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Cup holder

Postby faithtalker1 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:04 pm



I am sure this has been covered before, but I am horrible at navigating websites. I usually let my wife do that. Anyway my question is I have a GL1500 SE 1995 anniversary edition and I want a cup holder. I really don't care if it is metal, chrome, plastic, etc... I just want it to work and it would be nice if it would hold a 20 oz coffee cup instead of just cans. I have looked at several that look like they would work okay with a handle bar application. But, my wing has the rubber/plastic wrap over the handle bars, and I really have nowhere between my headlight switch and handle grip to mount, nor on the side where the starter switch and cruise is. So, as far as other ways to mount? What brands does everyone else use. and is there a way to make the handle bar mount one work on this set up and I am just over looking it? Any and all advice would be appreciated, pictures and links for the product would be great. I really don't want to spend $100 on one, but I am recently retired and told the wife I plan on wearing out my tires this season with several weekend, week long and possibly 10-14 day trips, and having my coffee is a must and would be great to have to not sit at a gas station or fast food joint while I finish a 20 oz coffee, if I could just purchase and get back on the road. Thanks guys, one thing I have learned about this site is there sure is a great bunch of guys and gals in here always willing to help a guy out~!



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Re: Cup holder

Postby MikeB » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:57 pm

Cyclemax has several cup holders. Here is one but it will only hold about 12 ounces -> http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/universal_drink_holder_with_mug/86/59367.

There are several others as well but, 20 oz drinks may be tough to accommodate with some of these. I think the Butler may do it. http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/butler_drink_holder/86/97954

About $50 for the Butler. $63 for the other one.
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Re: Cup holder

Postby spiralout » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:11 am

Here's a close up of how you mount most cupholders to the GL1500 bars.

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Re: Cup holder

Postby Dennis613l » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:50 am

After a failed waste of time using one of those foldup cup holders, I went to the following from Bare Foot Willies. Can put pretty much anything in it, and with a bottle insulator can put a water bottle nicely in there.

http://www.barefootwillies.com/Barefoot ... s/1817.htm

They've got an interesting cellphone holder that you would not have to worry about the phone falling off. Would just have to replace their bar grip with a ram ball.
I currently use the ram mount x-grip, but have to keep an eye on it as the phone can potentially get jiggled loose on bumps.
And no, I don't use the phone to keep in touch on the road, but it is handy to use the bubbler / spot walla app, plus music.

http://www.barefootwillies.com/Barefoot ... s/1818.htm

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Re: Cup holder

Postby faithtalker1 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:51 am

I like that one Dennis, but when I went to the site link a totally different one showed up and that was the only one they showed they had?

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Re: Cup holder

Postby Dennis613l » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:16 pm

When you add the item to the cart, you have the option to select 'gold wing mount'.
This is the triangular tab in the other picture of the two mount styles.

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Re: Cup holder

Postby jim mccarty » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:01 pm

Butler Cup. 20 & 34 oz.
Cup & mount.

Available from Cyclemax

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Re: Cup holder

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:09 pm

I use the Kuryakyn Drink Ring, with the beverage holder. The holder pouch is removable if you want or need to. Mounts to either perch. $57 shipped, from Amazon.

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Re: Cup holder

Postby Dark Angel » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:51 pm

DO NOT GET the BUTLER for the passenger that mounts on the top case. Very poor design and it will crack that $1000 piece very quickly. Way to much leverage and flexing of the case leading to cracking. Imagine a 44 oz cup extended by a lever swaying back and forth and up and down. I was an idiot for installing it. Ended up having to repair the entire side case on a 3 month old 2015. I used abs sheet on the interior. Used abs crinkle flat on exterior. It now looks factory and is over 3xs as thick so I reinstalled with some modifications. Unless you want to make repairs, skip at all cost or reinforce the inner and outer surface first.
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Re: Cup holder

Postby tprender » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:58 pm

A friend gave me one of that would only hold a can of soda, if you put a small bottle of water it would tip over. Last winter I took the thing apart and cut the handles off of 32 oz Hucks insulated cup and cut two 1" pieces of metal from the ring down to the cup. and then made my own mounting bracket to use on the brake level mount. Put a few stickers on the cup and it works very good. Might not be pretty, but it works for me. Here are 2 pictures of the cupholder and the mount that I made.

