GoldWing Sidecover Badge


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GoldWing Sidecover Badge

Postby mytown » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:30 am



I bought a couple of side cover badges but the pins are much shorter than what was on the bike. They are too short to use the original rubber washer and speednut or even just the speednut. It does have a sticky back, but that would be all that would hold the badge on since the pins aren't even long enough to go through the sidecover
It is Part # 83605-MG9-000 and is supposed to fit GL1100-1200 '80 thru '87 per Partzilla microfiche.

I'd hate for them to fall off and was wondering if anyone knows whether or not that sticky back is enough to keep them on.



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Re: GoldWing Sidecover Badge

Postby dingdong » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:08 am

I would go ahead and use the tape but you could also use JBWeld in the holes to secure the pins.
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Re: GoldWing Sidecover Badge

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:09 am

If you remove the sticky stuff they may fit correctly???
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Re: GoldWing Sidecover Badge

Postby mytown » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:22 pm

RBGERSON wrote:If you remove the sticky stuff they may fit correctly???

No, even then it appears that they would still be too short.

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Re: GoldWing Sidecover Badge

Postby mytown » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:02 pm

dingdong wrote:I would go ahead and use the tape but you could also use JBWeld in the holes to secure the pins.

Good idea, thanks. I will definitely use a drop or two.

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Re: GoldWing Sidecover Badge

Postby Oldbear » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:00 am

That style of tape is all that held the badges and trim on my wife's Jetta GT - and we pushed that as fast as my Wing ever goes. My Chevy trim, badges and vent visors are all held on with the same (not the new style that fall off...).

Look for "adhesion promoters" at your local parts store. It does make a difference.
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Re: GoldWing Sidecover Badge

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:50 pm

It's all about surface preparation. Clean the surface very well with alcohol, then use adhesion promoter (as mentioned). The adhesive strip on the back will hold that thing in place well enough that you would require tools to get it off in the future if you ever wanted to.

I use the exact same type of adhesive strips to hold several things in place on my bike: My GPS, my satellite radio, and my "Bike PC" LCD screen. They never move. In fact, I had to remove my GPS this fall to repair the mount, and I had a hell of a time getting the adhesive to release.

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Re: GoldWing Sidecover Badge

Postby jeffcosmo » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:24 pm

Have you ever seen a modern car with the badges missing?? That didn't appear to have been abused??

ALL the trim on ALL the modern cars is held on by moulding tape. This stuff is super strong and is activated in large part with pressure. The surface does need to be clean, but did you really want to put new trim over a dirty cover??

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