"Road Hog" only for Harleys or can it be used on a VTX (stick-on chrome emblem)
As it turns out, I bought online from a reputable online store the 3-d emblem word "Custom" (as a pair) in chrome to stick to the sides of my front fender. However, the store mistakingly sent me another word (same 3-d chrome emblem): Road Hog (as a pair).
I told them about the mistake and they rapidly sent me the correct chrome emblem ("Custom") at no charge (good service of theirs for doing that).
I now have two cool-looking chromed-out 3-d emblems: Custom and Road Hog. As said, the Custom emblems are going each on each side of the front fender, which will look nice. So I'll have the Road Hog emblem remaining. It's only 20 bucks and I may try selling it locally but there ain't too many Harleys around here. Also, for 20 bucks, it just isn't worth my time or effort.
Now, my VTX 1300 Spokes is fully-kitted as a touring machine, and I was thinking of sticking the Road Hog emblem on the sides of my tour trunk or hard saddlebags (Tsukayu's VTX specific fiberglass bags in black). It's more chrome and it'll look good. Plus it's plastic so it won't corrode.
My question is, is the word "Road Hog" too Harley-ish and is it used to coloquially describe Harley bikes? I know HOG stands for Harley Owners Group and I've no doubt some Harley owners will have purchased the Road Hog emblem to stick on their Harleys. A hog is also a fat pig, and my VTX 1300 Spokes does really resemble what could be called a "Road Hog" since it's massive.
I'm proud of owning a Honda VTX and I don't want to be associated with Harley nor as a Harley poser/wannabe. I respect Harley owners, but I bought my VTX in spite of being able to afford a big Harley cash in hand. I simply preferred the VTX to a Harley for a variety of reasons. I usually don't care what people think, which is another reason why I bought a VTX, but I don't want to look like a Harley wannabe by having the words Road Hog clearly visible on my bike. My bike is a VTX, I'm proud of it and it also resembles a road hog if one were to draw a parallelism with an animal.
Your opinions? Is Road Hog associated with Harleys or could I use it on my VTX while still remaining a Honda VTX and not looking like a harley wannabe? Only reason I'm considering sticking this is because it's extra chrome (will look good on bike) and it was free.
PICTURES of emblems I got.
Custom (will slap these on front sides of front fender)
Road Hog (it's about 5 inches across, comes as a pair). Also the word Hog isn't spelled in capital letters as HOG. Thinking of sticking on sides of hard bags or tour trunk. It'll look good against the black paint of the fiberglass bags/trunk
Tsukayu VTX hard bags & Tour trunk, Saddlemen touring seat with backrest, NC custom windshield, Risers, LED lightbar, Engine guard LED lights, Cobra fatty guard, Rear engine guards, Fender rail guard, Leather tank bib, Passenger floorboards, 12v socket, ISO grips WITH bar weights, Engine chrome, Triple tree cover, Shaft cover, Fenders chrome, Progressive forks & 12.5 inch shocks, All Balls mod, Chrome clock, Adjustable trunk rack
Last edited by EuroDude; 03-18-2017 at 08:23 AM.