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post #1 of 36 Old Dec 3rd, 2005, 12:21 pm Thread Starter
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Drinks holder

I,m thinking about buying the drinks holder from bmw for my LT.
Is it worth the money.?
It,s an idea of the wife,s for my xmas present, as i,m getting a bit pissed off with socks and undies and other crap i normally receive from santa.

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On if you have $109.00 laying around that you don't want to do anything else with. Personally I can't see it... I just got a RAM Cup holder and mirror hole mount and put mine in there. only cost half as much and the cup holder "floats".

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I love mine and use it all the time.
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Looks much better than it works. Works best while bike stationary, works ok while in motion. Nothing holding the drink so better not be on a bumpy road.

Looks good tho'

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I use mine on each and every trip with the LT. Period! At the time I bought mine, I also bought the specially-designed stainless cup that went with it. The cup locks into the holder, and bumpy roads are not an issue.

I have a BMW cup holder that I'm going to list on the Classifieds forum. It looks good, but it does not close. I bought it that way. I gave it to my cheapskate brother as a trial to see if he'd actually want a new one. After using it a few weeks, a found him a used one that worked for $90. So, this one's going to be on sale for the $60 that I paid for it. Shipping included.
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Why does it not close?? Broke??
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Yep...It stays open and functions as is, no problem. But it does not stay closed. It closes, just doesn't latch.
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I have the BMW cup holder and it has worked perfectly since the day I bought it. It also folds out of the way nicely. After spending over 20 grand on a fully loaded 05' LT, I din't see why 100 bucks for a drink holder was any problem..


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Yea...but you're RICH! And SNOBBY!
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I use mine all the time. It is an odd size opening but you can find aluminum cups that will fit it. I also use foam wraps for cans that provide a snugger fit. When I do not have a drink in it I use it to hold my camera for a quick shot along the way.

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Just a thought. I put a left side shelf on my BMR shelf and attached a Ram ball mount in the center. I then have a point where I can attach the Ram drink holder which works well, or my Ram Ipod case or a video camera mount. The cup I use has a screw top so I can seal it, the top is fashioned so a gloved hand can unscrew the lid enough to drink and the handle is large enough so a gloved hand can hold it. So the setup is multipurpose and less expensive than the BMW cup holder. Of course you need the BMR shelf first.
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My cup holder is also used whenever I ride. I have an open face helmet and I keep a bottle of water (cap off) in the drink holder and regularly take a sip while I ride. It also work well with most soft drinks from the fast food places. Have never regretted getting is. I don't like the feeling of a camel back.

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I just strap my camel back to the back seat.

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I just strap my camel back to the back seat.
No good for coffee though. And I gots to have MY JAVA!!! I also strap my 100oz. CamalBak behind me...but that's for agua.

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No good for coffee though. And I gots to have MY JAVA!!! I also strap my 100oz. CamalBak behind me...but that's for aqua.
Joe, If my Spanish is correct, aqua is a color, agua is something you drink..

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Ya gotta love someone who can laugh! So much for BMW cupholder bashing . . . these guys are serious!

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I use a $4.00 autozone cup holder attached to my tank bag.
Added velcro to adjust size of bottle it holds.
Sets the drink container of choice right in your lapp

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Sssssssh. We need to keep that in the other thread.

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Spence,

Would you be able to post a pic of your cup holder on the LT? I have been considering this solution since an extra ram mount point will also come in handy when the cup holder is not using it.

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I have the BMW cup holder. I can't believe I paid so much for it, but I would buy it again.
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Has anyone found a cup that will fit in the BMW cup holder AND can be modified easily to drink from a straw (no jokes please! LOL!)? I wear an Arai Quantum/f full-face helmet and have thought about having the cup/cupholder arrangement for java etc., but wasn't sure what cup/straw set-up would work.

