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Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« on: August 08, 2017, 02:41:12 pm »
Looking at my selection of tie-downs, and realized that I need to replace some of my older Bungees in my collection.

Can you EVER have enough of these things??

I've had a set of plastic ended elastic tie downs I got from RoadGear over 10 years ago (no pic, sorry) that I've used on and off, which I like, and always keep handy. But they appear to be offine or out of business now??

Also, keep seeing RokStraps - and wondering if there is an advantage or benefit for multiple motorcycle uses that I'm not aware of?

I'd prefer to keep this simple and cheap (as most of do) as I have a few regular Hard Plastic (vs. coated steel) ended bungees that do a very good job, I just need to replace them with newer, as mine are getting worn.

Question becomes, is buying something more motorcycle specific like the RokStraps WORTH IT??  Or do I just go to walmart / Home Deport (that's right DEPORT!) and call it a day??

Opinions welcome!

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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 02:46:35 pm »
They are. Used to think they were just a more expensive strap, till I won a set at a National. Will NEVER use a lesser strap. They hold my large Wolfman drybag in place and also hold pannier drybags in place on my Super Tenere.

Worth the money.

Oh, here's a pic from the BDR. Bags wiggled a little bouncing down the route, but no worries about losing anything.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2017, 03:57:44 pm by handyman »
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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 03:07:08 pm »
They are. Used to think they were just a more expensive strap, till I won a set at a National. Will NEVER use a lesser strap. They hold my large Wolfman drybag in place and also hold pannier drybags in place on my Super Tenere.

Worth the money.

Solid Endorsement!

I have the Same Wolfman Drybag.



Are there different versions of the RokStrap that are better than others???

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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 03:50:24 pm »
Rok-straps all the way.  :great:
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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 03:53:31 pm »
Rokstraps, only way to go!! :beerchug:
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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 04:37:49 pm »
Another Rokstrap user, I don't trust bungee straps.   The rok straps come in different sizes and lengths so look careful before you buy to make sure you get what you need
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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 04:56:11 pm »
I carry both but advocate the Rokstraps 100%. These do some in various sizes/lengths, so usually I use the bungees to loop it through for position of the bags/items, then the Rokstraps to keep it tight and cinched down for non-movement.


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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 05:46:09 pm »
I carry both also, ROK straps are nice, for sure, I just find them very time consuming for general everyday usage, the ones I have are the loop ended ones, and they require time and thought to attach them to precarious places on the bike... and if you don't get the placement correct, kinda p.I.t.a. to remove and relocate rapidly to some happier spot... but they work.... $$$$ tho, only reason I have them is I won a bunch of them as door prizes... yeah, I'm cheap.

My go to straps for daily quick on/off stuff are still the old style plastic covered metal hook ones, bought in bulk at harbor freight,  I can get like 2 dozen various sized ones in thehos big plastic jars for the same price as 2 ROK straps... but I also buy those nylon loop straps also, the kind we use when attaching tiedowns to the lower fork tube for trailering, 3/4-1" wide by 8"-12" loop,  those are just a couple bucks for a 6 pack, and really help to hook stuff to precarious places the hooks won't attach to, loop'em and hook the bugies to them...
Carrying the combo of those, and a pair of bike tie downs all in a small nylon pouch has worked well for me ( and everyone I end up loaning them to...) :rotflmao:

Oh, ya know how everyone hates those hooked bungies, and says "you'll put your eye out if one comes loose..". Well, yes, ya gotta be careful, I always laughed about it until  was stretching one to attach a tarp over my truck bed in a blizzard... one slipped, and "boink" right in the eye.... hurt like a sumbotch... luckily no blood or punture.. but I did see a floating "black spot" for months... glad that went away....
Be careful... :rotflmao:

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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2017, 06:44:58 pm »
ROK straps and bungee net ROK straps keep things tight and the ones I have have loop ends so they dont scratch stuff ROK straps are worth the price
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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 07:42:42 pm »
Another ROK strap user here.
Lots of local rides up in the hills and multiple trips from NC to Fla and Ala.
Secured all sorts/sizes of bags, camp chairs, tents, sleeping bags, cases of beer, etc.... on the bike and everything stayed in place.
Can't go wrong using them.
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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2017, 07:50:49 pm »
What length ROK straps are most popular? I was thinking of getting some.
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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 09:13:52 pm »
What length ROK straps are most popular? I was thinking of getting some.


Ron, I have some of all sizes, depending on what I am hauling.  Here is a guy on ADVrider.com who says he has the best price on them but you have to email him to get the price.  Looks like people are happy with his service and prices

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/rok-straps-now-shipping.959630/page-4
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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2017, 09:24:26 pm »
I have a black set of the Senior size (1" x 52"). If I were to buy another set, I would NOT get the all black as they do tend to disappear in a black drybag and the dark tent. The piping helps assist 'finding' them. But, they do say the all black IS faster.

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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2017, 10:18:34 pm »
They are. Used to think they were just a more expensive strap, till I won a set at a National. Will NEVER use a lesser strap. They hold my large Wolfman drybag in place and also hold pannier drybags in place on my Super Tenere.

Worth the money.

Oh, here's a pic from the BDR. Bags wiggled a little bouncing down the route, but no worries about losing anything.


This.  The ROK straps are so nice.  They didnt budge at all.

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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2017, 10:57:10 pm »
What length ROK straps are most popular? I was thinking of getting some.


Ron, I have some of all sizes, depending on what I am hauling.  Here is a guy on ADVrider.com who says he has the best price on them but you have to email him to get the price.  Looks like people are happy with his service and prices

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/rok-straps-now-shipping.959630/page-4


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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2017, 01:31:25 am »
ROK straps are the only way to go, worth every penny! It was nice to meet you at the Iron Horse Nate  :).

They are. Used to think they were just a more expensive strap, till I won a set at a National. Will NEVER use a lesser strap. They hold my large Wolfman drybag in place and also hold pannier drybags in place on my Super Tenere.

Worth the money.

Oh, here's a pic from the BDR. Bags wiggled a little bouncing down the route, but no worries about losing anything.

I know who took that picture  ;). The NMBDR route was rough, ROK straps never thought about letting go.

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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 01:59:32 am »
ROK straps are the only way to go, worth every penny! It was nice to meet you at the Iron Horse Nate  :).

Good to meet you and Everyone as well Cliff!

Thanks for all the replies.

So, seems like ordering a few different sizes is the correct approach??

As cheap as everyone is here, this seems to be a glowing endorsement for these straps.  :great:

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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2017, 11:14:02 am »
What length ROK straps are most popular? I was thinking of getting some.


Ron, I have some of all sizes, depending on what I am hauling.  Here is a guy on ADVrider.com who says he has the best price on them but you have to email him to get the price.  Looks like people are happy with his service and prices

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/rok-straps-now-shipping.959630/page-4


I ordered a set (sr & jr) from this guy.
Great communication, quick shipping.

Thanks for the link Jerry!

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Re: Bungees and Tie-downs for Securing gear?
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2017, 02:10:27 pm »


I ordered a set (sr & jr) from this guy.
Great communication, quick shipping.

Thanks for the link Jerry!

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