Cup holder for my 82 wing.


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Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby Britanicus » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:51 pm



I love riding my bike to work but it is throwing off my morning routine of drinking a coffee enroute. I was wondering what if anything people have done to add a cup holder or something to the bike as I miss my coffee.

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby BRIANINMAINE » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:51 pm

My bike is a commuter, I made my own cup holder for the highway ride. I used a conduit clamp and a piece of innertube rubber to clamp a cheapo cup holder from Walmart to my left handlebar. I found I had to bend a piece of metal in an L shape to better support the cup, otherwise it would sag with a big cup.

If the cup is full when I take off from the daily gas station fillup, I will get a few drops spilled on my pants, so I don't fill it. Sometimes I get a milkshake instead from the McDs next door. I also loose a few cups to the highway when they are empty, I haven't figured out a good way to keep them in, short of a rubber band or something.

I figure my cup rig costs about 2 or 3 bucks.

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:03 am

Go to ebay, there should be plenty of drink holders that look great..

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby padiinst » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:06 pm

try west marine they have cup holders and the mount for the handle bars

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby guitarlos » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:00 am

Personally, Ive always had great cheaper luck using Amazon.com, I bought the RAM mounting system cup holder. Works great and I picked one up for $25.00.

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:49 am

So you want a cup holder, cheap like most of us want???? 3" pvc pipe 4" long, 3/4" plywood cut a circle to fit, mount with two screws on top of false tank where the label goes....I wrapped mine with leather first then [glued] placed in plywood..This is my idea..Littlebeaver, I didn't see it or get it from anyone.. 6 or 7 degree angle on one side to make perfectly level..

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:41 pm

I am in the process of making some drink holders for anyone that would like one. I have one on my bike and it works great. Having it on the false tank is perfect...You can put your cell phone in it too. Next week or so I will try to put a ad in the wanted section of this wonderful site..I will attach photo's of these holders on the bike.. I have a 81 gl and I have it set up so the holder mounts to where the label is, into the two little holes from the underside with two screw eyes, so you can remove it by hand..It won't hit anything while opening it up.. I cut the holder in a manner where it's plumb so your drink is level, being the tank cover is at a slope..I will also be making some holders with a base on it so you can place a fountain drink in it and put it in the rear box after a fast food run.. This is for all of you El Cheapo guys like me.. later Littlebeaver

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby Britanicus » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:01 am

I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Weather being what it is I have not been in a hurry to buy one so I amy end up being your first customer.

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby maestro319 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:31 am

Hey Beav...count me in for one of your cup holders. Pics of your product would be nice. Especially to show where and how they're installed.

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:41 pm

I have posted some photo's of these drink holders on my Members Pictures ...I will tell you guys this much, I had a drink holder on my Nomad's handlebars and it was nice.. But I like this one better, It's easier to use right in front of you ..The photo's are not the best as I will try a different camera later on..These are hand made so they are not perfect... However they will serve the purpose and they look great to me...Send me a PM if you have any questions

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:29 am

Here's littlebeaver's cup holder pictures: littlebeaver's picture gallery

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:38 pm

Thanks WingAdmin, I couldn't figure out how to do that.. If you would like one send me a pm with your mailing address and I'll send you one for your box with the base on it..For Free.. :D

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby nsjoe » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:31 pm

I'm with guitarlos...the RAM unit is really nice:



link to that one here: http://www.mountguys.com/product_p/ram-b-174-132u.htm

I already had the clutch mount for my GPS, so I just needed the cup holder section:



link to that one here: http://www.mountguys.com/product_p/ram-b-132bu.htm

People sure do look at you funny when you're drinking coffee while riding down the road....
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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby Bluto » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:55 pm

I offer wonder what people think when they see me drinking something going down the road. What did you make the cup holder out of littlebeaver. I am sure i could just make on of them. Most of the time i just put my cup in the left pocket of the fairing. as long as it isn't too full it doesn't present a problem. since i drink it black no sugar even when it does spill a little nothing is hurt.

