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Old 02-05-2013, 08:40 AM   #16
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Nuther Rok Strap rocker here . . .they just plain work.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:49 AM   #17
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Has anyone suggested Rok Straps?


'Cause, you know. Just sayin'.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:56 AM   #18
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:58 AM   #19
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OK, going to get on my soapbox here a little. However, this is just my opinion.

You need to be very careful using tie-downs that ultra robust. Things happen and when straps get tangled in wheels & chains & sprockets you do not want robust, you want reasonable strength for the job.

Lots of people have been seriously injured and some even killed when their gear became entangled in their motorcycle, locking their rear wheel and causing them to go down.

The reason I am a big fan of Rok Straps is the self-adjusting nature of them. Their built-in, flat, multi bungie, is always taught when properly adjusted. You do not have to crank them down to secure your load, just pull them tight & they keep the tension on their own.

For years I used the Ancra wheel tie downs as lashing straps, but there was a problem with them backing off. I personally thing ratchet type straps are overkill in any motorcycle application, even when tying them to a trailer…they are a recipe for disaster.

Whats the best way to tie down excess straps to prevent this?
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:59 AM   #20
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Whats the best way to tie down excess straps to prevent this?


Not certain I have any kind of diffinitive answer on this. I use a little flat knot, the same one everyone uses to tie down the end of their Ancras when their bike is being transported.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:17 AM   #21
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Whats the best way to tie down excess straps to prevent this?
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Parts/strap_keepers.html
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:27 PM   #22
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Whats the best way to tie down excess straps to prevent this?
I use Rok straps to secure the loose ends of my NRS straps.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:39 PM   #23
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I boat and bike. I'd leave the NRS straps with the boat.

ROK Straps can not be beat for securing a load to a motorcycle. Once you use them, you'll wonder how you got along without them.

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Old 02-05-2013, 03:41 PM   #24
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Yeah, I'm going with the Rok's.......and the Wolfman clips. Gee this site is awsome!
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:43 PM   #25
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Quarter inch nylon rope. Versatile, available anywhere. Learn how to tie a few simple knots and save some money for other needed items. Or if you want fancy, go to an outdoor gear store and. Pick up some nylon webbing and buckles.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:12 PM   #26
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Rok straps...3 pairs...
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:56 AM   #27
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rok straps are great. I have a few pairs and love them. very simple and effective. I keep a spare set of straps from strapworks.com on the bike incase the rok straps fail when out over the road. rok straps haven't failed me yet. look around on fleabay for them
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:19 AM   #28
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If i had to buy straps, it would be NRS. But I had lots of scrap straps and buckles so i made my own. a big needle and upholstery thread works good. if you can see the red and blue straps...


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Old 02-06-2013, 10:10 AM   #29
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If i had to buy straps, it would be NRS. But I had lots of scrap straps and buckles so i made my own. a big needle and upholstery thread works good. if you can see the red and blue straps...




is the bra in the background on the left an emergency strap for spherical shaped objects on the bike?? what size is it?
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:10 AM   #30
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I use these from Aerostich. http://www.aerostich.com/bags/more-p...go-straps.html
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