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Okay, I'm interested in why we are so quick to de-badge.
I did it, you can't find a Honda logo anywhere on either of my bikes. I'm not ashamed of owning Honda's, but I don't really know why I was so quick to take off all logos.
It's funny. but I don't think I would be so quick to take off a Harley badge. I'm just curious to hear some reasons.
 

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badges? we dont need no stinkin badges!:D , i always de-badge mine to make it a "cleaner" look. i like the art of the bike not a bunch of logos. and its priceless the look of someones face when they find out its not a custom handmade bike:)
 

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I've been riding for 20 years and have owned nothing but Honda's. I'm a proud Honda rider and have always been vocal about it and still am. I never debadged any of them until I got my Fury. For me, the fun is in answering "Honda" when someone asks me who built it. I debadged mine for 2 reasons....The first as mentioned earlier...it just looks so much better. The second...I like being able to tell people that it's a Honda and watching their jaws drop...and other similar reactions of shock and awe when they find out!
 

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I too left the badges on everything I own except the fury. It is a chopper inspired bike, and when I got mine, I wanted to carry that inspiration further. Taking the badges off only adds to that custom look. Since mine is still the only one I've ever seen in person, it still has that one off feel. I suppose it's like a painting in a way... You wouldn't want to see "VINCENT VAN GOGH" all over starry night, it would ruin the artwork. Though everyone still knows who painted it. It's all about artistic impression.
 

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I personally debadge every vehicle I've ever owned. It is my way of making it mine. Like most of the post above it is nice to have people try to figure out WHAT make and model. I had a Subaru Legacy, which is usually associated with a soccer mom's vehicle. I removed all badges, lowered it, Cob tuned it, put flames on it, and Fast and Furious undercarrige lights and even from inside a resturant I could read lips. The remark was always the same. I love this car...what is it? The Fury is a chopper and up until this point, choppers were all custom bikes. I'm with the others....I will continue to take this bike farther into the custom chopper look and smile that it didn't cost me $85 to $100k!:D
 

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It's funny. but I don't think I would be so quick to take off a Harley badge. I'm just curious to hear some reasons.
My Dad and my uncle both ride Harleys and every little part and piece says Harley-Davidson or has the logo. It drives me insane! I'm also not a chrome guy. Not to say it doesn't look good, but for me, the less chrome the better. Chrome don't get ya home.
 

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I've left all the badges on, better for the onlookers to hunt for them and then be shocked when they find them and read them.
I did cover up all the other stickers, warnings, tire pressure, etc. with black vinyl though, those were distracting.

One of the best badges I've seen to date was a modified one on an SR500:

YAMAHAHAHA
 

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Debadging and Destickering

Debadging: Why should I advertise for Honda? It is not about being embarassed or ashamed. Besides, could they have made the Honda Fury stickers on the rear fender any cheesier.

Destickering: A chopper can not have safety or spec stickers. The VIN is stamped on the frame and the specs are in the owners manual. The reflectors also had to go.
 

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Debadging: Why should I advertise for Honda? It is not about being embarassed or ashamed. Besides, could they have made the Honda Fury stickers on the rear fender any cheesier.

Destickering: A chopper can not have safety or spec stickers. The VIN is stamped on the frame and the specs are in the owners manual. The reflectors also had to go.
There you go...I agree 110%
 

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The VIN sticker is not required. It is required for the manufacturer to put it on just like they do for mattresses (owner can remove). The VIN is stamped into the neck of the frame. It is easily accessible and visible. You might get hassled by the cops if you get pulled over because they will have to look harder but there is nothing illegal about it.
 
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