I think you might be talking about a thread that I started in the Pictures section of this forum?Looking for the thread that showed a metal colored war bonnet tank emblem that is available. Can anyone help?
I also appreciate the how-to instructions. Girlfriend picked up last set today from cycleshop. You're the man Big Daddy.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.
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?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.
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!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