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Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby mikelens » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:11 pm



I've been using a cup holder that bolted to the clutch perch. It was made of poly-carbonate. When the triangular bracket broke the first time, I was able to save my cup. The company replaced the bracket but that one only lasted about 3 months.This time I lost my stainless cup. :x :x :x I'm looking for suggestions on what to purchase that has been tested & proven road worthy. What are you guys using that has withstood the test of miles?



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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:26 am

I've seen a stainless steel cup holder for sale on the internet for motorcycle use. I've never considered one for myself, because I always wear a full-face helmet, and haven't figured out how to drink while wearing it yet... The model I saw had a swivel built in, so the cup was always "upright" regardless of the angle of the bars. It looked very nice and durable. Sorry I can't recall the brand name.
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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby bustedwing » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:42 am

I've got a holder made by Kuryakin that uses the mounts from the clutch handle but they send you longer bolts to accommodate the holder. That is why you would have to let them know what bike you have. It also has mesh sides making it flexible and a solid bottom. The top has rubber knobs so it will hold from small soda cans to large coffee mugs. I have found when using a full face helmet if I put a straw in the drink then bring up my visor a little I can get a drink quickly. Ride safe.
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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby WVJefo » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:15 am

I have 2 one my bike. One of stainless on a swivel bolted to the clutch. And one of insulated nylon with velcor straps attached to the seat grips for the passenger.
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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby themainviking » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:26 am

J and P cycle has a whole mittload of them on their site:

http://www.jpcycles.com/motorcycle-cup- ... 7AodCWUAkQ

That said, I have a cheapo that I purchased at a bike show for $13. It attaches at the clutch with two included bolts, is plastic, and folds flat when not in use. I have had it for three years and it is standing up to the test of time. I only put take out coffee in it, while I am drinking it, and then I close it up, so maybe that is why it is lasting. It would not stand up to a big gulp, I am sure, and probably not to a heavy stainless cup, but works fine for paper or styrofoam cups of the 12 ounce variety. I could not find one advertised, so no pic, but if I find one, I will return and post it.

EDIT: Found one just like it

http://www.goldwingparts.com/tour-king- ... up-holder/

And finally, Tour King's site for both driver and passenger versions:

http://tourking.us/shop/index.php/cPath ... 00d3138829
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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby jim mccarty » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:45 pm

I've always used "The Butler Cup". Well made, but kinda pricey. I think they're around $55-$60 now.

Cyclemax.com carries them.

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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby redial » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:17 pm

What about a "Camel Back" type of arrangement? This is a bladder carried on your back, with a plastic hose connected to the helmet, which is flexible to allow you to reach with your hand or tongue or lips. Racing car drivers and hikers/soldiers carry them as a matter of routine. Saves you having to be unsteady while you gulp your drink down.
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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby smilam » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:42 pm

Here is the one I like. It folds up out of the way. I had the Kuryakin like bustedwing but seemed like it was in the way a lot of the time. The one that folds up can hold a 32oz foam cup with no problem but the 20 oz plastic water bottles and small cups tend to blow over and slide out when they are empty which makes them light.
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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:46 am

jim mccarty wrote:I've always used "The Butler Cup". Well made, but kinda pricey. I think they're around $55-$60 now.

Cyclemax.com carries them.

32oz butler cup for me. how to use it with a ff helmet ? easy get some water tubing ( the kind you would use for an ice maker ) large enough to fit over the straw. cut it long enough to reach your mouth and when not drinking put the tube over the vent in the cap of the butler mug
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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby minimac » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:21 am

I use a cheap fold up one I found on e-bay. It is bolted on the knock out panel I have where the CB would go. It's a marine type cup holder that when opened up has a base to rest the cup on and an adjustable semi circle thingy folds out at the top to hold the cup. Being a bit adjustable, it fits a variety of cups sizes and I got two of them for about $10! When not in use, it closes up to about a 3"x3" square. Very compact, neat, simple. Similar to this:
[color=#8000BF]http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-OF-2-UNIVERSAL-BLACK-CUP-HOLDER-CAR-TRUCK-BOAT-VAN-/131244759302?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e8ecc1906&vxp=mtr

I see the shipping has gone up since I bought mine! I've had it on my bike for four years now.

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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:13 am

I don't have one on my bike, but I do have a Butler Cup mount, which I have repurposed as a mount for my satellite radio. It is BIG and SOLID, and will never break.

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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:19 pm

I have a bicycle waterbottle cage bolted to a mount on the brake perch and a water bottle. . . . works pretty good for what it is, but I also want a better set up.
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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:42 am

Uncle Fester wrote:I have a bicycle waterbottle cage bolted to a mount on the brake perch and a water bottle. . . . works pretty good for what it is, but I also want a better set up.

try a polar bottle, its insulated. I use them on my bicycles
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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby minimac » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:59 am

Besides my fold-up cup holder, I have bolted a bicycle drink holder to the passenger grab handle for when I'm riding two up. It's out of the why, but Mrs. Mini finds it very handy for her coffee, soda bottle or water.

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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby BullCBX » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:45 am

I have a question for those that use the fold-up style holder. How do you keep anything in them? I added some of these to my 96SE and every time I have placed something in it, it has bounced out or feel out within minutes. Was glad they were relatively inexpensive (cheap) because I'm about ready to throw them away.

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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby rodee71 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:10 am

I use this. But, I had to buy it from a Harley dealer showroom. http://www.kruzerkaddy.com/

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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby mikelens » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:34 pm

Thanks to all of you for your sugestions

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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby minimac » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:45 pm

BullCBX wrote:I have a question for those that use the fold-up style holder. How do you keep anything in them? I added some of these to my 96SE and every time I have placed something in it, it has bounced out or feel out within minutes. Was glad they were relatively inexpensive (cheap) because I'm about ready to throw them away.

The fold up "cover" drops down to become the base or bottom. The top has about a 320* two piece circular thing that is adjustable to grasp the cup near the top. Unless you mount it sideways or upside down, it is nearly impossible to dump a cup out of it as long as it is mounted correctly. It goes without saying the cup should have a lid on it! Mine is mounted where the CB panel would be. It's been there four four years and never had a problem-and I don't go anywhere without my coffee.
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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby smilam » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:29 pm

BullCBX I have never had a problem with my fold up cup holder unless my cup or water bottle is empty and then it wants to come out. As long as there are a couple of ounces of liquid and the top is adjusted to the cup it holds just fine. Mine is attached at the clutch mounting point.

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Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

Postby BullCBX » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:36 am

smilam wrote:BullCBX I have never had a problem with my fold up cup holder unless my cup or water bottle is empty and then it wants to come out. As long as there are a couple of ounces of liquid and the top is adjusted to the cup it holds just fine. Mine is attached at the clutch mounting point.


I purchased this one from Cyclemax (http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/drink_holder/86/11743) and have it mounted to the clutch perch. Unless the item (cup or bottle) is rather large, I find the "adjustable" fingers end up opening far enough to let most items fall through. One thing I am going to try is to move the actual holder up on the mounting bracket. There is an upper and lower mounting hole and I currently have it in connected in the top hole. Maybe moving it to the bottom hole will help take some of the flex and bounce out.




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