Originally Posted by GMack
Thanks Wayne, but I don't want to use straps as the case has a heavy hard foam exterior and I need to keep tightening the nylon straps (been there already). I think the "self-tightening" ability of a bungee cord is better in this case, but I'm not a fan of them in general and would rather use straps if I could.
However, I did go to the local OSH store and found some that are now interwoven with a steel cable so they are harder to break and only about $1 more than the normal types. Better and larger hook too. I see the length is from open end of the hook to the other end of the open hook and not the cable itself which appears shorter depending on the hook design. Stretch warning label says no more than 50% of the 'cable length' (e.g. a retail version of a 24" end-to-end bungee with a 20" cable between the hooks goes out to 34" max.). I could get a couple of hog rings and shorten it if I need too or just tie a knot in it.
Mack ... I suggest you reconsider...
+1 on the Rok Straps. They are a combination of a strap and a strong elastic (bungee-like, only better).
I used bungee cords and bungee nets for a long time. After using Rok Straps, I would never go back.
In my opinion, bungee cords and nets are dangerous in many different ways. Quite honestly, I have experienced several different bungee failures, any one of which could have easily resulted in injury or even death. The Rok Strap design reduces or eliminates many of those risks.
I keep two pairs (one large, one small) of Rok Straps under my seat, in case i get an unexpected package to take home on the pillion or rack when the cases aren't attached.
I bought them here:
Highly recommended, in case it isn't obvious. Get the ones with the loops at the ends (as shown in the above links), not the ones with the hooks.