Luggage tie down Straps

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Steelraider, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Steelraider

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  2. andyk1

    andyk1 n00b

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    Spreading a message with those? Lol
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  3. Detroit Steve

    Detroit Steve Homely Adventurer

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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I'd stick with ROK Straps. Strong, and won't come loose on you.

    Jim :brow
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  5. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    I doubt anybody will want to borrow them...
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  6. Jnich77

    Jnich77 Been here awhile

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    Oh wow... they match the flag flying in front of my house

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  7. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    Very handy!
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  8. Rocking-M

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    I'll be sticking with them too. Particularly after the bungee cord attack a couple of years ago.
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  9. sagedrifter

    sagedrifter Southern Explorer

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    Cheap straps suck, Rok staps only for me. And those ain't my colors.... :nono
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  10. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    I use these. They're cheap, super strong and reliable.
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  11. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    NRS - been in play for me for over 25 years. Variety of colors and of course lengths. [​IMG]

    Ask your local dealer about straps used when bikes are shipped in a crate. They are very nice and should be free.
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  12. sierraoffroad

    sierraoffroad Long timer

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    rok straps, or nrs straps are the best reliable straps i use and trust. the original straps posted look like mork's suspenders. nau nu nau nu
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  13. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    Seen too many bungy type /Rok straps come loose and drop stuff on the road or move. Saw one where the guy was in a ditch and hurt becuase the straps had come loose and the stuff got into his rear wheel!

    I only use straps with metal catches too (after several of the plastic clip types failed) similar to those shown by AteamNM!.
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  14. JimVonBaden

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    Do not confuse bungee straps with ROK straps. I have never seen, or heard of, ROK straps coming loose or failing if attached correctly. I have used them for years, as have most I know.

    Straps with no stretch to them can easily come loose as the load shifts. ROK straps maintain the tension so they do not come loose. That is not to say other straps are bad, or will fail, but ROK straps and bungee straps are NOT at all alike.

    [​IMG]

    Jim :brow
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  15. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    No confusion! And yes, I have ridden with some who swear by the ROK straps and have had to stop them as their load was about to fall off - several times!

    Having used my straps for 100K without incident - good enough for me.
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  16. Simplyred

    Simplyred Been here awhile

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    Yeah, well, some guys would even loose stuff if they hold it in their hands.....
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  17. JimVonBaden

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    :deal

    Common sense isn't!:norton

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  18. oz mal

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    I used these blue Gotcha straps on my last trip. Super easy to use Velcro.
    They are thin and look like they arn't much chop, but they survived 3000km off road without a hitch.

    I'll be buying more.
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  19. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    I have and continue to use Velcro straps for years for compressing bags, but not for mounting them or in a load bearing situation. The reason is that several have come apart where they are heat 'welded' at the loop. The 'spot' welding ( the matrial is heat fused) weakens the strap material at that point and then tears. The tear is not progressive, but sudden.
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  20. Albie

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    I actually went and cut off all my metal catches and replaced them with Fastech plastic buckles because the teeth no longer bite and end up loosening up on me. Guess everyone's experience varies.
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