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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-25-2010, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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2 weeks ago. Being a former Marine it give me the sense of serving my country, but most of all it gives me the opportunity to give back to our fallen soldier.
My problem is that I'm about as mechanically inclined as a 2 year old. While everyone else was flying huge flags that had been mounted on their bike, I flew 2 small flags. That just wont' work. SO from looking at your bike, could you give me some ideas on how to mount a flag system to my bike. Thanks for any ideas you could give me.
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Give me a little more info and I might be able to help! What bike and are you running a trunk, back rest, etc...

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LOL...I ask and I ask I even posted in the Welcome forums for people to put the model bike they have in their signature because it can speed up responses.

Oh well.....no one listens to me...I'm like the red headed step child!!
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I'd like to rig up something for my bike for parades (I'm a member of the Red Knights) I have a 2010 Vegas with the short back rest...leather bags with ghost brackets...
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Ok if you are wanting to run a parade flag (this is what most want to run for parade or guard duty) then you need something that mounts and will be strong. Wind will put allot of stress on the mount. If you own a Harley there is a ton to choose from. Victory only offers a little one, so that lends us to be creative.

Assuming that you are running with a Victory (better yet a kewlmetal) luggage rack, I would go with a marine grade chrome mount. I would mount this to the luggage rack very close to the bike. I would use something like this:

http://www.flagandbanner.com/fab/pro...=CSOCK34BOAT65

Below this picture is a link for the pole and mount.

When the flag pole is not mounted then this is not to much in the way of setting luggage on the mount. The angle of the mount will help with drag.

If you do not have a luggage rack and you are good with metal work up a jig that is "U" shaped and will work and latch down on saddle bag supports or were the passenger backrest lock and ride would mount.

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2010 Victory Cross Country, I have a back rest on it. As of right now no trunk or luggage rack!
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I'm doing the same thing. I recently got laid off so now that I have the time available I thought this would be a good time to pay back and pay forward to my fellow vets.

I have an 08 Vision and after the last mission I came home and stared at the bike for awhile and finally came up with a mounting for the Vision with the trunk attached and no drilling into anything on the bike.

I'm taking pix of how I'm going to do this and I'll post pix later this week, but basically I have taken out the riders backrest and inserted a 1" piece of strap steel that will have a plate on it with two tubes on it to insert the flag poles into.

This makes it completely and quickly removable and I can transfer the plate with the holder to the passenger backrest on my Road Star when I want to take it instead of the Vision. It would also work on a Street that has either a back rest or removable rider back rest.

My plate looks a lot like this one for sale on PayPal that is set up for mounting on a back rest but the price is pretty high - especially for a chrome one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOTOR...Q5fAccessories

As I said I will do a post later that shows what I am doing.
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I have made a few for guys/gals. With the XC/XR I would consider making a mount that is able to bolt to 2 locations on each side this will make it stable. I would also make a second mount for the first to bolt to which will make it easily removed when not in use. A 1/4 inch metal sheet for it to bolt to the saddle bag mount at the fender another point at where the saddle bag mounts at the bottom of the saddle bag. Between the 2 points drill 2 holes on each side. Like bigseadaddy said make it from of a c so it can wrap around the fender toward the bottom. This needs to be at least 1/2 inch round steel rod or 1/4 inch flat steel. Weld a flat piece in the center a flat part so you can add the actual mount for the flag pole. I use 1 inch conduit for the flag pole . I also use round stock for the mount about 12 inches tall, this will aid in support at higher speeds or use a thick round metal tubing for the pole to slip into. In this case it will be required to add a brace on the upper end for support. Just wrap it around the the tubing and back down to the mounting plate. Like any large flag you do not need to exceed 30 mph+-. How ever this mount will be good up to 60mph+- but it will require good material for the flag to take it for long period.

I hope this makes sense and it is not hard to do if you have the proper tools, grinder/welder/torch.

If you can find a trailer hitch this would really simplify things

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2010 Victory Cross Country, I have a back rest on it. As of right now no trunk or luggage rack!
Would be neat if you could slap that info into your signature, so next time you ask a question, nobody jumps up with the "what do you ride?" and diamond doesn't feel like the red headed step child of the house.

This is what a fellow forum member (wildpew) runs on his Kingpin; it might give you the inspiration you're looking for: https://www.victoryforums.com/showthr...ght=flag+mount. They have posted some nice pics in that thread also. Have a look.

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I have been trying but it only shows it in the preview. Any ideas here

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