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Old 03-02-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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Has anyone mounted a FLAGPOLE on your hack?

has anyone mounted a flagpole on your hack?
if so:
1. where?
2. can we please see a picture of the final result (and the process of installing it, if possible)?

thanks, as always, in advance
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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A better question is; "Has anyone mounted a stripper pole on your hack?"

Pictures?
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
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A better question is; "Has anyone mounted a stripper pole on your hack?"

Pictures?
ah....
you don't really want to see those pictures of ME..... do you?
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:06 PM   #4
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Are you talking about use for parades?
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:50 PM   #5
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Are you talking about use for parades?
actually,
it was jpalamar's idea
and i hope that he'll post here
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #6
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Greg,

There are easier ways to make yourself more visible to drivers. Hi-viz clothing and even helmets are becoming more common, and a variety of retro-reflective stickers can be found in most shops.

Patriotism can be displayed in the form of a simple patch for your hi-viz jacket, or with one of the aforementioned reflective stickers in the form of a flag.

Brand loyalty can also be shared with those around you in the form of patches and stickers, unless you ride a BMW in which case their lawyers will go after you for infringing on their trademark unless you purchase the logo directly from them for three times the going street price.

If you are worried that the electrical generating capacity of your bike is insufficient and needs to be supplemented by tapping into overhead wires as you pass beneath, Honda and BMW both have bikes with enough amperage generated to toast your gonads.

If the flagpole is needed to hang freshly washed clothing out to dry, Helen2Wheels makes mesh bags that flap in the breeze and do a pretty good job of drying things as you ride.

If there are other uses for flagpoles, please elaborate.

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Old 03-02-2011, 04:51 PM   #7
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Greg,

There are easier ways to make yourself more visible to drivers. Hi-viz clothing and even helmets are becoming more common, and a variety of retro-reflective stickers can be found in most shops.

Patriotism can be displayed in the form of a simple patch for your hi-viz jacket, or with one of the aforementioned reflective stickers in the form of a flag.

Brand loyalty can also be shared with those around you in the form of patches and stickers, unless you ride a BMW in which case their lawyers will go after you for infringing on their trademark unless you purchase the logo directly from them for three times the going street price.

If you are worried that the electrical generating capacity of your bike is insufficient and needs to be supplemented by tapping into overhead wires as you pass beneath, Honda and BMW both have bikes with enough amperage generated to toast your gonads.

If the flagpole is needed to hang freshly washed clothing out to dry, Helen2Wheels makes mesh bags that flap in the breeze and do a pretty good job of drying things as you ride.

If there are other uses for flagpoles, please elaborate.

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love this post
i guess we sort of viewed the flagpole as those you find on the side of houses these days...
you know.... announcing something interesting by your flag...
your mood
your location
ok,
i've lost my mind

FARKLING A HACK....
i better start THAT thread..
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:09 PM   #8
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There some old clips of urals and the likes with a rear gun mount being use as a pole holder.

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:20 PM   #9
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flags

You might try going over to the PGR Patriot Guard Riders website, they frequently fly flags at highway speeds and can give you hints on how they do it safely.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #10
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You might try going over to the PGR Patriot Guard Riders website, they frequently fly flags at highway speeds and can give you hints on how they do it safely.
i am going to look into this now
this was "hinted" at me earlier this evening
thanks for the idea
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #11
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There some old clips of urals and the likes with a rear run mount being use as a pole holder.
i'll check that out
thank you
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:02 PM   #12
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i hope that JOHN (jpalamar) will post his picture here, now that he mounted a flagpole on his hack
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:56 PM   #13
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06' and prior GearUp's came with a factory flag holder called a Machine Gun mount on the nose of the sidecar.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:29 AM   #14
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06' and prior GearUp's came with a factory flag holder called a Machine Gun mount on the nose of the sidecar.
i didn't know that.... very cool
thanks
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:09 PM   #15
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I built flag mounts using PVC pipe - schedule 40 1 1/4" for the mount which is held onto the side of the car with clamps, and schedule 40 1" which slides into the mount perfectly for the pole itself:

Right side:



Left side:



With flag poles mounted (flags in protective covers):



the mounts are bolted onto the chair with fender washers on the inside of the trunk to help strengthen the whole installation. They work great at speeds up to 60 mph - they will probably work at faster speeds but that's the speed we usually top out at on PGR missions. I also reinforced the edge of the flags to help them last a bit longer at those speeds.
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