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    One Man Wolfpack Kent Niederhofer's Avatar
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    Bungee Cord Recommendations

    I've just acquired the BMW 30-liter duffel and realized that I have yet to buy "bungee cords" or straps to secure this and other stuff to my K1300S. Can any of you make some recommendations on what I should consider getting?

    I'm not sure if I should get straps that have some measure of elasticity in them or if I want ones with no stretch. I've seen H2W Super Packing straps and Strapz advertised in the ON Magazine (but not sure about velcro as a latch... shouldn't it be a good mechanical device)? Thanks.

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    The Helen's straps are great! No velcro, kind of a d-ring system. You DO NOT want bungees. I'm sure the good folks here will give you lots of reasons! Those little hooks are evil for one.

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    Rok

    Many different lengths. I don't like the ends of bungees cords, ever slip and have one hit you or your MC.
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    +1 RokStraps

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    I've got Rok straps and don't like them. I've got bungee buddies on my bike and pefer bungees.
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    Rokstraps or bungie nets. It's too easy to lose a load using straight bungies. DAMHIK
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    I love my rok straps and have even used them off the bike. In fact two of them have been securely holding a deer camera to a tree the last 3 months.

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    Not sure if anyone has mentioned, but you definitely want Rokstraps.

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    ROK straps...the best choice!
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    Near where I live I see bungee cords in the street all the time.

    Ever wonder what else is missing?

    I prefer solid straps to secure everything but my morning newspaper.
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    +1

    The only thing that i use bungee's for is a bungee net to hold the liner of my jacket. I wouldn't trust anything valuable to those....

    I also use the H2W straps and have for something like 100k miles; with no failures.


    Quote Originally Posted by Robsara View Post
    Near where I live I see bungee cords in the street all the time.

    Ever wonder what else is missing?

    I prefer solid straps to secure everything but my morning newspaper.
    Somers, NY

    Just enjoying the ride.......

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    ROC straps and bungie net...
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    Baler twine!





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    If you mean the 50 liter duffel, it comes with straps.




    The tailbag also comes with straps.

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