View Full Version : Tried and tested
07-08-2011, 11:36 PM
We tried out our "Bike show trinket" from 2011 for the first time. The ROK straps worked very well for lashing sleeping bags and tent onto the bikes. And hey the bright green matches my Olympia Jacket and they are easy to find.
08-08-2011, 12:41 AM
Yup, I actually typed that.
29-08-2011, 09:39 PM
I've been using them all summer and have really come to like them a lot. I often end up with laptops (in boxes), UPS's or when I have my wife with me, all sorts of things strapped to the rack on my bike.
I find I don't use the small ones all that often, but occasionally I use one as the third strap to keep things from shifting.
'95 Candy Glory Red Honda VF750C Magna
08-04-2012, 12:34 PM
I quit using bungee cords years ago when one got away from a friend of mine. If he hadn't been wearing glasses he would have lost an eye.
I was living in Vancouver at the time so Mountain Equipment Coop was available to me, this was a long time ago and Vancouver was the only MEC that existed then. I got some heavy duty webbing and sewed some fastex buckles on it. I used them for years.
The bags I have now all come with appropriately positioned straps that really work. I'm not familiar with ROK straps but anything that isn't made from stretch cord is probably a good thing.
08-04-2012, 08:09 PM
I made a pair of straps about 8 years ago, from instructions on Helen Twowheels site. Bought straps and D rings, needle and thread at Novacks, everything rated insanely strong. I actually hand stitched them myself (crude but effective, much like me). I loaded up my Concours with two dry bags plus a tripod cinched over the pillion and a small rack I fabbed over the rear of saddle. Worked perfectly: load in morning, check at first stop then good for day. Rode 19000 km on that trip and many since then.
I have strapped loads to motorcycles using nothing else since. I will never use elastic shock cords for anything other than a bungee net on top to hold non-essential immediate access items (also makes a good clothes dryer).
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