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Added A Drink Holder To The Trophy
« on: April 13, 2015, 11:01:12 pm »
I like to bring my home brew coffee to work with me in the morning, just cant get coffee as good as mine at work. Since I had all this stuff laying around in the garage, I modified this insulated adjustable size drink holder and mounted it to a 1" Ram ball and short Ram arm. Coffee in the morning, bottle of water in the afternoon, works great. I cut a thick piece of rigid plastic 2" wide X 6" long. Using heat I curved it to match the curve of the holder. Placed it on the inside of the drink holder and using two small flathead bolts nuts and washers, I bolted this 1" ram ball thru the plastic and to the outside of the holder. On the inside, I covered the flathead bolt heads with peel & stick felt. Using a short Ram arm, it mounts to a 1" ball in the mirror hole on the right side.  Since I previously owned a Goldwing and became spoiled having a drink holder, I wanted something on my TT to hold my drink. Definitely nice to have on those long distance rides here in hot 100% humidity prone Florida..

« Last Edit: April 13, 2015, 11:19:30 pm by Zebraranger »

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Re: Added A Drink Holder To The Trophy
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 07:58:47 am »
Looks good  :028: Does it obscure the RH mirror  :187:
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Re: Added A Drink Holder To The Trophy
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 08:56:53 am »
Great idea Zebraranger, thanks for sharing.  I've been looking at doing something like this myself.

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Re: Added A Drink Holder To The Trophy
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 01:20:31 pm »
*Originally Posted by silverstripes [+]
Looks good  :028: Does it obscure the RH mirror  :187:
No, it doesn't block the mirror. Being mounted on the Ram arm and ball you can swing it in to the inside a little to prevent it from blocking the view. But, you are limited to how much you can move it because of the fluid reservoir being located just to the left of the mount. I was going to order this one but since I had the parts, I decided to use what I had to save a little $$$.

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Re: Added A Drink Holder To The Trophy
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 04:21:06 pm »
Looks good but where is the tube to connect it to the mouth  :114: Could do with regular intakes of Caffeine on the journey on the motorway.  A roads other things keep me awake???

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Re: Added A Drink Holder To The Trophy
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 04:32:23 pm »
No tube for the coffee mug but I do have one with the cold drink holder. I use a flip up modular helmet so when going slow, or I stop and catch a stop light on the way to work, I can take a sip. Just never flip up a modular going in excess of 50 mph, or you'll be sorry.

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Re: Added A Drink Holder To The Trophy
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015, 05:06:13 pm »
If you flip it up you do get a good view of the sky  :125:

I did get some of those backpacks with water container and pipe but they both leaked as we got on the bike to set off for France so I threw them on the floor and drove off never to use them again.

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Re: Added A Drink Holder To The Trophy
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 04:15:19 am »
Not to start a flame war but you drink while riding a motorcycle?  And then we have the nerve to complain about cagers who text or phone and drive at the same time. I'd say taking a hand off the bars, flipping my shield/helmet, tilting my head up, drinking and reversing the process at least as dangerous as texting and driving. And before using the excuse of going slowly let me say that I spent four days in intensive car as the result of a woman hitting me while I was doing 15-20 MPH.   Just my two cents
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