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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2008, 12:58 pm Thread Starter
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Straps or Bungies to Hold Packages to K1200GT Passenger Seat?

If you've been riding a while, you probably have a collection of bungies, bungie nets, straps, hooks, etc. I do.

Can you recommend straps or bungies that can safely hold oversize packages and irregularly shaped items to the passenger seat on a K1200GT? Sometimes there are items that are too large for the top case, or the top case is full and I need to bring something home that I hadn't planned for.

The bungie cords and nets that I have would work, but I'm concerned that they will mar the passenger grab handles, or tear the seat fabric, or scratch the finish. Some have lost their small plastic tips, and it looks as if the unprotected inner parts of the "springs" would leave scratches and marks.

What do you use? Do they fold up small when not in use?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2008, 2:02 pm
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What do you use? Do they fold up small when not in use?
I keep a cargo net with all plastic clips tucked under the seat for contingencies like this. I've also got a small roll of duct tape which occasionally comes in handy - you can make a duct-tape rope, you don't necessarily have to use the sticky part.

On longer trips I've learned to carry a couple of nylon tiedown cords, they've held my bags on when a rack broke, and once they've held a bag closed when a latch broke. Of course you can also buy these at any gas station or drug store for a few bucks.
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I use Helen's straps, work perfectly with the rear grab handles.

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I like Rok-straps (I think that is what they are called). Very easy to use, non-marring strap with built in nylon quick-releases and elastic bungee. The motorcycle specific version uses a canvas loop attachment on both ends; no hooks.
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I like Rok-straps (I think that is what they are called). Very easy to use, non-marring strap with built in nylon quick-releases and elastic bungee. The motorcycle specific version uses a canvas loop attachment on both ends; no hooks.

I second that. I don't drive, so short of sheet rock, I carry all kinds of crap on the back, and the Rok Straps are perfectly adjustable and don't have too much bungee material to be dangerous.
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I use a net with grab hooks that go on the handles and the back rack.

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You got a 3rd on the Rok straps. They can't be beat.

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This works for me. Not a bungy but highly recommended. 51 liters.
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+1 for Helen2Wheel straps.
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Thanks for everyone's suggestions. Does anyone know a retailer in So. Cal. that sells Rok Straps, so I can look at them?
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