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post #1 of 48 Old 09-24-2016, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Cup holder anyone?

I always thought you have to be a 'winger or Harley owner old fart to even consider one, but as I get older and finally got modular helmet with Bluetooth and unlimited Pandora I am slowly warming up to idea. Especially after my spill proof cup with work coffee made a mess in top case.

Any Stromtrooper with one? Opinions welcome.
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post #2 of 48 Old 09-24-2016, 10:28 PM
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I have a cup-holder on my Wee-Strom. It's nothing fancy, just a stainless steel shell made from a large coffee cup, screwed to a tough plastic clamp for a garden hose. I have a tough zap-strap going around the holder and the left mirror, and my cup stays aboard in all conditions. I grab the mug in my left hand, thumb the lid open if it's closed, and sip my coffee, then close the lid and put the cup back.

I like to ride about 500 miles or 800 kilometers in a day, and I would like the ride much less without coffee at hand.
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I always thought you have to be a 'winger or Harley owner old fart to even consider one
Cross out winger or Harley owner and concentrate on the old fart part here. . . I too have come to enjoy my java later in life, but this just doesn't seem right. It's bad enough I need to wear bifocals just to see how fast I'm going.
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A cup holder was one of the first "necessities" I put on my Wee.
Actually a cup holder on the bars and a bottle holder on the engine bars.
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I don't have one, but only because I wear a full face helmet. There are definitely times where a cup of coffee on the bike would be awesome. I suppose I could use a straw, but there's a part of me that just can't accept a sippy cup on my bike.
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Here you go ..ram mounts are your friend

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I don't have one, but only because I wear a full face helmet. There are definitely times where a cup of coffee on the bike would be awesome. I suppose I could use a straw, but there's a part of me that just can't accept a sippy cup on my bike.
I have also been considering a cup holder even thought I wear a full face helmet. There is a nice coffee shop up the road from work, and I haven't been there since I've been commuting via motorcycle...can't seem to transport the cup from the coffee shop to the office. So, I may add one just for temporary coffee cargo purposes. This would expand my mounting possibilities, since it wouldn't need to be within reach while under way.

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Thanks guys it is all like group therapy I've been eyeing one on Amazon for ~$15

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I had a gimbled cup holder on my '78 BMW 800. " I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now!"
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i just stick the water bladder in the tank bag now.
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I always thought you have to be a 'winger or Harley owner old fart to even consider one..Any Stromtrooper with one?
Made from a 3" PVC "drain pipe" coupling..does the job
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