Drink holder mount where there's .... NO SPACE!


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videolester
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Drink holder mount where there's .... NO SPACE!

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I have an 01 GL1800 and would like to install a drink holder somewhere in the handlebar area ... BUT ... both of the "standard" mount locations (clutch & brake mount screws) are already used used by a ZUMO GPS mount on the left, and a RAM "X" mount cell phone holder on the right. Does anyone out there have any ideas where a drink holder mount could go? I seem to be running out of ideas ..................


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I have a RAM mount on the left handlebar, it's a dual-ball model, and I have another for the right side when I get around to it. It has a ball on the top and a ball in the middle. Perhaps that would work for you.
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Butler mug mount & RAM handlebar mount on the left side...





Best image I have access to at the moment...





I did have to procure my own bolts to do this; I *think* they were 70mm long.
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You might have to much mounted on the bike. Where does it stop?
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Not quite...


(no, not mine...)





(nope, not mine...)
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I recognize this GPS, I still have it and it still works fine....
just does not have any memory to keep things like we are used to in modern GPS units.

I bought it fly straight line 'point A' to 'point B' with my airplane many many years ago.



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Why have a phone holder. Just if you can blue tooth it to the GPS. Mine is to my TomTom Rider. Then I mounted my TomTom to the Dash. Here are some pictures. The first four gave me the idea and I modified my to look like the last two pictures. I have an ACC plug in in the right side pocket of my 2005. It plugs into the connector used for heated grips if I had them. I run the usb connection up behind the instrument trim and using my Dremel, sanded a small half circle out of the center top of the trim for the cord to fit through and plug into the GPS. The bend on the top piece as shown bends down and has to be the perfect length or it won't act as a clamp when you tighten the bolt. So some sanding or more cutting may be necessary.
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