I use the "Butler," You can get replacement Aladdin cups at regular stores. I use one for water in the summer & another one for coffee in the winter. They come in two sizes 24, and 32 oz. The straw set up with breather holes allows you to drink at any speed without spilling.
I have the 24 oz. Butler. I might try the cup Ric was talking about (Aladdin) . The Butler cup works great, but the staw isnt the eaisest to use w/ a full face helment. Does Aladdin cups have a web site?
I was recently also looking for a drink holder to use with the RAM system. I found one on the link below as model "RAM-B-132B." I can not speak to the question as to how this works. Hopefully someone else has tried this.
I'm getting the Butler for me, and am considering one for my wife. Butler makes a chrome bracket for the passenger install, if you don't have armrests installed. I think it attaches to the antenna mount.
Does anyone have this passenger setup, and if so, feedback on it please.
I have a butler and a can holder. The can holderis going away. The cans sweat and drip, and get warm in little time. :banghead: The butler will hold drink and ice and keep it cold for hours. They do not sweat either. :yes:
Had the Butler - didn't like its appearance but loved the mug itself. Removed the Butler mount and tried a can holder on the RAM mount. Too much splashing and contents don't hold their temperature. Attached the RAM ball from the can holder to the Butler ring and use the Butler mug - better looking (IMHO) and works great.
The basic Texelent mount system shown in these sites comes from HDL, sponsor of this board. The Texelennt Two-Hole clamp will accept anything that was designed to fit on the brake or clutch lever assembly mount bolts. Note that one view shows two Bike-Buoy cup holders.
A general note: The closer you mount anything on the handlebars to the headrace bearing, the less shake there will be. The farther you move aft away from the headrace bearing, the more shake there is from road chop. This stems from the flexibility of the frame/headrace area and the high unsprung weight of the front wheel and brake assembly. It is also a result of the springy handlebars and the weight of the items mounted near the tip of the handlebars, including the tip weights. The Texelent mount bar reduces the shake by tying the handlebars togethere so that they can not independently whip. Reducing is not the same thing as eliminating.
I use a $1.98 plastic cupholder from Auto Zone -- the type designed to fit in the the car window track. I mount it in the left fairing pocket when in use, and it hangs down just below the headlight adjustment control. I put a small peice of soft velcro on the back to keep it from scratching the paint as it moves slightly back and forth in turns. Cheap, hangs low, easy to reach, and doesn't cllutter up the handlebars
I use a Bike Buoy, which came on my first wing, then transferred to the 2nd one, and is now in use on my 1800. I bought a stainless steel bracket at Home Depot, polished it up on the wheel, and mounted it on the left handlebar. I use a huggie with my cans of soda, which keeps it cool for a while. Works for me. :lol:
Butler, butler, butler, large cup. Filled with ice, it holds one can of drink, but last for hours. Ugly, who cares. Bought my rice burner design for comfort, and I have it. People who worry about looks, buy harleys...LOL. (just could not resist, sorry for harley riders)