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Old 05-01-2011, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3x5 Flag Mount - How to

Does anyone have the answer to mounting flag mounts on a street glide?
I have a 92 and I purchased what was suppose to be an adapter for the Rivco flag system. Goes between the bags and fender, looks like it should work but it's about 1/2" off.
No way to maneuver it into place without messing up the bag configuration.

Is there some other way to set up a flag display on this bike?
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Flying a real, full sized flag on a bike in a parade at 30 mph looks great,

but when I see an American flag being shredded by the wind at 75 mph,

I have to think that there is a point where the desire to display should be tempered

by the obligation to protect and preserve the dignity of the flag.

I'm not criticizing anybody, maybe they can't see how brutal the wind at full speed looks.

Just my opinion. I have stopped on the hiway and picked up somebody's flag

that got torn off and was being run over by traffic.


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I have the same question. Maybe someone at the Patriot Guard might have some thoughts.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Most of the mounts I see are either off something like the Rivco or a trailer hitch or mounted to the sissy bar or luggage rack. You can take a steel plate with a tube for the mast welded to the plate, then bolt the plate to the luggage rack. I've seen several of those type of home made mounts that seem to work well.

As far as flying a full size flags at highway speeds, most folks I know simply wrap the flag if travelling at higher speeds. Besides, those big flags can make a bike a handfull to control in winds.
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Mine is mounted in the trailer hitch. I have a spare reciever with a hole that fits 1/2" all thread. Weld 2 quick connects to 2 nuts, thread nuts on the all thread at the correct spacings for the flag. Add tape (red, white, and blue) in equal amounts to the entire all thread. This not only looks nice but keeps the nuts from moving to far. Leave enough of a gap so the nuts can make about a 3/4 turn. I welded a nut on the bottom of the hitch, inserted the all thread and put a roll pin through the entire assembly. One nut on top of the hitch tightened down seems to work great. Doing this allows you to keep your flag off at highway speeds and attached for parades or PG missions.
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Go to the PGR website, into the store, and they have collapsible flag mounts AND heavy fabric flags.

Patriot Guard Riders : Flags
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Does anyone have the answer to mounting flag mounts on a street glide?
I have a 92 and I purchased what was suppose to be an adapter for the Rivco flag system. Goes between the bags and fender, looks like it should work but it's about 1/2" off.
No way to maneuver it into place without messing up the bag configuration.

Is there some other way to set up a flag display on this bike?
Is this the kit you bought? This should fit the 2008 & older Harley Davidson FLH & FLT models. Rivco makes a great flag mount system, but I would not recommend this flag mounting system if you are going to use it on anything other than parades. If you want a flag for every day use, I would fly a 6'X9' that is double or triple stitched at the fly end of the flag. There are plenty of them out there.

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