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Old 02-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by guavadude View Post
yeah I wouldn't use the skinny Rok Straps to repel from the passenger pegs to the ground, but they seem to hold my drybag on.

They work great on my drybag too
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by SCQTT View Post
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.

I totally agree with Scqtt, I have the simple inexpensive campmor straps. They work very well. I accidentally had a strap end become entangled in my chain and sprocket doing 30 mph luckily when it caught it cinched tight and finally snapped the strap. I didn't go down the bike was fine. It did scare me, wan't expecting the noise but was over quickly. All I had to do was trim the broken strap burn the raw edge with a match and restrap my gear. You must tie nots in left over strap ends succurely, we check often
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:54 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by burmbuster View Post
I need a few straps and the old use of buggy cords is no longer the norm. So what do you use?
what is a buggy cord?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #79
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I've used ROK straps in all my travels to hold all kinds of things to my bikes. From typical soft bags to very large logs, tires, pricey camera gear, folding kayaks, gas cans, Pelican Cases, beer, etc, etc. I've strapped it all down with ROK straps on anything from long street rides to the most difficult trails I can ride a bike on. I've even towed other bikes off the trail with them. Many miles on rough roads or no road at all. Before discovering them years ago I tried various other methods, but haven't looked back.
I'm also a ESTA certified rigger and know a thing or two about safely rigging loads. I trust ROK straps for all my bike rigging needs.
The hybrid design that will still keep tension on the strap if your load shifts or compresses is why I believe they are superior. Self tightening action, and I've yet to break one.

I can't help but give ROK straps two thumbs up, if you use other methods and that works for you, great, but for those looking for a reliable, safe way to keep hold of your gear on a bike, they are hard to beat IMO.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:47 PM   #80
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Originally Posted by Lost Rider View Post
I've yet to break one.
I think that means quite something ...

I mean, rigger and all ... have worked in that business long enough to know what that means - and I'm following your ride reports. Awesome btw!
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