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:02 pm

First off I'm different than most, I find ways of doing things differently and I find what works best for me.. I am sure that you could make a holder with no problem, that was my goal..I don't go a day without using mine, it holds my gloves, my phone, my mp3 player and my drinks when going to a fastfood place as my wife is always sending me out,..Having it in front of you is perfect..You can put a huge drink in it too..As long as it's tappered..Go to the hardware store and get 3" pvc pipe, it's best to have a mitersaw.. measure from the end 4"[or what you want] and put your saw on a 7 degree angle..The angled cut will make it plumb or level at the top..Then sand the edges, cut another smaller ring too, cut it about a inch , you will use that to draw a circle on your wood, use 1/2" ply or 3/4".. Cut your circle with a jigsaw or bandsaw to fit , remove the label and measure the points on it and that's where you put your pilot holes for two screw eyes that screw in from the bottom..I wrapped mine with immitation leather you can get it at any fabric place cheap. Use quickgrip glue from walmart, any other glue might mess up the material as I learned that..This stuff is great if you want to bond something like this.. before you wrap it look at it and be sure you put the seam away from the long point of your cut toward the handlebars so nobody will see the seam.. It's cheap, it works great i use it alot and it beats having it on the bars in my opinion..It's level..and doesn't get moved around so much in turns ..Just put a base on one and keep it in the box..for your extra fountain drinks..I used some ribbon to wrap the top so it looks cool.. glued.. I like glue... :lol: I haven't tried a 3" holesaw it might work too...

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby Bluto » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:16 am

Sounds pretty easy. Thanks for the info. Now i have a winter project to work. As if there isn't enough to do anyway, right? haha

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby Britanicus » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:45 am

Cost plus shipping to Guelph ON N1H 8n7 please. Mark as gift under 10 bucks.

Thanks

Chris

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby Britanicus » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:11 pm

I got one from LItlebeaver, Looks good. I have yet to mount it but I checked it and it seems good. I may modify it to add a gyro of some sort to avoid spillage. BUt it is a nicely made device and many thanks to Litlebeaver for building it for me.

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby saltydog » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:46 pm

I bought an 86 Aspencade recently and it had an unused cb mike holder down low on the left side of the fairing. A friend had an idea of using a cheap Walmart cup holder, the kind with a hook for hanging it on your window sill in your car. He cut the hook off of the holder and used a sex bolt(no, really, also known as a barrell bolt) that he got at West Marine, in stainless. He had to do some grinding to shorten it somewhat, but it fits the mike holder perfectly. It even allows it to gimbal for those times you are dragging your knees in the turns. Here is a link for the bolts I am talking about.
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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby britman » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:10 pm

Hey saltydog could you post a pic of the whole cup holder for us to see . Iuse a water bottle holder off of a bicycle

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby saltydog » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:08 pm

Well, that didn't last long. Seems there are some prudes on this site that didn't like my original cup holder picture. I thought it would add a little humor to this site. Oh, well, here are the real pics of my cup holder.

I guess I po'd somebody. Now I can't even post any pictures. Some people are really narrow minded.

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby Bluto » Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:45 pm

I liked the pic myself. But i noticed the comment i made about it didnt show up either.

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby britman » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:42 pm

Maybe im reading the forums on here wrong where it says Goldwing chat anything goes .

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:01 am

britman wrote:Maybe im reading the forums on here wrong where it says Goldwing chat anything goes .

I'm sure there's good reason for the photo being removed, most sites don't allow that kinda photo, I know that this site is Worldwide, it's not a Harley site :lol:.....I think anything goes means any topic within reason without nude photo's, I'm sure,, I think they like this site to be clean that's all, plain and simple.. It's to bad you can't show your cup holder, I would have liked to see what you came up with..

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Re: Cup holder for my 82 wing.

Postby saltydog » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:01 am

If anyone wants to see my cup holder, pm me with your email address and I will send the pics to you.
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