I figured however that I should do some work on the bike that I felt comfortable with. Mitch has some wonderful video blog entries about simple maintenance that I could do, thus I cleaned but did not replace the air filter. I also decided that I would add a cup holder to my Burgie. There were a couple of ideas that I came across. Burgmanseats.com offers a simple cup holder for about $20 dollars. A very simple cup holder could be crafted together by following these directions:
There are also various cup holders that require a mounting bracket. I had a lot of different options before me but I decided the take the path of least resistance. After all it get hot here in Florida and if I planned on taking longer trips, then I needed a place for water.
If I followed the directions on the video then my cost would have about $26.82 (for the cup holder + shipping costs from Wally World since the local stores don't carry that type of cupholder) then an additional $10 for the velcro from JoAnn Fabrics. Total cost $36.82. I thought there has got to be a cheaper way! No that does not include the tile.
Kwick Tech offers a drink holder for under $7 but that requires a bag hook. Motorcycle super store had a very nice kit for $8.95 + $6.94 shipping = $15.94. Then it hit me like a bolt of lighting!
|An idea is born!|
First I had to cut the Velcro to fit the cup holder. This tends to be sticky and had to be trimmed to fit the dimensions of the cup.
Then I had to place the other side of the Velcro onto the bike. I had a spot in mind and it worked out rather nicely. Again some trimming was required. My main concern was in the "crook" area where the cup holder would hang.