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Looking for the thread that showed a metal colored war bonnet tank emblem that is available. Can anyone help?
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Looking for the thread that showed a metal colored war bonnet tank emblem that is available. Can anyone help?
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neilg
I think you might be talking about a thread that I started in the Pictures section of this forum?
It is a picture of the Zambini emblem mounted on the tank of my red Vintage?

For a closer look at the emblems go here:
Zambinibros Motorcycle Finishes and Art for V-Twins

To buy the emblems go here:
4 Color Indian Tank EmblemsThe Shop: American Motorcycle Specialists

It is worth mentioning, in the interest of full disclosure, These emblems will only work on the Vintage.
The script lettering on the Classic tank falls outside of the edges on the Zambini emblems.
As does a small portion of the painted War Bonnet on the Chieftain.

Good luck on your search.
 

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Do you remove the existing name plate before installing the emblem? Or does the emblem fit over the existing plate? If you remove the existing plate, is that difficult? How do you do it?
 

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Yes, you remove the chrome script first.

I used a piece of fishing line and the emblem pretty much popped off.
I also removed the VINTAGE emblems from the front fender.

Then I cleaned the residue with a little Goo-Gone.
Then a little Simple Green degreaser to finish up.
Removing and cleaning for the 4 emblems took maybe a half an hour, total.

The Zambini emblems are held on with silicone adhesive.
The emblems have to be form fitted to the shape of the fuel tank.
I used a heat gun while holding them tight against the tank.

After they were formed, it was a simple matter of laying a bead along the outer edge of the emblems.

The most difficult part of the whole job was making sure the emblems were placed correctly then holding them in place for about a half an hour for the silicone to set up.
The silicone that I used has a 24hr cure time...so I let it sit for a day.

Riding around on a Vintage is like operating a petting zoo anyway.
You put these emblems on there and it will take the Ohhhh's and Ahhhh's to a new level of excitement.
They really are a work of art and they look OLD.....really OLD.

This is probably the coolest thing I have done to my Vintage so far.
I highly recommend them.

Like I said in another post....these are rapidly becoming a collectors item.
Indian Motorcycle has shut down production of the emblems so the only ones available are the ones that you can find.
 

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I spoke to the Zambini people last year and was seriously considering buying the tank emblems. I opted for the "Indian" script instead since the headdress is on both sides of the bike (frame) and both sides of the engine. However, I was lucky enough to get a wall hanger tank replica for Christmas!!

Too bad they aren't making them still.
 

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Thanks Big Daddy,,,, I have emailed the manufacturer and asked for a price to ship them to Australia.
 

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Yes, you remove the chrome script first.

I used a piece of fishing line and the emblem pretty much popped off.
I also removed the VINTAGE emblems from the front fender.

Then I cleaned the residue with a little Goo-Gone.
Then a little Simple Green degreaser to finish up.
Removing and cleaning for the 4 emblems took maybe a half an hour, total.

The Zambini emblems are held on with silicone adhesive.
The emblems have to be form fitted to the shape of the fuel tank.
I used a heat gun while holding them tight against the tank.

After they were formed, it was a simple matter of laying a bead along the outer edge of the emblems.

The most difficult part of the whole job was making sure the emblems were placed correctly then holding them in place for about a half an hour for the silicone to set up.
The silicone that I used has a 24hr cure time...so I let it sit for a day.

Riding around on a Vintage is like operating a petting zoo anyway.
You put these emblems on there and it will take the Ohhhh's and Ahhhh's to a new level of excitement.
They really are a work of art and they look OLD.....really OLD.

This is probably the coolest thing I have done to my Vintage so far.
I highly recommend them.

Like I said in another post....these are rapidly becoming a collectors item.
Indian Motorcycle has shut down production of the emblems so the only ones available are the ones that you can find.
I also appreciate the how-to instructions. Girlfriend picked up last set today from cycleshop. You're the man Big Daddy.
 

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Will they have more coming in?
 

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I contacted them Indian served them with a cease and desist order.Therefore they can't make or sell anymore.
 

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It was Gilroy. But they sued the Zambini Bros to stop making them. The only ones left are used. I think they are very cool. I may take a crack at making some of my own. I have experience with resin casting and mold making.
 

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It was Gilroy. But they sued the Zambini Bros to stop making them. The only ones left are used. I think they are very cool. I may take a crack at making some of my own. I have experience with resin casting and mold making.
Gilroy? I wouldn't think they'd have anything to do with the Indian trademark any longer? I was speaking to the Zambini people about tank emblems last October and for Christmas this year I got the replica tank wall hanger. I would think that if anyone should have a say about a Indian motorcycle trademark infringement it would be Polaris?

Here is a link showing that Indian/Polaris went after Crazy Horse who makes tank emblems too.

Polaris, Indian Go After Crazy Horse - Ride CT & Ride New England
 

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Hi,

Those tank emblems are truly beautiful, I wonder if they woudl fit my custom scout as I think it has a Chief tank, but can't be sure, but it is not an original tank as I think it holds nearly 30 litres.

If they wouldn't fit then it might be worth my buying a set for when I finally get to own a Chief, can you have a look at the picture and advise?



If I order from the link you provided will they ship to the UK?

Many Thanks.
 

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P girlfriend and I put hers on today. We did what Big Daddy recommended. We heated the vintage badge with a hair dryer and sliced it off with some fishing line.
image.jpg We used silicone adhesive to "glue" the badge to the tank. We did need to heat the badge and shape it to conform to the sides of the tank. It didn't take long. We then taped the badge in place with packing tape to hold it in place.
Here is the finished product. The silicone dries clear so it held in place nicely.
 

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Gilroy? I wouldn't think they'd have anything to do with the Indian trademark any longer? I was speaking to the Zambini people about tank emblems last October and for Christmas this year I got the replica tank wall hanger. I would think that if anyone should have a say about a Indian motorcycle trademark infringement it would be Polaris?

Here is a link showing that Indian/Polaris went after Crazy Horse who makes tank emblems too.

Polaris, Indian Go After Crazy Horse - Ride CT & Ride New England
Let me say this, Polaris's issue with serving a cease and desist order is because of the Indian War Bonnet Head Dress with the Indian name incorporated with in it, They have it trademarked and payed big money for that. However, They can't trademark just the name Indian by itself or the type font used. If they are by them selves. If I was designing any thing using just the name and type font, and they served me a notice I would challenge it big time, and one would not need a lot of money to challenge and win that!
 
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