Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by blueeyes0811, Aug 16, 2009.
Any suggestions on how to mount a full sized flag on a Street Glide?
Looking at you avatar it looks like you gave a luggage rack. I made a mount for a luggage rack that would hold a 3x5 flag at speeds up to 45mph with no problems. I will post pics soon. BTW the mount will not work on my present bike so I cannot show it mounted.
Depends on how fast you plan to ride with the flag mounted and at what angle...:42:
ebay has quite a few different flag mounting brackets for motorcycles.
a short section of pvc pipe zip tied to the luggage rack.
The strongest method would be a two-point mount. The upper bracket you will have to buy and mount to your luggage rack.
The lower bracket could be taken from a Police bagger and are available on eBay. They are meant to hold a light bar but will be a sturdy mount for a flag.
Try this: Discount Rivco Parade Flag holder Mounting Kit for Harley FLH/FLT (08 and earlier) for Harley Davidson Touring/Dresser
Don't ride at highway speeds with flag unfurled. While that would seem obvious, I recently saw a bad accident when the pole broke and the flag wrapped around the rider behind. He survived but messed up his bike real good. Roll the flag up and wire tie it around the standard until you get to the event, then let 'er fly!
And at freeway speed you'll watch ol' glory wave from the grill of the vehicle behind...pvc pole and all.
For a holder I was fortunate enough to get in on a group buy of some custom made ones, although there are holders aplenty available on the interweb.
For the pole I refused to fork over a hundred bucks per pole.
I made 2 poles. (adjust the ingredients for your needs) I used 1 inch thick walled conduit which had threaded ends. Bought 2 six foot lengths, cut them in half, flipped the ends so the threaded ends are together and used an in-line coupler to connect the 2 sections when in use.
Drilled holes in the poles and used D-rings for the flag mounts on the poles - I run 3x5's so the rings are 3' apart (A D-ring mounted to a locakabe (by ziptie) lower ring slid over the pole could be used for varying sized flags). I attached some flag hooks to the flag grommets (to attach to the D-rings). Topped the whole she-bang off with some faux brass flagpole balls from an online flag supply place.
Rubbed it down with some steel-wool for a little shine and viola...
Two flag poles that broke down to 3 foot sections and cost me a total of about 20 bucks.
Bought a old surplus signalmans bag at the local army navy and I have a handy carring case.
I've ran them at speeds in excess of 50mph with no probs and they get lotsa looks!
While mine are built heavy duty and are also firmly anchored to the holder with steel locking pins, I've only run these at 50+ mph highway speed as part of an honor escort, and for only several miles. With full sized flags, you will also notice a very different handling of the bike no matter what the speed.
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