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post #1 of 35 Old 11-20-2006, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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On another forum, the riders posted up their ideas for "Penny Tech" great ideas for the Strom, on the cheap, easy, smart and useful side.

Here's one of mine:

The Strom is notorious for having NO tie downs, and no easy place to use for tie downs. I have two ideas.

First, go to Wal Mart and for a very few bucks, purchase, in the camping gear section, a heavy, woven fabric strap..the kind used for strapping sleeping bags to back packs etc. Get one about 4 ft long. Cut the strap into 12" lengths and
sew(be nice to your significant other and she/he may help you) the ends together to form a loop. These sell in catalogs for about $3-$6 each..
Then loop them around ANYPLACE on your bike and you have a superstrong,
soft, non scratching, completely movable tie down for bungees, other straps etc.

Second, to the hardware store, get a small nylon cable holder, the kind that screws into walls or desks to hold electric cables of different kinds. It's very
strong and cheap. Next, buy..hardware store too, a metal ring, again cheap...
that fits into the nylon cable holder.

Attach with a cable tie, as shown on the pics...Viola, another super strong, cheap tie down you can place almost anywhere on your bike that a cable tie
can be zipped onto.
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There are LOTS of great ideas for the Strom, anyone let's show our creatvity.

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I still think my ignition switch rain cover, made from a cut-down 35mm film cannister, is a good one...but I'm kind of biased.




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First, go to Wal Mart and for a very few bucks, purchase, in the camping gear section, a heavy, woven fabric strap..the kind used for strapping sleeping bags to back packs etc. Get one about 4 ft long. Cut the strap into 12" lengths and
sew(be nice to your significant other and she/he may help you) the ends together to form a loop. These sell in catalogs for about $3-$6 each..
I carry 4 of these under my seat, just in case I ever have something go wrong and need to be trailered. I don't count on a tow truck driver to have them. Might work for other purposes too and you don't have to sew.



$4.45 per pair here.
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I still think my ignition switch rain cover, made from a cut-down 35mm film cannister, is a good one...but I'm kind of biased.



That's not biased, just flat clever.
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Why, thank you.

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35 mm cannister

I did the 35 mm film cannister thing and it fit with a "snap" on my ignition..I also punched a hole in the side with a hot ice pick, ran a string through and tied it to my bike...always accessible, very cool idea,

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Sawguard, I gotta ask. Is the string color coded to the bike or cap ??? lol.

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I used adhesive backed velcro for mine.

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I did the 35 mm film cannister thing and it fit with a "snap" on my ignition..I also punched a hole in the side with a hot ice pick, ran a string through and tied it to my bike...always accessible, very cool idea,

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color coded

not color coded, but a damn good idea....Black cannister, black cord..

silver bike, silver cord...hmmmmmmmmmm
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