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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by burmbuster, Feb 4, 2013.
I need a few straps and the old use of buggy cords is no longer the norm. So what do you use?
That's the one. Thanks, Beech!
Rok Straps here too
They just flat out work.
Effective, simple, pretty cheap.
1" ratchet straps for me. Much more versatile and stronger than rok straps and a fraction of the cost.
+1 work great!
I used to guide rafts and NRS straps were the gold standard for everything. I tied down rafts to trailers, clotheslines, belts. lashing everything imaginable. And they were super tough. The rafting environment is much more demanding than the strapping a duffel to a bike tasks. And they are cheap.
Helen 2 Wheels or cam buckle straps . No plastic to break !
Me Too they can be found almost anyplace.I got mine from Campmor.
http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___21152 Super tough,The ones SAILAH posted will be my next set.
Get the real NRS ones. Ancra are good too. Plenty of imitators with thin webbing that stinks. The NRS straps are cheap enough it makes sense to get the real deal. Plus the length is sewn into the strap which makes grabbing the right one easy.
They are also excellent for tying bikes down on a trailer as well. Because they are a continuous loop, no hooks to come off and they are easy on the grip like soft ties.
Thanks I"ll use those in future. And you are right on the money ,with rafting is much harder on equipment then anything you'd do on a MC, Short of crashing the bike over and over .
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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.<o></o>
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.<o></o>
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. <o></o>
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.<o></o>
Nuther Rok Strap rocker here . . .they just plain work.
Has anyone suggested Rok Straps?
'Cause, you know. Just sayin'.
Only used by Memphians during S&M rituals.
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.