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post #11 of 57 Old 08-14-2019, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Well that is too many yes votes to ignore .. Is this what you guys are referring to?

https://www.amazon.com/ROK-Straps-Ad...s%2C218&sr=8-4
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post #12 of 57 Old 08-14-2019, 04:22 PM
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I feel like I'm missing out now...never had these ROK straps. On cross country camping trips, I use bungee cargo nets to hold down my two dry bags on top of my hard side cases...and my dry 66 liter dry bag sits on top of my passenger seat with it's own straps.

To be fair, I have broken a lot of those plastic hooks on the ends of the cargo nets, but that's from pulling on them way too hard (aka fitting too much junk on my bike under the net).
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Pop down to your local bike dealer and ask service dept for some shipping straps. BMW uses cam locks, Triumph uses some ratchet straps.
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Boring but important bit of gear? Straps

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Well that is too many yes votes to ignore .. Is this what you guys are referring to?



https://www.amazon.com/ROK-Straps-Ad...s%2C218&sr=8-4


Yep, that’s them. They have two different widths that I’m aware of and several different lengths. Cycle Gear carries them also.
BTW, another ROK Strap fan here!


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Ratchet and tie down straps for large and heavy
Helen two wheels colored straps for moderate gear
Rok straps for most gear.
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Moto-Kafe usually beats Amazon and Cycle Gear prices, plus he rides a V-Strom.

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Rok straps (to one side luggage rack) are how I carry my Rotopax gas can, given that I've not yet found a good way to use an actual Rotopax mount.

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Rok Straps were a revelation.

Initially used bungee's which were thoroughly disappointing, with my gear constantly shifting, and of course the constant threat of losing an eye. I'm sure everyone has at some point had a bungee slip and spring back towards them.

Then transitioned to ratchet straps, which while secure, are a minor pain to undo and redo whenever I wanted something out of my luggage.

Rok straps take 5 seconds to clip in and secure. Really is a wonderful product that is worth every penny and then some.
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LOve that pic with the Tire on back .. there is another where someone is hauling two. Just happy to see the little beasty can do it!!

anyway .. Alright I bought a pair of the Adjustable Roc straps that go 12" to 42" for boxes, range bag and general smaller lighter wieght stuff and I have these coming for larger stuff. I will probably cut them down to 4' ish and save the rest of the strap for repairs.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and ... I have Ratchet straps in case I want to haul tires!!

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post #20 of 57 Old 08-14-2019, 06:25 PM
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Well that is too many yes votes to ignore .. Is this what you guys are referring to?

https://www.amazon.com/ROK-Straps-Ad...s%2C218&sr=8-4
Those are the smaller ones. While useful, if you are only going to have one pair, I would go with the wider&longer ones.

https://www.amazon.com/ROK-Straps-RO...gateway&sr=8-3

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