MotorDog69 frequently asked questions

What is a Challenge Coin Mount?

The Challenge Coin Mount is a cover designed, developed and patented by MotorDog69 which is used to easily mount, flip over and change challenge coins on your Motorcycle. We have Challenge Coin mounts that fit on all bikes and vehicles, please lookup your motorcycle or vehicle on the icon menu. Any questions please call us at 501-249-0069 or use the contact us link on the home page.

How does the Challenge Coin Mount attach to the bike?

This depends on the location on your bike or vehicle. Some attach by replacing the existing part and others mount to your existing OEM stock part. See details and read description on each coin mount form more information. If you have any questions please either call us at 501-249-0069 or use the contact us link on the home page.

How does the coin attach?

Some attach with set screws and other use High Temp RTV silicone (black color) gasket maker, found on the website or at your local auto parts store.

Will the coin fall out?

If you follow our instructions provided your coin will not fall out. If needing the Permatex rtv silicone for mounting or blue tread locker for your set screws we offer these on our website or they can be found at your local auto parts store.

How easy is it to change coins?

Very simple, depending on the coin mount:
Set Screw Coin Mount: just loosen on set screw to flip, remove or change coin and re-tighten set screws.
Coin Mount (twin cam or sportster timing cover) With rtv silicone: remove coin mount from bike, turn cover over, place coin mount upside down on a thick towel, use a very small blunt (non sharp) screw driver and push it between the medallion and the coin mount, just twist a little and the medallion should loosen up, then pop it out. Clean out the silicone, using a non sharp tool. The coin mount is ready to accept another medallion, follow mounting instructions "and get a new personalized look

Can I buy just the Challenge Coin Mount and use my own coin?

Yes, all of our coin mounts fit standard 1 ¾” coins, and our Universal 2” will fit a 2” coin. If you have a smaller or larger coin we use a blank coin spacer (adapter) that works great, its located in our novelty coin section under the name “coin spacer 1 ¾”. Make sure you measure the diameter of your coin, if you have questions call 501-249-0069 or use the contact us link on the home page please.

Can challenge coins be made custom, and how many do we need to make?

Yes. we design and make custom coins with your logo, design, or whatever you want normally a min. quantity of 50 or more have to be ordered, for pricing please call us at 501-249-0069 or use the contact us link on the home page.

Why is there a very small space between the Challenge Coin Mount and the challenge coin?

This is due to coins having different tolerances or sizes of coins, also so we can easily mount, flip, and change coins out.

What's the best way to take care of my Challenge Coin?

Easy, just use some brass cleaner, or “Flitz”. Rub a small amount on your coin and paint if its painted, gently clean metal and paint…this will cleanup and polish the surface metal and the paint. Polish gently with a different side of the cloth and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to clean and how beautiful your coin will come out. Never wax a challenge coin this can damage the color, and is not good for the metal, if you have any questions please call 501-249-0069 or use the contact us link on the home page, and Ride With Pride!

What is a Challenge Coin?

History of the Challenge Coin

During World War I, American volunteers from all parts of the country filled the newly formed flying squadrons. Some were wealthy scions attending colleges such as Yale and Harvard who quit in mid-term to join the war. In one squadron, a wealthy lieutenant ordered medallions struck in solid bronze and presented them to his unit. One young pilot placed the medallion in a small leather pouch that he wore around his neck.

Shortly after acquiring the medallions, the pilots’ aircraft was severely damaged by ground fire. He was forced to land behind enemy lines and was immediately captured by a German patrol. In order to discourage his escape, the Germans took all of his personal identification except for the small leather pouch around his neck. In the meantime, he was taken to a small French town near the front. Taking advantage of a bombardment that night, he escaped. However, he was without personal identification.

He succeeded in avoiding German patrols by donning civilian attire and reached the front lines. With great difficulty, he crossed no-man's land. Eventually, he stumbled onto a French outpost. Unfortunately, saboteurs had plagued the French in that sector. They sometimes masqueraded as civilians and wore civilian clothes. Not recognizing the young pilot's American accent, the French thought him to be a saboteur and made ready to execute him. He had no identification to prove his allegiance, but he did have his leather pouch containing the medallion. He showed the medallion to his would-be executioners and one of his French captors recognized the squadron insignia on the medallion. They delayed his execution long enough for him to confirm his identity. Instead of shooting him they gave him a bottle of wine.

Back at his squadron, it became tradition to ensure that all members carried their medallion or coin at all times. This was accomplished in the following manner - a challenger would ask to see the medallion. If the challenged could not produce a medallion, they were required to buy a drink of choice for the member who challenged them. If the challenged member produced a medallion, then the challenging member was required to pay for the drink. This tradition continued on throughout the war and for many years after the war while surviving members of the squadron were still alive.

We proudly continue this tradition of the challenge coin.

Is there a discount for quantity orders?

Yes, Please call 501-249-0069 or use the contact us link on the home page with your request.

Any other questions please email or call, we would like to hear from you!

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Motordog69 is the inventor, designer and manufacturer of custom challenge coin mounts and challenge coins located in Shirley, Arkansas. Founded in 2009 by ...

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