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post #1 of 16 Old 06-11-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Straps for gear on luggage rack

I've got a Pelican case 1450 mounted on my luggage rack, and I have yet to find a secure and quick way to strap a duffle bag or backpack to the top of the case. I bought some adjustable rubber straps and they really sucked at quickly adjusting to different size bags. I've got good access to tie down points on the sides of the luggage rack. Any tips?
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post #2 of 16 Old 06-11-2013, 08:04 PM
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I have seen the Rock adjustable straps. They seem to be good for $20 and are basically composed of flat rubber + webbing + buckle. I wonder if it can be made with rubber + double D-rings + velcro.
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post #3 of 16 Old 06-11-2013, 09:01 PM
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I use light duty ratchet straps for that kind of thing. Maybe not the quickest but things don't move when fastened down with them. With elastic straps a bump will stretch the strap momentarily allowing the load to move.
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post #4 of 16 Old 06-13-2013, 02:22 PM
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i use rok straps , they work very good , never had anything shift or move . way better then bungee cords .
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post #5 of 16 Old 06-13-2013, 09:40 PM
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Another vote for rok straps.
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post #6 of 16 Old 06-13-2013, 10:46 PM
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Used correctly the Rok Straps are far superior to most everything else I've used. Trust me I've used all sorts of things. I love how they loop around something to anchor themselves. I use the skinny ones and the fat ones..

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post #7 of 16 Old 06-14-2013, 12:13 AM
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I subscribe to David Hough's advice. You can't beat some good old-fashioned rope for tying down loads on a motorcycle. I use that white 1/4" nylon rope. It's easy to use and the knots hold but are easy to get undone when you need to.



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I've got good access to tie down points on the sides of the luggage rack. Any tips?
Personally, I use webbing tiedown straps. I got the ones with metal buckles after I had a plastic buckle bust on me.

I think the ones I have are about 8' long, and I tie a duffle on with 2 of them. 8' is overkill, but in a pinch, they can be used for other things. I once used them to tie a tent between 2 bikes when we forgot the tent poles...

Never tried those rok straps, but they look pretty cool.
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post #9 of 16 Old 06-15-2013, 01:20 PM
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I make my own straps:

motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Straps.html#Bungee
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post #10 of 16 Old 01-29-2014, 01:55 PM
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I have been using Rox Straps with great results.
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