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Re: Cup holder

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:31 pm

I got a Kruzer Kaddy that mounts like most Goldwing drink holders mount to the handlebar controls, either left or right. Mine is on the left to facilitate maintaining throttle while grabbing a quick drink. Mine also has the black leather wrap around the middle. To my surprise, the leather is holding up very well. No signs of age. I do keep the bike covered,m but it has seen its share of weather over the past 2 years.

http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Cup-Ho ... ingdocs-20

I doubt it will hold a 20oz. drink, but I also got a couple of these insulated Bubba drink holders, with sealing tops, that hold 16oz. of your choice. The solution. Drink 4oz. of your coffee, transfer to a better insulated, sealed, drink dispenser, and you're on your way. They also probably look better than a styrofoam cup in your new chrome plated drink holder.

http://www.amazon.com/bubba-HERO-bottle ... ingdocs-20

Walmart had the Bubba when I got mine. Less that the $15 online price. I think they were $5 each.

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Re: Cup holder

Postby DarthJ » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:57 am

I have a Kruzer Kaddy as well, I will say that it holds 20oz soda and Powerade bottles very well. It does work with a 20 oz soft drink cup from fast food, so a 20 oz coffee cup should be ok.
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Re: Cup holder

Postby faithtalker1 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:32 pm

@ Bluewaterhooker, you say it mounts to the controls, are you speaking of the clutch or break reservoir, or the actual clamp on the handle of the break and or clutch? Looking at the mounting bracket it's hard to tell where it mounts, that is the main issue I have had, I did find one that said it mounted to the clutch or brake handle clamp. But, wasn't to sure of the quality and was a ram mount so seemed it would want to bounce around a little, since it would be just kind of dangling out there.

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Re: Cup holder

Postby Mh434 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:45 pm

I made my own, using a RAM mount, some 4" black PVC, and some aluminum flat bar (polished like chrome, of course!). It works great, and swivels well, particularly with a heavy drink in it.

One thing I will mention - on MANY occasions, I've had cups with drinking holes (Starbucks, for example) disgorge their entire contents on me, and down the side of the bike, if the cup holder is in the windstream at all. It's insidious, as you don't notice it until you're cruising down the freeway, and your crotch suddenly feels wet...and warm.

It turns out that the air rushing across the top of the cup siphons the contents out the hole in the top :o (hmmm - that's how a carburetor works, come to think of it), so now I only use REALLY leak-proof/spill-proof cups. If you have one of these, fill it with water, turn it completely upside down, and shake the daylights out of it. If not a drop leaks, it's a good candidate for the bike's cup holder!

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Re: Cup holder

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:52 pm

faithtalker1 wrote:@ Bluewaterhooker, you say it mounts to the controls, are you speaking of the clutch or break reservoir, or the actual clamp on the handle of the break and or clutch? Looking at the mounting bracket it's hard to tell where it mounts, that is the main issue I have had, I did find one that said it mounted to the clutch or brake handle clamp. But, wasn't to sure of the quality and was a ram mount so seemed it would want to bounce around a little, since it would be just kind of dangling out there.


