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Old 07-02-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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Proper gear holder downers... (straps)

So I know bungee cords are dangerous, unreliable, and malfunction frequently.

Obviously tie downs are a bit on the long side, suppose I could shorten them up easily, but that seems like a.) overkill and b.) a lot of extra weight

A fancy rope and knot set up may be beyond what I'm capable of with my current knowledge of knots. Beyond that I just think it would end up being a lot of fuss every time you pack up camp.

Do they make little tie down straps? Did I miss this piece of equipment every time I was anywhere?

Also; the bungee nets... What can I expect out of these other than to additionally secure strangely shaped items and maybe add a layer of idiot proofing? (hoping something will jiggle and I'll notice before it falls off)

I'm getting ready for my first solo weekend on the new bike, and I've never had "luggage" before.

I've got a CRF450X and some Wolfman E-12's; so at least I have some mounting points.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Check out Rok Straps

http://www.rokstraps.com/
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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ROK Straps, best out there, and reasonably priced. You can get large and small ones, and they almost never come loose if you attach them correctly!

http://www.rokstraps.com/

I've used them for years!

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Old 07-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #4
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Good product - motorcycle specific
http://www.rokstraps.com/
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:35 PM   #5
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Beat me by 3 minutes.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #6
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Or try these, new from Giant Loop Moto...

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/collect...traps-pkg-of-2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4cAKNoKwKo

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Old 07-02-2013, 05:49 PM   #7
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Looks like a no brainer.

What website/retailer is preferable to go through?

Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:56 PM   #8
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I'm not a fan of elastic straps of any kind. I've been using 1" nylon straps with side-release buckles for years with no issues.

Example: http://www.rei.com/product/848428/re...s-package-of-2
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:11 PM   #9
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I'm not a fan of elastic straps of any kind. I've been using 1" nylon straps with side-release buckles for years with no issues.

Example: http://www.rei.com/product/848428/re...s-package-of-2
Those are cool cause I can run up the road and grab them..

Do they typically have them in store? and.. What section? Camping? Are they more or less just long dog collars?
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:36 PM   #10
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Those are cool cause I can run up the road and grab them..

Do they typically have them in store? and.. What section? Camping? Are they more or less just long dog collars?
I got mine in the tent section. All different colors and a couple different lengths.

I still prefer my Rok Straps. The buckles appear much more durable. I can really crank down on them since I use my GSA as a pickup truck sometimes
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #11
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My only issue with straps that just cinch is that as the load compresses from vibration, the cinch straps become loose. The ROX Straps do not.

If you want them local, they are available at REI and many MC stores.

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:31 PM   #12
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and Rok Straps come in pink

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #13
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and Rok Straps come in pink

Hah!

Very cool, I was wondering if I was limited to colors.. I like my colors. Been backpacking and camping too long, all my gear is green but now I ride a damn red bike..
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:11 PM   #14
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Just wanted to add I finally broke down and bought rok straps. Excellent product, wish I'd bought them sooner. Pricy though, I bought 3 sets for around $60. I'm packing for a short trip tonight and tomorrow, my luggage is more secure than its ever been.

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Old 07-02-2013, 11:48 PM   #15
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My local rei does not carry rok straps, but the local BMW dealer does.
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