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Author Topic: B5 tank badge misalignment  (Read 2458 times)

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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2013, 09:29:31 PM »
@ 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.

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.

Maybe all I need are a pair of winged badges kinda like these :::


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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2013, 09:31:32 PM »
This one would be awesome ....  if it were large enough to span the holes.....

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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2013, 09:52:29 PM »
The top one with the Royal Enfield + crown was used on the 1956, '57, '58,  G2, JS500 Bullet, 500 Twin and Super Meteor and others.

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.
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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2013, 10:00:34 PM »
I have seen that top one as a sticker but I have not come across it as an enameled badge.

Perhaps Mr H has one in his catalog.

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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2013, 12:52:39 AM »
.........
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.

+1 agreed.   included for illustration only.
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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2013, 11:03:31 AM »
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.

Gremlin - I'm kind of with you on this one.  I'm on the fence about the tank badge misalignment repair, but I've got a dealer investigating the job.  I probably would not have even considered it, or worried about it, if Kevin hadn't been so vocal about how unacceptable it is to him.  Maybe jobs like this will hammer home the need for better quality control from the factory?  Dunno...

And I agree... that oval badge would be da bomb!

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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2013, 11:06:05 AM »
Also:

@ 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.

What about the screw holes on the left side?  That badge is perfectly aligned on my bike....

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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2013, 11:28:16 AM »
Also:

What about the screw holes on the left side?  That badge is perfectly aligned on my bike....

same here ..... 
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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2013, 04:39:03 PM »
Kinda makes you wonder why they don't mount the emblem FIRST then stripe around it..

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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2013, 04:45:14 PM »
The badge is cool (maybe a bit gaudy but hey its from India). Still think its a bit large for the space..
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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2013, 05:03:20 PM »
    In rereading this whole topic & looking at all the pictures again today I realized how much more I prefer just the words Royal Enfield on my '08 Classic tank in gold stick-on, clear coated over letters, even though they ARE a bit differently aligned one side to the other, than I do all these screw-on or stick-on badges.

       But that's just me. I actually wouldn't mind having NOTHING on the tank.

       
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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2013, 06:06:39 PM »
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"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?"  ;D

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?"
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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2013, 06:12:55 PM »
At least if there was nothing on the tank you would be able to understand why everyone keeps asking, "Who made it?"  ;D

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?"
;D ;D
Ok, right...
euh, who makes Royal Enfield?
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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2013, 12:09:49 PM »
Reawakening this thread, looking for opinions.  Think I'll find any?  ;)

The OEM badge has red stripes made of reflective red tape, which can be removed.  So... which tank badge?

with the reflective red stripes:




or without red stripes:



?? ??

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Re: B5 tank badge misalignment
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2013, 06:59:31 PM »
There is too much gold to loose the red.
Without the red it looks like a failed omelette.
Less gold and it will be better without the red. Imho
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