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Hi, Gregg - check out a Starbucks shoppe. If they have a varied stock of mugs, do a trial fit in the holder to see which one works. I've got one, butt don't know what model it is. It appears to be brushed aluminum; does not have a handle; does have a twist-open/close lid that can be opened just enough to insert a straw, or wide open for 'chug-a-lugging'!! HTH
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Has anyone found a cup that will fit in the BMW cup holder AND can be modified easily to drink from a straw...
Gregg...I would think that finding a cup that fits well into the cupholder, and having a screw-on/off lid would be your biggest concerns. Once you find that, getting a straw to work is a pice-of-cake. Find the straw that you want to use, then drill a hole right through the lid, just a hair larger than the o.d. of the straw. Then, install two o-rings on the straw...one above the lid, one below. Those should hold the straw in place and help seal it up too.

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Here's the pic of mine. The arm is too short so I have a longer one on order to get it in between the bars where I want it... But you get the idea
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A cup holder for a bottle of water does me no good on my 05....the wobble takes over the handle bars if I let go of them.......just my $.02...

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A cup holder for a bottle of water does me no good on my 05....the wobble takes over the handle bars if I let go of them.......just my $.02...
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Hi, Gregg - check out a Starbucks shoppe. If they have a varied stock of mugs, do a trial fit in the holder to see which one works. I've got one, butt don't know what model it is. It appears to be brushed aluminum; does not have a handle; does have a twist-open/close lid that can be opened just enough to insert a straw, or wide open for 'chug-a-lugging'!!
Goodness! How could you be so cruel as to suggest to anyone so young and innocent as Gregg to chug-a-lugg the industrial solvent Starbucks sells? Why if that were a common practice, there would be puddles of solvent and organic residue all around the outside of Starbucks everywhere left as the corrosive burned through the poor victim right to the ground. IMO all Starbucks locations should be designated Super Fund Sites and only OSHA certified hazmat teams be allowed in. (Of course the Starbucks habit explains a lot of the behaviors of youngsters, west coast nutcases and grizzled old West Texicans)

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(Of course the Starbucks habit explains a lot of the behaviors of youngsters, west coast nutcases and grizzled old West Texicans)

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That Starbucks habit, just like you said, provides solvent tasting and java wasting, in addition to OSHA job security; butt, it sure is good for the bottom line of my portfolio, Karl.

While I only imbibe on Fridays, I do quietly chant *y'all's Machiatto a day let's me and Toad play*!!

BTW - I left it up to Gregg what he wanted to stash in the *$$ mug and sip thru a straw --- not sure I'd encourage the Machiatto bit there, butt the chant still applies!!
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I also made my own out of a cup I had on hand and some velcro. It' great because the cup is gib enough to catch any spills and will fit a soda can to a Venti Starbucks. Just stick any velcro on a tank bag. Mine was basiclly free.

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That Starbucks habit, just like you said, provides solvent tasting and java wasting, in addition to OSHA job security; butt, it sure is good for the bottom line of my portfolio, Karl.

While I only imbibe on Fridays, I do quietly chant *y'all's Machiatto a day let's me and Toad play*!!

BTW - I left it up to Gregg what he wanted to stash in the *$$ mug and sip thru a straw --- not sure I'd encourage the Machiatto bit there, butt the chant still applies!!
Hmmm, not just a little bit mercenary are we?

Besides, you've ducked the comment on grizzled old West Texicans!

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Besides, you've ducked the comment on grizzled old West Texicans!

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Oh yeah - about the comment on grizzled old West Texicans!! Well, ya know - I just hate to talk about Grif, when he's not on campus for rebuttal. Course, that boy don't drink much of that industrial compound caffeine, so my portfolio suffers a leetle bit cuz of that, butt - he do make up for it at Hooters when it comes time to waste some chicken arms!! That side of the ledger gits a good jolt 'bout once a month!!

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Here is what I"m using. Just trying to figure out how to install the mike for the BC3 though

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The BMW cup holder is a bit over priced but I love mine. I originally bought mine for the giggle factor, it makes a nice finale to push the button at the completion of a tour of the LT features. I got my moneys worth just watching my friends reactions. I also find it very usefull as a cup holder.
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