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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-28-2015, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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Is a trailer hitch the only way to fly big flags or is there some other after market way to do it on XCT bikes?
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Hmmmm. Interesting. So no ones flies big flags? I think there's a message there.
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I think flying a big flag for more than a parade would make for a weird-feeling ride or putting a lot of strain on something that shouldn't have that kind of strain on it...



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if you do the big flags get a cover for them so when you're not doing a parade you can cover them up.
You can look on the net there was a harley rider who flew his flags all the time. Am guessing at speeds over 60mph. Any how his clutch went out from the strain on the drive train. Harley would not cover his clutch under warranty. So he sued them and loos.
There was a guy on facebook making a flag pole mount but haven't seen him in some time

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I think flying a big flag for more than a parade would make for a weird-feeling ride or putting a lot of strain on something that shouldn't have that kind of strain on it...
broggs , I don't think he is securing it to his gonads .....
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broggs , I don't think he is securing it to his gonads .....
Too bad. Those would have been some strong nads.



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Yeah. Big D makes 'em for his hitch set up.

https://www.facebook.com/BigDRacks

You could attach a flag pole holder to a trunk rack or luggage rack. Not something you would want to ride faster than 12 mph with though. A common way of doing this is to use PVC pipe with connectors and pins or bolts to hold them together so they can come apart after the PGR ride (or whatever the Flag ride is for) and go into the trunk or saddlebag. A cover or simply some kind of ties after the flag is rolled around the pole would work too.

What I like about Big D's setup is once the receiver or flag holder is removed; there is no visible sign of the hitch being there.
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Yeah. Big D makes 'em for his hitch set up.

https://www.facebook.com/BigDRacks

You could attach a flag pole holder to a trunk rack or luggage rack. Not something you would want to ride faster than 12 mph with though. A common way of doing this is to use PVC pipe with connectors and pins or bolts to hold them together so they can come apart after the PGR ride (or whatever the Flag ride is for) and go into the trunk or saddlebag. A cover or simply some kind of ties after the flag is rolled around the pole would work too.

What I like about Big D's setup is once the receiver or flag holder is removed; there is no visible sign of the hitch being there.

I can attest, because I have his hitch set up, that it is very high quality work.


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Yeah. Big D makes 'em for his hitch set up.

https://www.facebook.com/BigDRacks

You could attach a flag pole holder to a trunk rack or luggage rack. Not something you would want to ride faster than 12 mph with though. A common way of doing this is to use PVC pipe with connectors and pins or bolts to hold them together so they can come apart after the PGR ride (or whatever the Flag ride is for) and go into the trunk or saddlebag. A cover or simply some kind of ties after the flag is rolled around the pole would work too.

What I like about Big D's setup is once the receiver or flag holder is removed; there is no visible sign of the hitch being there.
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That's what I was looking for. Didn't know if there was a hitch type setup but this says there is. Is it a standard 1 1/4 hitch or something else? I'll contact the guy direct if I go that route.

I do fly big flags now for the American Legion and PGR and would hate to have to give that up just because I switched to a Victory.

I'll say this though. It's not something the average rider would want to do. There is a lot of drag back there that controls the bike big time.

So if you have problems with wind, especially cross wind, stay away from them and stick to the 9 or 14 inch flags. It's something I can finally do for veterans since the military wouldn't take me due to a bad back. I couldn't help my bothers then but I feel I am now even though it's just something small.
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It is not standard. It's a custom setup he came up with. Darryl is good to deal with. I bought his hitch setup for my XC.








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