One of the coolest things about owning a motorcycle is the unique ability to personalize it to be a reflection of yourself. While you can do that to some degree with your car or truck...that phenomenon is multiplied several times over when it comes to motorcycles. Regardless if you are 1% MC club member, or a weekend warrior retired dentist type rider, your bike is your canvas.
I am very proud of my Viking heritage (my dad was 100%) and have sported the US/Norwegian flags on every bike I have ever owned. My riding vest is adorned with similar cultural icons. My avatar to the left is the exact patch on the back of my vest. Some time ago, I added some cool little chrome vinyl Viking ship decals to the trunk of my XCT. They were 4" in length, but both were the same, meaning that the ship on the right side of the bike faced forward while the ship on the left side faced rearward. I was just poking around one day when I found this website:
They had the same Viking ships in custom sizes and I could get one reversed, so that both ships would face forward once placed on the bike. I could not resist ordering a set. I wanted them to be only 1" larger than my originals, with one reversed. I made a call and they said no problem. In just a few days time I had my new ship decals....5" in length with one reversed.
It took me about 30 minutes to carefully remove the old vinyl decals (heat and Goof-Off are your best friends in that regard), and with the help of some painters tape to use as guidelines get the new decals properly placed. While this look might not be for everyone, it works perfectly for me as my bike is my ship. Had I not been able to get the decals in chrome, there is no way I would have done anything like this, but they really do look great IMHO, and adds that perfect personal meaning to compliment my flags.
What can you do for your bike....??