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    Flagpole attachment

    I am looking for some wisdom/experience from the group on attaching a flagpole to my 2015 RT for Patriot Guard events/escorts. Any good guidance on how to do that?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkpilot View Post
    I am looking for some wisdom/experience from the group on attaching a flagpole to my 2015 RT for Patriot Guard events/escorts. Any good guidance on how to do that?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    Buy a Harley.
    . Slim to zero chance of that. Actually if there is such a thing as a negative chance that would be the likelihood.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pkpilot View Post
    I am looking for some wisdom/experience from the group on attaching a flagpole to my 2015 RT for Patriot Guard events/escorts. Any good guidance on how to do that?

    Thanks in advance!
    I for one appreciate you service for our fallen Veterans.

    My brother has done a few of the escort rides on his Honda.

    The full size flag with pole seems to need at least support for 2' of the mast....What is best for your bike, I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Some great info. Thanks!


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    The Patriot Guard mission is to stand guard at funerals of America's Fallen Heroes who are killed in action or are casualties of the current wars on terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq, or any war zone. We also offer this support to law enforcement and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty. We shield them from protesters, showing our deepest respect and honoring the Fallen Heroes, their families, and their communities. We are invited guests of the family.
    You do not need to ride a motorcycle or be a Military Veteran to support the Patriot Guard Mission.


    Crabbing about how someone supports this boggles my mind.

    http://www.patriotguardks.org/MissionProc.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    The Patriot Guard mission is to stand guard at funerals of America's Fallen Heroes who are killed in action or are casualties of the current wars on terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq, or any war zone. We also offer this support to law enforcement and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty. We shield them from protesters, showing our deepest respect and honoring the Fallen Heroes, their families, and their communities. We are invited guests of the family.
    You do not need to ride a motorcycle or be a Military Veteran to support the Patriot Guard Mission.


    Crabbing about how someone supports this boggles my mind.

    http://www.patriotguardks.org/MissionProc.htm

    Thanks again pkpilot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkpilot View Post
    Some great info. Thanks!


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    Hope you are able to get the flag attached so you can fly it proudly. Thank you for the service you provide to the grieving loved ones of those who have given their lives in service to the rest of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    The Patriot Guard mission is to stand guard at funerals of America's Fallen Heroes who are killed in action or are casualties of the current wars on terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq, or any war zone. We also offer this support to law enforcement and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty. We shield them from protesters, showing our deepest respect and honoring the Fallen Heroes, their families, and their communities. We are invited guests of the family.
    You do not need to ride a motorcycle or be a Military Veteran to support the Patriot Guard Mission.


    Crabbing about how someone supports this boggles my mind.

    http://www.patriotguardks.org/MissionProc.htm

    Thanks again pkpilot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    Buy a Harley.
    Quote Originally Posted by shortythorne View Post
    HD's are expected to look ridiculous...please don't do that to a BMW.

    What's with this crap, boys? It's for the Patriot Guard.The man wants to put a flag on his bike.

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    Thank you for your service!!!

    Adding rear crash bars would should make for a good mounting point.

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    Jay's suggestion of using rear crash bars is what I've seen used most often. I have jerry-rigged a pole to my R1150RT but if you plan on doing it more than once, the crash bar route is the way to go.

    Ilium and other will work fine. After installing the bars, measure their diameter (1" IIRC) and find the appropriate brackets for mounting on a perpendicular (to the flag pole orientation) bar.

    As for those that don't think a BMW should be used for such duty, I suppose they also think a Harley should only do Police bike duty, etc. BMWs around the world likely carry more flags in the line of doing official and community work than any other make and they do look good performing such a valuable and honourable service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanColes View Post
    if you plan on doing it more than once, the crash bar route is the way to go.

    Ilium and other will work fine. After installing the bars, measure their diameter (1" IIRC) and find the appropriate brackets for mounting on a perpendicular (to the flag pole orientation) bar.

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    And the Ilium bars look easy to remove if he does not want them mounted all the time.

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