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I was wondering if anyone knew what/where I could get a replacement American flag for my flag pole. I have the antenna mounted flag pole and flag from Show Chrome that I got from CycleMax but the flag has frayed in the top-right corner. I'd like to get a flag that will hold up to the flapping without degrading. This one only lasted a couple of months.

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Hi -Mark !! - Saw your post there - try here they seem to do everything else !! :D :D :D :D :D :D

https://www.oldwing.eu/index.php?route=common/home

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I am flying a 12X18 American Flag from the antennae that fits over the antennae with no problems, other than after many miles, I had to use "flag Fray" to stop the ends from fraying.

Made by "In the Breeze" out of Bend Oregon, the one I use is #4885.





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12x18 is way bigger than the 5x9 flag I have on there now that came with the mount. Will a 12x18 flag fit on the anntena mount from Show Chrome?

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Be careful how big a flag you put on your antenna! It's not strong like a flagpole. It does not take much force from something tied to your antenna for it to snap the antenna right off! Ask me how I know.... :oops:

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WingAdmin is right, , ,the thin antennae is not meant to be bent much. It will snap off easily with the "drag" of a flag waving at highway speeds.

The 12 X 18 slides down tightly over the "knurled" block over the pivot point of the antennae. Being low, much of the stress is on the mounting base of the antennae and I keep an eye on it. So far, it has been fine. I'll be the first to admit the 12 X 18 is larger than needed, , , but I'll take "hit" if it breaks the antennae base.

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bluthundr31 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:31 pm
WingAdmin is right, , ,the thin antennae is not meant to be bent much. It will snap off easily with the "drag" of a flag waving at highway speeds.

The 12 X 18 slides down tightly over the "knurled" block over the pivot point of the antennae. Being low, much of the stress is on the mounting base of the antennae and I keep an eye on it. So far, it has been fine. I'll be the first to admit the 12 X 18 is larger than needed, , , but I'll take "hit" if it breaks the antennae base.
If the flag whips in the wind, which is the normal activitiy of a flag in the wind, and hits the trunk it will mar the paint.
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MikeB wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:58 pm
bluthundr31 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:31 pm
WingAdmin is right, , ,the thin antennae is not meant to be bent much. It will snap off easily with the "drag" of a flag waving at highway speeds.

The 12 X 18 slides down tightly over the "knurled" block over the pivot point of the antennae. Being low, much of the stress is on the mounting base of the antennae and I keep an eye on it. So far, it has been fine. I'll be the first to admit the 12 X 18 is larger than needed, , , but I'll take "hit" if it breaks the antennae base.
If the flag whips in the wind, which is the normal activitiy of a flag in the wind, and hits the trunk it will mar the paint.
Those are great points and Mike, that’s the first thing I thought of. I’ve seen that happen. It can mar a really nice paint job
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Re: Replacement Flag

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I bought my 3’x5’ flags I use in my hitch for Patriot Guard Rider stuff from these guys.
https://www.azflag.com/Default.asp

They have a lot of various size stuff. I’ve been happy with each of my monsoon flags for over a year now.


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