krauser bags - safety strap

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by pkboxer, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. LostViking

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    The left half looks like a Bowline on a bite, I have no idea what the right half is.
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  2. Plaka

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  3. 00_Green

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  4. disston

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    Notice that it is from www.animatedknots dot com. They show how it's tied if I remember correctly.

    Pretty thing I think. Doesn't mean it works though.
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  5. disston

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    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8N6blmw006U" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

    When I see it tied it looks better than first impressions.
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  6. ME 109

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    Smaller strap that will (hopefully) break if it tangles in the wheel.
    I put the strap through the bag handle to prevent it from sliding backwards or forwards.
    Easy to undo the strap for access to the bag.
    And the strap can be used to anchor those little elastic jobs (eye pokers) and hold sleeping bags on top of the bags.

    [​IMG]
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  7. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    I hope you took more than one can of alcohol with you on that trip.
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  8. east high

    east high Been here awhile

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    I made some straps out of leather. I kept them long for strapping extra stuff to the bike, but they're actually a little too long. Oh well.

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  9. supershaft

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    That won't melt on your muffler. Neither does my cotton straps. I have only used nylon a couple of times and I melted them every time. Straps not only keep your bags from opening and on the bike, they take the stress off the hinges and locks!
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  10. Plaka

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    Nice work!. I could use a belt like that.

    How's it work in the rain?
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  11. ME 109

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    Um, they aren't s'posed top go around the muffler. :D
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  12. Plaka

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    Put a keeper on the top of the bag and then put the buckle on top of the keeper, Then the straps hinge open with the case and don't fall down.
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  13. east high

    east high Been here awhile

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    Can't say. It's been sunny the few times I've used the bags.
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  14. garthg

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    Where do you get the leather and buckles?

    Thanks.:ear
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  15. east high

    east high Been here awhile

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    There's a leather shop in town. I got the bridle straps, punch and hardware for around $30 if I remember correctly.

    http://www.oregonleatherco.com/

    I'm sure there's a source closer to you if you want to diy.
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  16. headtube

    headtube 6 mesas de invierno!

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  18. garthg

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  19. kadesean

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  20. Plaka

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    Plastic buckles and D-rings. Delrin's tough but having broken them and then have the straps wrap around the wheel (which broke the straps and was a bitch to get out), I don't use plastic no more. On the boat I only use plastic, but them I'm not concerned with a bag falling off un-noticed on the highway. But if you just want pretty, it's pretty.

    loop around the frame straps can do little else. not so good. ideally evry piece of gear can do a number of things. I use a simple loop on the frame rails and take my straps/bungies/whatever off those. A small loop or grommet in the end off a strap is used to restrain the end with a bungie. "tucking it in" doesn't work and can be dangerous depending on the length of the tail.

    These people might advertise in MOA-N and Airheads (simple by birth) and they can certainly copy what everyone else is doing, but to they do any serious touring? Decent price tho' @16.50 for a pair of straps.
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