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New drink holder

Postby Bugmerc » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:08 pm



So I decided I needed a drink holder for the Goldwing. Looking around, I found the prices a little insane. Not wanting to pay all that hard earned money I decided to make my own. I had some blanks glued up from a couple years ago when I made the kids some wooden stein style mugs to wear to the Renaissance Festival, they were just sitting around, so I decided that would be my starting point.

This is a different blank because I forgot to take a picture of it before I starting turning it, but this is what it looked like.


Here it is after turning it round and then having a catch that caused a crack, oops.


This is repairing the crack.


Attaching the base.


Round, hollow and oiled.


Mounting plate I made out of .125" aluminum plate and polished.


Mounted on the bike.



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Re: New drink holder

Postby aj1500 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:43 pm

Wow,, beautiful workmanship

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Re: New drink holder

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:48 pm

The holder looks great and I'm sure that it will work fine while you are sitting still.
I've had the drink cups from fast food restaurants spill all over the place while going down the road.
Make sure that anything that you put into it has a good sealed lid and straw that won't fly out.
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Re: New drink holder

Postby Bugmerc » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:49 pm

Good point Chris, my plan was to put a bike water bottle in it, that way it will be closed unless I'm drinking. I'm wondering if a straw will get the venturi effect while going down the road with the windshield? I will have to experiment.

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Re: New drink holder

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:01 pm

That looks real good. Beats my 4 for $2.95 Wal-Mart specials.

(I agree the price for a nice purty cup holder is just way too high.) :lol:
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Re: New drink holder

Postby Bugmerc » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:22 am

4 for $2.95! That's less than I paid for the chrome bolts! I wish I would have know about that! Dang it, I overpaid again...

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Re: New drink holder

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:34 pm

I don't know if you'd really want one of them black plastic piece of...on your bike.
You've got to work on them to make them fit, and the only good thing, I've got spares when (not if) they break. :lol:


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