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    Looks like there is a near consensus on the RokStrapz -- thank you as they appear to be the clear winner.

    kgadley01,you seem to be the one outlier who doesn't like the RokStrapz. Can you tell me why? Thanks.

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    Rok Straps are nice for lighter loads but for a fully packed 30 liter duffel I want some real D-ring straps that I can cinch down tight so the duffel exactly stays where I put it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    If you mean the 50 liter duffel, it comes with straps.




    The tailbag also comes with straps.

    I've got the tailbag and love it. Best bag I have ever had on the back of the bike. ( And I have had a few bags on the back of me bike)

    I leave my $1000, 49 liter hard bag at home.

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    Safety straps

    I have the tail bag and use the straps that came with it. But, I also went to the hardware store and got some 1 inch webbing and plastic buckles, similar to those supplied and made an extra set of straps that go through the handle on around the stock luggage rack as safety straps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGuy View Post
    Rok Straps are nice for lighter loads but for a fully packed 30 liter duffel I want some real D-ring straps that I can cinch down tight so the duffel exactly stays where I put it.
    Since Rok Straps are rated at 200 lbs, I think a rider is unlikely to survive anything that would make them give way or allow the load to shift.

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    +15 on Rok Straps! There's nothing comparable.

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    ...bungee cords or straps...Kent Niederhofer
    The main issue with bungee cords is that they are potentially dangerous. My wife is an eye surgeon and has seen some devastating injuries from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGuy View Post
    Rok Straps are nice for lighter loads but for a fully packed 30 liter duffel I want some real D-ring straps that I can cinch down tight so the duffel exactly stays where I put it.
    There are also cinch versions of ROK straps.

    Never had an issue with 100 pounds of bulky load ROK-cinched on the back of the bike with just two straps.
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    Lightbulb ROK Straps for me, too!

    I like ROK straps, myself...

    I use two sizes:
    smaller "Pack Adjustable Stretch Strap"
    larger "Motorcycle/ATV Stretch Strap"
    http://www.rokstraps.com/gallery.html

    I have three sets semi-permanently mounted to my GS (running solo seat):
    -One pair of smaller adjustable straps goes immediately behind seat, for securing tent.
    -One pair of smaller adjustable straps toward the rear of my luggage rack platform, for securing my chair.
    -One pair of the larger adjustable straps that goes over my Ortlieb dry bag (through the handles), which contains the rest of my camping gear. The Ortlieb bag sits on top of the tent and chair, and the larger straps go over the whole works.

    When I cinch the ROK straps down, there's very little movement. If the load shifts and loosens due to some unforseen circumstance (i.e. big pothole), the elastic should take up any slack that develops. I wouldn't know from experience, as I've never had them loosen in the past 30K miles that I've put on with them...

    ROK has finally come out with Hi-Viz straps in the larger size. Not sure if my whining has anything to do with it, but I'm glad, in any event!

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    Beating a dead horse

    I use a Mag's Bags touring bag over my back seat which straps directly onto the
    bike and then I use Rok Straps to secure everything else. I'll never go back to bungies, these are the best! Don

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    I always use straps to hold down gear for rafting . I have several sets of cam buckle for the boat that I use in addition to H2W straps for the motorcycles .I have heard good things about Andystraps .
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    I use a set of Helen 2Wheel straps and a set a bungee (don't shoot me) from Wal-Mart, which are fully adjustable. The combination works best for my set up.
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