It attaches to the clutch or brake master cylinders, as pictured. VERY sturdy. No movement. The whole assembly does move with the vibration of the bars, but that is not preventable. As can be seen, the triangular chrome piece mounts to the 2 reservoir mounting screws, the third hole is what the holder screws to. It's designed so that the holder is removable from the mount, and also designed to stop the holder from rotating much more than 10-15 degrees in either direction. That keeps it from tilting over with a top heavy drink container. Mine needs some polishing right now, but it's in pretty good condition for a couple of years.
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Re: Cup holder

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:03 am

I have a couple of questions for those that have a cup holder mounted.
- Does the big cup (like the Butler 20 or 34 oz) get in your way while riding?
- Do the "better" cup holders keep the drinks from spilling? I had a cheap one attached to the handlebars and between highway vibration and wind, I had tea all down the side of my bike.
- Is having the self-leveling feature worthwhile? I already have a RAM GPS/phone mount, so the $17 cup holder addition might be worth it.
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Re: Cup holder

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:18 am

My Kury drink ring hasnt gotten in the way yet. I have it mounted to left perch. Water or garorade is usually in it. Sometimes coffee cup. It mounts solid tho, so no tilting with the bike. Nothing has fallen out of it.
A 20oz Gatorade bottle is about the max diameter it will accomodate.

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Re: Cup holder

Postby Dark Angel » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:45 pm

I have my big Butler 34oz mounted on my throttle side. Only issue is removing it to open up the center glove box. Can even get the straw up past chin net and into right side of mouth with full face Nolan. Not as nice as my BETA camel back, but that is race only.
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Re: Cup holder

Postby Dennis613l » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:17 am

There are a number of options, end of the day is just a matter of picking one that you may like.
They are roughly in the $30 to $60 range.
I like the Butlers, but using a cup holder can put any type of drink bottle there. Have even put my camera for short intervals in there to be available on some rides.
I really like the idea of refilling on ice and water at the soda fountains where available, never occurred to me before :idea: . In the morning I'll place a frozen water bottle in there, or container filled with ice.
Got a similar arrangement for the co-pilot.





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Re: Cup holder

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Re: Cup holder

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon May 02, 2016 9:24 am

spiralout wrote:Here's a close up of how you mount most cupholders to the GL1500 bars.
CupHolderModification06.jpg


This is so cool -- that's MY bike and cup holder modification from several years ago.
Nice to see it coming back around.
I have ridden over 100,000 miles with that set-up and still use it on my 1800
The idea is to lower the cneter of gravity for the taller drinks - like a water bottle
It has worked perfectly - as it has aged it is a bit looser now and I need to re-work the swivel at the top
Now it will (can) bounce a bit and cause the drink to shake - non-carbonated drinks are a good idea ;)
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Re: Cup holder

Postby spiralout » Mon May 02, 2016 12:10 pm

Wingsconsin wrote:
spiralout wrote:Here's a close up of how you mount most cupholders to the GL1500 bars.
CupHolderModification06.jpg


This is so cool -- that's MY bike and cup holder modification from several years ago.
Nice to see it coming back around.
I have ridden over 100,000 miles with that set-up and still use it on my 1800
The idea is to lower the cneter of gravity for the taller drinks - like a water bottle
It has worked perfectly - as it has aged it is a bit looser now and I need to re-work the swivel at the top
Now it will (can) bounce a bit and cause the drink to shake - non-carbonated drinks are a good idea ;)

Yep, I grabbed your pic from over at goldwingfacts. It was one of the clearer ones I could find that showed how one mounted. I didn't think you'd mind if I stole it ;)

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Re: Cup holder

Postby Flying.low5 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:24 pm

I guess I'm Ghetto... But I found an alternative to the $99.00 plus S & H at a local discount store. It works for anything i want on my right side (I'm right hand). Cup of Joe or water bottle. Works great! I'm more into function than esthetics... Currently working on reducing the glare of the awesome Goldwing logo on the dash. I need to put my phone/GPS on that triangle center area any suggestions? Looking at modifying a suede bag... And applying velcro or (?)

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Re: Cup holder

Postby FM-USA » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:42 pm

Flying.low5 wrote:... Currently working on reducing the glare of the awesome Goldwing logo on the dash... And applying velcro or (?)

ORRrrrr maybe re-purpose that anti-glare cell phone screen protector?


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