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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by burmbuster, Feb 4, 2013.
I use Rok straps to secure the loose ends of my NRS straps.
I boat and bike. I'd leave the NRS straps with the boat.
ROK Straps can not be beat for securing a load to a motorcycle. Once you use them, you'll wonder how you got along without them.
ROK Straps at Bob's BMW.
Yeah, I'm going with the Rok's.......and the Wolfman clips. Gee this site is awsome!
Quarter inch nylon rope. Versatile, available anywhere. Learn how to tie a few simple knots and save some money for other needed items. Or if you want fancy, go to an outdoor gear store and. Pick up some nylon webbing and buckles.
Rok straps...3 pairs...
rok straps are great. I have a few pairs and love them. very simple and effective. I keep a spare set of straps from strapworks.com on the bike incase the rok straps fail when out over the road. rok straps haven't failed me yet. look around on fleabay for them
If i had to buy straps, it would be NRS. But I had lots of scrap straps and buckles so i made my own. a big needle and upholstery thread works good. if you can see the red and blue straps...
is the bra in the background on the left an emergency strap for spherical shaped objects on the bike?? what size is it?
I use these from Aerostich. http://www.aerostich.com/bags/more-...ccessories/aerostich-d-type-cargo-straps.html
Or maybe its one of these?
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I make my own with 1" webbing. They are a lot like the Helen2Wheels stuff.
Cheap, simple, strong.
Those are only slightly less expensive than Rok straps and the design of the Rok straps is superior. The built in elastic in the Rok straps means they maintain tension on your gear at all times.
exactly. worth every single penny. rok has the dominant design.
Rokcraps don't have near the ability or versatility of the 1" ratchets straps. I have a dozen in the garage with 600, 1000, and 1200 lb strength. I usually take 4 with me for anything overnight or longer. I typically carry 2x 15ft long and 2x10ft long. They can be used to tow or lift a bike from a ditch, strap down a bike in a truck bed or trailer. Endless possibilities while camping such as holding up a tarp, hammock, clothsline, a winch while in bear country, etc, etc.
And of course strapping down your favorite gear to your luggage.
I have rokstraps.
But when looking for more at Cabelas (they dont have em) I came across an adjustable length bungee that wraps itself around a plastic clip to hold it in place. Cant link it right now, but it is pretty handy. I carry those and rokstraps now.
it's one of the smaller sizes...almost as small as the thong hanging up that you missed
Just be careful with ratchet straps on a bike. You can pull hard enough to start bending and breaking things.
The problem with most straps is that when you tie something to a bike it is nearly always something soft. As you ride that item will compress and the tension on the strap loosens up. You are constantly tightening them, unless you cranked the hell out of them in the first place, and then you have issues with smashing your gear, or damaging the bike.
Now, I know a lot of you have never had an issue, but can you honestly say you have not had to adjust your straps fairly often on a long ride?
ROK straps virtually eliminates that issue. They just do not get loose. As for the plastic buckles, they only fail when you do not clip them in all the way. I had only ONE failure in tens of thousands of miles and that was due to only getting one side of the clip properly in place. Even then, it only failed when I was trying to take it off.