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post #1 of 42 Old 05-08-2016, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hydration - A great Water Bottle

I think a member of this forum told about this water bottle and I ordered it but until today, did not put it to a test. I've got to say that it is great for a day trip. It fits in the bicycle bottle holder that I installed on my GTL and the only problem that I has was that I added too much ice to it !

It is called : Hydracentials Water Bottle

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After several hours the ice had not melted very much and I was out of liquid. One or two ice cubes would have been more than enough. It has a built in straw that really works well, hold about 24 oz and really keeps the liquid cold. I paid about $25.00 and it was well worth it.
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Good call just ordered a couple

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... It fits in the bicycle bottle holder that I installed on my GTL ...
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Dan, your holder looks like the bicycle water holders @ Wallyworld. (I have one mounted just like yours). However your water bottle is insulated and think I'll try one. Thanks for the lead.
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I have found that a cool sip of water on a hot day really refreshes me and I hate to have to stop and open up a cooler. This bottle keeps any liquid cold and it is very easy to drink with my flip helmet. It's a very simple bottle holder, but I did have to force the bottle in the first time because the base of the bottle is a little larger than the standard bottle holder. If I can locate a larger bottom bottle holder, I'll replace the one that I have. I needed a longer screw (got at Home Depo) to replace the one that was on the bike to account for the distance difference and a large flat washer to reduce the vibration.

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Check out the Contigo brand water bottle at Walmart. It to is well insulated and has a built in straw. I think it's around $18. I found it in the kitchen ware section not back in automotive where you'd think it might be. It's labeled as keeping the ice from melting for 18 hours. I don't think it will keep the ice that long on the motorcycle but mine does keep it until I drank all the water under normal riding conditions. I did have to make as small V cut at the bottom of the straw other wise when it touched the bottom of the bottle it sealed itself off and I couldn't suck the water up. Now it works just fine.
Also fill with water before you put the ice in. The first time I used it I put the ice in first and then the water and the ice froze up into one clump and I couldn't push the straw down inside.
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That looks very similar, costs less and cutting the straw at the bottom is a great idea. Mine came with several extra and holds a little bit more water. They will really make a difference as the weather heats up. I just hate warm water but a cool sip really is refreshing.

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Check out the Contigo brand water bottle at Walmart. It to is well insulated and has a built in straw. I think it's around $18. I found it in the kitchen ware section not back in automotive where you'd think it might be. It's labeled as keeping the ice from melting for 18 hours. I don't think it will keep the ice that long on the motorcycle but mine does keep it until I drank all the water under normal riding conditions. I did have to make as small V cut at the bottom of the straw other wise when it touched the bottom of the bottle it sealed itself off and I couldn't suck the water up. Now it works just fine.
Also fill with water before you put the ice in. The first time I used it I put the ice in first and then the water and the ice froze up into one clump and I couldn't push the straw down inside.
Jim, that's the one I think I got with the bicycle bottle holder. The thing is, mine is not insulated and I cannot get out of Phoenix before the contents get quite warm. Thus, this insulated one looks promising. FWIW,

Edit: Jim, on further inspection, mine is also from Wallymart, but is made by Outdoor products. I'll shoot over manana and see if I can find the one you have here in the valley. (Unless you ordered it on line?)


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With a water bottle like that, you could run a tube up to the top of your helmet and just take a shower while you are working on that steel-butt cannon run.

I buy the cheaper bottle water at the convenient store, put it inside my tank bag. On the fly, I use the cruise control take a glove off, pop the modular up, uncrew the cap, take a sip, screw the cap back on, zip the tank bag close again...

....come think of it, that water bottle is great idea, thanks for sharing that.
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