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:winkJust stopped by the north Main Tim Horton's sporting my Red Green Cup Holder. Surrounded by Indians.

And Harleys.

I am admiring this guy's HD Chrome coffee holder and he laughs. It won't hold coffee, he says, so he uses it to hold other stuff. He says there's so much vibration, the coffee gets spitted and spurted all over his immaculate bike.

Mine doesn't do that. And using the handy-man's secret weapon, it was probably $150 cheaper too.

However, I will have to spruce up mine with a circular doily/mandala lest this jerry rigged trailer trash model prevents me from getting invited to tea.
 

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:winkJust stopped by the north Main Tim Horton's sporting my Red Green Cup Holder. Surrounded by Indians.

And Harleys.

I am admiring this guy's HD Chrome coffee holder and he laughs. It won't hold coffee, he says, so he uses it to hold other stuff. He says there's so much vibration, the coffee gets spitted and spurted all over his immaculate bike.

Mine doesn't do that. And using the handy-man's secret weapon, it was probably $150 cheaper too.

However, I will have to spruce up mine with a circular doily/mandala lest this jerry rigged trailer trash model prevents me from getting invited to tea.
Very creative and must attempt at making one of those!:wink
 

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I just today ran into a new rider with a 2016 Burgman 650 at the local Cycle Gear store and he was wondering how to take off the handlebar plastic to be able to mount a cup holder. Personally I don't like the look of the center plastic removed off the handlebars so I told him to check with Burgman Brothers website for the brake reservoir mounted cup holders before doing anything rash.
 

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My burgman came with a Motorcycle Larry(or someone) brake reservoir with two tappings for a ram mount ball to bolt to. It works alright with the Ram swingy cup holder, but I prefer the fold up plastic cup holders I added on my other scooters. A lot of boaters use them, they're cheap, and when not being used -fold up and out of the way.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Adjustable-Folding-Drink-Cup-Holder-For-Boat-Marine-Caravan-Car-4x4-RV-Cup-/262450344988?hash=item3d1b42741c:g:RYgAAOSw7ehXQuAW&vxp=mtrhttp:
 

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WOW Ducati14:
Racing Red Tape! That's a touch of CLASS. Don't let the people at Tim Horton's see it until your patent is finalized.

El Charro
 

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YEAH, minimac - I forgot about those because I have seen them somewhere now that you reminded me.

Trailblazer that one you created has kind a "mod chic" feel to it, imho. Maybe IKEA would pick it up.
 

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Thank you. I have no problem. I have approx 6" from my knee, when seated. And it's low enough that even a large drink is out of the mirror view. I usually carry a thermos cup that I epoxied a neodyminium (not sure of that spelling) magnet to the bottom and there's one glued (opposite pole) into the bottom of the cupholder. Here's 3 pics. http://burgmanusa.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=61834&stc=1&d=1474406940
 

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I will have to spruce up mine with a circular doily/mandala lest this jerry rigged trailer trash model prevents me from getting invited to tea.
What about removing the cover to which that holder is taped, and using nuts/bolts to attach the holder directly to the panel? Then no tape nor doily would be needed...

And while you have the panel off, you can run a SAE (battery tender) cable from your battery to the dash, giving you 12 volt power for accessories like a socket and/or mobile phone charger cable :smile
 

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What about removing the cover to which that holder is taped, and using nuts/bolts to attach the holder directly to the panel? Then no tape nor doily would be needed...

And while you have the panel off, you can run a SAE (battery tender) cable from your battery to the dash, giving you 12 volt power for accessories like a socket and/or mobile phone charger cable :smile
I don't mess with success. After apprenticing in my younger days with the local hydro electric company and deciding to abandon that before I electrocuted myself accidentally, I avoid working with electrical stuff other than to change the odd fuse. O f course if I was parked in your workshop, I am sure you could guide me successfully through the project.

HOWEVER, I am close to retirement (I think - I hate the thought of dropping 2/3s of my income) and I will get more adventurous with working on the bike. One fab thing about the Burgman is that the Tupperware covers all that s**t and "out of sight, out of mind". I can tell that most of the Burgmanusa posters have a lot of grease monkey DNA but I got short-changed in that department.
 

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Cup Holder Up-grade

So okay. My cup-holder was your basic down-home and crappy-looking (but fine functioning) accessory. A sort of - I need it right now in the next 15 minutes kind of cup holder. What have I got around here to put one together? That kind of cup holder.

So now I have had time to do an up-grade. :nerd

Okay. Materials required: a cup collar - one of those things that allows you to hold a paper cup full of "hot" coffee without burning your hand - $cost = free (for the asking or came with your last coffee); duct tape (several colour choices available and the cost pro-rated based on the amount used) - in this instance $cost = $.63. (I.E. - Sixty-three cents.)

Tools required: my teeth for tearing the tape in the first version but a pair of scissors (second version) is recommended.

Installation time: 15 - 30 minutes. (Allow more time if you want to get really fancy/schmancy - this is where Grandma's doily could really shine; if you do not have a grandma who does doilies, maybe you could borrow one - there must still be a lot of crocheting grandmothers around; you might try www.crochetinggrandmothers.com.)

Functionality: On a scale of ten, with 1 being - like the guy's chrome Harley Brand holder that shook coffee all over his paint job and sparkly stuff, and which he now uses to hold his sunglasses when he parks (though, really, you can hardly blame the cup holder); and 10 being - doesn't bounce your drink/bottle/cup out of the holder onto the highway or slop all the contents around and is easily accessible both while stopped at lights and while cruising out = 9 (nothing is perfect).

Looks and style: Depends on how creative you are with scissors and tape: Version 1 = -1; version 2 = 5.

Cost/Benefit: Scale of 10 = 10.

Photos of versions 1 and 2 below. Voila!
 

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A fine installation. Looks like it would require most of my mechanical ability to accomplish something similar, but a worthy project none-the-less.

One question though. How many times have you kicked your coffee over while mounting or dismounting?
 

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My burgman came with a Motorcycle Larry(or someone) brake reservoir with two tappings for a ram mount ball to bolt to. It works alright with the Ram swingy cup holder, but I prefer the fold up plastic cup holders I added on my other scooters. A lot of boaters use them, they're cheap, and when not being used -fold up and out of the way.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Adjustable-Folding-Drink-Cup-Holder-For-Boat-Marine-Caravan-Car-4x4-RV-Cup-/262450344988?hash=item3d1b42741c:g:RYgAAOSw7ehXQuAW&vxp=mtrhttp:
I like it. Where did you mount it? Use double-sided tape?
 

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Not saying it has not happened

A fine installation. Looks like it would require most of my mechanical ability to accomplish something similar, but a worthy project none-the-less.

One question though. How many times have you kicked your coffee over while mounting or dismounting?
Yes the potential for this kind of tragedy is ever present. In acknowledgement of this, I mount from the right side of the bike using a left leg round house kick learned in my college days taking tae-won-do. (I think my neighbors are impressed seeing this old guy flinging his leg over; and than later pushing - what is obviously a heavy machine - up the grade into the garage - as opposed to riding it in. Call it my exercise. The round house mount is definitely less demanding than trying to do a regular motorcycle mount over upholstery that goes up hill.

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