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    Blackout Badges?
    on: Feb 02, 2016, 05.32 am
    Feb 02, 2016, 05.32 am
     I just installed crash bars on my phantom black 2015 trophy. The silver shiny button head bolts that hold them to the bike stuck out way too much for my taste. After making them black I think it blended with the bike much better.

    I've previously owned an all black Kawasaki concours.  I took off the silver badges on the sides of it.  However, it was 6 years old when I did that. I have NO intention of doing that to the trophy.

    That being said, has anybody subdued their silver T R O P H Y on their bike? 

    As an example of where I'd like to go, not eliminate it just tone it down...sort of like they did to the flag here.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Amflagurban.jpg

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    Re: Blackout Badges?
    Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2016, 08.57 am
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    Those top Adventure Bar Mounting Screws will dull with time....
    Such detailing is a matter of personal taste....
    So for me the lack of a Big and Bold Triumph Logo is what is missing..
    I went with this..

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    Re: Blackout Badges?
    Reply #2 on: Feb 02, 2016, 04.10 pm
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    Little things....





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    Re: Blackout Badges?
    Reply #3 on: Feb 02, 2016, 04.18 pm
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    Yep I agree they look much better black.  :169: But will it flake off  :112:
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    Re: Blackout Badges?
    Reply #4 on: Feb 02, 2016, 04.22 pm
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    *Originally Posted by silverstripes [+]
    Yep I agree they look much better black.  :169: But will it flake off  :112:


    Sandblasted them before I sprayed them :002:

    However, I agree I need a little powder coating system :047:

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    Re: Blackout Badges?
    Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2016, 11.37 pm
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    Now you need to murder the rest of the bike.  Don't lose the badges, paint, dip, anodize them black.  Then black out the headlights and tail lights.

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    Re: Blackout Badges?
    Reply #6 on: Feb 05, 2016, 02.22 am
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    I won't get carried away..not ZG  :002: (and certainly don't have his budget)

    I like to be seen, probably won't mess much with lights.

    Looks like I can get some black chrome letters of the same size  albeit from China, but maybe an option. :233:

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    Re: Blackout Badges?
    Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2016, 05.17 am
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    One non permanent option you could consider is - Plasti Dip

    I use flat clear on my side bags so I dont leave marks with my boots...they are still the same colour just flat and once it gets bad - rub it off and spray another coat on....

    I use the flat black on other bikes for various things -

    Works really well in rain and bugs - if you focus a power washer on it - it will come off however...

    '19 Tiger 1200 xcA - matte marine

     



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