emblem exactly where you want it.Scott
Opinions here won't get you a new tank. Your dealer can submit pictures to the mother ship, upon approval, they will send a new tank to said dealer and you schedule an appointment for install. Good it's winter as it might take a little time to get the tank. Me? I would have submitted the claim once the bike was uncrated. Shouldn't have made it to the showroom. That's how we roll.
........ Maybe I could get a $12 replacement and drill different holes to line things up?
But drilling holes in the emblem would be easy. Scott
Based on both pictures by GlennF methinks the badges look better on a tank without pinstriping. Otherwise said a tank with badges and no pinstriping will still look good even when the brass would a little misaligned or inappropriately sized.What dya say?
.........I guess skulls and such is fine for some people but I don't think they have the class that a RE 500 Bullet deserves.
My dealer has offered to bring it in and address my issue, which is very nice. But, I'm looking for community input - I don't want to create bogus expenses where none are due.... but, I'm also not happy with the misalignment.
@ GlennF thanks for posting the picture of the '50~ish bullet. Notice the screws are not equal distance to the earth. However, on the current production, the screws ARE equally high up the tank wall, thus, the badge is mounted cocked upwards.
Also:What about the screw holes on the left side? That badge is perfectly aligned on my bike....
"But that's just me. I actually wouldn't mind having NOTHING on the tank."
At least if there was nothing on the tank you would be able to understand why everyone keeps asking, "Who made it?" When they are standing there looking at the gold ROYAL ENFIELD on the tank and ask that same question I want to reply, "DAH, what does it say right there?"
Without the red it looks like a failed omelette.Less gold and it will be better without the red. Imho