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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, 02:48 PM   #3
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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, 03:58 PM   #4
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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   #5
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Are you talking about use for parades?
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:50 PM   #6
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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, 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.

Pete
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.

seekeronsaltspring screwed with this post 03-02-2011 at 11:19 PM
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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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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 03-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #11
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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, 07:09 PM   #12
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No problem! How many would you like?

First off, don't run flags at highway speeds- it rapidly turns them into rags.

I've run up to three flags in parades... US, Minnesota, and rainbow for Pride parades. Still don't have flags for other states, so on my politicing forays (AKA "outside agitating" I'm down to two or three flags. I've found an easy spot to fit a flag on the left, a little pocket it fits into and I leave a couple cable ties looped there to steady it. For center and right mounts I just jam them behind the side panels on the Spyder. On the Formula Two there's about a one inch bore on each side that's several inches deep that's designed to hold the top bows. I just put the flags in those holes.

Of course, it's not always that simple... At Minneapolis Pride Parade last year we had buffetting winds that kept switching direction due to all the downtown skyscraper canyons. The rainbow flag was the biggest, and as decorum required that it not be taller than the US flag I had to mount it lowest. I had a celebraty passenger that day, a former TV anchor turned candidate. Watching over her was a big guy whose job seemed to be looking out for the "talent". He had a panic every time a flag blew and touched the "talent". I ended up with a half dozen cable ties restraining the flags. Turned out she was a lousy choice for a Lt.Governor candidate, hardly showed up on the campaign trail, and we lost the primary...
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:29 PM   #13
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First off, don't run flags at highway speeds- it rapidly turns them into rags.

I've run up to three flags in parades... US, Minnesota, and rainbow for Pride parades. Still don't have flags for other states, so on my politicing forays (AKA "outside agitating" I'm down to two or three flags. I've found an easy spot to fit a flag on the left, a little pocket it fits into and I leave a couple cable ties looped there to steady it. For center and right mounts I just jam them behind the side panels on the Spyder. On the Formula Two there's about a one inch bore on each side that's several inches deep that's designed to hold the top bows. I just put the flags in those holes.

Of course, it's not always that simple... At Minneapolis Pride Parade last year we had buffetting winds that kept switching direction due to all the downtown skyscraper canyons. The rainbow flag was the biggest, and as decorum required that it not be taller than the US flag I had to mount it lowest. I had a celebraty passenger that day, a former TV anchor turned candidate. Watching over her was a big guy whose job seemed to be looking out for the "talent". He had a panic every time a flag blew and touched the "talent". I ended up with a half dozen cable ties restraining the flags. Turned out she was a lousy choice for a Lt.Governor candidate, hardly showed up on the campaign trail, and we lost the primary...
appreciate the thoughtful and informative post
might have to rethink this desire
thank you for taking the time to educate me
i really appreciate it
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #14
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Hello Hackfriends!

Heres a pic from me and my wifes wedding, we were driving to the outdoor cermony in front of an cortége of about 35 motorcycles.

I mounted the flagpoles with hoseclamps on the luggagerack.
Works fine in lower speeds.

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:08 AM   #15
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that is PERFECT
thank you SO much for your post and picture
i really appreciate it
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