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Found at a Swap meet

I was digging through a box of old motorcycle stuff at a swap meet, and I found this old belt buckle.... Grabbed it for 10 bucks.

It is really in bad shape, and you may or may not recognize...
It is a belt buckle with the 1976 Harley "Bicentenial Badge" on it.

I recognized it immediately, as I purposely kept the original oil bag on the Ironhead that still has the badge, and I just haven't seen it around that much. I think the badge is WAY cool.
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So now I am thinking: How I can incorporate the buckle onto the bike...
Thoughts???
(I thought maybe tack it on to the Sissy?)
Anyone have any ideas?
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That same emblem was the emblem used on the backs of HD sold sissybars.



I have that emblem on a bag. One simple nut/bolt to hold. I drilled a small hole in it. Might look cool on the front toolbag flap on the front of the bike.

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Good find!
What does the back look like? Is the hardware screwed to it or molded in! I doubt you can weld it (it doesn't have much iron in it, most likely pewter).

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Most of those buckles are cast material. Better off using epoxy or silicone to attach to something.

However, you may want to research the markings on the back, like Larry said, as some buckles are valuable, depending on who produced them and when.

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That same emblen was the emblem used on the backs of HD sold sissybars.
AAAHH!
No kidding, huh.

Mine must be aftermarket as it is not the emblem...
I'll see if I can find a pic of my sissy..

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Good find!
What does the back look like? Is the hardware screwed to it or molded in! I doubt you can weld it (it doesn't have much iron in it, most likely pewter).
The hardware is molded in...
Has the "slip on" type attachment, and the "Hook that goes into the hole.

You think it's pewter, huh?
Guess I didn't think of that.

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Grind the back smooth. Drill one hole in each end of buckle. Mount with 1/4-20 hardware with cheome acorns on the outside.

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However, you may want to research the markings on the back, like Larry said, as some buckles are valuable, depending on who produced them and when.
Looking at it now, and don't see any markings to speak of...
However, I note the "Green" discoloring, maybe it is Copper (or plated).

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Brass acorns might look cool too!

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Might look cool on the front toolbag flap on the front of the bike.
Oh Yea!
I am liking that idea!
Liking a lot.

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Back in the late 70s to late 1990, everyone and their mother was selling stuff with Harley's name and insignias on it.

After the take over in the early 80's Harley statrted to get serious, threatening anyone with legal action, for manufacturing and selling items with their likeness.

I remember Hess's Department store selling t-shirt with Harley on them.

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