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Damn it that's the second that I've broken the clip on. I HATE PLASTIC CLIPS

So I've just order a couple more. I use the black ones from aliexpress instead of the blue oem ones.
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steelbytes wrote:
Damn it that's the second that I've broken the clip on. I HATE PLASTIC CLIPS

So I've just order a couple more. I use the black ones from aliexpress instead of the blue oem ones.
I like that color scheme. On mine, I use a small screwdriver on the left-side (if you are facing it) gap, and pry it out gently from left to right.
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Those badges, like the round one in the transmission cover, and the many many tabs on the plastic panels throughout scooterdom, are simply designed/doomed to fail.

Not relevant to the original part, but I've discovered that it is possible, if you can get a body panel tab in place with plastic cement, to add a LOT of strength to a broken tab. I scuff/sand the area and add 2-4 layers of two-part epoxy (not the quick-cure kind) to saturate little pieces of fiberglass cloth overlaying the joint. It ain't pretty but it is quite strong and can be shaped/drilled with a Dremel.
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theschuman wrote:
I like that color scheme. On mine, I use a small screwdriver on the left-side (if you are facing it) gap, and pry it out gently from left to right.
The best tool i found for removing this badge is a table knife.
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Not sure if this would help but you might consider taking a file to the lip of the tab. Round it off just enough to make it easier to release.
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I'm digging the various badge options that are popping up on the interwebs. A relatively inexpensive way to add a piece of flair to your ride and the selection seems to be expanding.

I have noticed the clear (polyurethane?) coating does haze and and yellow faster than the OEM.

I wish there were matching options for the fender crest badge.
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There are matching fender crest emblems! You gotta search for them. I got my front emblem and fender crest from Alibaba about a year ago. Then not to long ago I received the wheel bearing center cap to match. The emblems being plastic I have snapped a few over the years. I just assumed the hot and cold fluctuation got the best of the plastic tabs..
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You have noticed that the two retaining tabs are different, yes?

The badge is only designed to pivot in one direction when it comes off.
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DAMN IT 🤬🤬

broke two more yesterday. luckily I had some spares
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steelbytes wrote:
DAMN IT 🤬🤬

broke two more yesterday. luckily I had some spares
What are you doing to break them? I must have removed hundreds in my time, and it's never been a problem. Flat-bladed screwdriver in at the middle of the right-hand side of the badge (looking at it) , twist, and out it pops. There's even a little cut-away to show where to place the screwdriver...
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What are you doing to break them? I must have removed hundreds in my time, and it's never been a problem. Flat-bladed screwdriver in at the middle of the right-hand side of the badge (looking at it) , twist, and out it pops. There's even a little cut-away to show where to place the screwdriver...
that's what I do but guess I'm jsut clumsy or maybe these aftermarket black ones that I prefer are jsut more brittle
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It's the low quality of the plastic. Then add cold/hot weather they break down quickly. Smart to buy a few at a time with these cheap ones...
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