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Got a 2018 tour dct. I'm looking for something to hold a water bottle (like in the link). I will not use it for cups. I am taking a trip in a few weeks from Ny to florida and never thought it would be so hard to find something that doesn't cost a ridiculous amount of $$. I don't want to spend $50-80 on a holder setup . I will probably only use it this one time. I don't normally need one cause I'm usually on short trips. But, the way the country is now with the heat wave, i want to be prepared. I do not want a camelbak or anything that goes on my back. I don't care if it only lasts for the trip if it is cheap. I just can't see a way to mount without getting that ball mount from ciro for $30 , then of course another who knows how much for the holder.

 

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I got a RAM-B-408-75-1U mount and put it on the left side and installed a RAM-B-132BU level cup holder on it. Holds bottled water or cans. Suits me fine. From Amazon both were $50 which is right near your lower limit. If interested I can post a pic of what mine looks like.
 

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Personally, I feel hydration is fundamental necessity while riding, weather short trips or cross county, your body needs hydration. Example- at 94 degress with a mesh jacket you could evaporate 49 oz. of water every 6 hours. If you don't want to spend money on a cup holder. Buy a small ice chest and put ice and water bottles in it. Then strap it to the passenger seat.
 

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I got a RAM-B-408-75-1U mount and put it on the left side and installed a RAM-B-132BU level cup holder on it. Holds bottled water or cans. Suits me fine. From Amazon both were $50 which is right near your lower limit. If interested I can post a pic of what mine looks like.
That would be great if you could post the pic. I have the ram ball mount with a x mount cell phone holder on my vtx. i just don't see where to mount the thing on the handlebars (especially since it's intended use is for round diameter ones)
 

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Thank you. They have a few size options for the handlebars. One option is for goldwing but it doesn't say what years. Are the older models flat bars too?
No, they are different. Here is some I use.
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We can't post ebay links, but this is as cheap as it gets: Item # 294969284611. I have one on my Z900RS and it is adequate, but on my touring bikes I have a Butler and a Big Ass Drink holder.
 

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I've been looking for some kind of bottle holder that doesn't hold the bottle right up in the rider's face like he's a paraplegic.
 
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I mounted a bicycle water bottle holder to the handle bar using longer bolts and spacers in the brake perch clamp.
Purchased at my local Walmart for less then $10,

In it I use a $5 Dick's Sports 32oz water bottle with built in straw. Just did 9,000 miles in 3 weeks sipping all the way.

Also hold McDs cups and Yeti tumblers.
 

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I got the entire ball mount and holder from Ciro (Big Ass) for $50 I think. Its very much worth it.
 
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FWIW, My wife has the Big Ass drink holder on her arm rest. We lost 2 bottles while on our tour to Alaska. They bounced out. Probably when going over frost heaves.
The bicycle holder held the bottles firmly.
 

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FWIW, My wife has the Big Ass drink holder on her arm rest. We lost 2 bottles while on our tour to Alaska. They bounced out. Probably when going over frost heaves.
The bicycle holder held the bottles firmly.
Imho, no matter what cupholder you buy, it's important that the water bottle fits snuggly. I buy those insulated Hydro Flask 21 oz and 24 oz, and they fit the normal sized Big Ass like a glove. And, they stay cold all day long.
 

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Thinking outside of the box, what about a small hydration backpack? If you are traveling in heat, you could add a small amount of ice and it seems that that would help keep you cool while supplying water.

And no need to modify the bike. Just use it when you need it.

 

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I mounted a bicycle water bottle holder to the handle bar using longer bolts and spacers in the brake perch clamp.
Purchased at my local Walmart for less then $10,

In it I use a $5 Dick's Sports 32oz water bottle with built in straw. Just did 9,000 miles in 3 weeks sipping all the way.

Also hold McDs cups and Yeti tumblers.
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The only cheaper option I can imagine than the above is a piece of heavy gauge insulated copper wire jury-rigged to the handlebar. (Super cheap, super awful.) 🤣

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