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post #1 of 22 Old May 13th, 2020, 9:56 am Thread Starter
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Letís see those cup holder set ups!

I know that nobody would do something as silly as take a drink from a squirt bottle while riding but if somebody wanted to keep a squirt bottle handy... what did you people do?


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post #2 of 22 Old May 13th, 2020, 11:36 am
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Re: Letís see those cup holder set ups!

I've always thought about doing it, but never have... Mostly so I could go through a drive thru and stuff my food in my jacket and have a place to put the soda on the way home
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post #3 of 22 Old May 13th, 2020, 1:13 pm
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My Son and his Wife use a Camelback water backpack. It has a tube with a sealing end. I went and bought one too. Drink when you want and you can still use a full coverage helmet.
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My Son and his Wife use a Camelback water backpack. It has a tube with a sealing end. I went and bought one too. Drink when you want and you can still use a full coverage helmet.
Not great for coffee or a soda though
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Re: Letís see those cup holder set ups!

I have seen a gimbal cup holder on a few Gold Wings. I tend to stop to get caffeinated, not even much of a coffee drinker in the car.
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I have seen a gimbal cup holder on a few Gold Wings. I tend to stop to get caffeinated, not even much of a coffee drinker in the car.
I have a couple of those Ram Mount cup holders that are on a gimbal. I haven't had much luck finding a place on/near the handlebars to place the holder without it hitting my tankbag whilst turning. Plus, they really don't do that good a job of holding the drink without it leaning too far and spilling - at least in my experience.

On my '12 RT, I ran the OEM tankbag and the handle of the bag was the perfect size to hold a cup of joe or bottle of water. The same handle on the OEM bag for the wethead isn't has large and cannot facilitate a beverage like the old bag could do.

So, now I just have a spill-proof coffee tumbler that I just throw in the topcase.

For water while on the go, I have a Camelback bladder that I throw in the tank bag and snake the tube out the side. Haven't used that in a couple of summers as I just find it easier/better to pull off and have a swig from a water bottle.
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For water while on the go, I have a Camelback bladder that I throw in the tank bag and snake the tube out the side. Haven't used that in a couple of summers as I just find it easier/better to pull off and have a swig from a water bottle
I do the same thing now (Mine's a Geigerig bladder though)
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A water bladder in the tank bag has been my hydration go to for many years and it has worked great. I don't drink sodas and only my 2 cups of coffee to start the day, so not necessary to carry any kind of tumbler. On hot, summer days, I'll typically stop at some point in the afternoon and down a bottle of Gatorade electrolyte drink along with a piece of fruit or small bag of almonds. Seems to work well to keep me daily hydrated and energized for extended tours.
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OK, not good for coffee or soda, but you can pack it with ice for cold water.
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Thanks for all the ideas I have a tank bag on my 1250RT with a water bottle in it and works fine was just wondering if something way cooler was out there happy riding to all!


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Thanks for all the ideas I have a tank bag on my 1250RT with a water bottle in it and works fine was just wondering if something way cooler was out there happy riding to all!
For me the cup holder use case is more about being able to pick up something like a coffee or fountain drink and be able to transport it to another location without spilling it rather than consuming on the fly while riding.

Whenever possible, my RT is my default transportation, so it would be nice to cover a situation like a coffee run on the way to a destination.


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For me the cup holder use case is more about being able to pick up something like a coffee or fountain drink and be able to transport it to another location without spilling it rather than consuming on the fly while riding.

Whenever possible, my RT is my default transportation, so it would be nice to cover a situation like a coffee run on the way to a destination.
I think the best solution there would be to pick up a spill-proof coffee tumbler. I have one by Contigo (?), I think is the brand name. Had it for years, picked up at Target or K-Mart for just a few bucks. I use it a lot when I coach MSF classes; stop by the coffee shop on the way to the range, throw it in the topcase and enjoy hot java all morning as I shake my head at new riders trying to figure out how to coordinate all four limbs at the same time! Some days, I need to make a 2nd coffee run at break!

I haven't had any incidents with coffee spilling out of that mug and I've been using it for years.
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I think the best solution there would be to pick up a spill-proof coffee tumbler. I have one by Contigo (?), I think is the brand name. Had it for years, picked up at Target or K-Mart for just a few bucks. I use it a lot when I coach MSF classes; stop by the coffee shop on the way to the range, throw it in the topcase and enjoy hot java all morning as I shake my head at new riders trying to figure out how to coordinate all four limbs at the same time! Some days, I need to make a 2nd coffee run at break!

I haven't had any incidents with coffee spilling out of that mug and I've been using it for years.
Teaching the MSF basic course was one of the use cases where I wished I had a cup holder. I started bringing a large thermos for that. Works great if you can plan ahead. Not as much for an impromptu stop.


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For water while on the go, I have a Camelback bladder that I throw in the tank bag and snake the tube out the side. Haven't used that in a couple of summers as I just find it easier/better to pull off and have a swig from a water bottle.

+1 on the bladder in the tank bag, I bought an Osprey Wide Mouth bladder and it works great. One tip though; when you finish your sipping blow the water back into the bladder to keep it cool...

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If you mount a cup holder, where do you put the ashtray?

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If you have a cup holder, do you have an onboard pilot relief tube?

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Guys, I'm just a little disappointed that my post has received zero response and only one "like" (thanks, gerhard!) THIS IS COMEDY GOLD!!! I come back expecting pages and pages of accolades and affirmation, and I get crickets. Thanks for nothing! I'm outta here!

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Maybe it's too close to the bone(er).

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