Flag Holders and Poles
I have designed a very nice flag pole. However, I haven't developed the cost yet. I need to find out if there is any interest before I consider making any more. This is a very well made and nice looking pole which looks good on the bike.
Here is the basic information:
This is a 6 Ft segmented pole. There are three 2 Ft sections which assemble with quick release stainless steel ball pins. The disassembled pole will just fit into the 1800s saddlebag.
I used 1.25" dia. X .125" wall aluminum tubing and had it black hardcoat anodized. I have tested the pole to 55 mph with no problem and believe 65 mph will be well within it's capability. However, my flag needs reinforced before I test it any faster.
I am out of town right now, but will be back by the first of the week. I can then send pictures to anyone who may have an interest and add you to an update list if you want.
As for the mount, I bought the Rivco mount from WingStuff, but was disappointed when I saw their note which stated that it was not to used in speeds in excess of 25 mph! I have made a temporary mount from aluminum angle which looks good, but has not been anodized yet. I am trying to figure out how I might be able to offer this as a standard off the shelf item. This mount can also be seen in some of the photos I took. I did use the pole receiver from Rivco, but will make my own from aluminum and have it anodized black when I get the chance.
Anything I put on my bike I want to look like it belongs there and add to the bike's looks. That's the criteria I use when I design my stuff. I only design stuff for myself and then, if I think others will like it, I make it available. These are not mass market products.