Has anyone mounted a FLAGPOLE on your hack?

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  1. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    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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  2. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    A better question is; "Has anyone mounted a stripper pole on your hack?"

    Pictures?
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  3. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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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
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  4. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    ah....
    you don't really want to see those pictures of ME..... do you? :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  5. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Are you talking about use for parades?
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  6. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    actually,
    it was jpalamar's idea
    and i hope that he'll post here
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  7. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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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.. :rofl
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  8. seekeronsaltspring

    seekeronsaltspring Crazy David

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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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  9. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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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.
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  10. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i'll check that out
    thank you
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  11. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i am going to look into this now
    this was "hinted" at me earlier this evening
    thanks for the idea
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  12. BuellGrrrl

    BuellGrrrl Been here awhile

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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...
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  13. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    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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  14. TrailCreekJim

    TrailCreekJim Adventurer

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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 cort├ęge of about 35 motorcycles.

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

    //Jimmy

    Attached Files:

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  15. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    that is PERFECT
    thank you SO much for your post and picture
    i really appreciate it
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  16. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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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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  17. Ivan Rider

    Ivan Rider Been here awhile

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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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  18. RAMKILR

    RAMKILR Adventurer

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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:

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    Left side:

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    With flag poles mounted (flags in protective covers):

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    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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  19. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i didn't know that.... very cool
    thanks
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  20. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    Alan, i love that setup you have shown us above
    thanks for adding it here
    quite clever, indeed
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