Tank Emblem Fell Off (Twice)

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by UGSBUE, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. UGSBUE

    UGSBUE Member

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    2014 FLSTC, 13 Months Since Purchased New, ~3.5K Miles

    Tank Emblem falls off Parked Bike. Anyone else have this happen? What are the possible remedies or solutions?

    Last fall went out to garage and noticed the Tank Emblem on the floor. I was angered as the bike only had one season under it's odometer and a low-mileage one at that ~2.5K miles.

    Picked it up off floor, carefully aligned it with with the outline on the tank from which it was adhered and pressed it into place. It stayed and even with some substantial tugging with my fingers - tension - did not peel away.

    Fast forward to April 2015, nearly same situation, discovered emblem on garage floor. Reattached and etc.

    BUT...i know that this will not last. The adhesive - appears as if it's two-sided tape - will not improve and eventually the emblem not adhere to the tank at all.

    Thanks,
     
  2. PA 58

    PA 58 Active Member

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    sounds like a bad batch of tape . get some 3M double sided emblem tape to replace the old and it should solve your problem.
     
  3. atm33

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    Remove the old adhesive, replace with new, clean the tank surface with rubbing alcohol and replace the emblem. Most auto parts stores carry emblem tape, and even hardware stores carry industrial strength 2 sided tape. Or, better yet, is it still under warranty? Let the dealer put on a new emblem on their dime. Sounds like the adhesive was either bad to begin with, or got dirty before being applied, or they placed it on a dirty tank surface. Like you said, its just going to fall off again, and next time it might be on the highway while you're going 70.
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    The tape you want is the 3M with RED peel off, it's the strong stuff.
     
  5. chief08

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    its trying to tell you some thing leave it off both of them
     
  6. UGSBUE

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    Many Thanks for the feedback/input!
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    2014 model has 2 year warranty, take it back and have them fix it on their dime JMO