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Drink Holders
« on: July 25, 2015, 06:32:41 pm »
Looking for some ideas on mounting a drink holder.  Given the lack of handlebar real estate on these bikes, I am perplexed on how to do it in a good manner.  A ram mount on the mirror hole I guess would work but would look clumsy.  But what else can i do?
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2015, 06:44:57 pm »
 


                  You could mount one on the fairing part that faces your knees. I saw that on a gold wing last weekend.


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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2015, 06:50:51 pm »
I know there are some that screw into the "mirror mount" holes on the bars, and ram mount ones that could mount using a plate on the clutch reservoir. Not sure how either work.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2015, 07:48:12 pm »
I've seen bicycle water bottle cages.mounted below the fairing pockets. Then use one of those straw cup doohickys.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2015, 07:57:55 pm »
I remember seeing one on mr t's bike. (search mr t in members) Maybe he can chime in and post a pic. Always meant to take a closer look to see how he mounted it but always forget...

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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2015, 09:45:46 pm »
I did this, but it isn't great for big containers....too flimsy....so I rarely use it, just put stuff in my tail bag and drink when I stop.

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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2015, 10:15:16 pm »
Camelbak type in a tank bag...big, EZ, & outta the way

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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2015, 10:22:01 pm »
Been looking at the same thing.
RAM makes a really nice self leveling one...which works great until the screw holding the drink holder backs out. It never tightens correctly after that. Also, the arms that 'wrap' around the cup holder itself are friction fit. Slight pressure, and they'll pop out. It WILL hold very large coffee mugs though...and will probably be  repurchase here shortly.
All the time spent on Amazon and ebay...the RAM still looks like my best bet. The others are either very flimsy looking, or won't hold a mug. I'm all ears for some other solution though.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2015, 12:56:29 am »
A cup/drink holder on a C10 just seems wrong.
Even if it was/is a 2005 Pearl Beige C10.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2015, 01:08:03 am »
A cup/drink holder on a C10 just seems wrong.
Even if it was/is a 2005 Pearl Beige C10.

Spoken like a true nothern'r.

Cup holders aren't my style either, but come down here and try this heat and humidity and all of a sudden, geriatric starts sounding pretty good.  There are days my helmet could double as a salt water aquarium.

In fact, in this heat, unless you are 18 years old, you'd be crazy not to constantly hydrate.  It's simply down right dangerous, and that constantly sipping on a nice cold ICEE makes all the difference.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2015, 08:36:23 pm »
Bought the RAM holder.  Look for a review in the future.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2015, 11:37:03 pm »
 I had this one I bought on ebay, I think it was a Kuryakyn and it mounted to the clutch perch. It worked very well the only thing was I had to trim the little rubber nubs inside the basket so my 32oz would fit.  ;D




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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2015, 01:43:58 am »
Very nice.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2015, 11:36:01 am »
I had this one I bought on ebay, I think it was a Kuryakyn and it mounted to the clutch perch. It worked very well the only thing was I had to trim the little rubber nubs inside the basket so my 32oz would fit.  ;D






What w/s system is that??
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2015, 11:45:22 am »
Could go the cheap frugal way, and put a magnet in a foam can insulator, slap it on the tank, and Shazzam, cup holder.

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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2015, 01:20:41 pm »
I've seen bicycle water bottle cages.mounted below the fairing pockets. Then use one of those straw cup doohickys.

This is what I did. Works great.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2015, 01:43:42 pm »
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009TI5B3U hmmm....everything the same as the RAM cupholder except the ball:
 http://www.amazon.com/Ram-Mount-Self-Leveling-Holder-1-Inch/dp/B000WJ3GLE

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037N63S0 with a bit of ingenuity you might be able to bolt this to the mirror mount hole...I'll have to cut out for the mug handle though.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2015, 02:00:38 pm »
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2015, 08:45:29 pm »
Jettawreck, yes, it is a Madstad windshield

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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2015, 03:09:25 am »
Jettawreck, yes, it is a Madstad windshield

Very nice. Now I understand what all the Madstad owners rave about. Figure I probably won't ever be able to justify affording one.
Nifty cup holder setup too! Great farkles!
Most of the year I need a heated coffee mug holder, but it's been hot/humid for the last week here, but that should be about done soon.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2015, 12:40:09 am »
Looking for some ideas on mounting a drink holder.  Given the lack of handlebar real estate on these bikes, I am perplexed on how to do it in a good manner.  A ram mount on the mirror hole I guess would work but would look clumsy.  But what else can i do?

I mounted one of the "Bouy Buddies" the ones they use on boats. They usually have them at Walmart
I will take a picture of my mount tomorrow and post it for you. It works great just drops into the bracket
and when not in use it pops off and into the saddlebag.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2015, 02:01:52 am »
I mounted one of the "Bouy Buddies" the ones they use on boats. They usually have them at Walmart
I will take a picture of my mount tomorrow and post it for you. It works great just drops into the bracket
and when not in use it pops off and into the saddlebag.

Please  do.  I would like to see it.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2015, 10:32:42 am »
I use a Schwinn… they are now $7 everywhere, and it bolts to the handlebar riser using a ram ball mount. I took a small piece of flat stock, 1/2" wide and drilled two holes to mount the ears on the cup holder, then one hole through the middle of the flat stock for the u bolt on the ram mount. Works well, and has been through three bikes, two Ventures, and the Connie!
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2015, 12:30:21 pm »
Ended up buying this one. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009TI5B3U
The suction mount is a monster, and holds my 22oz mug nicely albeit it's top heavy. Water bottles and smaller mugs are perfect fits. I haven't come up with a different mount yet, but it's pretty sturdy...so far.
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Re: Drink Holders
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2015, 06:57:04 pm »
I'm new to the Group and recently got a 2003, 1000.  I just got a basic wire/cage type holder and mounted it as close to the left grip as I could.  it sets a bit slanted but works pretty good for a water or soda bottle with the lid on it.  Have not had any issues.