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Thanks for all the welcome's. Lots of new stuff on the forums and lots of new folks to meet and greet.



I ride with the Combat Veterans Association and the Patriot Guard Riders in the San Antonio / Austin area.



I would love some ideas on which trailer hitch to install to carry my big flag on PGR missions. I need something that will extend past the tour bag. I may just have to bend the pipe a skosh to make it right. Only problem with that is then I will be "dipping" the colors just a bit.



The flag holder I built sounds complicated, but it really is not. I bought a piece of 1" black iron pipe from Tractor Supply. I bought a threaded coupling, grinded off the edges very slightly, and drove it into the end of the pipe. The threads are the same as the trailer ball stud. I mounted the flag on a broom stick with cup holders, then slid the broom stick down into the pipe until I could clear the garage door. Taking the flag off and putting it on is just a matter of screwing the trailer ball stud in or out and snugging it up with a 1 1/8" socket. Like I said, it sounds more complicated than it is.



Ride safe. Life is good.



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Best place to ask your question would be in the misc section.

I kinda like Rivco because it attaches to the frame of the bike.
 

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WELCOME:waving::waving::waving:
 

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Thanks. I'll mosey over to the misc page and check it out.



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Welcome from Oklahoma :waving: Enjoy the wing :cheesygrin:
 

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Welcome to the Forum again seabeechief :waving:
 

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Welcome, WelcomeTo Steve Saunders Goldwing Forum.If you have any questions no matter how trivial they may seem this forum is the place to ask them. What I have noticed is that some of the people here were :15red:'sin their previous lives and can answer any question you have. Theforums that I get the most from are::

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These have the best info aboutGoldwing’s and are where you ask questions and can get help..

For Sale/Wanted ForumGood stuff for Sale or if you have old parts sitting around the garage you would like to get rid of....


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And when all you need is a good laugh to start your day try the:: Fun Forum After that it’s up to you which of the others you will like the best all I can do is suggest.

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Welcome from the
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:action:Welcome to the greatestforum on the net:action:
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Hello from Virginia,

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Glad to have you with us!



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Update on my trailer hitch. I got a vertical receiver hitch online and had it installed at the Honda dealership in San Antonio. Yep, they got good money for the installation but I was pressed for time and still new to the wing.



Anyway, we also purchased a receiver hitch rack that is definitely worth the money. We just returned from a 3000+ mile trip to Key West and the rack allowed us to carry additional tour bags on the trip. It worked great and was not in the way. I'm happy.



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seabeechief wrote:
Update on my trailer hitch. I got a vertical receiver hitch online and had it installed at the Honda dealership in San Antonio. Yep, they got good money for the installation but I was pressed for time and still new to the wing.



Anyway, we also purchased a receiver hitch rack that is definitely worth the money. We just returned from a 3000+ mile trip to Key West and the rack allowed us to carry additional tour bags on the trip. It worked great and was not in the way. I'm happy.



Chief
Right on bro!Have ya got picks of your setup?
 

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Welcome Seabeechief.......Pictures, we all love pictures. I spent 10 years at Port Hueneme from 1975 to 1985.....NSWSES. Again Welcome aboard!!
 

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If you ever see ice on my bike, somebody stole it and rode north!



I was long gone from Hueneme by '70. I wouldn't trade anything for the experience.



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The Ice on the fender came about one lovely April morning a few years ago. We were heading to Oklahoma to visit relatives and went through Denver. It was misting when we started out that morning and by the time we passed the Denver Airport the temperature had plunged to 25 deg. The bike started icing up along with our jackets.

We spent 3 nights in a motel just east of the Denver area off of Hwy 70 waiting for the temperature to warm up enough to continue on. By the time we got to Stigler Ok, the temperature was in the low 90's!!

I would love to see how your flag holder turned out. Post some pictures when you get them ready.

Henry
 
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