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Has anyone seen a good Rear Flag system for parade usage? I would like to carry 2 3x5 foot flags at highway speed. I'm a member of the Patriot Guard Riders and use these flags all the time.
 

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You can run into some problems with 3X5's at highway speeds. You take that times 2 and you're going to have some serious flapping.
When we go on missions, if the escort will reach highway speeds they recommend not carrying them on the bike, or at least binding them.
I don't know of any one particular type that's best. I made one at work.
 

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If you have a receiver hitch then it is simply a matter of welding/bolting the tubes to a flat bar welded across the end of a piece of square stock to fit into the receiver.

I have a ball hitch and use a PVC connector with a set screw in it on the ball with a reducer and a PVC tube, all painted black. I then made a triangle of metal mounted to the top of the tube that fits into the helmet hangers.

My pole is a light bulb extension tool from Home Depot for $9.00 wrapped in black tape on the top section with a 3x5 flag and an eagle attached into a hole in the handle. I also added a drilled out rubber bung in the bottom, when I put the pole into the mounting tube on the bike I can screw it in just in-case it ever wanted to come out on its own.
 

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I have two universal fit aftermarket chrome flag staffs with chrome eagles on the tops.
Pm me if your interested .?
 

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i used a plasma cutter, and cut a hole through an old receiver hitch, then welded a socket at a slight angle in the hole. (so it could be welded from top and bottom, and the flag would clear the top compartment). then for the pole i used a 6 foot piece of black gas line pipe---1/2 inch worked well. i drilled two hole in the pole to mount eyelets for the mounting of the flag. (i used key rings to mount the flag to the eyelets). i also discovered that the distance between the holes on a 3 by 5 flag differs on different brands of flags. anyway, on the bottom of the pole, i cut the threaded end off. on the top i left the threads and installed a cap. i drilled a hole through the socket and pipe and installed a pin so as not to lose my creation. for the top, a small bungee cord is used for extra support to the luggage rack. also, the inside of the socket has the hex...but deeper inside the socket, it is round, and it fit the 1/2 inch black pipe perfectly. i use 1 flag, but it could easily be modified for 2. i will try to post some pics.
 

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I am looking to do something similar, I ride a 84 1200 and I was thinking of attaching a mount of some type to the right/ left case guard... I don't have a hitch....
 

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lets see if this worked...
 

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end result...i was happy how it works, and it looks good. it will easily handle highway speeds, but the flag itself? thats a different story- buy a good quality flag(s). also, put fender washers under your luggage rack so you dont crack the top.
 

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oh, i almost forgot...my thing i learned from this whole deal. my pole is about 5`8" now...i tried to put the bike away in the garage. apparently my door is not as tall as my pole mounted on the bike...oops. hence the shorter pole now.
 

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You might get in touch with Beaver Bill a member of the Rhinos out of Wichita. He has built a great set up just for carrying a larger Parade Flag. I do not have a picture of his set up, but it is good. (IMHO)

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Not finding anything on the PGR link, where do I look???
 

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Go to the site mentioned above. On the left side is a box title "Site Navigation." Near the bottom of the box is a link to 'packages.' It takes you to a page with flags, pins, decals and such. I did not see anything that looked like a flag pole mount.

Lyle
 

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I have a 83 1100 aspy with the full light bar on the back (see avitar). Anyone have any idea which hitch will fit this bike without alterations to the light bar??
 

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I made my own flag mounting system using a piece of 15" of 3/4" threaded rod and some nuts and washers then bought a dedicated hitch insert. The flag pole is 2 pieces of chromed pipe that screw together then slip over the threaded rod.







 

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Hey Bashful,
I just saw your post with the picture of your parade flag mount. I live right down the road from you in Eclectic. I wonder if I could buy a similar set up from you for my 2007 GL1800? I'm riding PGR missions all over central Alabama. Would you consider making one for me?
Thanks,
"Corvet" AKA Mike Robinson
 
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