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flag placement

Postby wbetheajr » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:56 pm



When putting flags on the gold wing, which side should the American flag be on? I have looked at a lot of pics and seen them different ways.



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Re: flag placement

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:05 pm

The rules state:

The American Flag should be taller than the other flags. If you have only the American Flag it should go in the middle, if you have two flags the American Flag should go on the right just as if you were saluting, and the other flag on the left. This is standing behind the bike looking at the windshield, American Flag always on the right.

Now these rules are pretty universally ignored from what I see, so feel free to do as you see fit. :)


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Re: flag placement

Postby wbetheajr » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:15 pm

right now I have 2 flags, American and Dixie, I have the american flag on right (got that part right ). Now I have them on my antenna's so they are even. Now I have seen some pics where they have the flags low on their antenna's. Should they be at the top of the antenna's or low down next to the trunk?

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Re: flag placement

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:27 pm

Don't put flags at the top of your antenna. The load coil in the middle will break or the upper antenna shaft will break, and you'll quickly find yourself with half an antenna remaining.

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Re: flag placement

Postby wbetheajr » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:32 pm

ooops, not going to ask. ok. thanks.

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Re: flag placement

Postby scratcho » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:43 pm

Where you in a 4th of July parade?

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Re: flag placement

Postby wbetheajr » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:00 pm

I'm not in a fourth parade, just dressing out and getting ready for other parades, especially the vetrans parade. I will be adding on 3 more flag poles by then for the Marine Corp flag and the POW/MIA flags and a longer one for a bigger Old Glory.

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Re: flag placement

Postby dingdong » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:26 pm

Here is the official US government flag code. It doesn't specifically address motorcycles. Flying the flag on the marching right is taken from the automobile section of the code.

http://www.senate.gov/reference/resourc ... L30243.pdf
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Re: flag placement

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:45 pm

scratcho wrote:Where you in a 4th of July parade?


Yup. A little 4th of July parade that is run in my neighborhood every year, organized by a couple Strongsville cops who live here.

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Re: flag placement

Postby GT-Austin » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:01 pm

Hello; am with the Austin Area Patriot Guard Riders. American flag should always be on the right side of a vehicle. I use 3 auto flags on the back of my trunk, From Right to left: American flag, state flag, PGR flag. Hope this helps, Stand tall, stand proud.

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Re: flag placement

Postby sk8ter » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:09 am

GT-Austin has it right.
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Re: flag placement

Postby balesjb » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:27 am

The US Flag goes to IT'S right which would be the right side of the bike as you set on it.
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Re: flag placement

Postby whominick » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:56 am

I currently have an American and POW 4x6 flags made of quality material that does not shed in the wind. Would you know where I can purchase a quality 4x6 Marine Corps flag?
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Re: flag placement

Postby balesjb » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:00 am

Go to theflagpeople.com they have what you need.
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Re: flag placement

Postby themainviking » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:04 am

balesjb wrote:The US Flag goes to IT'S right which would be the right side of the bike as you set on it.


Absolutely factual if you are American from the U.S. of A. Flag etiquette states that the flag of your own country goes to ITS right as stated above. This means if you are from the UK and you fly a UK and a US flag, as you sit on the bike, the UK should be on the right. IF you are American and fly the same two flags, the US flag would be on the right. Your license plate should be the determining factor. If you happen to fly one National Flag, and any other flags which are not National (ie: State, Provincial, Organizational) the National Flag would be on the right. Where it gets really confusing is when you are a military organization serving in a multi nation mission. The host nations flag is on the right (not necessarily the flag of the country you are in).
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Re: flag placement

Postby mtn_boy1 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:55 am

Also know that, if you have an odd number of flags, 3,5, etc., the American flag CAN be in the center and should be TALLER than the other flags.
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Re: flag placement

Postby dingdong » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:29 am

mtn_boy1 wrote:Also know that, if you have an odd number of flags, 3,5, etc., the American flag CAN be in the center and should be TALLER than the other flags.


This can really get confusing.
From the official government flag code:

The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.
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Re: flag placement

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:57 am

When I was driving to a store a couple weeks ago down I-71, I saw a road sign at the side of the road. On one of the road sign posts, someone had affixed two cardboard flags: A Mexican flag, and a US flag. The Mexican flag was on top.

I called our local dispatch and told them the next time they had a car down that way, perhaps the officer could tear them down. She said she would pass it on.

15 minutes later, I came back the opposite direction. I saw a cruiser just pulling away from the road sign. The Mexican flag was gone. The US flag was still there. :)

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Re: flag placement

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:53 am

WingAdmin wrote:When I was driving to a store a couple weeks ago down I-71, I saw a road sign at the side of the road. On one of the road sign posts, someone had affixed two cardboard flags: A Mexican flag, and a US flag. The Mexican flag was on top.

I called our local dispatch and told them the next time they had a car down that way, perhaps the officer could tear them down. She said she would pass it on.

15 minutes later, I came back the opposite direction. I saw a cruiser just pulling away from the road sign. The Mexican flag was gone. The US flag was still there. :)


I find that very interesting ! I bet that officer was not Mexican.
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