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    BMW belt buckle?

    Anyone ever seen a buckle like this? It caught my eye on Ebay and i bought it for $20. Can't find any more images or info on this. It's solid brass and the ad says 1980.
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    I remember seeing guys wearing them at rallys back in the day. Always liked them.


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    Thanks. I haven't received it yet but if it's solid brass like it says i can polish it nicely. Belt buckles are one of those things that sometimes are bought or given as gifts and stay in a drawer for years. Must have been what happened to this one. Figured it was worth $20.

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    Years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to find bootleg logo items for sale at local rallies.
    BMW legal stepped in in the mid-late 80’s and stopped all that in a very firm way.

    Kind of sad when I think back on it …
    The sellers never made much on the trinkets and it was a good way to display one’s enthusiasm for the brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCamper View Post
    Years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to find bootleg logo items for sale at local rallies.
    BMW legal stepped in in the mid-late 80’s and stopped all that in a very firm way.

    Kind of sad when I think back on it …
    The sellers never made much on the trinkets and it was fun to display one’s enthusiasm for brand.

    I still have one of those "bootleg logo" belt buckles from that era. The vendor made them out of hood emblems from BMW automobiles.
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    Used to see this stuff at large motorcycle rallies, example Daytona Bike Week. Large venders everywhere selling motorcycle gear. Their were tons of H/D stuff, slim pickings for all other brands.

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    This belt and buckle is/was available through your local dealer. Not as flashy as the aftermarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Not as flashy as the aftermarket.
    True but I like it better. Subtle yet definitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNuke View Post
    I still have one of those "bootleg logo" belt buckles from that era. The vendor made them out of hood emblems from BMW automobiles.
    Probably OK then if made from a BMW part, but other things often weren’t and BMW shut those vendors down.
    Besides logo’ed t-shirts, there were tie tacks, money clips, watches and clocks, flashlights, towels, and even BMW roundel coasters available at some rallies. Those days are long gone.
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    Now that boxer head buckle is way cool. There must have been a million of these unauthorized winged Harley Davidson belt buckles made in the 70's and 80's before HD cracked down. Of course i have one.
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    Past thread on vintage BMW belt buckles link below. I got this one from the MOA I really don't know when...since it's the 25th anniversary then in 1997 or 1998. It's a numbered buckle, 372 of 1000. On the back it has a short history of the MOA.

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...ge-Belt-Buckle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
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    Just for future reference, i looked around and found this is an AMINCO brand buckle from 1980. They must have made these with hundreds of different inserts as there are many of them on Ebay. I even bought the wifey one with HONDA wings insert(she has a Shadow). I did not find any with Harley or any more BMW as i figure they got shut down real quick on those names. Seems funny that 1980 doesn't sound that long ago to me, but it was 42 years ago.

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