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Offline RodWpg

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window sticker
« on: July 09, 2014, 05:02:01 pm »
I made a little 'badge' to fit in the little window on the side. The pinstripe I had came with a little extra rectangular piece, so I cut it to fit, and used part of a decal kit over top. Decal kit was from a local Kaw dealer for 8 bucks.
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 07:05:55 pm »
What is that little window really for?
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 07:25:40 pm »
only Kawasaki engineers know for sure.   :rotflmao:

I like the solution you got there though.  nice work!

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Re: window sticker
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 07:30:48 pm »
What is that little window really for?
I think the "official" Concours lore is that Kawasaki was supposed to supply a personalized nameplate for owners to put in there.  My dealer had a small gold foil dealer sticker, with name, address, and phone number in that spot when I picked mine up. 

I've got a scrolling LED name badge that I plan to waterproof and modify to go in that spot.  I'll program it with my forum name, the bike's year and model, and the bike's name.
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 07:34:52 pm »
  My window left many, many years ago. :'(
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 09:32:00 pm »
 :great:
Some time ago, Charlie Gary was making small plastic plates with you name and COG # engraved in plastic to fit that window. I ordered one and it looks good. Thanks, Charlie.
Some have said it was a business card or ID card of some sort. I've never seen one yet. The window sticker is another good choice; looks good.
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 11:30:58 pm »
I always thought that was a port for a battery tender.

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Re: window sticker
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2014, 11:43:50 pm »
you could do that
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014, 01:04:42 am »
What is that little window really for?
I think the "official" Concours lore is that Kawasaki was supposed to supply a personalized nameplate for owners to put in there.

It's true - the window was originally for a personalized nameplate that Kawasaki would provide new owners.  Unfortunately Kawasaki abandoned the program after about 2 years.  When I purchased my '86 in the spring of 1987, included with the paperwork the dealer provided me was a postcard to fill out and send to Kawasaki.  A couple weeks later, a nameplate personalized with my initials, arrived in the mail.  The nameplate with my initials are still on the bike.

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Re: window sticker
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 01:14:24 am »
MW post a pic?
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 01:23:41 am »
I made up a tag with mine and wife's name, and our hometown, "waterproofed" it witj clear paxking tape, and it has been in the window for over 4 years.
Jon, your idea of the scrolling marquee sounds really cool.
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2014, 09:46:52 am »
Jon, your idea of the scrolling marquee sounds really cool.
I'm planning to power it with a couple of AA batteries in a holder glued to the side cover.  That way it will probably run for weeks (since the LED badge I have runs for quite a while on a couple of button batteries) without my bothering to turn it on and off.
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2014, 03:01:24 pm »
I also have a name plate purchased from Charlie.  Looks great!  In the original owners manual that came with my bike (2006) bike it states that the window is placing your personal card.
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2014, 05:52:31 pm »
A few years back, about the time the Fastest Indian movie came out a guy here made plates that said

WWBD
What would Burt do.
Burt Monrow 1899-1997

That was not made to go in that window but that is where mine has been since about 08.
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2014, 12:04:33 pm »
Anyone have pictures of what the OEM name plates looked like?

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Re: window sticker
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2014, 02:31:11 pm »

Some time ago, Charlie Gary was making small plastic plates with your name and COG # engraved in plastic to fit that window. I ordered one and it looks good. Thanks, Charlie.
Some have said it was a business card holder or ID card of some sort. I've never seen one yet. The window sticker is another good choice; looks good.

I purchased a nameplate from Charlie also.  A good deal and a good product. At lunchtime I can go out to the bike and take a picture to check out.

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Re: window sticker
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2014, 01:59:00 pm »
nice  :)
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Re: window sticker
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2014, 06:39:13 pm »

Some time ago, Charlie Gary was making small plastic plates with your name and COG # engraved in plastic to fit that window. I ordered one and it looks good. Thanks, Charlie.
Some have said it was a business card holder or ID card of some sort. I've never seen one yet. The window sticker is another good choice; looks good.


I purchased a nameplate from Charlie also.  A good deal and a good product. At lunchtime I can go out to the bike and take a picture to check out.

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I don't believe I know Charlie, but I have to remind you guys that while you may be allowed to endow your bike with self made COG logos, it IS a trademark of The Concours Owners Group, and without prior written permission from this group, you cannot produce and sell products bearing that logo....
Sorry, not my rule, just letting it be reminded...

I did a home made nameplate for my 86



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Re: window sticker
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2014, 02:49:21 pm »
I gave up and am filling in the window, since I am painting the bike.  Have't finished the front yet.  I do like the plaque tho....too bad my window is gone!
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