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Old 05-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Texas flag BMW Roundel / Emblem / Badge / Logo

I saw a BMW car drive home with a different kind of badge. Rather than the pseudo-bavarian flag it instead had a Texas flag in the center.

Google was able to find a site selling them.


The only problem is that it only lists the badges by car. Near as I can tell the Badge on my GS Adv is about 2.75" in diameter. So I guess all I need to to do now is find a BMW car that has a similar sized badge and match them up.

Has anyone replaced their emblem with a carbon fiber or black and white version? Or even this flag version? Anyone happen to know of a BMW car with a similar badge size as the R1200GS?

Edit: I just measured the badges on our BMW 635, the Front badge was 3.125" and the rear badge is 3.375". This also reminds me, the next time I'm at the hardware store I need to grab a metric mark containing tape measure. All the damn tape measures in my tool box are fractional inches. haha.

I found a ruler. The badge on my bike is 70mm in diameter.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
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I've heard the new BMW z4 side marker BMW Badge may work. But that's what I've heard. I haven't tried it yet though so can't really offer much help past that.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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I sent Velocity Motors an email to see if theyvhad any in 70 mm size overlay.

http://www.velocitymotorcars.com/tex...n-roundel.html
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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I sent Velocity Motors an email to see if theyvhad any in 70 mm size overlay.

http://www.velocitymotorcars.com/tex...n-roundel.html
Yeah, so did I, but unfortunately they closed 2 hours ago, and it's Friday, hopefully hear something by Monday.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #5
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Yeah, so did I, but unfortunately they closed 2 hours ago, and it's Friday, hopefully hear something by Monday.
I received an email asking for the the diameter of the blue/white quadrants, just inside the chrome outline.
I measured 39.5 mm on an r1100r roundel (overall 70mm) using digital calipers.

Can you verify on yours before I reply.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:18 PM   #6
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Blasphemy!

Texas could never make a beemer unless it could hold a 500lb rider!
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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Blasphemy!

Texas could never make a beemer unless it could hold a 500lb rider!
But they do for Connecticut yankees
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I received an email asking for the the diameter of the blue/white quadrants, just inside the chrome outline.
I measured 39.5 mm on an r1100r roundel (overall 70mm) using digital calipers.

Can you verify on yours before I reply.
I got the same email. I used the overall diameter, so I told him 40mm. 39.5 is likely more correct.

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Blasphemy!

Texas could never make a beemer unless it could hold a 500lb rider!
I'm pretty sure the Beemer already has a 500 pound carrying capacity.


Texas is home to the Toyota Tundra manufacturing plant, Texas Instruments, and NASA's mission control.

So if Texas built the GS it would be even more huge, the electronics would always work properly, and if something went wrong it would be in a spectacular explosion. Watch out for those bad o-rings and killer foam.
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The difference is due to the curvature of the roundel on R100R. Its not flat like on my F650GS (that one is smaller) or the newer r1200gs I want.
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When I was searching for if anyone had modified the roundel before, I found this image in a post from a year ago.



Stolen from FrankS, with the idea stolen from someone else...

I thought it was pretty cool.
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Cool. Any vynil sign shop should be able to wrap the panels.
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Cool. Any vynil sign shop should be able to wrap the panels.
Oh yeah, I have some experience with messing around with vinyl myself. I just dont know if I have THAT much Texas patriotism in me.

I thought at first the roundel decal might have been a different badge custom made, but actually reading their page and knowing it's just a decal. I might have a different company than Velocity print and cut the roundel decal. I think the blue field might look better without the chrome split. Also I could get the mask cut with the same width and height as the original badge, and backed in a material that is more conducive to the wet application of vinyl found a more perfect fit.
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When I was searching for if anyone had modified the roundel before, I found this image in a post from a year ago.



Stolen from FrankS, with the idea stolen from someone else...

I thought it was pretty cool.
Now that looks cool with out trying to fake someone out on where the machine was made. There is a huge difference between being proud of where you are from, or being looked at as being a poser. Its like someone sticking a Porsche badge on a Honda, it just does not work right. Just my 2 cents and nothing personal to Texans. I would feel the same way to a Colorado flag used in the roundell.
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